Uniform and Standards Expectations

Dear Parents/Carers,

As we settle into the new module please could you ensure your son/daughter has the correct equipment and are compliant with our uniform and standards expectations as set out in our Behaviour for Learning Policy.

All additional skirts have now been distributed except some waist sizes (26) which we are awaiting delivery of. If you still require any further skirts please email admin@wilmingtonacademy.org.uk with your daughters full name, college and year group and we shall distribute early next week.

I hope you have a great weekend.

Yours faithfully,

Anthony Farr
Assistant Principal
Behaviour, Attendance & Wellbeing

 

Standards & Uniform

Girls

  • Black Blazer (with the Academy badge and colour stripe of college on pocket)
  • Bespoke Academy kilt style skirt (these must be worn 2-3 inches below the knee when standing) or Black tailored school trousers
  • White blouse or shirt (plain with no logos)
  • Plain black socks/tights
  • Plain, flat black formal shoes only (that do not go beyond the ankle bone) Maximum height is 1 inch/3cm. No trainer/converse style shoes can be worn.
  • Black V-neck jumper with Academy logo (optional)

Boys

  • Black Blazer (with the Academy badge and colour stripe of college on pocket)
  • Academy Tie (with the colour stripes of the college)
  • Black tailored school trousers
  • White shirt (plain with no logos)
  • Plain black socks
  • Plain, flat, black formal shoes only (that do not go beyond the ankle bone). No trainer/converse style shoes can be worn.
  • Black V-neck jumper with Academy logo (optional)
  • Coats/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.
  • 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 or 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 PE. The Academy is not responsible for the loss or damage 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 and hair must be one tone and a natural colour. Unusual hairstyles, including tram lines are not permitted.
  • Trainers – are not permitted. Smart, formal, plain shoes only. Students who do not have the correct footwear will lose their social time.

Equipment

Key Stage 3 – MYP (Year 7-9)

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) and 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 to bring in scissors.

Key Stage 4 – GCSE (Year 10-11)

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 and 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 to bring in scissors.

PE Kit

All pupils must have a Wilmington Academy PE kit which must be worn for each lesson. This includes:

  • 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
  • Rugby top/plain black or navy blue jumper/tracksuit top (optional)
  • School coats or hoodies are not to be worn in PE lessons

The following are 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.