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Our Uniform: Standards & Expectations

We are Smartly Dressed and Prepared for Learning

Personal presentation is important in the world of work and we want to make sure that every Petchey Academy students develop a sense of pride in how they look.

The Petchey Academy uniform expectations:

All uniform items must be plain, without accessories, logos, decoration or any other colours.
Please check the information below and make sure you are buying the correct uniform for your child.

All students are expected to adhere to the following uniform expectations:

  • Blazer: TPA blazer with logo, must be worn at all times.
  • Shirt: plain white shirt / blouse with collar, must be tucked in and top button done up.
  • Tie: TPA tie, worn to the waist. 
  • Jumper (optional): Plain black V-neck jumper, no logos.
  • Trousers: plain black, tailored, regular fit (no denim, coloured pocket zips). A plain black belt should be worn to ensure trousers are worn correctly.
  • Skirt: plain black, knee-length, pleated, or tartan, until replaced. It must not be rolled up. 
  • Socks or tights: plain black or navy
  • Shoes: plain black leather school shoes, providing adequate protection and support (no casuals, fabric, canvas, trainers, sandals, pumps, ‘work type’ shoes e.g. Dr Martens boots, high heels, boots, coloured laces, coloured stitching)
  • Coat: plain black, to be removed in the school building (no leather, suede, denim, hoody, sweatshirt, sports top, body warmer or gilet)
  • Hijab, Abaya, Prayer Cap, Turban, Patka: Plain black. 

All uniforms including PE Kit is available to buy online via the link below - scroll down for the buying guide and price list.

Uniform Shop

Uniforms ordered online can either be delivered to the Academy for free, or to your home address for a small delivery fee. Deliveries to the academy are every two weeks. You will receive a text message when your order arrives so that your child can collect it from Student Reception.

The acceptable PE kit is as follows:

  • The Petchey Academy polo shirt
  • Plain black shorts
  • Plain black tracksuit bottoms
  • Plain black sports socks
  • Plain black trainers 

Items of clothing with large branded logos or other colours are not permitted.

How to measure your child

Uniform size Guide

Uniform Buying Guide & Pricelist

Item
Compulsory / Optional
Where item should be purchased
Cost

Boys & Girls Blazer

Compulsory

Online via uniform website

£34

Boys Black Trousers

Compulsory

Any high street retailer (Also available via online uniform shop)

£13.95-£16.95

Girls Black Trousers (must be straight legged, NOT skinny)

Optional

Online (girls who prefer to wear trousers must purchase these from the online uniform shop)

£13.95-£16.95

Skirt

Optional

Online

£20

White Shirts

Compulsory

Any high street retailer (Also available via online uniform shop)

£13.50-£16.50

House Tie

Compulsory

Online

£6.50

Hijab or headscarf

Optional

Must be plain black & simple without decoration

 

Backpack

Compulsory

Online

£13

Holdall

Optional

Online

£14

Black Shoes

Compulsory

Any high street retailer

 

P.E Kit

Polo Shirt

Compulsory

Online

£11.50

P.E Shorts

Compulsory

Online

£7

Tracksuit Bottoms

Optional

Online

£16

Hoodie

Optional

Online

£12.50-£17

Knee length black socks

Compulsory

Any high street retailer

 

Plain black trainers (non-marking soles)

Compulsory

Any high street retailer

 

 

On joining the academy all students are allocated a house group which correlates to the colour of the stripes on their tie.  The academy reserves the right to send a student home if not in correct uniform.

Personal Presentation and FAQs

Students are expected to look smart both on their way to and from school as well as in school.

We expect all students to be in the correct uniform. If there is a genuine issue parents should contact the school in advance so that we can support them. Students who choose to disobey the uniform expectations will be sanctioned for deliberate defiance of school rules. The school may confiscate items of clothing/jewellery worn to school in defiance of these expectations. In some cases, the school may provide an alternative or send the student home to rectify the problem. The parent/carer will be informed that an item has been confiscated and that the item is not permitted in the school and will only be returned to a parent/carer.
 

