The Academy uniform 


Uniform Dates 2019


21st August: School Uniform Pop Up Shop 11.00 am - 3.00 pm

2nd September: School Uniform Pop Up Shop 11.00 - 3.00 pm


All of our  uniform is available for purchase at the school. We sell uniform at cost price and believe it is important to  make sure that uniform is as affordable .  We also sell sew on logo's so that you can purchase  a black blazer elsewhere.  We have high standards of uniform at Sidney Stringer and expect all pupils to be dressed correctly and smart.


The Academy recognises the value of having a uniform for the following reasons:


Safety – If all the students in our Academy wear a clearly recognisable uniform it is easy to identify strangers. On the way to and from the Academy it also affords a degree of safety as the students are part of a large body of young people who will look out for each other.

Preparations For the Future – Many jobs require staff to wear a uniform and even if there isn’t a uniform there is often a dress code. Uniform helps young people get used to dressing to a prescribed standard. It also helps them know the difference between formal and informal dress.

Value For Money – Good quality uniform is a relatively cheap way of dressing young people for school.

Relieves Students From Fashion ‘stress’ – An Academy uniform eliminates the stress placed on students to purchase and wear expensive, fashionable items.

Ready For Work – Putting on the uniform is a signal you are going to work.

A Sense of Pride – We all feel proud of our young people when they are well dressed in the uniform. Uniform and team kits also help students to demonstrate pride in their Academy.

Helps Raise Aspirations – The smarter you feel the more you believe you can achieve. This is the feedback we have had from students.


Governors will periodically determine the uniform requirements, taking into account the cost. This will be done in consultation with the Principal. They will also determine whether there should be a remission of the cost of the uniform for some students.

The Principal will ensure that the requirements are published to parents/carers, students and staff. The requirements and policies are clearly set out in the Academy prospectus and website; and will also determine the action to be taken for breaches of the uniform code.

Parents/carers will ensure students have the correct uniform. 


The Uniform - Girls

Black school blazer with Academy logo on pocket: choice of fitted girls or unisex model

Black, short- or long-sleeved V neck jumper with Academy logo (optional)

White Shirt with Collar

Clip-on Academy tie
Black, school skirt or school trousers

(no skinny jeans or leggings and skirts must be at least knee length)

Plain, smart, black footwear. No writing or logos allowed

PE kit

Black sports shirt with embroidered Academy logo (fitted or unisex)

Plain, black leggings/trousers/shorts

Long-sleeved, black, micro fleece top with Academy logo (optional)


The Uniform - Boys

Black school Blazer with Academy logo on pocket

Black, short- or long-sleeved V neck jumper with Academy logo (optional)
White Shirt with Collar

Clip-on Academy tie

Black, school trousers  (not leggings)
Plain, smart, black footwear. No writing or logos allowed

PE kit

Black sports shirt with embroidered Academy logo

Plain, black, tracksuit bottoms/shorts

Long-sleeved, black, micro fleece top with Academy logo (optional)


Religious dress

Plain, black headwear (headscarf ideally with Academy logo)

Salwar kameez - plain black only

Plain, long, black skirts (no frills or patterns)

Students must wear Blazer tie and shirt with religious dress


Post-16+ dress

16+ students will need to dress smartly at our Academy. This means that students will wear the following:

Boys: Smart trousers, shirt, jumper, jacket (optional), tie, sensible shoes.

Girls: Smart trousers/skirt, blouse/shirt, dress, sensible shoes.

No denim is allowed

Religious Dress

Girls - An abaya - must obe of one colou, discrete patterns and not to be worn open or as a cloak. For safety reasons it must not touch the floor.

Boys - Jabbah's are oermitted on Fridays during Ramadan and on 'Dress Down' days

It is the Academy’s aim to ensure that the cost of buying the uniform is reasonable.


Jewellery, Make Up and Hair Styles

The only permitted items of jewellery are:

A Single, small stud in pierced ears - No dangling earrings are allowed

A Single small nose stud

A wristwatch

Necklaces should not be visible

One plain bracelet

The Academy allows minimal make up.

Students should not have any extreme hair styles


Outdoor Wear in Classrooms

Coats and other outdoor wear should not be worn around the academy during the day


Bags and Lockers

Students will need a bag to carry books and equipment to and from the Academy; these can be stored in lockers. A sports bag will be needed for PE kit.



No other items are permitted within the Academy. If there is any reason why a student cannot conform to uniform regulations contact should be made with the relevant House Head.

Students who are inappropriately dressed will be sent home to change wherever possible. If this is not possible then they will be expected to work in the Reflection room until the correct uniform is available. The Academy will do whatever it can to support families with obtaining the correct uniform.


Religious Dress

The Academy recognises that some students may wish to wear distinctive garments for religious reasons.

No dress will be allowed that covers any part of the face from forehead to neck in the interests of safety.
It is vital that the Academy staff can recognise at all times who is who in the Academy.

Current guidelines permit the following:

Religious head covering may be worn but must be plain, black with the Academy logo on

Salwar Kameez - plain black only

Plain long black skirts (no frills or patterns)

Tie, Blazer and shirt must still be worn.


Equal Opportunities

In determining and implementing the uniform policy the Academy will take account of the equal opportunities policy.


Online shop is available 24hours a day 7 days a week


Short Sleeve Top
Sport Micro Fleece

Hijab must be plain black and have the school logo on it.

Uniform Shop