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.
The Academy takes pride in the appearance of its students’ and we are grateful for the continued co-operation of parents in maintaining standards.
Purchase of School Uniform
Price & Buckland have been the Open Academys’ uniform provider for over 10 years and we are happy to share the news with you that our uniform can now be purchased via their website rather than from us.
Open Academy Blazers, ties and our new PE Shirts which are all compulsory will be available for you to order along with other uniform items which are available elsewhere.
There will be the option to have your delivery sent direct to your address, or if you prefer, it can be delivered into the academy for you or your child to collect. In term time there will be deliveries into the academy on the second and fourth Monday of each month.
Click on the following link to view the Price & Buckland website.
If needed we will set some dates in the summer holiday for uniform collection but will advise of these at a later date via the Open Academy website and Facebook.
Not all students chose to wear a jumper under their blazers but if one is worn it must be an Open Academy jumper. These will still be available to purchase from the Open Academy in term time and can be paid for via the pay+ app.
We will always hold a supply of ties in the academy for any late minute purchases.
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 –
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.
|Blazer||Open Academy Blazers, ties and our new PE Shirts are all compulsory and available from: Price & Buckland|
Black and teal stripe
To be worn at a normal length and knotted to the neck
|Shoes||Plain black polished shoes only. No training or other similar sports shoes (regardless of colour), no boots, no ‘designer’ shoes|
|Socks / tights||Plain dark|
|Trousers / Tailored Shorts / Skirt||
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.
Plain black knee length skirt.
Not "skinny" style, hipsters or with unnecessary accoutrements (extra zips, buckles etc.)
Black v-neck jumper with teal trim
|Shirt / Blouse||
Plain, white, long sleeved or short sleeved (not polo style)
To be buttoned to the neck and tucked in at all times.
|Black Polo Shirt||Black with Open Academy logo|
|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|
|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|