Jewellery, decoration and other items:

  • A single necklace (not visible) or bracelet for religious reasons only

  • Earrings: small plain studs, matching pair or single

  • Hair fasteners: allowed and should be plain black

  • Belts: Plain black belt. Belt buckles should not be oversized or emblazoned with logos. Belts are to be worn to ensure trousers are worn correctly - no underwear should be shown in any circumstances

  • Make-up: to be modest and discreet (no lipstick, false eyelashes, acrylic nails, concealer, eye shadow, nail varnish)

  • Hats: plain black woollen hat and gloves, only to be worn outside the buildings during cold weather (no baseball caps, visors or any type of bandana)

  • Bag: black with the school logo (can be purchased from Price & Buckland)

  • No scarves, snoods (neck warmers) to be worn in the school, with the exception of a head scarf - which must be plain black

  • No metal afro combs are to be onsite

  • No facial or body jewellery, tattoos, false nail extensions

  • No anklets and rings

     

FAQs

  • What should I do if there is a problem with my child’s uniform?
    Give your child a signed and dated note to show their year team before 8:30. Your child will be given a uniform pass and may be issued temporary uniform items.

  • What should I do if there is a problem with my child’s PE kit?
    Give your child a signed and dated note to show their PE teacher.

  • What will happen if my child is in the wrong uniform?
    Your child will be issued a detention. Non-uniform items will be confiscated and only be returned to parents/carers. Non-uniform items will be replaced with temporary uniform items as required.

  • Can my child wear a religious dress?
    Yes, the following items may be worn: Hijab, Abaya, Prayer Cap, Turban, Patka: Plain matt black

  • How can I help my child not to lose any items of their uniform?
    You should write your child’s name clearly in black permanent pen on every item of their uniform, including their PE kit.

  • Can my child wear jewellery?
    The wearing of jewellery is limited to the following items: A single necklace or bracelet for approved religious reasons.
    Earrings: Small plain studs, matching pair or single

  • Can my child wear make-up?
    Any make-up worn must be modest and discreet. Lipstick, false eyelashes, acrylic nails, nail varnish are not allowed.

  • What happens in hot weather with blazers?
    All students will be expected to wear their blazers to and from school, in and outside the building.
    Classroom teachers will decide whether students can remove their blazers inside the classroom.

Equipment list for students

All students must bring the following compulsory equipment to the academy each day:

  • A pencil case (students sitting public exams will need a clear plastic pencil case)
  • Black pens x 2
  • Red pen x 1
  • Pencils (HB)
  • Ruler (30cm / 12”)
  • Eraser
  • Colouring pencils
  • Highlighter pen
  • Scientific calculator (We recommend the Casio FX-85GTPLUS-SB-UH)
  • Pocket Spanish Dictionary & Pocket English Dictionary
  • Student Planner
  • A plastic water bottle. 

Students will be issued with a Student Planner free of charge, in their first week. Replacement Planners can be purchased on Parentpay and collected from Student Reception.

Prohibited items

 

Mobile phones, ear pods and all other electronic devices.

Please note mobile phones, ear pods and all other electronic devices are not permitted in school. If they are seen, heard or used within the school gates they will be confiscated and your child will be given detention. If you wish for your child to bring their mobile phone for the journey to school please note it should be turned off and in their bags (not pockets) before entering the school gates. This is in order to keep everybody safe.

 

Students must not under any circumstances bring the following items in to the Academy:

  • Chewing gum
  • Food containing nuts of any description (NB. We are a nut free Academy)
  • Fizzy drinks or energy drinks.
  • Unhealthy food (chocolate, sweets, crisps)
  • Aerosol deodorant or perfume 
  • Any more than £2.50 in cash 

Confiscated items

All confiscated items will be retained by the school for a minimum of one week. Confiscated items can only be returned to a parent after school on a Thursday with an appointment. There will be no exceptions to this. Please email mail@petcheyacademy.org.uk to make an appointment.

The Academy has the right to confiscate, retain or dispose of a student’s property if reasonable in the circumstances. Academy staff can seize any prohibited item found as a result of a search and can also seize any item considered harmful or detrimental to school discipline. The Academy and its staff are not liable for any loss of, or damage to, any item they have confiscated in accordance with our policies and procedures.

 

The following items are also banned from the Academy. Any student bringing in such an item puts him or herself at risk of the more serious of sanctions, including permanent exclusion: 

  • Knives or weapons, alcohol and illegal drugs or stolen items
  • Tobacco or cigarette papers, fireworks or pornographic images, e-cigarettes
  • Any article that staff suspect has been, or is likely to be used to commit an offence, or to cause personal injury, or to damage property.
  • Pointed afro-combs (also known as pin-tail combs)
  • Spray-paint cans
  • Lighters or Matches
  • Replica weapons (including toys)

This list is not exhaustive and further details can be found in the Academy's Behaviour for Learning policy.