We want all our pupils to look smart when at school and feel proud to wear their uniform. The trustees, parents and staff together believe that wearing a school uniform enhances this feeling of belonging. We also believe that school uniform prevents the inevitable loss of self- esteem caused to individual children if they are unable to keep up with the latest fashion.

From time to time, some issues of safety and comfort for individual pupils which may necessitate some changes to the normal uniform can be taken into consideration.

If you feel your child may need an alternative due to their SEN or sensory requirements, please contact their tutor who will be happy to support you in fining a suitable alternative.

School Uniform
Black/ Grey trousers, skirt or shorts
White Dove House polo shirt or plain white polo shirt/ blouse
Navy blue Dove House sweatshirt/ navy blue cardigan
Black shoes/ black trainers
PE Kit
Navy blue/ black shorts or tracksuit bottoms
Dove House PE shirt or plain navy blue T-shirt
Dove House PE sweatshirt or navy blue/ black plain sweatshirt
Outdoor Wear
Coat or anorak
Caps or hats are not to be worn inside any part of the school building.

Post 16 students are not required to wear uniform. However, in these circumstances, the clothing worn by students must still follow some fundamental principles:

Post 16
It must be safe and practical for school use.
It must not promote unacceptable messages – drugs, violence, racism, etc.
The Headteacher or Head of post 16 will decide on limits of acceptability.
It must not conceal identity.


Hats:Hats are promoted to be worn in extreme weather conditions. Students must remove hats on entry to buildings.
Jewellery:Jewellery should be discreet and safe. Large earrings are not permitted but a single pair of studs is allowed. No spacers, bar or dangling earrings. Nose studs must be covered.
Watches:Children may wear small, discreet watches which must be removed for PE. Watches that also act as step counters can be worn during PE, except for contact sports. Otherwise, students will be asked to remove them. All watches must be removed for exams.
Make up:Make up should be very subtle. Coloured nail varnish and acrylic nails are not permitted.
Hoodies:Hoodies with or without zips are not part of school uniform. Hoodies worn to school as coats must be left in lockers during the school day. Hoodies found in school will be confiscated until the end of the day

Items should have some form of discreet personal identification such as a label with the child’s name written on it so that they can be returned to the owner if misplaced.


All of our uniform is available from:

Pre-loved Uniform       admin@dovehouseacademy.com        01256 351555

Skoolkit                          www.skoolkit.co.uk                                 01256 817284

Skoolkit. 15 Church Street, Basingstoke. RG21 7QG

Dove House School Academy will:

Ø avoid listing uniform items based on sex, to give all students the opportunity to wear the uniform they feel most comfortable in or that most reflects their self-identified gender

Ø make sure that uniform costs the same for all students

Ø allow students to wear religious or cultural symbols


The Academy has a duty to ensure uniform that is affordable in line with statutory guidance from the DfE. The Academy will make sure the uniform

Ø is available at a reasonable cost

Ø provides the best value for money