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School Uniform


Great Hockham Primary School and Nursery requires all students to wear a school uniform.  Our school uniform helps our pupils to feel part of our school community and has been chosen to be comfortable and appropriate for the activities pupils will undertake during the school day.


Government guidance on the cost of school uniforms


In the Autumn of 2021, the government issued new guidance to schools on uniform.  The aim of this guidance is to minimise the cost of uniform for parents through a reduction in school branded items, allowing parents to purchase uniform from a wider range of suppliers.


Great Hockham Primary School and Nursery and the Sapientia Education Trust fully support making school uniform affordable and accessible for all children, and we have reviewed and changed our school uniform to reflect the requirements outlined in the statutory guidance.


Changes to school uniform from September 2022


From September 2022 there will be no requirement for parents of Great Hockham Primary School and Nursery to purchase any item of branded school uniform from any specific supplier. Parents will need to ensure that uniform follows the school requirements which are provided below, but can purchase uniform items from any retailer.


Whilst stocks last, parents are welcome to continue to purchase and use branded items and there is no expectation that parents will need to replace branded items with non-branded items. However, the school will not be ordering any additional branded items from suppliers.


Great Hockham Primary School and Nursery also encourages all parents to share unwanted items, branded or unbranded, using the School’s Uniform Exchange service, details of which are provided below.


If you are struggling to access any item of uniform during the school year, please contact the school office for guidance and support.


Our uniform


Whilst we have removed the requirement for branded uniform items, it is important that or uniform policy is followed to provide a shared identity for all pupils in our school.




Our uniform requirements are listed below:

ItemStatus SeasonalRetailer
Plain white or green polo shirt or white shirtRequired All Year Any
Bottle green sweatshirt or cardiganRequired All YearAny
Green gingham dressOptional SummerAny
Charcoal grey trousers or shorts, skirt or pinaforeRequired All YearAny
Grey, green or black tightsOptional 

Winter &



Nursery only - plain black or charcoal grey

jogging bottoms

Optional All YearAny
Black school shoes or unbranded plain black trainers. Required All Year Any
WelliesOptional All YearAny

PE kit - to be worn on class PE days


White or green t-shirt


Black shorts or skorts


Navy blue, grey or black tracksuit bottoms and

sweatshirt for cold weather

Required All Year Any


  • Jewellery is not permitted in school.
  • Small ear studs may be worn but must be removed or taped for PE activities.
  • Conventional watches are allowed to be worn

Local specialist supplier information (alphabetical)


Below are the contact details for local specialist suppliers with both online and retail shops who supply school uniform all year round. 


Birds of Dereham:


We are a long-established family-owned business. We are happy to ship to anywhere in the UK and if you have a panic situation and have been let down, then give us a call and we will always see what we can do to help. We won’t promise the impossible, but we will do our best to sort your requirements in a speedy, polite and professional way.


01362 692941 | 01362 699130


Unit D, 13 Yaxham Road, Dereham
NR19 1HB





We combine the traditional service with a complete multi-channel offer, making ordering school uniform and sportswear easier than ever for parents. Our 24 hour online uniform shop offers an efficient and simple way to buy. Whilst for customers who prefer a more traditional shopping experience, our school wear specific retail shops offer a full fitting service.  Our Customer Service Team are also available by phone or online chat, to help answer customer questions.


01603 622355

67 Ber Street, Norwich, Norfolk



Supermarkets and high street retailers (alphabetical)


This section provides links to a range of alternative retail and supermarket suppliers. Stock availability may vary depending on the supplier and time of year.





John Lewis:        


Marks and Spencer:






Uniform exchange


Parents can donate unwanted, clean, good quality uniform to our basket in the foyer outside the office and then we will sort it into sizes. This will be stored in our uniform exchange cupboard in the school office. Families can then email the school office with their requests for preloved uniform. Please include the sizes and different articles of clothing that you require. This will be subject to availability. 


Please note that pupils wear PE uniform on the days when their class has a PE lesson.  


Hedgehog Class - Monday and Wednesday

Deer Class - Tuesday and Thursday

Owl Class - Monday and Friday

Rabbit Class - Thursday