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SCHOOL UNIFORM

 

GENERAL INFORMATION & STOCKISTS


All equipment and garments should be of regulation style, of the shade and fabric approved by the Academy, and named.  Uniform items can be obtained from:

 

Aitken & Niven Main Stockist 21-23 High Street, Perth, PH1 5TJ 

Tel:01738 637843.
Dollar Uniform available on-line at www.aitken-niven.com

 

Also at 6 Falcon Road West, Edinburgh, EH10 4AQ

Tel: 0131 477 3922

or

234 Queensferry Road Edinburgh, EH4 2BP

Tel: 0131 467 8825


They also have a supply of heavy weight Dollar Academy Tartan fabric for Mens kilts etc.

 

Messrs. R R Henderson 

6/8 Friars Street, Stirling 

Tel:  01786 473681
On-line at www.houseofhenderson.co.uk

 

Articles of clothing need not be new, but should be in good condition. 

An excellent Thrift Shop is run by parents (opening between 2.30-4.00pm on the second and fourth Thursday of each month, and on the last afternoon of the summer and spring holidays).  The Thrift Shop is located in the basement of the Prep School Building.

 

For those pupils who attend dancing, specialist shoes are recommended. 

 

COMBINED CADET FORCE UNIFORM
The necessary uniform is issued to cadets in the Academy; the only item that needs to be purchased is a pair of boots.  These should not, however, be bought before joining the CCF, which is open to all pupils in Form II and above.

 

In the following clothing lists please note:
*All asterisked items are regulation items
All clothing should be clearly and indelibly named

PREP SCHOOL BOYS

*Navy blue shorts
Navy v neck pullover
White long sleeved shirt
Short sleeved shirt (optional – Summer Term only)
*Academy tie (elasticated option for Prep 1 and 2)
Navy knee length socks and named garters
Black polished leather lacing shoes (velcro fastening shoes for P1)
Black or navy wellingtons
*Fleece lined coat (to be worn from the October Break to Easter Holiday)
(A plain navy “pacamac should be carried in school bag when blazer is worn)
*Blazer to be worn from August to the October Break and in the Summer Term
*School scarf (optional – but only a regulation Dollar scarf to be worn)
*Warm navy hat (the Dollar “beanie” hat is available)
Navy gloves
Painting apron – waterproof and long sleeved
Plain navy or black school bag (rucksack style; Dollar bags are available)

PREP SCHOOL GIRLS

*Tartan pinafore
Navy cardigan
White long sleeved blouse
Short sleeved open necked blouse for Summer Term
*Academy tie (elasticated option for Prep 1 and 2)
Plain knee length navy socks or navy tights
White knee length socks for Summer Term
Flat black polished leather shoes (not slip-ons) (velcro fastening shoes for P1)
Black or navy wellingtons

Hair accessories must be plain navy blue, white or Dollar Academy Tartan
*Fleece lined coat (to be worn from the October Break to Easter Holiday)
(A plain navy “pacamac should be carried in school bag when blazer is worn)
*Blazer to be worn from August to the October Break and in the Summer Term
*School scarf (optional – but only a regulation Dollar scarf to be worn)
*Warm navy hat (the Dollar “beanie” hat is available)
Navy gloves
Painting apron – waterproof and long sleeved
Plain navy or black school bag (rucksack style; Dollar bags are available)

JUNIOR SCHOOL BOYS:  JUNIOR 1 AND 2  (P6 & 7)

As Senior boys
The fleece-lined coat is to be worn instead of a blazer from the October Break to the Spring Holiday
Short sleeved shirts may be worn in the Summer term
Plain navy or black school bag (rucksack style); Dollar bags are available.

 

JUNIOR SCHOOL GIRLS:  JUNIOR 1 AND 2  (P6 & 7)

As Senior Girls with the exception of the kilt, which can be Junior style (elastic waist)
The fleece-lined coat is to be worn instead of a blazer from the October Break to the Spring Holiday.
Plain navy or black school bag (rucksack style); Dollar bags are available.

SENIOR  SCHOOL GIRLS:  (FORMS I TO VI)

*Dollar blazer and tartan kilt
Plain navy v neck sweater (sleeveless optional) or cardigan
White blouse, long enough to be fully tucked in to the kilt, short or long sleeved
Short sleeved open necked white blouse (optional for Summer Term to October Break)
Hair accessories must be plain navy blue, white or Dollar Academy Tartan
*Academy tie
Navy opaque tights (or heavier) or knee length navy socks
*School scarf (optional – but only a regulation Dollar scarf to be worn)
Flat black polished leather shoes
(The blazer is the standard indoor wear for all Seniors, who may, in addition, wear a black or dark blue coat during bad weather.  NB: “Hoodies” are not to be worn with school uniform)

SENIOR SCHOOL BOYS:  (FORMS I TO VI)

*Dollar blazer
Dark grey (charcoal) or black trousers (not jeans)
Plain navy v neck pullover
White shirt (short sleeve optional)
*Academy tie
*School scarf (optional – but only a regulation Dollar scarf to be worn)
Black polished leather shoes
Plain dark socks
(The blazer is the standard indoor wear for all Seniors, who may, in addition, wear a black or dark blue coat during bad weather.)
NB: “Hoodies” are not to be worn with school uniform

