Academy Uniform

All students in Years 7-11 are expected to abide by the Academy Dress Policy.

The following are NOT allowed at all in an academy:

  • Coats with offensive logos/badges.
  • Denim or leather/leather look or knitted coats/jackets.
  • Coloured T-shirts or bras or T-shirts with logos under an Academy shirt (if a T-shirt is worn under a shirt it must be plain).
  • Sweatshirts/jumpers which are not Academy uniform.
  • Sweatshirts/hoodies/zipped jumpers/cardigans/clothing made of sweatshirt material (with or without hoods), are not considered as coats and may not be worn.
  • ‘Sports’ type jackets/coats.
  • Jeans or jeans-type trousers.
  • Boots of any kind, sandals, canvas shoes, trainers (except for PE), trainer shoes.
  • Nail varnish, gel nails, false nails, tattoos, temporary tattoos or make-up (discreet make-up is allowed in Year 11).
  • Jewellery (except for wristwatches). Earrings - only one small stud per ear, watches – all jewellery must be removed for PE activities).
  • Nose/eyebrow/tongue or any other form of body piercing.
  • Hairstyles which are extreme (NO vivid or two-tone hair colours, NO cuts shorter than a number 1 razor setting, NO patterns cut into hair, NO beaded braids or braids with cotton/material weaves, NO extensions which do not match natural hair colour.
  • Any hairstyles that have a change in hair length must be blended. Hairstyles must be graduated with no ‘stepped’ patterns or lines.
  • Mohican hairstyles are not acceptable. This includes stepped haircuts similar to the different styles of Mohican haircuts.
  • Beards or moustaches, or sideburns below the earlobes.
  • Large belt buckles or studded/patterned belts (only plain black belts permitted).
  • ‘Smart’ watches.

EACH ACADEMY CAN ACCEPT NO LIABILITY FOR THE LOSS OF, OR DAMAGE TO, ANY PERSONAL PROPERTY, INCLUDING JEWELLERY. THIS ALSO APPLIES TO CONFISCATED ITEMS.

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Somercotes Academy Principal

Caroline L Yates
BA (Hons).

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David J Hampson
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