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Uniform

Students in Years 7-11 are expected to wear the compulsory generic Academy uniform from the list below and then choose from either Option 1 or Option 2

  • Black Academy blazer with red piping and Academy logo.
  • Black Academy long sleeve sweater with red strip and/or sleeveless Academy sweater with red stripe.
  • Black showerproof coat/jacket with Academy logo for Years 7 & 8. No outer coat is permissible. Plain black showerproof coat/jacket of own choice for Years 9 - 11 with no logos, furry hoods or other embellishments.
  • Plain black socks or plain black tights.
  • Plain black low-heeled sensible shoes. No trainers, boots (as defined as those items of footwear where the ankle bone or higher is covered either partly or in full by the footwear), patent (i.e. shiny), suede or fabric shoes, or shoes with open toes or open heels. No trimmings i.e. metal bars, labels, tags or decorations. Soles, laces and stitching must be black. Black shoes should be work on the way to and from the Academy and be robust enough to ensure that feet are kept dry in wet weather.
  • Academy bag (choice of Academy rucksack or Academy messenger bag).
  • Black Design Technology apron with Academy logo.

Option 1

Official Academy kilt This is of a specific design and only available from Simmonds.  Kilts should be no shorter than knee or longer than calf length.  Kilts should be worn on the waist not the hips, nor should the waistband be rolled up/folded.

Or

Black tailored trousers. No jean-like material, high fashion trousers/leggings (no studs, trimmings or cargo pockets), skinny trousers or shorts.  Trousers should be worn on the waist not the hips.

Or

Official Academy black skirt, optional only for Years 9 to 11 from September 2021. 

White revere collar blouse. Any t-shirt or underwear worn underneath should not be visible.

Optional: Academy summer dress (worn with plain black or white socks or plain black tights). The summer dress can be worn through Terms 5 & 6 and for current students during Term 1 of the Academic year. All new Year 7 students must wear full winter uniform in Term 1.

Option 2

Black tailored trousers. No jean-like material, high fashion trousers/leggings (no studs, trimmings or cargo pockets), skinny trousers or shorts. Trousers should be worn on the waist not the hips.

Black and red Academy tie

Plain white school shirt either long or short-sleeved with a collar design to support the format wearing of a school tie, tucked in and buttoned at the neck. Any t-shirt or underwear worn underneath should not be visible.

Sportswear

  • Black and red Academy sports polo shirt
  • Black Academy shorts or skort
  • Red Academy football/hockey socks (as required)
  • Plain white sports socks
  • Black Academy tracksuit bottoms with red piping
  • Black Academy tracksuit top with red piping
  • Academy PE bag
  • Trainers/football boots

All items are available from our uniform suppliers: Simmonds of Tunbridge Wells

Recommended equipment for every lesson

  • Academy rucksack or Academy bag, suitable for A4 size books
  • 2 pens (black or blue)
  • 2 pencils
  • Coloured pencils or felt pens
  • 30cm ruler
  • Scientific Calculator
  • Geometry set for mathematics
  • Dictionary
  • Sharpener
  • Eraser
  • Highlighter
  • A4 folder to transport work
  • iPad (fully charged each day)

It is very important that students have the correct equipment with them at all times.  Successful learning will often be dependent upon this.  If students forget to bring equipment, appropriate sanctions will be applied.  Sports equipment must be brought in on timetabled days.

The Sixth Form dress code can be viewed here.

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