We believe that the wearing of uniform encourages children to have a sense of belonging and of being part of a community. It is an outward expression of the Academy’s identity and promotes a feeling of pride and equality. In addition, we believe that the wearing of a ‘uniform’, as opposed to leisure wear contributes to helping children understand that they come to school to work and learn.
In order to help fulfil these aims, extreme hairstyles (such as severe spikes, extreme cuts, ticks, tramlines, mullets, No 1s etc.) would be considered unsuitable.
From January 2017 all uniform should be purchased from our online shop. Please click on the link below to access the online shop:
|Royal Blue Sweatshirt||Royal Blue Sweatshirt or Cardigan|
|White Polo Shirt/White Shirt||White Polo Shirt/White Blouse|
|Grey or Black Trousers||Grey or Black Trousers or Skirts|
|Black Shoes||Black Shoes|
No designer/striped/logo-ed/leisure jogging bottoms or tops.
As we have many stairs to negotiate in school shoes should be flat or low heeled and no ‘strappy’ sandals.
There are several health and safety issues which inform our academy policy as follows:
The requirement for modesty for Muslim girls can be accommodated within the uniform. Trousers are a permitted part of the uniform for girls and, therefore, the wearing of other garments under dresses is not necessary.
The hijab (headscarf) is not normally worn by the majority of Muslim girls until puberty. However, we recognise that a small number of families may require their children to cover their hair/heads at an earlier age. Following discussions with parents representing these views and a meeting of the full governing body the following decisions were made:
Providing we are satisfied that the choice is the child’s then:
Should any child wish to wear the Hijab, according to these amendments, their family should apply in writing to the Head Teachers.
Sikh boys may wear a ‘Patka’, in Academy colours, around their ‘bun.’
These amendments were decided upon in the context of the many religions and beliefs in our multi-ethnic academy and are designed to balance the rights and beliefs of all our families and children. This is in order to create a harmonious community, where beliefs and cultures are celebrated but not allowed to become divisive; and where individual children do not feel different or excluded.
The policy takes a balanced middle ground and is decided with the objectives of; furthering school uniformity, co-existence and harmony; without compromising personal modesty; and taking health and safety considerations into account. It is also written in the context of an understanding that school is a safe and nurturing environment where safeguarding of children is our prime concern.