Uniform

A high standard of personal appearance is expected at all times. Students must wear correct uniform.  Please ensure all items of clothing are named.

The wearing of school uniform makes an important contribution to the tone and reputation of the Academy and is therefore compulsory for all students in Years 7 – 11.
Open Academy Sixth Form students may wear their own clothing but this should be safe and suitable for the working environment.

Clothing should be worn that is appropriate for the courses being studied. The Academy reserves the right to decide if the appearance of a student is acceptable.
The Sixth Form are expected to dress in a manner appropriate to our working environment. It is recognised that senior students have more scope to be individual in their dress. However, it is expected that they are not inappropriately dressed and do not dress in a way which distracts them or others from their work.

The Academy takes pride in the appearance of its students’ and we are grateful for the continued co-operation of parents in maintaining standards.

Lost property should be handed in to and collected from reception. All lost property will be disposed of during main school holidays so please check regularly if you have lost anything.

Our uniform rules are as follows –

Accessories
Hairstyles: Hair should be a natural colour. Students with long hair must fasten it back in laboratories or during practical activities. Extreme hairstyles are not allowed. This includes hair dyed unnatural colours and distinctive designs shaved in the hair – students will be asked to change the style within the week.

Jewellery: For health and safety reasons, jewellery is not permitted in the Academy. The exceptions to this rule are small studs in pierced ears – one in each lower lobe, and a watch. ‘Stretcher’ type ear studs are not allowed.
Facial, including tongue, and body piercings are not permitted in any circumstances whether visible or not. To clarify, the only jewellery permitted is:

  • One pair of small studs, one in each lower lobe
  • A wristwatch

Outdoor wear: Any sensible, weatherproof outdoor garment is permitted.
(no denim, leather jackets or hooded sweatshirts).

The rules apply not just in the Academy but travelling to and from the Academy. Our students’ are Open Academy Ambassadors at all times.

Boy's Uniform

Item Description  
Blazer (purchase from Academy shop) blazer
Tie

Black and teal stripe

To be worn at a normal length and knotted to the neck

tie
Shoes Plain black polished shoes only. No training or other similar sports shoes (regardless of colour), no boots, no ‘designer’ shoes boys shoes
Socks Dark, plain. socks
Trousers

Plain black. Trousers should be worn pulled up to the waist and it is permitted to wear a plain thin black belt with an unobtrusive buckle.

Not "skinny" style, hipsters or with unnecessary accoutrements (extra zips, buckles etc.)

boys trousers
Jumper (optional) Black v-neck jumper with teal trim

(purchase from Academy shop)

jumper
Shirt

Plain, white, long sleeved or short sleeved (not polo style)

To be buttoned to the neck and tucked in at all times.

shirt

 

Boys' PE Kit

ITEM DESCRIPTION  
Unisex Polo Shirt White unisex polo shirt
Shorts Plain black shorts
PE Socks Plain black or white  
Optional Black wet weather jacket, tracksuit bottoms plain black, thermal base layer plain black for upper and lower body  
Astro turf trainers   astro turf trainers
Football boots and shin pads rubber moulded studs  
Shin pads Are compulsory for rugby, football  
Mouth shields Purchase for the PE department – are compulsory for rugby  

 

Girls' Uniform

 Item Descriptions   
Blazer   blazer 
Tie * 

 Black and teal stripe

To be worn at a normal length and knotted to the neck

 tie
Shoes   Black plain flat shoes which can be polished. No training or other similar sports shoes, no boots, no ‘designer’ shoes. No stiletto heels.  girls shoes
Socks   Dark, plain or white  socks
Tights   Plain black  
Trousers   Black, (to be plain black) of a suitable style for school.

Not "skinny" style, hipsters or with unnecessary accoutrements (extra zips, buckles etc.)

 girls trousers
Skirt   Black, plain  skirt
Jumper (optional)   Black v-neck jumper with teal trim

(purchase from Academy shop)

 jumper
Shirt 

 Plain, white, long sleeved or short sleeved, not polo style

To be buttoned to the neck and tucked in at all times.

 shirt

 

Girl's PE Kit

ITEM DESCRIPTION  
Unisex Polo Shirt Plain White unisex polo shirt
Shorts Plain black shorts
Skort Plain black  skort
PE Socks Plain black or white  
Optional Black wet weather jacket, tracksuit bottoms plain black, thermal base layer plain black for upper and lower body  
Astro turf trainers   astro turf trainers
Football boots and shin pads rubber moulded studs  
Shin pads Are compulsory for rugby, football  
Mouth shields Purchase for the PE department – are compulsory for rugby  
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