Part of the Greenwood Dale Foundation Trust group of Academies

Uniform

Uniform

The Academy has strict guidelines on dress and all pupils are expected to wear the full Academy uniform. The wearing of our distinctive uniform gives pupils a sense of 'belonging', helps foster a pride in the Academy and stops pupils coming to the Academy in unsuitable clothes.

There are three distinct Academy uniforms:

  • Year 7, 8 and 9 pupils wear a uniform based on a purple pullover
  • Year 10 and 11 pupils wear a uniform based on a black pullover
  • Year 12 and 13 students based on a black pullover

Pupils are expected to wear the Academy uniform when travelling to and from the Academy, at all Academy functions and on visits by parties or sports teams. Parents are strongly advised to supervise the purchase of all clothing which is to be worn in the Academy and when there is doubt, to check in advance with the Academy to find out whether or not a particular item will be acceptable.

Jewellery is not allowed, except for one pair of ear studs. Ear rings, rings, nose studs or other facial jewellery, nail varnish and make up are not allowed. Electrical items, such as MP3 players and mobile phones are also not allowed in the Academy and will be confiscated if found.

THE ACADEMY TAKES NO RESPONSIBILITY FOR LOST OR STOLEN JEWELLERY OR ELECTRICAL ITEMS AS THEY ARE NOT ALLOWED IN THE ACADEMY.

Shoes should be black and sensible for school use, flat soled or with very low heels, no more than half an inch at the front of the heel. High heeled shoes are quite unsuitable and are dangerous on our school sites. Boots or trainers or not to be worn.

Excessive hair styles are strongly discouraged and all pupils with long hair must have it tied back whilst on the Academy site. Boys with short hair are not allowed ‘cuts’ of any shape or design.

The Year 7, 8 and 9 Academy uniform comprises:

  • Plain white school shirt (not polo shirts)
  • Academy tie
  • Black trousers or skirt (jeans, cords and skin-tight trousers are not allowed, skirts to be no shorter than knee length)*
  • Academy V-necked jumper with logo
  • Black or grey socks with trousers, white socks, neutral or black tights with skirts.

The Year 10 and 11 uniform comprises:

  • Plain white school shirt (not polo shirts)
  • Black trousers or skirt (jeans, cords and skin-tight trousers are not allowed, skirts to be no shorter than knee length)*
  • Academy tie
  • Academy V-necked pullover, in black, with Academy logo
  • Black or grey socks with trousers, white socks, neutral or black tights with skirts

* Girls trousers must have a high enough waistband to ensure they are modest enough to be worn on the Academy sites and to allow shirts to be properly tucked in. Wide belts are not allowed.

PE KIT – For all Secondary years

  • Black short-sleeved sports polo shirt with purple panels and Academy logo
  • Black long-sleeved reversible sports shirt with purple panels and Academy logo
  • Black track suit bottoms with grey stripe
  • Suitable trainers or other PE footwear

Post-16 Students

  • Sensible low-heeled black shoes or boots (not trainers)
  • Plain white school shirt (not polo shirts)
  • Sixth Form Academy tie (available from Academy reception)
  • Black trousers or knee length skirts (jeans and cords are not allowed, skirts must be no
    shorter than knee length)
  • Academy V-necked pullover, in black, with the Academy and Sixth Form logo (only
    available from the Academy reception)
  • Black or grey socks with trousers, neutral or black tights with skirts
  • A warm coat (not denim) for travelling to and from the Academy
  • A suitable bag for carrying books and equipment

PE Kit

For students who study BTEC Sport or who play in post-16 Academy sports teams the Academy will purchase Academy sportswear, excluding trainers or boots, for all students in these two categories.

Click on the visual on the right to see exactly what the uniform is for each year group.

During term time, parents will be able to purchase uniform items from main reception during the office opening hours of 8.00am - 4.00pm.  During Academy holidays, this will be by prior appointment only as reception is not always open during school closures.