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School Uniform

At Nelson Academy, our uniform is formal, clearly defined and we expect all students to wear it correctly with pride. All students should wear the appropriate uniform unless there is a valid medical or cultural reason why they cannot wear a particular item or why they have to wear an additional garment.

There are two sets of academy uniform as follows: 


  • Winter Grey/navy or black skirt/trousers/pinafore dress,
  • White blouse,
  • Navy blue ‘V neck’ jumper or cardigan with Nelson Academy logo
  • tie in house colour

Summer Blue checked or striped dress or grey/navy or black skirt/trousers and white blouse, Navy blue ‘V neck’ jumper or cardigan with Nelson Academy logo and tie in house colour


Winter Grey/black or navy trousers, White shirt, Navy blue ‘V neck’ jumper with Nelson Academy logo and tie in house colour
Summer Grey/black or navy trousers or shorts, White shirt, Navy blue ‘V neck’ jumper with Nelson Academy logo and tie in house colour

  • All children should wear flat black shoes
  • Year six students are required to wear a black blazer with Nelson Academy logo in addition to uniform as described above.
  • There is a separate uniform for Nelson Academy nursery students – Navy blue sweatshirt with Nelson Academy logo.

PE Kit

Can we please ask that all pupils have a PE kit in school every day.


  • T-shirt - white with school logo.
  • Blue/Black shorts
  • Blue/ Black Jogging bottoms.
  • Sports trainers suitable for active lessons and being outside.

Please ensure all kit is named, fits properly and is suitable for active sports.


Children are allowed to wear one set of small round stud ear-rings in their ear lobes to school.  No other piercings are suitable for school, this is to comply with Health and Safety.  No bracelets, necklaces or rings should be worn to school, this is again for safety reasons.

All jewellery including earrings must be removed for PE activities. We cannot use tape anymore to cover earring so children must have their earrings removed before they come to school if they cannot do it themselves before the lesson starts. PE is part of the National Curriculum so children cannot miss lessons due to un-removed earring but it does mean they will have to do PE in isolation away from their peers.  This is to comply with Health and Safety, and to ensure that all children are kept safe.


Official embroidered uniform can be purchased from Stratfords in King’s Lynn on 01553 772043 or at You can go into the shop and buy it or phone an order through. It can then be posted to your home address or delivered free to the school on a Tuesday or Friday.

You now also have the option to purchase uniform from My Clothing.  Information is available via their leaflet and orders can be placed on the website My Clothing website .

Please can we ask that all children from Reception through to Year 5 only purchase the jumper or cardigan, sweatshirts are only to be worn by children who attend our Nursery. Children in Year 6 should wear a blazer.

Make up and jewellery

Make up, including hair mascara, is not allowed to be worn by pupils at the academy.

Only wrist-watches and stud earrings for pierced ears may be worn in the academy for reasons of health and safety. We encourage parents if they wish to have a child’s ears pierced to do this in the long summer holiday. All earrings must be removed for all PE activities, including swimming (if removal is a problem, they CANNOT be covered with plasters). We can, unfortunately, not take responsibility for any loss of jewellery at the academy.

Lost property

We always try to return lost items and it helps us enormously if you name clothing. If something does go missing then there are lost property stores in the entrance by the office. We regret that the academy cannot accept liability for lost items, nor store lost property indefinitely.