• 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 2022/23:
    • Year 7: Green stripes
    • Year 8: Yellow stripes
    • Year 9: Red stripes
    • Year 10: Blue stripes
    • Year 11: White 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 (purchased from any supplier) 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/Edulink 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

Our Parent Forum runs the Preloved School Uniform scheme as part of its fundraising activities for the school. In 2022, we used funds to buy a new table tennis table and contributed towards the new landscaped areas in the quads where the students can eat their lunch.   

Donating Uniform

We ask parents to donate outgrown or unused uniform by leaving clean and bagged items at School Reception. All donations are inspected carefully, and we repair items where needed. 

Buying Preloved Uniform

We run a pop up shop on the first Friday of the month in term time from 3-4pm where parents can come and buy uniform.   We also open on Open Evenings, Meet the Tutor events, and at our special summer welcome events for new Year 7 students. Dates for the pop up shop can be found on the school newsletter and on our Facebook page, Abbey College Parent’s Forum. We have an individual changing room and can help with sizing.  

If you can’t get to the shop, don’t worry, we list all available stock in real-time on a Google spreadsheet on our Facebook page, Abbey College Parent’s Forum. Send a message to reserve an item, and the item will be secured for click and collect by your child at the next shop opening. 

Pricing 

We price our uniform by brand and condition using the local uniform suppliers 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 £14 compared to approximately £88.25 at a school uniform supplier. We know teenagers grow quickly, so we keep all sizes at the same price!  

Sustainability

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.   If an item of clothing is not smart enough to be worn, we recycle or reuse e.g. we sell scrunchies and lavender bags made from old school shirts! 

Support

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


 

School Uniform