Re: Academy Uniform Reminder January 2022
As we approach a new term, I am writing to remind all parents and carers of the Academy’s uniform policy and expectations. Prior to the holidays, we had a minority of students arriving in the morning in trainers, with leggings or wearing hoodies under their blazers, or with nose studs; none of which are permitted at the Academy.
This is a reminder of our uniform policy that can be viewed on our website. In this policy we clearly state what is and what is not acceptable. Below is a list of what the Academy requires each student to wear to the Academy:
Plain black school shoes
Plain white collared shirt (short or long sleeved)
Academy tie (Blue with thin red stripes)
Plain black trousers (must be able to be fastened, no pull up trousers or leggings)
Plain (no logos or branding) grey V neck jumper (optional)
Academy skirt (with black opaque or natural tights, optional)
As we approach the colder seasons, students are permitted to wear an outdoor coat over their blazers on their way to school and when they are outside at break times.
(Further allowances in place currently due to ventilation requirements permits students to wear these indoors)
Jewellery is also referenced in our uniform policy. Students are only permitted to wear one plain stud per earlobe (no other piercings are permitted) and a watch; no other jewellery is permitted. If your child is wearing jewellery that is not permitted then it may be confiscated.
Make-up is to be minimal/subtle. Excessively long eyelashes are not permitted and students will be asked to remove them if they are deemed such. Fake or acrylic nails are not permitted on the grounds of safety. Only clear nail varnish is allowed.
Trainers and leggings are not permitted and students will be sent home to change if they arrive at school wearing either. Wearing trainers for medical reasons may only be permitted for a set period of time and with documentation from a paediatrician, clearly stating how long the student will need to wear trainers. On these rare occasions we may allow a student to wear plain black trainers only.
We also understand that children have growth spurts and items of clothing become damaged. We therefore suggest that students have spare items so they can continue to wear the expected uniform. If for any reason this is not possible, please send your child to school with a note, or phone the Academy. You will likely receive a call from the child’s form tutor or SPL to discuss a resolution to the matter. If we do not receive a phone call or a letter explaining the uniform infringement your child may not be allowed to attend lessons until the matter is resolved.
A final reminder also regarding PE. All students are expected to attend the Academy in full school uniform daily, even on days they are timetabled to have PE lessons. On such days, students are expected to bring in their PE kit and will get changed for their PE lesson.
As always, I appreciate your support in this matter.
Ms. S Zand
Head of School