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Nottingham Academy

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.

We want all our pupils to present themselves smartly and to take pride in wearing our uniform properly. We believe this helps to create the climate for learning which helps our pupils to be successful. We also believe that the self-discipline this requires is important.

There are distinct uniforms for all phases of the Academy, from Nursery through to year 11.  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. 

Jewellery is not allowed, except for one small, plain, metal ear stud in the bottom of the lobe of each ear and one small plain ring may be worn. Earrings, rings, nose studs or other facial jewellery and nail varnish are not allowed.  

Excessive hair styles are strongly discouraged and all pupils with long hair must have it tied back.  ‘Cuts’ of any shape or design are not allowed, nor are non-natural or multiple hair colours.  Plain black hats and scarves may be worn at the discretion of the Principal in very cold weather.

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. They should have no logos or embellishments and should be able to take boot polish. High heeled shoes are quite unsuitable and are dangerous on our Academy sites. Boots or trainers are not to be worn.

Electrical items, such as mobile phones and music devices, 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.

All pupils are expected to have a suitable school bag with them each day, we would encourage all pupils to use a rucksack style bag or holdall which is large enough to carry all of their books and equipment. Handbags are not appropriate and should not be used.

Denim coats, hoodies, body-warmers and caps are not allowed.

The uniform for Nursery, Reception and Years 1, 2 and 3 comprises:

  • Academy polo shirt with logo and collar stripes or plain white polo shirt
  • Mid-grey trousers or skirt or pinafore dress or shorts (jeans and cords are not allowed and skirts are to be no shorter than knee length)
  • Academy pullover or cardigan, in purple, with the Academy logo
  • Black or grey socks with trousers, grey or white socks or mid-grey tights with skirts

Some pupils may wish to wear a Salwar Kameez, in purple. This is acceptable, as long as the Kameez is at least knee length.

PE Kit

  • Black shorts with the Academy logo
  • Purple sports polo shirt with black panels and Academy logo
  • Suitable trainers or other PE footwear

The Year 4, 5 and 6 uniform comprises:

  • Plain white school shirt (not polo shirts)
  • Academy tie
    Mid-grey trousers or skirt or pinafore dress (jeans and cords are not allowed)
  • Academy pullover or cardigan, in purple, with the Academy logo
  • Black or grey socks with trousers, grey or white socks or mid-grey tights with skirts.

Some pupils may wish to wear a Salwar Kameez, in purple. This is acceptable, as long as the Kameez is at least knee length.

PE Kit

  • For boys, black shorts with the Academy logo
  • For girls, black skorts with the Academy logo
  • Purple sports polo shirt with black panels and Academy logo
  • Suitable trainers or other PE footwear

The Year 7 and 8 uniform comprises:

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

Some pupils may wish to wear a Salwar Kameez, in purple. This is acceptable, as long as the Kameez is at least knee length.


The Year 9, 10 and 11 uniform comprises:

  • Plain white school shirt (not polo shirts)
  • Black trousers or skirt (jeans and cords 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

Some pupils may wish to wear a Salwar Kameez, in black. This is acceptable, as long as the Kameez is at least knee length.

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

There is no formal uniform for post-16 students. However, students are expected to dress smartly as they are working in a professional environment.

Students are not allowed to wear:

  • track suits or track suit bottoms (except in sport/PE lessons)
  • excessive jewellery*
  • extreme hairstyles*
  • revealing clothes or clothing with offensive slogans*
  • excessive or aggressive facial jewellery*
  • base ball caps
  • trainers

Students are expected to wear:

  • sensible shoes or boots
  • smart trousers, jeans or skirts
  • shirts or blouses rather than t-shirts or sports tops
  • Salwaar Kameez

* the Principals decision on these items is final and binding

Items of uniform can be bought on-line from our uniform suppliers, Price and Buckland.  Please click on their link to the right of this page to go directly to the Nottingham Academy web ordering service.