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Davenant Foundation School, Chester Road, Loughton, Essex, IG10 2LD
Telephone: 020 8508 0404
Fax: 020 8508 9301

We are in easy reach from various methods of transport.

Buses: 20, 667
Underground: Debden Park, Theydon Bois or Loughton. All on the Central Line.
SATNAV users: IG10 2LW. Parking at Davenant is available for visitors.
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Uniform

Parents rightly expect the School to enforce high standards of dress and appearance. Attention is drawn to this matter in the School Prospectus and the implied acceptance given by parents to the School Rules and Regulations when they are applying for their son or daughter to be admitted to Davenant.

There is a clear policy that students who seek to draw attention to themselves by dressing, or styling their hair, in an inappropriate manner, will be sent home by the Headteacher or Head of Year. Detailed regulations are set out in the following attachments:

The Davenant Uniform is shown below:

Boys’ School Uniform Requirements 

Coat/Jacket Optional. Plain Navy Blue or Plain Black coat or outdoor jacket
Without logo
Blazer Black blazer with School Crest on breast pocket
To be worn at all times
Tie School Tie
Tied so that it covers the top button and reaches the waist
Shirt Plain White shirt
Conventional style collar, no "fashion" shirts. Top buttons must be present and must be fastened.
Pullover Optional. Long-sleeved Plain Dark-Grey/Black Knitted V-neck Pullover. 
To be worn in addition to, not instead of, a blazer.
Trousers Long black trousers of a suitable material, of school regulation style, of standard width
If a belt is worn it must be black and have a small, plain buckle
Shoes Plain black shoes (not suede, canvas or trainer style).
Shoes with large buckles or toe caps are not suitable.
Laced shoes must have plain black laces. Plain black  boots with a maximum of eight holes but without steel caps
Socks Black or Dark Grey socks

If a scarf is worn, it must be a School scarf or plain black.

In cold weather a black hat may be worn outside of the school buildings: baseball caps are not permitted.

NOTES

  • The V-neck pullover may be worn in addition to but not instead of the School blazer.Cardigans are not permitted.
  • Trousers must not be of jean-like or thin cotton material. Patch or jean-like pockets are not allowed. Trousers must be worn securely at the waist.
  • All items of clothing should be clearly marked.
  • Protective clothing must be worn for practical Design and Technology lessons (this may be an overall, an apron, an old shirt with elasticated wrists or similar but not made of nylon or plastic). This may be worn, as necessary, for Art or Science lessons.
  • Jewellery is not permitted except for watches, students may also wear a single, small ear-stud in each ear-lobe – only plain gold or plain silver studs are allowed. All jewellery has to be removed in PE lessons due to health and safety reasons. This is done at the owner’s risk as teachers will not be responsible for collecting such items. Any students who regularly fail to observe these rules will lose the right to wear jewellery to school.
  • Hooded tops or ‘Hoodies’ are not permitted and polo-neck jerseys must not be worn undershirts.
  • Hair colour must be natural and the styling must not be attention seeking. Long hair to be tied back.

All items of clothing should be clearly named.

School Outfitters

Forest Casual Wear
144 High Road,
Loughton, Essex

John Lewis plc              
www.johnlewis.com or
Stratford City (Westfield) branch (to view samples before ordering)

Physical Education – Boys 

Outdoor Winter Games

Rugby/Football

Red Rugby Shirt
Black Shorts
Red Socks

Football Boots
(studs must have kite mark) Shin Pads and Mouthguard (Compulsory)

Tennis / Athletics / Striking
and Field Games

Red and Black Polo Shirt
Black Shorts
White Socks (with cuffs)
Laced White Training Shoes*

Indoor Activities
Gymnastics, Basketball and Badminton

Red and Black Polo Shirt Black Shorts
White Socks
Laced White Training Shoes*
Mouthguard (recommended by the English Basketball Association)

Swimming Plain Black Swimming Shorts (purchased from Forest Casuals only)
Red Swimming Hat

Students may wear Davenant Black Joggers for outdoor games.

*Trainers must have non-marking soles – Leisure shoes e.g. Nike, Adidas and Puma casual wear (ie not having laces, having Velcro or with thin soles) are not permitted for Health and Safety reasons.

Girls’ School Uniform Requirements 

Coat/Jacket Plain Navy Blue or Plain Black Coat or Outdoor Jacket
Without logo
Blazer Black blazer with School Crest on breast pocket
To be worn at all times
Skirt/Troucers Plain Black Kilt-type Skirt or Long Black Trousers
in a suitable material, of school regulation style and standard width. If a belt is worn it must have a small, plain buckle. (see note 1 below)
Tie School tie
tied so that it covers the top button and reaches the waistband
Shirt Plain White shirt
Conventional style collar, no "fashion" shirts. Top buttons must be present and must be fastened.
Pullover Long-sleeved Plain Dark-Grey/Black Knitted V-neck Pullover
(see note 2)
Shoes Girls' shoes should be plain black (not suede or canvas), sensible in deisgn and suitable for school wear. Narrow 'stiletto-type' and high heels, above one inch, are not permitted because of the danger on stairways and the damage to polished wooden floors (the shoes must not be open-toed or open-heeled). Very 'heavy' shoes with toe-caps, large buckles, embroidered designs, trainer style etc., are not suitable. Laced shoes must have plain black laces. Boots and ankle boots are not permitted. In bad weather, suitable boots may be worn to and from school but shoes must be brought to change into for the day.
Socks/Tights White or Black ankle socks or plain black tights must be worn
Natural coloured tights are permitted in the summer term

If a scarf is worn, it must be a School scarf or plain black.

