The Academy uniform
|Blazers, shirts and jumpers
Blazer (straight or fitted version) (required and only available from our official supplier Emblematic) with school badge and colour strip - sleeves must not be rolled up. Year 7 students starting in September 2022 will have a purple colour strip on their school badge.
Black V-neck jumper with the school badge (optional and only available from Emblematic). This should be worn underneath the blazer. It is not compulsory but cannot be used instead of a blazer.
Plain white school (required, generic) shirt buttoned to the neck.
School tie (required and available from Emblematic and the school Finance Office).
|Trousers, skirts and shorts
- Plain black formal straight cut trousers not jeans, leggings or stretchy style and no jean style pockets. The trouser must be at least 6 inches wide at the bottom.
(required and generic trousers purchased elsewhere MUST be in the same style and fit as those provided by the uniform supplier).
Knee length skirt (required and only available from Emblematic). This skirt is heavily subsidised to support families.
Plain black, formal straight cut shorts- just above the knee. No jeans, cargo style, leggings, stretchy or tracksuit style. PE shorts, in all styles are not allowed.
- Plain, black, formal, leather or leather style shoes or boots which can be polished. No trainers, plimsolls, or pumps. Socks must be black, grey, or white.
|Outerwear and accessories
- Outside coats (generic) must be removed before entering classrooms. No caps and/or hats in the building.
- Large fashion belts are not permitted.
Red and black t-shirt (required and only available from Emblematic).
Black shorts/tracksuit bottoms/leggings (required, generic).
Black jumper or black tracksuit top can be worn over the PE T-shirt in the colder months (optional, generic, black jumpers with the Academy logo are available from Emblematic).
Trainers must be worn in PE lessons. Plimsolls, Converse, or canvas type shoes are not suitable. Students are advised to wear football boots for football and rugby. Dance is barefoot.
Most of the equipment required will be provided to students.
Students are expected to provide and bring the following items to school every day:
School bag (larger enough to carry an A4 folder/exercise book).
Pencil case with a pen, pencil, ruler, rubber etc.
PE Kit (On PE days).
Reading book (issued to you by your teacher).
Hair should be a natural colour.
The Academy reserves the right to decide that the cut and colour of a student’s hairstyle is inappropriate e.g., tramlines, Mohicans, or extreme short sides with longer on the top.
Hair bands should be thin and not overly decorative e.g., no large flowers.
Students may wear one small, single metal stud in each earlobe - no other piercings are allowed.
No necklaces, bracelets, or rings.
Body piercings are not allowed e.g., nose, top of the ear, tongue. Students will not be allowed to cover piercings with an Elastoplast.
Parents/carers are advised that if a child is to have a piercing it must take place at the start of the six weeks holiday and it must be removed on the first day of term.
Makeup and nails
No make-up. Students in Years 10 and 11 can wear discreet, natural make-up. No false, gel or acrylic nails - natural coloured nail varnish only. For health and safety reasons, nails need to be of a sensible length for work. No false eyelashes or eyelash extensions.
Tattoos are not permitted.
Any students whose appearance or uniform does not match the standards described in this leaflet will be sent to the pastoral office. They will also be given a blue uniform slip to be displayed in their top blazer pocket to ensure all staff are aware the student has been spoken with and repeated offences will result in sanctions.
We recognise that we have a role to play in making school uniform as affordable, accessible and environmentally friendly as possible.
We have a range of pre-loved uniform items in school as well as a financial hardship fund for families who aren't able to purchase new items of uniform. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Did you know?
Each of our school blazers save 46 plastic bottles from landfill! Our blazers are made with RE-VIVE fabric - an innovative, eco friendly material produced by Trutex.
Here’s how it works...
- Plastic bottles are shredded into ‘flakes’ and heated to make the material workable (known as the depolymerisation process).
- The flakes undergo further complex heating processes to form recycled chips which are then put through a special machine to form a fine polyester yarn which can then be woven into a durable fabric.
... and voilá, our school blazers are ready to be worn, helping to save the planet!
Find our full uniform policy here