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Uniform

Academy Uniform and Dress Code

The purpose of the uniform and dress code is to ensure that students are ready to learn, demonstrate respect for learning and school , and are equal in the school community.

Dress Correctly:

You must wear your uniform correctly at all times 

Long-sleeved under garments cannot be worn under Academy uniform.

Uniform for Years 7 - 11 :

Boys’ Uniform

The following items are compulsory:

Grey blazer with Academy logo

Black tank top with Academy logo

Black trouser with Academy logo

Folkestone Academy tie

Long or short sleeved white shirt with a collar (according to personal preference).

Shirt must be worn tucked in at all times. Sleeves must not be rolled up and the top button must be fastened.

Plain black formal leather shoes (laces must be plain black)

Plain black socks

Plain black bag, large enough to carry sports kit and equipment. A small logo on the bag is allowed.

The following items are optional:

Black jumper with Academy logo (optional, but no other jumper may be worn)

Boys’ Sportswear

The following items are compulsory:

Sports short with Academy logo

Sports polo with Academy logo

Academy sports socks

The following items are optional:

Track pants with Academy logo (optional, but no other track pants may be worn)

Black sports hoodie with Academy logo (optional, but no other hoodie may be worn)

Girls’ Uniform

The following items are compulsory:

Grey blazer with Academy logo

Black tank top with Academy logo

Black Academy skirt or black Academy trousers (for safeguarding reasons skirts must not be rolled up)

Folkestone Academy tie

Long or short sleeve white blouse with a collar

Blouse must be worn tucked in at all times. Sleeves must not be rolle d up and the top button must be fastened.

Plain black knee high socks

Plain black formal leather shoes with a heel no higher than one inch

Hair accessories must be plain black

Girls’ belts must be plain and black

Plain black bag, large enough to carry spor ts kit and equipment. A small logo on the bag is allowed.

The following items are optional:

Black jumper with Academy logo (optional, but no other jumper may be worn)

Girl’s Sportswear

The following items are compulsory:

Sports short with Academy logo

Sports polo with Academy logo

Academy sports socks

The following items are optional:

Girls sports skort with Academy logo (optional, but no other skort may be worn)

Track pants with Academy logo (optional, but no other track pants may be worn)

Girls sports leggings (optional, but no other leggings may be worn)

Black sports hoodie with Academy logo (optional, but no other hoodie may be worn)

Post 16 Uniform:

In the Sixth Form students must dress formally, as if for professional or formal office work. Sixth Form students' clothes must be smart, modest and safe. Students must avoid displaying extremes of fashion.

Boys

Smart trousers

Formal jacket or blazer

Collared shirt

Tie

Leather shoes

Girls

Leather shoes (no high heels permitted for health and safety reasons)

Skirt (with tights)/Dress/Trousers (skin - tight dresses, skirts and trousers, including leggings are not permitted)

Formal jacket or blazer

Blouse or shirt

 

Trousers

Trousers must be smart and plain. Jeans, tracksuits, leggings, cords and casual trousers will not be allowed.

Skirts and dresses

Skirts/dresses should be of modest length, no shorter than just above the knee. Skin - tight clothing is not suitable for school.

Shoes

Shoes must be appropriately practical and sensible. Heels of medium height, if robust, are acceptable. Stilettos, trainers, opentoe or open back shoes, canvas shoes, flip-flops, sliders and Ugg type boots will not be allowed.

The following applies to all students (Years 7 - 13) :

Expensive Personal Items

Students are advised not to bring expensive item(s) onto the Academy site or take on a school visit. Responsibility for any such item(s) remains with the owner. The Academy is not insured for loss, damage or theft of students’ personal possessions.

Hairstyles

All Academy students are expected to wear their hair in a smart and tidy style, as they would be expected to within a business environment. Extreme hairstyles such as Mohican, back - combed styles and patterns shaved into hair are not permitted. Hair must be natural in colour. Boys should be clean shaven.

Piercings

If students have their ears pierced they can wear plain studs only in the earlobe.

Medical Alerts

Students who wear a medical alert bracelet or necklace are permitted to wear the alert but items must be worn under the uniform. The nature of the alert must be communicated to the Student Welfare Officer and the student’s Head of Year. During PE lessons a ll alert items must be removed for health and safety reasons and given to PE staff for safekeeping in the valuables box.

The following items are not allowed:

Students found with any of the items in the following list on their person whilst on the Academy grounds or on a school visit, will have the item(s) confiscated by a member of staff. The items will be locked safely in the students’ Year office. All valuable items will be locked in the Academy’s safe. The item(s) will be returned to the student at 3.30 pm on the same day or can be collected by a parent on the day of confiscation or any day thereafter.

Make - up, Jewellery and Accessories

· All forms of jewellery including piercing retainers, facial piercings, tongue and other bodily piercings

· Personal artefacts such as braidings and wrist and ankle bracelets

· All forms of permanent or temporary tattoos

· Girls in Year 7 and 8 are not permitted to wear make - up

· Any make - up worn by girls in Year 9, 10 and 11 should be discreet

· Acrylic nails and nail varnish are not acceptable

The following items are not permitted:

· Sandals or any shoes with an open toe, open back or decorative accessories.

· Trainers, unless participating in sporting activities.

· Canvas or suede shoes or plimsolls

· Boots

· No heel higher than one inch

Mobile Devices (see also section Expensive Personal Items)

Mobile phones (all phones brought into the Academy must be switched off and at the bottom of the bag. If found it will be confiscated and returned at the end of the day. Students are not permitted to take photographs of any kind in the Academy). Please refer to the Acceptable Use policy (signed upon admission).