South Nottinghamshire Academy Uniform

Uniform Expectations

At South Nottinghamshire Academy, we take school uniform seriously. It is also an important statement about our school to the outside world. The uniform presents and promotes a readily identifiable image of South Nottinghamshire Academy and we want students to wear it pride. As parents, you will undertsand that sense of pride and satisfaction at seeing your children and their friends smartly dressed in their Academy uniform. There's nothing quite like it!
 
Of course, uniform is only one element in the overall Academy image. Students are allowed to wear only minimal make-up to school, pupils wearing too much will be required to remove it. Caps and hats must not be worn inside school. On health and safety grounds the only permitted jewellery which can be worn by pupils is one pair of stud earrings (one stud in each ear lobe) – No other piercings are permitted. Nail extensions, false nails or coloured nail varnish is not permitted. Hair styles are not to be exaggerated in appearance and all hair colours should be of natural shades. No hair extensions may be worn by pupils.
  
Uniform applies to all students from Years 7 – 11

 

        

Boys (Year 7-11)

  • Academy Blazer – Academy regulation black blazer, with badge
  • Academy Tie – Academy regulation tie (with House colour)
  • Trousers – plain black, formal, long trousers. A plain black belt can be worn.
  • Shirt – formal white shirt with stiff collar. This must be tucked in
  • Jumper (optional item) – Academy black V-neck jumper with House colour trim. This can be worn in addition to the blazer, but is not to replace it
  • Shoes - plain black formal shoes (no trainers, boots, sandals, logos or velcro fastening shoes). See below for further information
  • Socks – black
  • Coat (optional item) – A plain coat may be worn outdoors in addition to the blazer. We do not consider sports tops, 'hoodies', or other fashion items to be coats

Girls (Year 7-11)

  • Academy Blazer – Academy regulation black blazer, with badge
  • Academy Tie – Academy regulation tie (with House colour)
  • Skirt or Trousers – plain black knee-length skirt without splits or decoration OR plain black, formal, long trousers. A plain black belt can be worn
  • Shirt – formal white shirt with stiff collar. This must be tucked in
  • Jumper (optional item) - Academy black V-neck jumper with House colour trim. This can be worn in addition to the blazer, but is not to replace it
  • Shoes - plain black formal shoes (no trainers, boots, slingbacks, sandals, logos, or velcro fastening shoes). See below for further information
  • Socks / Tights – black
  • Coat (optional item) – A plain coat may be worn outdoors in addition to the blazer. We do not consider sports tops, 'hoodies', or other fashion items to be coats

Further information

  • At times of extreme heat, students may request removal of their blazers – this is at the discretion of the class teacher
  • Students should not wear coloured or lettered undergarments which may be visible through their shirt
  • The wearing of baseball caps and 'hoodies' is not acceptable. These will be confiscated
  • Black 'trainer type shoes' manufactured by sports companies will not be accepted as school shoes. In addition, shoes which tie up need to have black laces
  • Outdoor coats cannot be worn in the classroom
  • Make up should be minimal. Coloured nail varnish is not permitted.

The Academy will be the final arbiter on what is deemed to be acceptable as school uniform

As the new uniform has been introduced with the financial support of the Academy, there should be no incorrect uniform. However, where this does occur, students will work in isolation, with contact home being made.

Physical Education Kit

Key Stage 3 (Years 7-9)

  • South Nottinghamshire Academy polo shirt - to be worn for all PE lessons. If lost or damaged, a suitable plain blue/white polo shirt (collared) can be worn with permission from PE teacher
  • Plain blue shorts - to be worn for PE lessons, small logo is acceptable
  • Plain blue / white football socks - to be worn for PE lessons. Plain white sports socks are acceptable as substitutes for football socks
  • Plain blue / black tracksuit bottoms (optional) – can be worn if the weather is unsuitable for shorts - these can contain a small logo. Permission should always be requested from the PE teacher as to whether or not tracksuit bottoms can be worn
  • South Nottinghamshire Academy sweaters and tracksuit bottoms (optional)
  • TRAINERS - appropriate trainers must be worn for all PE lessons. These must not be school shoes or 'pumps' as they are unsafe and inappropriate.

Key Stage 4 (Years 10-11)

  • Plain white / blue polo shirts (collared) can be worn by all KS4 students if South Nottinghamshire Academy PE shirts are no longer appropriate
  • Plain blue / black tracksuit bottoms (optional) can be worn as long as they 
  • Key Stage 3 PE kit is encouraged to be worn if appropriate
  • are plain blue / black. Jogging bottoms must not be worn for PE lessons and grey bottoms are also unacceptable

Further Information

  • Any clothing with large logos displayed are not acceptable for PE lessons
  • No school uniform garments can be worn as part of a students PE kit
  • If the weather is unfit for t-shirts, then sportswear can be worn underneath PE shirts, not on top of PE shirts

 South Nottinghamshire Academy uniform items can be purchased from our two official school uniform suppliers (Kit Out and Schoolwear Solutions). Their addresses and contact details are below:

KIT OUT

3 Regina Close

Radcliffe on Trent

NG12 2EL

Telephone: 07725 656857 between 9am and 7pm Monday to Saturday.

Email - debs@kitoutclothing.co.uk  

Text - stating the name of the school.

Please contact Deborah on 07725656857 or debs@kitoutclothing.co.uk to arrange an appointment suitable to yourselves any time between 9am and 7pm Monday to Saturday.

Kit Out keep stock of uniform throughout the whole year.

Further details can be found here.

Click here to view the order form

SCHOOLWEAR SOLUTIONS

806 Woodborough Road

Nottingham

NG3 5QJ

Tel - (0115) 8719926

 

 

 

The Academy takes great pride in the appearance of its students and we welcome the co-operation of parents in this matter.  We all need to work together to maintain our high standards.  This is extremely important to the general discipline and ethos of the school.  Students need to wear the uniform correctly to reflect a smart, dignified appearance.

Years 7 to 11

·         Academy Blazer – black with academy badge

·         Academy Tie – clip-on in house colour

·         Trousers – plain black, formal with optional plain black belt

·         Skirt – plain black, formal knee-length without splits or decoration

·         Shirt – formal white shirt with top collar button

·         Academy Jumper – plain black, V-neck with house colour trim

·         Shoes – plain black, formal leather (no boots or trainers)

·         Socks – plain black

·         Tights – plain black, no patterns

·         Coat – optional plain coat (no sports tops, casual jackets  or hoodies)

·         Earrings – one pair of small studs (no other jewellery may be worn)

·         Hair – neat and tidy (no extreme styles or colours)

·         Make up – minimal and subtle (no nail varnish or false nails )

·         Mobile phones – we appreciate that students may have mobile phones but they will be confiscated if they are seen being used in lessons.

Physical Education Kit

·         Academy Polo Shirt – blue with academy logo

·         Shorts – plain navy blue

·         Socks – plain navy blue football socks or plain white sports socks

·         Tracksuit trousers – optional plain navy blue (only during cold weather)

·         Academy Sweater – navy blue with academy logo

·         Trainers – appropriate trainers must be worn for all lessons (no shoes, boots or pumps)

“Staff set consistently high standards for the pupils’ appearance. Pupils are immaculately dressed as a result” (Ofsted February 2017)