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Academy Uniform

At The Dukeries Academy we expect everyone to take pride in their personal appearance. A smart school uniform helps us to make sure everyone feels part of The Dukeries ‘team’ and no one is left out.

We expect all students in KS3 and KS4 to wear:

  • The Academy Blazer
  • White, collared shirt
  • The correct Academy tie for your house
  • Plain black tailored trousers  - no jeans, chinos, tight, stretchy or legging styles
  • Plain black skirt (optional for girls), knee length or just above the knee - the style should fall away from the body. No tight, stretchy styles
  • Black or neutral socks/tights
  • Academy V-neck jumper to be worn under the blazer (optional)
  • Sensible black shoes  -  no high heels, boots, trainers or canvas shoes

For PE:

  • For gym  - plain white T-shirt, black shorts, white socks, trainers
  • For games  - academy rugby shirt, green games socks, shin pads

Other Dress Code Expectations

At The Dukeries Academy it is important that everyone understands and adheres to our high standards in relation to our dress code.

Please be aware of the following:

  • Hairstyles should be appropriate. No more than one  hair colour and no bright, unnatural colours
  • Small amount of subtle make up is allowed
  • One small stud earring in each ear is allowed
  • A wrist watch is allowed
  • No other jewellery, piercing or fashion accessories are allowed

Please ensure all items are clearly labelled


The Academy uniform can be purchased from the following suppliers:

Schoolwear Centre
69A Westgate
NG18 1RU

01623 650782

Uniform Direct
9 Market Street
DN21 2BL

01427 616105

Rugby shirts and socks can also be purchased from

K&H Sports
3 Appletongate,
NG24 1JR

01636 704331

New Academy House Ties

During this academic year we have introduced a new house system. These houses are Clumber, Thoresby, Welbeck and Markham which were chosen by the students. From September 2016 students will wear a tie which reflects the colours of their house. The new ties will be delivered to the academy during the summer holidays and will be ready for the start of the new autumn term in September. The academy will allocate and distribute these ties at no cost to all students on the first day of term. To this end we are advising that you do not purchase the current school tie from any of our suppliers as they will no longer be part of the uniform policy during the academic year 2016/17. The remainder of the school uniform will remain unchanged.