Uniform

At Alcester Academy we are proud of our standards of school uniform that are the result of a high degree of co-operation between parents/carers, students and the school.

We are firm believers in a school uniform that is properly and consistently worn. We believe that this helps young people to develop a real pride in themselves and their school and to look smart helps them to think smart too. Uniform helps students to feel part of our community, and makes the point that there is no discrimination. It sets a standard which supports our expectations of work and behaviour. We find it helps maintain the right environment for learning.

All students wear their uniform both in school and when representing the school at events or on visits. When the students are travelling to and from school in the community we expect that the same high uniform expectations are met with the students wearing the uniform with pride and role modelling our beliefs. Outdoor coats may be worn over, but not instead of, blazers which are compulsory. In this respect we expect no less from our students than an employer would expect of their employees.

We recommend that name tapes should be put into all garments.
 
For parents/carers in need of financial support with uniform, please refer to the Hardship Policy.
If students attend school dressed inappropriately, we reserve the right to place students in isolation until the issue has been rectified and our expectations have been met.

  • Black blazer with silver/grey piping displaying school badge and logo
  • Optional Black v-neck jumper (to be worn under the blazer) with silver/grey piping displaying school badge and logo
  • Mid grey skirt (drop pleats) displaying school badge
  • Mid grey tailored trousers (boys and girls)
  • Mid grey tailored shorts (boys and girls) can be worn as an alternative to trousers/skirts for the summer term. Shorts must be of a ‘tailored’ fit. They must not have ‘combat/cargo’ style external pockets. They must be of the same material and colour (grey) as the regular school trousers. 
  • Light blue shirt
  • School tie
  • Boys socks – black or dark grey only. (No trainer type or below ankle socks allowed).
  • Girls socks – black, grey or white socks must sit above the ankle and below the knee. No over the knee socks are allowed.
  • Tights - plain (not patterned) in black 60 denier+
  • Appropriate shoes – those that can be polished, they must be black in colour, as pictured below:








Suede, fabric or canvas shows are NOT allowed.
Pumps, boots, coloured logo trainers or high heels may NOT be worn in school, see above


Girls Skirts

Alcester Academy has a standard academy skirt. It is a mid-grey with drop pleats and a school badge.
The ruling is that the skirts should be no shorter than half way between the top of the leg and the knee. If girls have skirts that are considered inappropriate, then we will expect them to purchase a new standard academy skirt or wear acceptable trousers.


PE Kit List

Girls

COMPULSORY
Black/Blue and Silver Hoody
Blue/Black and Silver Polo Shirt
Shorts or Skirt or Tracksuit Bottoms
Games Socks
Trainers (suitable for indoor/outdoor use)

Optional

Black/Blue and Silver Rugby Shirt
Black/Blue and Silver Splash Top
Football/Hockey boots
Shin pads/gum shield

NOTE ALL ITEMS OF KIT MUST BE NAMED 



Boys

COMPULSORY
Black/Blue and Silver Polo Shirt
Blue/Black and Silver Rugby Shirt
Shorts or Tracksuit Bottoms
Games Socks
Trainers (suitable for indoor/outdoor use)
Football/Hockey boots
Shin pads/gum shield

Optional

Black/Blue and Silver Hoody
Black/Blue and Silver Splash Top
Cricket Whites



Uniform Supplier

National Schoolwear Centre
3/4 Bulls Head Yard,
Alcester,
Warwickshire,
B49 5BX 
Tel: 01789 400344.




Ties

The tie should be attached correctly at all times.

Jewellery

One pair of small plain gold or plain silver studs (one in each ear) and a small wrist watch are allowed. Nose studs, body piercings and related jewellery are not allowed. Rings, bracelets and necklaces are not to be worn whilst at the Academy for Health and Safety reasons.

Make Up

A moderate amount of make-up is permitted at the Academy. This is permitted to support self-confidence and must be as natural as possible. Nail varnish and false eye lashes are not permitted.

Hair

Hair must be natural in colour and not of extreme style; dip dyeing, extreme bleaching are not permitted. Shaved or semi shaved patterns are not allowed. Hair accessories must be of school colour. No holiday hair braids to be worn.