Uniform Requirements

Compulsory items

Boys & Girls:

These items are only available from the College’s uniform supplier, Price & Buckland:


  • Black Blazer with College logo
  • College Tie
  • Girl’s Skirt

Sports kit

  • Black and lime polo shirt with logo
  • Black and lime reversible sports top for football, rugby and hockey

The following items are available from any school uniform supplier:


  • Plain black full length tailored trousers (not clinging nor made from stretch fabric)
  • Plain white formal shirt with collar
  • Plain black school shoes. Boots with flat soles are acceptable only if they are plain black and worn inside trousers.  Trainers, canvas shoes, sandals, flip-flops or high heeled shoes are not acceptable.
  • Socks – plain black, grey or white. Girls may wear black tights or black or white ankle socks only. Knee length/over the knee socks are not acceptable
  • Large bag suitable for carrying all equipment and books

Sports kit

  • Black sports shorts
  • Plain black football socks
  • White sports trainers and white socks for P.E.
  • Boots for football / hockey without nylon studs
  • Shin pads and gum shield for hockey / football
  • Towel and swimming costume
  • Swimming goggles


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The skirts are available to order from Price & Buckland and come in waist size 22’’, 24’’, 26’’, 28’’, 30’’, 32’’, 34’’, 36’’, 38’’ and 40”. The skirts are available in two lengths  22” or 20”; an 18’’ skirt may be authorised and ordered only through the student’s Head of House.

Girls may wear the new skirt with black tights or with black or white ankle socks only. Knee length/over the knee socks will not be acceptable.

Optional items

These items must be worn with a College blazer. They are only available from the College’s uniform supplier, Price & Buckland.

  • Black College v-neck jumper with logo
  • Zipped black College reversible showerproof / fleece jacket with logo

How and where to purchase

The compulsory and optional uniform items with the College logo are available to purchase online with delivery direct to your home:

  1. Go to Price & Buckland‘s website to register and purchase uniform. Alternatively you can order by post using an order form available from College Reception.
  2. Price & Buckland aim to deliver your uniform purchases within 5 working days but during the peak Summer holiday period it is advisable to order before the end of July.
  3. Sizing charts are available online. Uniform samples are available by appointment with College Reception to check sizing.
  4. Uniform is not available to purchase direct from the College.
  5. Support is available in the College for anyone needing assistance with accessing this service. Please ring Reception (01626 367335) during term time to arrange an appointment.

You can purchase other items of uniform without our logo from Price & Buckland or alternative schoolwear suppliers.

Please ensure all items are named.

Uniform Rules and Expectations

Our vision is for outstanding learning, achievement and behaviour for all students. Our uniform is a means of expressing this level of expectation and a way for students to express their pride in themselves and their College.  We expect all students to wear their uniform correctly and with pride.

Uniform policy

  • Any student arriving in College in incomplete uniform will be sent home to change and their parents will be contacted. No student will attend lessons unless in full College uniform.
  • Blazers must be worn at all times including on the way to and from College. The only exception is when students have been given specific permission:
    • outdoors at break or lunchtimes
    • by teachers in classrooms
  • The only tops permitted to be worn under the blazer are a white shirt and College jumper.
  • A dark coat may be worn over the blazer if necessary in bad weather.
  • Coats, hats and scarves should be removed indoors.
  • Footwear must be plain black school shoes. Trainers, canvas shoes, sandals, flip-flops or high heeled shoes are not acceptable.
  • Students must wear their College ties correctly: the point of the tie must touch the waistband of the trousers or skirt, and the knot must cover the fastened top button of the shirt or blouse.
  • Shirts must be worn fully tucked in.
  • A single pair of small, plain, discreet earrings/studs and a watch may be worn; other Jewellery is not permitted. Face and body piercings, including tongue piercings are unacceptable. Plastic “retainers” and “stretchers” are not acceptable.
  • Make up should be discreet, coloured nail polish is not permitted.
  • Students should wear their hair in a manner suitable for College. The following hairstyles are not permitted:
    • tram lines of any kind
    • cuts shorter than a grade 3
    • colours other than natural hair colours
    • extreme hairstyles, for example a Mohican
  • If belts are worn they should be narrow and plain black with a simple buckle. Designer logos on belts are not acceptable.
  • Students must carry a large bag/rucksack which is capable of holding A4 folders and textbooks.
  • Parents who are unsure whether an item of uniform or a hairstyle will be acceptable should contact the Student Support Team for clarification before purchase.

Second Hand Uniform

We have a limited range of second hand uniform available to purchase. Please contact reception for further details.

About Newton Abbot College

Newton Abbot College is a successful 11-19 secondary school situated in the heart of Newton Abbot in an ideal location between Dartmoor and the South Devon coast.

Ofsted inspectors have once again given the seal of approval to students and staff of Newton Abbot College, all of the elements of which they judge to be good (Ofsted Inspection 2014).


Contact Us

Address: Newton Abbot College Old Exeter Road Newton Abbot Devon TQ12 2NF
Telephone: 01626 367335
E-mail: info@nacollege.devon.sch.uk

Registered office details:
Newton Abbot Academy Trust A company limited by guarantee, registered in England and Wales, number 07717015. An exempt charity. Old Exeter Road, Newton Abbot, Devon. TQ12 2NF.