Academy Uniform

Where to buy your uniform

The school uniform is only available from Brigade Clothing Ltd (please click to be taken to Brigade’s website).

Please follow the links below to order the appropriate uniform for your child:

Boys & Girls Uniform

Black Blazer

With the Academy badge and colour stripe of college on pocket

Academy Tie

With the colour stripes of the college

Black “V” Neck Jumper (optional)

With Academy Logo

Black Tailored School Trousers

White Shirt

Plain with no logos

Plain Black Socks

White or black

Plain, flat, black formal Shoes only (that do not go beyond the ankle bone)

No trainer/converse style shoes can be worn.

Overcoats / Jackets

Should be plain with NO writing or commercial logos. Denim or leather coats are NOT permitted. Students should bring a coat during Modules 2-4. Students are also welcome to bring a plain umbrella if rain is forecast during the school day.

All school uniform must be named.

Black Blazer

With the Academy badge and colour stripe of college on pocket

Bespoke Academy Kilt style skirt OR Black Tailored Trousers

Skirts must be worn 2-3 inches below the knee when standing

Flares, bootleggers, hipsters or lycra are NOT permitted

White Blouse or shirt (plain with no logos)

Black “V” Neck Jumper (optional)

With Academy logo

Plain black socks/tights

Year 9 upwards may wear flesh coloured tights

Plain, flat black formal shoes only

No shoe may be above the ankle bone. Maximum height is 1 inch/3cm. No trainer/converse style shoes can be worn.

Overcoats / Jackets

Should be plain with NO writing or commercial logos. Denim or leather coats are NOT permitted. Students should bring a coat during Modules 2-4. Students are also welcome to bring a plain umbrella if rain is forecast during the school day.

All school uniform must be named.

All students must have a Wilmington Academy PE Kit which must be worn for each lesson regardless of illness or injury. This includes:

Compulsory

  • The relevant college PE polo shirt
  • Black or navy blue shorts and/or tracksuit bottoms – Grey tracksuits/tops or shorts are not permitted at the academy
  • Trainers – indoor with non-marking soles
  • Football boots – with safety studs
  • Gum shield and Shin Pads
  • A change of socks – we would advise Football socks for PE
  • School coats or hoodies are not to be worn in PE lessons

Optional

  • Navy/black sweatshirt or jacket for cold weather / outdoor lessons (recommended)
  • Rugby top/plain black or navy blue jumper/tracksuit top (optional)

Not Allowed

  • Grey tracksuit bottoms
  • Hoodies
  • Converse/Vans type trainers
  • Jewellery

Should pupils be unable to bring their school PE Kit, e.g. because their kit is in the wash, please provide a plain, appropriate replacement for them to wear instead. If pupils do not have a suitable PE Kit for the lesson then a clean, spare kit will be provided for them to wear.

All PE kit must be named.

Students studying Horticulture will need a set of overalls, which can be purchased from the Horticulture Department and a pair of Wellingtons or sturdy boots.

IMPORTANT NOTICES

JEWELLERY

Students are NOT allowed to wear jewellery. Rings are dangerous for many activities and therefore unsuitable for the Academy.  Necklaces and bracelets are similarly unsuitable; however, an exception may be made for religious bangles. One pair of small stud earrings may be worn, one in each ear. No facial jewellery, piercings are permitted. Students will be asked to remove the items and they will be confiscated for parents/carers to collect and a log on Bromcom.

Watches may be worn and handed to a teacher during certain activities such as P.E. The Academy is not responsible for the loss of any jewellery.

NAILS

Fake nails of any kind, including tips are not permitted. Nail varnish is not suitable and not permitted. Students will be required to remove nail varnish or lose all social time if wearing fake nails.

MAKE-UP

Fake tan, fake eyelashes, lipstick, mascara and excessive make-up is not suitable for the academy. Students in Year 7 and 8 are not allowed to wear make-up of any kind. Students in Year 9-11 may wear subtle, natural make-up. Students wearing excessive make-up will be required to remove it.

HAIR

Extreme hair colours are not permitted. Hair must be one tone and a natural colour. Unusual hairstyles, including tram lines are not permitted.

FOOTWEAR

Trainers are not permitted. Smart, formal, plain shoes only. Students who do not have the correct footwear will lose their social time.

The Academy has the final decision on uniform. Students who do not comply with the above standards and uniform will lose their social time. Persistent offenders will be placed into isolation and their parents will be required to attend a meeting to review our Home Academy Agreement.

Equipment

Every student must have a suitable school bag which can hold an A4 book/folder.

A suitable pencil case which includes: 2 pens (blue or black), a red pen, HB pencil, 30cm ruler, rubber, sharpener, highlighter, reading book and a scientific calculator.

In addition you will require subject specific equipment on certain days:

  • Maths set (a protractor and compass minimum)
  • PE Kit (as set out in the uniform section)

You must ensure you bring your device to school fully charged. This is compulsory for students in Year 7 and 8.

You may also wish (however this is not compulsory) to bring a glue stick, colouring pencils and a small bottle of hand sanitiser.

Students are not required required to bring in scissors.

Every student must have a suitable school bag which can hold an A4 book/folder.

A suitable pencil case which includes: 2 pens (blue or black), a red pen, HB pencil, 30cm ruler, rubber, sharpener, highlighter, reading book and a scientific calculator.

In addition you will require subject specific equipment on certain days:

  • Maths set (a protractor and compass minimum)
  • PE Kit (as set out in the uniform section)
  • Art students require a variety of drawing pencils, watercolour palette and brushes and colouring pencils.

You must ensure you bring your device to school fully charged. This is compulsory for students in Year 11.

You may also wish (however this is not compulsory) to bring a glue stick, colouring pencils and a small bottle of hand sanitiser.

Students are not required required to bring in scissors.

Prohibited Items

The following items are not allowed in the academy under any circumstances:

  • Alcohol, drugs or drug paraphernalia
  • Cigarettes, matches or lighters
  • Chewing gum
  • Aerosols
  • Weapons of any kind
  • Material that is inappropriate or illegal for children to have; such as racist, homophobic or pornographic material
  • High energy drinks
  • No student may sell items on the academy site