In cold weather a black hat may be worn outside the school building; baseball caps are not permitted.

NOTES

  • Skirts: A plain black, kilt-type skirt, available from the School’s Outfitters must be worn. The skirt should touch below the knee when standing. Trousers must not be of jean-like or thin cotton material. Patch or jean-like pockets are not allowed. Trousers must be worn securely at the waist – ‘hipsters’ are not allowed. Trousers should be tailored and not tight fitting.
  • The V-neck pullover may be worn in addition to but not instead of the School blazer.Cardigans are not permitted.
  • Shoes: Girls' shoes should be plain black (not suede or canvas), sensible in design and suitable for school wear. Narrow "stiletto-type" and high heels, above one inch, are not permitted because of the danger on stairways and the damage to polished wooden floors. (The shoes must not be open-toed or open-heeled). Very "heavy" shoes with toe-caps, large buckles, embroidered designs, trainer style etc., are not suitable. Laced shoes must have plain black laces. Boots and ankle boots are not permitted. In bad weather, suitable boots may be worn to and from School but shoes must be brought to change into for the day.
  • All items of clothing should be clearly named.
  • Protective clothing must be worn for practical Design and Technology lessons (this may be an overall, an apron, an old shirt with elasticated wrists or similar but not made of nylon or plastic). This may be worn, as necessary, for Art or Science lessons.
  • Hair clips and bands, etc. must be discreet and of School colours (black, red or white). Hair colour must be natural and the styling must not be attention seeking. Long hair must be tied back in practical lessons.
  • Jewellery is not permitted except for watches, students may wear a single, small ear-stud in each ear-lobe – only plain gold or plain silver studs are allowed. All jewellery has to be removed in PE lessons due to health and safety reasons.This is done at the owner’s risk as teachers will not be responsible for collecting such items. Any students who regularly fail to observe these rules will lose the right to wear jewellery to school.
  • Make-up is not permitted. Nail varnish is not allowed. Acrylic nails are notallowed.Fake tan is not allowed.
  • Hooded tops or ‘Hoodies’ are not permitted and polo-neck jerseys must not be worn undershirts.

School Outfitters

Forest Casual Wear
144 High Road
Loughton
Essex

John Lewis plc
www.johnlewis.com

or Stratford City (Westfield) branch (to view samples before ordering)

Physical Education - Girls 

Outdoor Winter Games
Netball

Red and Black Polo Shirt Black Fleece
Black Skort Red Socks
Laced White Training Shoes*

Outdoor Summer Games

Athletics, Rounders, Tennis

Red and Black Polo Shirt Black Skort
White Socks with cuffs Laced White Training Shoes*

Gymnastics/Dance/Trampolining

Red and Black Polo Shirt Black Skort
Red socks (Trampolining only)

Swimming

Plain Black Swimming Costume Red Swimming Hat
Goggles (Optional)

Students may wear Davenant Black Joggers for outdoor games

*Trainers must have non-marking soles – Leisure shoes e.g. Nike, Adidas and Puma casual wear (ie not having laces, having Velcro or with thin soles) are not permitted for Health and Safety reasons.

Sixth Form Dress Code 

Sixth Formers are role models for younger students and the overall appearance should be business-like.  Infringement of the Dress Code may result in the student being sent home.

 

  1. A suitable outdoor coat or jacket, which matches the suit.  A discreet logo is permitted.
  2. A smart suit of sombre colour with a matching jacket.  Jackets should be worn at all times.
  3. A white shirt to be worn with the Davenant tie.  No midriff should be visible.  Students’ shirts should be tucked in and top buttons done up.
  4. A plain, sombre coloured V-neck jumper or cardigan may be worn under the suit jacket.  
  5. No hooded or vest tops.  The tie must be clearly showing.
  6. GIRLS - Tights must be unpatterned and of a suitable shade/colour.  Skirts should be worn below the knee and not unduly tight or revealing.
  7. Shoes must match the suit and be appropriate for school.  Heels should be no higher than 2″.  Boots must not be worn in school.
  8. A school scarf, or other scarf of school colours.
  9. A watch and one ring may be worn.  One pair of discreet ear-rings may be worn.  There should be no other piercings.
  10. Hair should be kept neat, tidy and of natural colour.  Baseball caps or similar, must not be worn around the school.