 

 

PREP SCHOOL SPORTSWEAR

 

PREP SCHOOL GIRLS
*White short sleeved polo shirt with school logo
*Navy gym shorts or gym pants
Navy joggers for colder weather
Long sleeved white thermal base layer (recommended)
Navy knee length sports socks
Swimming costume (black or navy)
Swimming cap (white)
Towel (named)
Drawstring bag (named)
Good supportive trainers, predominantly white, non-marking (velcro fastening optional for P1)

PREP SCHOOL BOYS

*White short sleeved polo shirt with school logo
*Navy gym shorts
Navy joggers for colder weather
Long sleeved white thermal base layer (recommended)
“Quint” rugby shirt (Prep 4 and 5 – to be bought during First term)
Navy knee length sports socks
Swimming trunks (black or navy)
Towel (named)
Drawstring bag (named)
Good supportive trainers, predominantly white, non-marking (velcro fastening optional for P1)
Football boots (Prep 4 and 5)

A sun hat is required for use during the summer months; staff will advise as appropriate.

JUNIOR AND SENIOR PE UNIFORM

 

BOYS            

White rugby shirt

“Quint” rugby shirt (to be bought during First term)

Long sleeved white thermal base layer (recommended)
Navy rugby socks and rugby shorts

Swimming trunks (black/navy)                        

Gym shorts (navy)                        

Football boots and trainers


GIRLS           

White hockey shirt

“Quint” hockey shirt (to be bought during First term)                        

Long sleeved white thermal base layer (recommended)                        

Navy games skirt (or “skort”)
Navy shorts (available at school)
Navy knee length socks
Swimming costume (black/navy)
Swimming cap (white/navy)
White Dollar Aertex shirt
Football boots (or astro shoes) and training shoes
Hockey stick and tennis racquet

 

A Dollar Academy tracksuit is required for all pupils in the year groups Junior 1, Junior 2, Form I and Form II and for members of the Academy sports teams.  This is to allow for the comfort and protection of pupils participating in outdoor activities and events throughout the year.  A new tracksuit, manufactured by Canterbury, will be introduced for next session consisting of a quarter zip navy raintop with the Dollar crest, worn together with plain navy stadium pants.  This will be available from our uniform suppliers during the summer.  The existing Prostar tracksuit will, however, continue to be acceptable outerwear for session 2013/14.

 

 “Quints” are the four groups into which pupils are divided for internal sports competitions.  The allocation takes place during the First term, so the shirts cannot be bought in advance.  Form VI pupils are asked in particular to contact the PE department to be allocated.

 

SUMMER TERM:  sports equipment is to be purchased as required.  Gym shorts can be purchased in the Thrift Shop.

 

All articles must be machine washable, dye-fast, and able to be tumble-dried.  All items must be prominently and indelibly marked in ink, or with woven name tapes; a supply of spare name tapes should be sent at the beginning of the year.  As storage of a large amount of clothing may be difficult, pupils should limit their packing to what is necessary.  Houseparents will be happy to advise on the extent of the facilities.

 

In addition to the standard clothing list for day pupils, boarders should bring:

1 large suitcase, & a smaller suitcase for holidays
1 school bag, rucksack or sports bag for books, equipment
Sufficient underwear
2 pairs pyjamas/sleep-wear & 1 dressing gown & 1 pair slippers
1 hot water bottle (optional)
Spare name tapes
A toilet bag with all toilet requisites
Alarm clock
1 duvet and 2 duvet covers
1 pair polyester cotton fitted single sheets & 2 polyester cotton pillow cases
2 bath towels & 1 sports towel

 

FORMAL / INFORMAL WEAR


Formal clothing is required for the social functions in First term, such as the Christmas dances; Seniors are likely to wear formal clothes on other occasions.  Girls wear a variety of formal styles; boys may wear kilts, dinner suits, lounge suits or school uniform at such events, although it is unusual for uniform to be worn.  Pupils can choose to wear their own smart casual clothing if they attend church on Sundays, although they must wear uniform if they are attending at whole school services.

 

Personal items: you may bring in items to personalise the room in which you will sleep, including books, photos, music, posters and other small items.  Be aware that Houses have particular guidelines about music and posters, for example, however – there is a designated space in which to display posters, and “blu-tak” cannot be used on walls.

 

Each House has good facilities for computers, and each is linked to the Academy network.  There is no need, therefore, for personal laptops to be specially purchased for boarders. There are wi-fi facilities provided through the school’s filtered network, and subject to timing controls.  Any items of personal computing equipment that are brought into the House are also governed by the same rules concerning use as the school computers, and are covered by the IT agreement which is signed by all pupils and staff.  You should be aware that DVDs and videos brought into the House must be of an appropriate nature, and that images stored on computer hard drives etc must be of an acceptable nature.  IT equipment will be randomly checked by members of staff to ensure compliance.

 

You are reminded that the school does not insure your personal belongings, and so expensive items such as personal computers must be covered by your own or your family’s insurance policy.

 

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