We strongly encourage the children to follow our dress code as we feel that this fosters a sense of belonging and a pride in our school; creating a positive atmosphere in school and leading to fewer distractions. It also conveys a positive image of our academy in the community.
All items of clothing and footwear should be clearly labelled in order to help us to return lost items. Sweatshirts and t-shirts with the school motif, and other school clothing can be bought directly from Harrisons on Southtown Road.
The wearing of sun hats during the summer months is encouraged to reduce the risk of sunburn and sun stroke.
It is not appropriate for children to wear make-up, nail varnish or jewellery in the academy. Children with pierced earlobes may wear only one pair of stud earrings or other jewellery (for example for religious reasons) at the academy, and even these along with watches must be removed during PE/swimming lessons. Requests for other jewellery must be made in writing and full responsibility for any injury or loss must be accepted. All items will be kept in a safe place during the lessons.
The academies do not allow ‘extreme’ haircuts or styles. Unnatural hair colours and patterns cut into the hair are unacceptable. No haircut shorter than what is considered a ‘No. 2’. For safety reasons, we request that all long hair is always tied back.