School Uniform

It is expected that the Academy uniform will instil pride, support positive behaviour and discipline.

It will encourage identity with, and support for, the Academy ethos and ensure students from all backgrounds feel welcome. The uniform will protect students from social pressures to dress in a particular way and nurture cohesion to promote good relationships between different groups of students. It combines smartness with functionality and durability. Parents/carers are strongly advised to pay particular attention to the uniform details attached, and to take expert advice from staff at the school.

Students are expected to wear their full uniform with pride. This includes on their way to School and home. Those wearing incomplete uniform or non-approved items risk being referred to the Lighthouse or being sent home until the matter is resolved.

Uniform Ordering

Our school uniform is available to purchase from Trutex please see the Parent Online Ordering Guide.  There is also now the option to have your order delivered, free of charge, to school for collection.

Alternatively, blazers and ties can be ordered directly from Price and Buckland- Price & Buckland Uniform – Online Ordering

Description Further Information
Academy blazer Grey with purple piping and Academy logo To be kept smart and worn during the day as well as to and from the Academy, unless directed otherwise by staff.
Sleeves to be worn at full length and not rolled-up. Only Academy issues badges to adorn the blazer.
Trousers Black, formal, classic style, full length No jean-like, corduroy, high-fashion, overly-tight trousers, leggings or shorts. Trousers should be worn with a secure fit around the waist. Belts should be black, plain and functional. Trousers should not be tapered.
Skirt Official school pleated tartan skirt Skirts should be the official school pleated “warrior tartan” skirt. Skirts must not be shortened by rolling them up at the waist.
Shirt Plain white traditional school shirt The shirt should be tucked in, buttoned at the neck and sleeves worn at full length. Any t-shirt or underwear worn underneath should not be visible. No designer shirts or fitted blouses.
Tie Official school purple tie / Prefects – black tie. Must be kept in good condition and worn with a closed knot covering the shirt collar button at the neck. Tie should be appropriate length.


Shoes Polished black, traditional style, black stitching, black sole and heel. No trainers of any kind. A plain design, no trimmings, logos, decorative buckles, coloured laces or stitching, labels, tags or other decorations. No shoe/trainer hybrid footwear with Velcro fastenings, trainers of fabric shoes. No Vans. No ankle boots or long boots. No trainers of any kind.
Bag Appropriate for school use Must be able to carry A4 sized books/folders.
PE top Black polo shirt ActivDri with purple side panel and logo Official school sports hoodie (optional)
PE shorts Black shorts with Academy logo
PE trainers Astro/training shoes
Further Information
Jewellery / accessories §  No earrings except one pair of small stud earrings (max 4mm in diameter).

§  No other visible jewelry including bracelets, wristbands, necklaces or ankle bracelets.

§  No oversize buckles or belts

§  No nose studs, facial or body piercings are permitted.

§  No rings.

Hair §  No decorative attachments are to be worn in the hair

§  No mohicans or shaved lines in the hair are permitted

§  No shaved patterns in eyebrows are permitted

§  No extreme hair styles or contrasting colours are permitted. Un-natural colours or bleached hair is not permitted.

Make-up / appearance §  Make-up must be discreet.

§  No heavy eyeliner

§  No nail varnish or nail extensions

§  No false eyelashes

§  No lip gloss or lip stick

Headphones and mobile phones ·         Should not be seen or heard as per the mobile phone policy during the school day on the Academy site. Students who ignore this policy and use a mobile device and associated items (e.g. headphones attached to a phone) on school premises will be required to hand over their device and associated items to a member of staff. This is logged as per the Behaviour for Learning Policy and the following procedure applies[1]:

§  1st time: mobile device confiscated and left behind reception for the student to collect at the end of the day;

§  2nd time: mobile device confiscated and left behind reception.  Parents/carers informed and asked to collect at the next convenient time;

§  3rd time: mobile device confiscated and left behind reception.  Parents/carers informed and asked to collect at the end of the working week;

§  4th time and additional times: mobile device confiscated and left behind reception.  Parents/carers informed and asked to collect at the end of the working week.  Additional sanctions will apply such as time in the Ready to Learn Centre, student required to hand over their mobile device on a daily basis, parent meeting with SLT.

§  Students who fail to co-operate with this policy will then be managed using under Behaviour for Learning Policy with reference to the refusal to follow staff instructions sanctions.

[1] The repetition of offences is applied throughout the academic year.