At the Kingswood Secondary Academy we enforce our strict uniform policy rigorously. We believe that wearing our distinctive uniform gives our pupils a sense of belonging, helps foster pride in the Academy and stops pupils coming to school in inappropriate clothing or footwear. Pupils are our ambassadors in the community. Therefore, we expect all pupils to wear full uniform when travelling to and from the Academy, at all Academy functions, on extra-curricular visits and when taking part in sports events. Please note that we do not sell uniform at the Academy, it must be purchased online from our uniform suppliers, Price & Buckland - see details on how to do this at the bottom of this page.
Please note that from September 2020, it is compulsory for all pupils in Years 7 to 10 to wear a black blazer with the academy logo/badge. For pupils in Year 11 this is optional. Blazers with the logo on can be purchased from Price & Buckland or, alternatively, badges from Price & Buckland can be purchased to sew on to blazers purchased from other suppliers. It is also compulsory for all students to wear their Student card, badge holder and lanyards. These are provided initially by the school but any that are lost or damaged must be replaced and paid for via ParentPay.
No jewellery. This includes rings, bracelets or necklaces of any type – a single plain metal stud in the ear lobe is still acceptable but students should not have multiple ear piercings, hoop style earrings, those in the upper ear, ear cartilage, nose, tongue or gum. Viruses have been found to spread on jewellery and so we are limiting the potential for transmission by restricting jewellery.
Hair styles should not be excessive and should have a natural colour/tone. Pupils with long hair, ie hair on or below the shoulder, must carry a dark-coloured hair bobble whilst on the Academy site. Long hair must be tied back when instructed by staff e.g. in practical subjects, Art, Design Technology, PE, Science practicals etc. No beading is permitted and inappropriate shaved designs, exaggerated cuts of any shape or design are not acceptable.
Discreet make-up is allowed. In practical terms this means no lipstick, eye shadow, eye liner, false eyelashes, fake nails or coloured nail varnish. Clear nail varnish is acceptable. Nails should be natural in appearance and short in length. It is far easier to maintain the cleanliness of short, natural nails than longer fake or varnished ones.
A Face Mask. This should be of single colour or discrete pattern and should not have inappropriate pictures or designs on them. Bandannas and snoods are not appropriate face coverings and recent Government announcements have also indicated that visors are no longer seen as effective when worn in close proximity to others for extended periods of time.
Since Thursday 5 November 2020 students are required to wear a face covering:
- When moving between lessons
- When queueing for lessons, toilets, lunch and when queueing for or on the school bus
- When using toilets
- During break and lunch times in indoor areas
- Other communal areas of the school (including the playgrounds) where 2m social distancing is not maintained.
The Academy has a limited stock of plain medical grade masks. Students who arrive at the academy without a suitable face cover will be expected to purchase one for 50p. If a student is unable or unwilling to purchase a mask, parents and carers will be contacted, and students will be sent home to find to either collect a mask or money to purchase one.
Government guidance issued on 24 February 2021 explained that students should also wear face masks in classrooms where maintaining 2m social distancing was not possible. This will be reviewed at Easter 2021.
Some individuals are exempt from wearing face coverings and applies to those who cannot put on, wear or remove a face covering because of a physical or mental illness or impairment or disability. If your child is, or you think may be, exempt please email the relevant Deputy Head of Year for your child and write EXEMPTION FROM FACE COVERING as the subject.
Our Academy uniform consists of:
- An Academy tie with the relevant year group coloured stripe with a traditional white shirt or blouse which has a fastened top button and is long enough to be tucked into trousers or a skirt; the bottom of the tie should meet the waistband. The tie should be long enough to meet the waistband of the trousers or skirt.
- Black trousers or skirt made of standard material. Trousers should be to the ankle and skirts should sit below the knee.
- From September 2020 black blazers with the Academy logo/badge are compulsory for pupils in Years 7 to 10 and optional for pupils in Year 11. From September 2021 these will be compulsory for all students.
- An (optional) Academy v neck pullover or cardigan, in purple (years 7-8) or black (years 9-11), with the Academy logo. The jumper is compulsory for those students in Year 11 who do not wish to have a blazer.
- Black or grey socks with black trousers, neutral or black tights with skirts.
- Black leather or leather-style traditional school shoes that can be polished with a heel no more than 2cm in height.
- From September 2020, Student card, badge holder and lanyards are compulsory for all students. These are provided initially by the school but any that are lost or damaged must be replaced and paid for via ParentPay.
Please note that should a student be found to be wearing inappropriate clothing we will send them home to make the necessary adjustments to their attire, before returning to their learning. The school’s decision on this is final.
All pupils should have a warm coat for the journey to and from the Academy. Denim coats, hoodies (with or without a zip), body-warmer-style coats and caps are not allowed. Pupils are expected to carry a suitable, strong, broad-strapped rucksack which is large enough to carry all equipment, ie A4 folders and PE kit. Handbags are not allowed.
Physical education kit for all years:
It is compulsory for all pupils to have:
- Academy short-sleeved sports polo kit
- Academy long-sleeved reversible sports shirt
- Academy shorts
- Plain black sports socks
- Suitable lace up trainers
In addition, pupils can choose to wear the Academy tracksuit bottoms or Academy leggings.
The Principal's decision about all uniform and presentation issues is binding and final.
BASIC EQUIPMENT: All pupils are expected to bring basic school equipment including a pen, pencil, ruler and calculator. As a minimum, it is strongly advised that pupils should bring the following items to the Academy every day:
2 x Pens (black or blue)
Pencil x 2
|1 Red Pen|
Pupils will also be required to have a reading book with them and as necessary, pupils will also be expected to bring specialist equipment e.g. maths equipment, cooking ingredients etc.
Pupils are also expected to have their correctly coloured lanyard, badge holder and student ID card.
Uniform and equipment will be checked every morning in Form Time and will be followed up with detentions of 20 minutes after school with the Pastoral Team for those who do not bring in the correct equipment necessary to get them prepared for the day.
Electrical items, such as mobile phone, iPods or earpods should not be seen or used on the Academy site.
The Academy accepts no responsibility for lost or stolen personal items on the Academy site. Bikes and scooters are left at the pupil’s own risk.
HOW TO PURCHASE ACADEMY UNIFORM
Uniform must be purchased online direct from Price and Buckland, our uniform suppliers, rather than via the Academy. As well as having the option to choose where to receive your delivery, Price and Buckland's online shop also gives you expected dispatch and delivery dates. Sizing charts for each item of uniform are available on the site.
SO WHAT DO YOU DO?
Log onto the Price and Buckland website at https://www.pbuniform-online.co.uk/kingswood
Register your details
Sign up to their newsletter for news and offers
Purchase any uniform you need
Remember to add your child's name to the order
PRICE AND BUCKLAND CONTACT DETAILS
Price and Buckland Ltd
Call: 0115 964 0827
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We welcome your support in helping us to maintain our high standards of uniform.
For further updated information regarding our uniform please click here.