We are all proud of our Academy and student uniform plays a key part in this. If students maintain high personal standards with their uniform, it gives them a sense of belonging to the Academy and helps with personal discipline. All students in Years 7-11 must wear correct Academy uniform which is defined as:
Plain navy with the Academy logo.
Plain navy V neck with the Academy logo (Note the sweatshirt is being phased out – 2017 intake students are not to wear them. The Academy Parliament helped to select a better quality, more comfortable jumper which will be available to purchase at Grey Palmer from Summer ‘17).
Plain white to be worn tucked in. Both short and long sleeve shirts are permitted.
In the Academy tartan and to sit just above the knee.
Plain black or charcoal grey, tailored fit. Skinny fit styles and black denim must not be worn.
Tie Knotted closely to the shirt collar, covering the top button and worn at reasonable length. Each House has its own colour tie.
Plain black, smart, leather or leather-look. Black trainers or ‘Converse’ style are not permitted. Heels should be no higher than 4cm. Plain black ankle boots are now permitted.
Only plain, black belts are accepted.
Trousers: dark socks. Kilts: black or white ankle socks. Black tights of minimum 40 denier.
Dark coloured coats and scarves may be worn during cold weather but must be removed upon entering the Academy buildings. Hoodies must not be worn under blazers.
Students are only allowed a watch and small earrings. These must be either small stud earrings or very small hoops. Facial and body piercings are not allowed, this includes tongue piercings and clear plastic facial jewellery.
Only subtle, natural looking make-up is permitted. Coloured nail varnish and extensions are not allowed. Make-up wipes and varnish remover will be provided where necessary
Extreme hairstyles and unnatural hair colours are not permitted. No students may have their hair cut shorter than a barbers’ number 2.
Your daughter/son’s Academy uniform can be purchased from Gray Palmer, 47 High Street, Saffron Walden. www.graypalmer.co.uk. Please note that uniform is not available directly from the Academy
If your daughter/son is entitled to free school meals you may be eligible for a uniform grant, assistance with educational visits and music tuition. Parents who qualify may request free uniform twice in the student's Academy career. If you believe you may qualify for a grant please contact Mrs N Coop, Finance Manager.