8.13: Uniform Policy

The Academy uniform provides the students with a well defined identity. It supports ef...
The following kit is required for PE lessons:
          •   Black shorts
          •   Black track suit bottoms
Upcoming SlideShare
Loading in …5

8.13 Uniform Ploicy


Published on

  • Be the first to comment

  • Be the first to like this

No Downloads
Total views
On SlideShare
From Embeds
Number of Embeds
Embeds 0
No embeds

No notes for slide

8.13 Uniform Ploicy

  1. 1. 8.13: Uniform Policy Introduction: The Academy uniform provides the students with a well defined identity. It supports effective learning and teaching by contributing to the academy ethos and the setting of an appropriate tone. Objectives: The establishment of an Academy policy on uniform seeks to • Instil pride amongst the students in the Academy • Support positive behaviour and discipline • Ensure all students of all races and backgrounds feel welcome • Protect students from social pressures to dress in a particular way • Nurture cohesion and promote good relations between different groups of students Implementation: 1. The governing body of the Academy makes every effort to ensure that its Academy Uniform Policy is fair and reasonable. When making decisions about uniform it has considered: • affordability • availability of non-standard sizes • branded items and items in unusual colours/shades • sustainable sourcing • health and safety • religion or belief • the Human Rights Act 1998 and anti-discrimination legislation 2. The students and other stakeholders were involved in discussions and decisions about the Academy uniform. 3. This Uniform Policy is published on the school website and in the academy prospectus. A willingness to comply with the Uniform Policy is also a condition of the Home Academy Agreement. 4. The academy uniform consists of the following: • Purple blazers • Purple tank tops • Purple jumpers for the winter (optional) • Black tie with 2 fine purple diagonal lines • Black skirt or black trousers • White shirt • Black or white plain socks • Black tights (optional) • Flat black shoes • Black head scarf (optional)
  2. 2. The following kit is required for PE lessons: • Black shorts • Black track suit bottoms • House PE shirt in one of 8 colours • Trainers Non-compliance with the Academy’s Uniform Policy: a. The academy reserves the right to discipline a student for a breach of the Uniform Policy, as recognised in DCSF guidance. However, before any disciplinary sanction is imposed, considerate and discreet enquiries are made as to why a student is not attending the academy in the correct uniform. No student is made to feel uncomfortable, nor discriminated against, because their parents/carers are unable to provide them with the required items of academy uniform. b. The Principal or a person authorised by the Principal may ask a student to go home briefly to remedy a breach of the academy's rules on appearance or uniform. This is not an exclusion, but an authorised absence. However, if the student continues to breach uniform rules in such a way as to be sent home to avoid school, or takes longer than is strictly necessary to effect the change, the student’s absence may be counted as unauthorised absence. A student must not be sent home indefinitely or for longer than is strictly necessary to remedy the breach as this could amount to an unofficial exclusion. In all such cases parents/carers must be notified and the absence should be recorded. Equality and Discrimination Issues: 1. In formulating this Uniform Policy the governing body has carefully considered its obligations not to discriminate unlawfully on the grounds of sex, race, disability, sexual orientation and religion or belief. 2. The governing body has also considered this policy in the context of its Race Equality Policy; its obligation to promote equality of opportunity between pupils of different racial groups; and the requirement to assess the impact of academy policies on students drawn from different racial groups. Relevant Documentation and Legislation: 1. Section 21, Education Act 2002, as amended by the Education and Inspections Act 2006. 2. Section 88 of the Education and Inspections Act 2006. Evaluation: This policy statement is reviewed regularly as part of the programme of policy review.