Maintaining High Standards
We expect our students to adopt a smart dress code that reflects the aspirations of the school and the local community. The dress code consists of a smart practical outfit that resists the vagaries of fashion and ensures a degree of consistency and equality for the students. We wish for our students to be proud of their school in their local community, especially to and from school.
Please find below the requirements that are compulsory for all students in Years 7 – 11.
- Top coats - Dark colours and waterproof (no sweatshirts, no hoodies, no denim).
- Academy sweatshirt/fleece: maroon with logo.
- Academl polo shirt: light blue with logo. Any t-shirts worn underneath must not be visible.
- Trousers - Plain black, tailored. No cords, denims, fashion or patterned trousers. Trousers should not drag on the floor.
- Socks - Any colour.
- Shoes - Plain black. Must be suitable for school. Black trainers, coloured trainers, canvas shoes, flip-flops and boots are not allowed.
- Belts - Black only (no excessive buckles).
As above, but with the additions:
- Trousers - Plain black tailored. No cords, patterns, denims or denim like trousers. No fashion, hipsters, cropped trousers or tailored shorts.
- Skirt - Black, knee length only.
- Tights - Plain black.
- Shoes - High heels are considered dangerous on the grounds of health and safety and are not allowed.
A high standard of personal appearance is expected of all students and anyone arriving to school in non-uniform will be expected to remove the garments. Such items will be confiscated and returned at the end of the term. Alternatively parents can collect them at the end of every school day but parents need to be aware that if their child continues to wear the garments this will be seen as defiance and so further action will be taken.
- Jewellery is generally inappropriate for school and can be a hazard. Therefore, it should be limited to a watch and one pair of STUD earrings to be worn in the lobe of each ear. No other body piercing is permitted and covering of such with plasters is not permitted. Rings, bracelets and necklaces are not permitted and will be confiscated.
- Hair colour must be of a natural shade and not excessive and hair styles must be business like and appropriate for the learning environment.
- Discreet make-up may be worn, but this does not include coloured nail varnish. Further action as a matter of ‘defiance’ will be taken with students who take advantage of this privilege and continue to wear inappropriate make-up.
- Coloured nail varnish is not allowed.
Checks will be undertaken on a daily basis at the school gate, by the Form Tutor, the Class Teacher and by all other adults. The final decision on the suitability of a student’s appearance rests with the Headteacher.
Can we take this opportunity of thanking you for your support and in ensuring that our students are excellent ambassadors in our local community.