Academy uniform must not be altered in a way that changes the style of the item.
Only plain black shoes are allowed to be worn with the uniform. No trainers, boots, pumps or canvas shoes will be allowed. Heels should be no higher that 2.5 cm/1inch.
n.b. – If students are not wearing the correct footwear they will be expected to borrow a pair of shoes from the student information desk – the shoes will be treated with a hygienic spray after each use. Failure to wear the shoes provided will result in an exclusion (refusing a reasonable request).
Outdoor coats should be fit for purpose and have no large logos. Please note that hoodies, fur, denim and studded leather jackets are not allowed.
Outdoor coats should be removed at the entrance to the Academy buildings as outdoor wear is not permitted indoors.
Students require a school bag which can fit in an Academy planner and A4 workbooks.
We strongly recommend:
Where students change for Drama, please see below:
Where students change for Dance, please see below:
We strongly advise that students use a hard case to transport their instrument to and from the academy to offer the best possible protection for the instrument. The case must be clearly labelled with the student’s name. Students are responsible for ensuring their instrument is stored safely. The Academy will not be responsible for damage caused due to improper storage or unsuitable protection.
Tights must be plain black, opaque (not patterned) and a minimum of 40 denier. Nothing else should be worn on top or under the tights such as additional socks.
Nail polish and any type of false nails (including clear gels, acrylics, extensions, Shellac etc) are not allowed.
No jewellery is allowed except a wrist watch and a Medic Alert necklace or bracelet. Smart watches are not allowed in the Academy. If any student is thinking about having their ears pierced, or any other piercing, this should be done at the start of the summer holiday, as no student will be allowed to wear earrings or any other jewellery at any time.
Noticeable make-up is not allowed. Any make-up must be discreet. The decision as to what qualifies as discreet rests with the Principal and Executive Principal of the individual Academy. False eyelashes are not to be worn. Henna is not allowed.
Hairstyles and colour should be sensible.
Please check with your child’s Learning Manager before considering any dramatic changes to style or colour. No offensive patterns should be shaved into hairstyles. No scarves or bandanas are allowed (unless for religious reasons). Hair accessories can only be worn in the hair and must be black or Academy purple; hair bobbles cannot be worn on the wrist.
Key Stage 4 students studying Food Technology will require a cotton apron. The apron should be non- plastic and non-offensive, and can be purchased from high street stores.
All students will need a pen, pencil, ruler and rubber. A scientific calculator; we recommend Casio FX-85, a pair of compasses, a protractor and a dictionary would also be useful.
All students are required to wear the School uniform. They will not be reminded of our uniform policy and will be issued with an SLT detention if it is not adhered to at all times.
Blazers must be worn, with shirts tucked in at ALL TIMES. The School uniform should not be altered in any way, for example by adding clips, badges or stickers. The School supports charities and, at specific times of the year, may allow charity badges to be worn. Outside of these times, students should show their support for their chosen charity by attaching these items to their bags.
Any items of clothing, jewellery or hair accessories that do not adhere to the policy will be confiscated and an SLT detention will be issued. Parents may wish to collect these items at the end of the School day.
REMOVING YOUR BLAZER
Blazers may always be removed when eating in the dining hall. On very hot days, the Principal may notify students that they are allowed to remove their blazers while outside. However, it should never be assumed that this is the case without confirmation from staff. On these days, blazers must be carried and never forced into bags or tied around the waist. Blazers must always be worn on entry to and exit from the building, in corridors and when entering and leaving the School grounds at the start and the end of the day.
NB: The final decision with regard to all issues relating to uniform will be made by the Principal.