Why have a uniform?
We believe that proper school uniform is important because it:
- instils pride in the students and the wider community
- encourages identity with, and support for, our school ethos
- protects children from social pressures to dress in a particular way
- nurtures cohesion and promotes good relations between different groups of students
- supports effective teaching and learning.
The Academy uniform
|Ties, shirts and jumpers
- Plain white school shirt buttoned to the neck
- School tie (replacement ties can be purchased through the school)
- Black v-neck jumper with the school badge (optional item, available from Emblematic).
- Black cardigan with the school badge (optional item, available from Emblematic)
|Trousers and skirts
While we are more than happy for parents and students to purchase school uniform from a wide variety of sources, we have worked closely with Emblematic to create trousers and skirts with the Academy logo, which meet our uniform rules. Should parents choose to purchase items from other suppliers then the style and fit of the trousers/skirt should be the same as those provided by Emblematic.
- Plain black formal straight cut trousers - not jeans, leggings or stretchy style. (Must be at least 7.5inches/18cm wide at the bottom).
- A-line or straight skirt - not tight fitting or stretch material and must be no more than one inch above the knee.
- Black, grey or white socks only to be worn with trousers.
- Black opaque tights must be worn with skirts.
||Plain black, formal, leather or leather style shoes which can be polished. No trainers, plimsolls, pumps or boots.
- Outside coats must be removed on entering classrooms.
- Caps are not to be worn on the school premises.
- Woollen hats may be worn between the autumn and spring half terms.
- PE polo shirt – compulsory item
- Black shorts/tracksuit bottoms/leggings – compulsory available from Emblematic but can be purchased elsewhere
- Mid layer top – optional item available from Emblematic
- Hoodie – optional item
- Rain jacket – optional item available from Emblematic
- Skort – optional item available from Emblematic
- Sports sock – optional item available from Emblematic
Trainers must be worn in PE lessons. Plimsolls, Converse, or canvas type shoes are not suitable. Students are advised to wear football boots for football and rugby.
A black base layer may be worn underneath the PE t-shirt during the colder months also.
- The Academy reserves the right to decide that the cut and colour of a student’s hairstyle is inappropriate e.g. tramlines, Mohicans, extreme short sides with longer on top.
- Hair should be a natural colour (one colour only).
- Students may wear one single metal stud in each earlobe – no other visible piercings.
- Visible body piercings are not allowed e.g. nose, top of the ear. Students will not be allowed to cover piercings with a plaster. Parents are advised that if a child is to have a piercing it must take place at the start of the six weeks holiday and it must be removed on the first day of term.
- No necklaces, bracelets or rings.
- No false, gel or acrylic nails and no garishly coloured varnish.
- For health and safety reasons, nails need to be of a sensible length.
- Large fashion belts are not acceptable or part of the school uniform.
- No false eyelashes.
- No make-up except in Years 10 and 11 where discreet, natural make-up can be worn.
- Hair bands should be thin and not overly decorative e.g. no large owers.
- No tattoos.
- No fake tan.
How to order...
There will be a 'sizing event' held at school in the summer term every year to measure for new uniform. Alternatively, you can purchase uniform online at: www.emblematic.co.uk/schools/eaca/