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Dixons Marchbank Primary

Pupil expectations

There are certain expectations we ensure all pupils adhere to. These are set out below.

The School Day

Absence is monitored very carefully at the academy. Every day missed is a learning opportunity wasted.

Reception to Year 6:

  • The academy doors open to students at 8.25am and are closed at 8.40am. School finishes at 3.15pm. We deliver a 32.9 hours school week.

For Nursery students:

  • 15hr Morning Nursery - The academy doors open to students at 8.25am and are closed at 8.40am. The doors will be open from 11.25am and are closed at 11.30am.
  • 15hr Afternoon Nursery - The academy doors open to students at 12.20pm and are closed at 12.35pm. The doors will be open from 3.20pm and are closed at 3.30pm
  • 30hr Nursery - The academy doors open to students at 8.25am and are closed at 8.40am. The doors will be open from 3.20pm and are closed at 3.30pm.


The following items are required:

  • purple jumper or cardigan with logo
  • grey long trousers, skirt, pinafore dress or shalwar kameez
  • white shirt
  • plain black, purple or grey hijab/topi
  • plain flat, black shoes (no logos, stripes, flashing lights or wheels).

Please make sure your child has a coat for the playground. If boots are to be worn in winter, please bring shoes to change into inside the building.

Your child's school bag should be the flat Dixons Marchbank bag which is available from our uniform suppliers.

PE kit

The following items are required:

  • plain white t-shirt
  • plain black or grey shorts
  • plain black or grey tracksuit bottoms
  • purple jumper or cardigan with logo
  • plain black trainers

All uniform items should have your child’s name written clearly in them.

Our suppliers

Natasha Schoolwear, 37 Westgate, BD1 2QT Tel: 01274 724676

Academia School Wear, 11a Edward Street, BD4 7BH Tel: 07966 793869

The Uniform Shop, 54 Darley Street, BD1 3HN Tel: 01274 736300

Please contact school if you are having difficulty providing uniform for your child.


Patterns should not be shaved into the head as this can distract children and others from their learning.


Jewellery must not be worn to school. If your child has pierced ears, small studs are permitted, however these must be removed or covered by the child for PE. Children who wear watches must take full responsibility for them.

Personal belongings

Children may not bring valuable personal items to school, as staff cannot be held responsible for them. Children are expected to take responsibility for their own school equipment, which must be named.


We are a cashless school. If you need assistance with Parent Pay, please see the office.

Charging for activities

We aim to provide experiences which build on the curriculum and are important to pupils’ experiences. The school does not receive extra funding for these activities and may ask parents/carers for voluntary contributions for activities. No child will be excluded from such activities if a contribution is not received, but the visit may be cancelled if insufficient voluntary contributions are received.

Extra curricular clubs

We offer a wide arrange of activities during lunchtimes and before and after school.

School council

Representatives from each class regularly attend meetings held to discuss items on the agenda drawn up from suggestions made by the children themselves about key issues affecting them in school.

Positive behaviour

We have a Behaviour Management Policy which is consistently applied by all adults who work in our school. It is available from school if you wish to see a copy. Our Behaviour Management Policy is linked to our three core values:

  1. Commitment
  2. Enjoyment
  3. Teamwork