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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 small, plain, metal ear-studs and one small plain ring may be worn. Earrings, rings, nose studs or other facial jewellery are not allowed.  A nose retainer is permitted. False nails 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.  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. High-heeled shoes are quite unsuitable and are dangerous on our Academy sites. Trainers are not to be worn. Sensible black boots with no heels may be worn in the winter.

Caps are not allowed. During the summer months, students may bring a sun hat for protection

Electrical items, such as mobile phones, headphones, air pods and other music devices are also not allowed in the Academy and will be confiscated if found.

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.

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 Blazer
  • V-necked pullover, in black.
  • 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 tracksuit bottoms, shorts or sports leggings. 
  • 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.

  • Exposed underwear is not acceptable, bare tops/midriffs are not acceptable. 
  • Clothing and accessories that promote drugs, sex, alcohol, violence, profanity, prejudice or racism are not acceptable. 
  • Mid length shorts and skirts are acceptable 
  • Footwear should be safe and offer protection. 
  • Hats and hoods are allowed but must be removed inside. 
  • Excessive jewellery is not allowed, extreme hairstyles are not allowed. 
  • Headphones are allowed but must be removed during lessons and on the corridors. 
  • Lanyards must be worn and be visible at all times. This is also a safeguarding requirement. 
  • Students may wish to wear Salwar Kameez 

 

* the Principals decision on these items is final and binding

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