Uniform from September 2022

At South Nottinghamshire Academy, we have high expectations around standards of our school uniform.

As parents, you will understand the sense of pride and satisfaction at seeing your children and their friends smartly dressed in their Academy uniform. There's nothing quite like it!

The uniform presents and promotes a readily identifiable image of South Nottinghamshire Academy and we want students to wear it with pride. It is also an important statement about our school to the outside world.

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).
  • Academy Trousers – Academy regulation black trousers, with badge. A plain black belt can be worn.
  • Shirt – formal white shirt with stiff collar. This must be tucked in.
  • Jumper (optional item) – plain black V-neck jumper. 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).
  • Academy Skirt or Trousers – Academy regulation knee-length skirt with badge OR Academy regulation black trousers, with badge. A plain black belt can be worn.
  • Shirt – formal white shirt with stiff collar. This must be tucked in.
  • Jumper (optional item) – plain black V-neck jumper. 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 or Tights – must be plain black (socks to be worn below the knee).
  • 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

  • Any religious headwear should be black.
  • 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 nor is the wearing of any false nails.

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

There should be no incorrect uniform. However, where this does occur, students will work in isolation, with contact home being made.

Physical Education kit for all students - Years 7-11

   
  • Academy regulation polo shirt
  • Plain navy-blue sports shorts, tracksuit bottoms or sports leggings
  • Plain navy-blue football socks - to be worn for PE lessons.
  • Academy regulation 1/4 zip jumper (optional extra)
  • Trainers - appropriate trainers must be worn for all PE lessons.
    These must not be school shoes or 'pumps' as they are unsafe and inappropriate.

Further Information

  • No school uniform garments can be worn as part of a student’s PE kit 
  • If the weather is unfit for t-shirts, then sportswear can be worn underneath PE shirts, not on top of PE shirts. 
  • Leggings cannot be worn as part of the PE kit 

South Nottinghamshire Academy uniform items can be purchased from our two official school uniform suppliers (Kit Out and Schoolwear Solutions).

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.

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