The Village Academy

The Village Academy is a group of town, city and village schools that have joined together to provide the very best education for the children in our care and where we believe that education is very much a matter of the individual.

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We encourage the children to take a pride in their appearance and require all children to wear school uniform, which is:

Winter uniform 


  • Grey or black trousers 
  • White shirt and tie** 
  • Red jumper/fleece/sweatshirt* 
  • Black/grey socks


  • Grey or black watch tartan skirt, grey pinafore or trousers 
  • White blouse and tie** 
  • Red cardigan/ jumper/fleece/sweatshirt*
  • White, grey, red or black tights

Summer uniform 


  • Grey shorts 
  • Red or white polo shirt 
  • Red jumper/fleece/sweatshirt*
  • Black or grey socks


  • Red checked or striped dress
  • Red cardigan/ fleece/sweatshirt*
  • White socks


Parents are asked to ensure that their children wear sensible black shoes to school and not boots or trainers. 

School equipment

Children are issued with a school water bottle when they start at Milstead school and are asked to bring this into school every day and take it home again every evening.  You can purchase replacement bottles from the office at a cost £1.50 or provide your own bottle.  The children can fill their bottles at school each day and will have access to drink them throughout the day.  If you send the bottle ready filled, please ensure this is water only and not squash or juice

Children can bring school book bags* or their own small bag to carry their reading record, reading book and any necessary personal items such as glasses or tuck shop money.  We supply all stationery so pencil cases are not needed.  If you choose not to buy a book bag, please only buy small bags  as storage space is limited and we also need room for coats and PE bags.  

* Fleeces, sweatshirts and book bags with our school windmill logo and school ties may be purchased either from Forster’s School Leisure Ltd, East Street, Sittingbourne (Tel 01795 472947) or you can also order direct by our on line supplier at

** optional


  • A plain red or white round neck T-shirt (with or without school logo)

  •  Black or white shorts

  • Outdoor trainers, indoor plimsolls (KS1 only), sports socks                                                          

    In colder weather the children will require:

    • Plain black/red or grey sweat top/tracksuit top
    • Plain black/red or grey long sports trousers


    All PE kits must be ‘non-designer’ wear

    All items of clothing and footwear MUST be clearly marked with the child’s full name.

Children should not come to school in make-up, nail varnish or jewellery.  Plain gold or silver ear studs may be worn but need to be removed on PE and swimming days.  If children come to school wearing ear studs, for safety reasons they will be asked to remove them before PE/swimming or tape them.  Small watches may be worn as long as they are not smart watches that receive messages, pictures etc.  The school will not accept responsibility for any lost or damaged watches and jewellery. Phones are not allowed in school but can be left with the school office for safekeeping during the school day. For safety reasons we ask that longer hair should be tied back using small plain hair bobbles or hairbands.