At Ark Castledown Primary Academy, we have a uniform policy, which reinforces our culture of high expectations and academic achievement. We encourage age-appropriate dress and we make sure pupils understand that there is suitable attire for different settings: school; places of worship; work; holidays and weekends. The uniform policy is effective throughout the school year.

  • All pupils must dress according to the Uniform Policy, which can be found on our policies page. This is a very important part of our ethos and culture.
  • Uniform unites us as a community. We learn, practise, play and succeed together. All pupils make a commitment when they put on their Ark Castledown uniform that they will abide by the rules of the academy community.
  • Uniform reduces distractions. We are focused on our learning, the basics being reading, writing, mathematics and citizenship.
  • Uniform makes us all equal. The children come to school looking the same way. No one has to feel awkward about the clothes they have or don’t have.
  • Uniform gives us all an identity to be part and proud of.
  • Uniforms are professional. Pupils look smart, neat and ready to learn.


Ark Castledown School Uniform
Autumn & Spring (Terms 1 – 4)    
  • Fine knit blue V-neck jumper with a Castledown logo *
  • Long or short sleeved white shirt with buttoned collar
  • Academy Tie*
  • Black skirt, pinafore or black tailored trousers
  • Black tights or black/white socks with skirt
  • Black socks with trousers
  • Closed-toed, hard-soled, all black plain shoes with a flat sole
  • Y5 & Y6 grey Blazer with blue stripe & Castledown logo*
Summer (Term 5-6)Uniform as before 



  • Blue & white summer dress 
  • Short-sleeved white shirt with buttoned collar
  • Tailored black shorts
  • All black closed-toed sandals
PE Kit  


  • Blue polo shirt with Castledown logo*
  • Black shorts
  • Black tracksuit with Castledown logo (optional)
  • Black trainers or black plimsolls




*These items are available to purchase via Super Stitch 86 (

Our chosen supplier, Super Stitch 86, is a local business.  Their contact details are:

Super Stitch 86

6-7 Castleham Rd,

Saint Leonards-on-sea

TN38 9NR 01424 852225


Opening Hours 9.00am – 5.00pm Monday-Friday
9.00am - 12.30pm Saturday

Extended opening times during the school summer holiday period.

Many of the items above are readily available from the high street – if parents and carers find any item difficult to obtain, please contact the school office. 

Please find our uniform policy on our policies page.