• Abbey College, Abbey Road, Hollow Lane, Ramsey Cambridgeshire PE26 1DG

Students chose our uniform themselves, with representatives from the student body setting up their own uniform committee. The students wanted a uniform that was more aspirational and smart, something that they would be proud to wear.

Abbey College Uniform

  • Royal Blue blazer with logo (male and female fits, from school suppliers)
  • White shirt (long sleeve or short sleeve purchased from any supplier)
  • Blue clip on tie (pin stripes to represent year of entry, purchased from school suppliers) - for 2020/21:
    • Year 7: Yellow stripes
    • Year 8: Red stripes
    • Year 9: Blue stripes
    • Year 10: White stripes
    • Year 11: Green stripes
  • Black trousers (purchased from any supplier) no visible zips. Buttons only for fastening not for decoration. Trousers should fall straight from the knee to the ankle. Leggings, figure hugging trousers, jeans/jean style, skinny jeans, patch pockets, culottes, shorts, denim of any type are not acceptable.
  • Tartan skirt (from school suppliers) to be worn with black opaque tights
  • Black smart leather shoes suitable for business interviews (no trainers, canvas or leisure shoes)
  • Optional: Black jumper with royal blue trim to match the blazer (from school suppliers). 

Summer Uniform

Parents were keen for students to continue to wear their blazers to and from school so they could be identifiable throughout the year, and we agree with this request. In extreme temperatures the school will make the decision as to whether blazers become optional and will inform parents and students through Parentmail and social media if this becomes apparent.

PE Kit

Available through school supliers. Students may wish to wear leggings as a base layer, but these cannot be substituted for school PE shorts which are mandatory. For warmth, blue or black jogging bottoms are also permitted.

Suppliers

There are now two uniform suppliers from which you can buy Abbey College school uniform:

Abbey College Preloved

Abbey College Parent’s Forum runs the Preloved School Uniform scheme as part of its fundraising activities. We ask parents to donate outgrown or unused uniform by leaving clean bagged up donations at School Reception. All donations are inspected carefully, and we repair items where needed. Clothes are categorised according to condition: excellent/as new, good, or discounted with minor marks. We are passionate about sustainability, so we always repair where possible, but where an item of clothing is not smart enough to be worn, we recycle or reuse e.g., we sell lavender bags made from old school shirts and locally grown lavender, and pencil cases made from old blazers with shiny sleeves!

We price our uniform by brand and condition using the cheapest uniform supplier as a benchmark. Good condition is less than 20% of the price of the item new. As an example, a student could buy their blazer, shirt, jumper, tie, and trousers in good condition for £13 compared to approximately £78.97 at a school uniform supplier.

We list all available stock in real-time on a Google spreadsheet on our Facebook page, Abbey College Parent’s Forum. Parents can message to reserve, and the item will be secured until they can pick up. For offline sales, we run one pop up shop per half term and there will always be a changing room available. In the summer, we run a special event for new Year 7s to tie in with the induction programme.

We regularly consult our supportive parents on Parent’s Forum on the price and accessibility of our preloved uniform and this has helped us to provide a valued and convenient service.

Support

if there are any financial concerns around purchasing uniform, please contact the welfare department in the first instance at


 

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