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Nottingham Girls' Academy

Uniform

The Academy has strict guidelines on dress and all 11-16 pupils are expected to wear the full Academy uniform. The wearing of our distinctive uniform gives pupils a sense of 'belonging', helps foster a pride in the Academy and stops pupils coming to the Academy in unsuitable clothes.

There are two distinct Academy uniforms:

  • Year 7, 8 and 9 pupils wear a uniform based on a purple pullover.
  • Year 10 and 11 pupils wear a uniform based on a black pullover.

Pupils are expected to wear the Academy uniform when travelling to and from the Academy, at all Academy functions and on visits by parties or sports teams. Parents are strongly advised to supervise the purchase of all clothing which is to be worn in the Academy and when there is doubt, to check in advance with the Academy to find out whether or not a particular item will be acceptable.

Jewellery is not allowed, except for one pair of ear studs. Ear rings, rings, nose studs or other facial jewellery, nail varnish and make up are not allowed. Electrical items, such as MP3 players and mobile phones are also not allowed in the Academy and will be confiscated if found. THE ACADEMY TAKES NO RESPONSIBILITY FOR LOST OR STOLEN JEWELLERY OR ELECTRICAL ITEMS AS THEY ARE NOT ALLOWED IN THE ACADEMY.

Shoes should be plain black and sensible for school use, flat soled or with very low heels, no more than half an inch at the front of the heel. High heeled shoes are quite unsuitable and are dangerous on our school sites. Boots or trainers or not to be worn. WE WILL NOT ALLOW SHOES WITH ANY TYPE OF 'BLING'.

Excessive hair styles are strongly discouraged and all pupils with long hair must have it tied back whilst on the Academy sites. Girls with short hair are not allowed ‘cuts' of any shape or design.

The Year 7, 8 and 9 Academy uniform comprises:

  • Plain white school shirt (not polo shirts)
  • Academy tie
  • Black trousers or skirt (jeans and cords are not allowed, skirts to be no shorter than knee length)*
  • Academy V-necked jumper with logo
  • Black or grey socks with trousers, white socks, neutral or black tights with skirts.

Some pupils may wish to wear a Salwar Kameez, in purple. This is acceptable, as long as the Kameez is at least knee length.

The Year 10 and 11 uniform comprises:

  • Plain white school shirt (not polo shirts)
  • Black trousers or skirt (jeans and cords are not allowed, skirts to be no shorter than knee length)*
  • Academy tie
  • Academy V-necked pullover, in black, with Academy logo
  • Black or grey socks with trousers, white socks, neutral or black tights with skirts

Some pupils may wish to wear a Salwar Kameez, in black. This is acceptable, as long as the Kameez is at least knee length.

* Trousers must have a high enough waistband to ensure they are modest enough to be worn on the Academy site and to allow shirts to be properly tucked in. Wide belts are not allowed.

PE KIT - For all Secondary years

  • Black short-sleeved sports polo shirt with purple panels and Academy logo
  • Black long-sleeved reversible sports shirt with purple panels and Academy logo
  • Black track suit bottoms with grey stripe
  • Suitable trainers or other PE footwear

Post-16 Students

There is no formal uniform for post-16 students. However, students are expected to dress smartly as they are working in a professional environment.

Students are not allowed to wear:

  • Track suits or track suit bottoms (except in sport/PE lessons)
  • Excessive jewellery*
  • Extreme hairstyles*
  • Revealing clothes or clothing with offensive slogans*
  • Excessive or aggressive facial jewellery*
  • Base ball caps
  • Trainers

Students are expected to wear:

  • Sensible shoes or boots
  • Smart trousers, jeans or skirts
  • Shirts or blouses rather than t-shirts or sports tops
  • Salwaar Kameez

* the Principal's decision on these items is final and binding.