jumperChildren are expected to wear clean neat clothing selected from the list below. We think there are many advantages to having a school dress code and ask for your co-operation in this.

All clothing worn to school should be clearly marked with the child’s name to keep our lost property problem to a minimum. Children with long hair should arrange to have it tied back neatly for all lessons.

Parents can purchase school logo’d items through


Ditchingham School Clothing List

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  • Shirt or blouse with long or short sleeves in a plain style
  • Colour: Light blue (not white)
  • V-neck jumper, cardigan or sweatshirt
  • Colour: Plain navy blue (no logo)

Lower Body


  • Black or grey long or short “school style” trousers


  • Black or grey knee length skirt, pinafore dress or navy school style trousers (not leggings) in a non cling material.
  • Suitable dresses in blue or blue and white (e.g. gingham or stripes) may be worn in warmer weather.

N.B Children should not wear denim or corduroy to school.

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  • Dark colours


  • Navy or white (if tights are worn, socks should be brought to change into for outdoor P.E.)


  • Black flat shoes, not boots, of a design suitable for school. Training shoes should not be worn except for games lessons.

When the weather is hot children should bring a hat to school and wear it for outside activities and breaks. In cold weather all children need to bring a coat, scarf and gloves to wear in the playground.

Please do not allow children to wear make-up or nail varnish to school.

For outdoor P.E. they will need either plimsolls or trainers. Children should  also bring a tracksuit or old trousers, a jumper and a spare pair of socks for winter games. P.E. kit should be kept in a named bag.

Swimming lessons are given by the swimming instructor at Bungay Swimming Pool or Waterlane Pool in Lowestoft and children in KS2 (Y3 – Y6) attend during the year. Swimming kit consists of – costume/trunks, towel and swimming hat.

P.E. bags, swimming hats and reading book bags may be purchased from the school office.

Protective Clothing

All children will need some sort of overall/apron for messy lessons including activities such as art & design & technology. These can readily be made from an adult’s old shirt, slightly adapted and worn back to front. We always encourage children to wear an overall and apron. We appreciate your help in providing them.