Uniform and the Academy's Expectations

Our pupils are expected to look smart at all times and to be appropriately dressed in the Academy as per our uniform expectations.

We believe strongly that wearing the correct uniform is part of being ready to learn, part of belonging to a community which promotes a positive attitude along with preparing them for their secondary education and the world of work.

Uniform Guidance

Every day Uniform

All children are expected to wear the Academy uniform which will be supplied to all children including those starting in the Nursery in 2016. There will be no charge for the jumper and tie.

Girls Uniform:

  • White Shirt with a Square, Pointed Collar
  • Academy clip on Tie
  • Academy Jumper
  • Grey Skirt/Pinafore/Trousers
  • Grey Tights
  • White/Grey socks

(The girls uniform is the same all year round – NO summer dresses are to be worn)

Boys Uniform:

  • White Shirt with a Square, Pointed Collar
  • Academy clip on Tie
  • Academy Jumper
  • Grey Trousers (Grey shorts in the Summer may be worn)

Items which CAN ONLY BE PURCHASED from the academy:

Academy Jumper
£10.50 for age 3 to 8 year old sizes
£11.50 for age 9 to 11 year old sizes
Academy Tie
£3.50
Academy Hair Scrunchie
£1.80
Book Bag
£4.50 (free to all new Nursery and Reception children)

NB Please make sure that all clothing is clearly labeled with child’s name. (Sew-in labels or marker pen are ideal for this purpose).

Shoes

For Health and Safety reasons, it is imperative that sensible footwear is worn by all pupils. We require children to wear black shoes and NOT trainers, as these are not suitable to wear for long periods of time. It is also not acceptable for children to wear boots (leather/UGG or any other boot style) inside the academy building all day as the building is very warm during the colder months.

ALL children MUST be in full uniform every day. If your child is not in the correct uniform you will be asked to deal with this issue with some urgency. This is the policy set by our local feeder schools (ORMISTON and EXCEL) and we follow their guidance.

PE Kit

Every child, throughout the academy, will be provided with a PE kit free of charge which consists of the following items:
Black shorts (£3.50)
White T Shirt with printed logo (£3.50)
Blue Hoodie with printed logo (£10.00)
Pump Bag £3.00

Additional PE kit can be purchased from the Academy office at the prices in brackets above.

Bags

Book bags are supplied to all children entering the academy in Nursery, Reception, Year 1 or Year 2 and then all Key Stage 2 children will receive a school rucksack. All children will also be given a PE bag.

CHILDREN SHOULD NOT BRING OTHER BAGS TO THE ACADEMY

Jewellery, Make Up, Nails and Hair

Children may wear watches. If your child does wear earrings they must be studs only and children must be able to remove the earrings themselves in order to take part in a PE lesson. This is current health and safety legislation which we must adhere to. NB All children must take part in PE lessons, therefore, if your child is unable to remove their earrings you will be expected to come to the academy to remove them for them in time for the PE lesson.Children must not wear make-up, have nails painted or wear false nails.

Hair Colour

Natural colours only. No lines, designs cut into hair. No Mohicans or other bizarre hairstyles (the Governors and Head Teacher reserve the right to make a final decision if necessary). If you are unsure whether a hairstyle would be appropriate or not, come in and ask the Head Teacher BEFORE having it done.

Additional Fashion items and Gadgets

Please note that children should not wear the “whatever is current” hair accessory or fashion accessory with their normal school uniform, but should save these items for school disco days or home clothes days. The same applies to “on trend gadgets”. The list includes jojo bows and fidget spinners but other items will develop over the cause of the year as manufacturers seek to produce new items.