Uniform

Uniform Guidance

The wearing of uniform plays an important role in establishing the identity and ethos of the academy. It contributes to positive behaviour, instils pride in the academy and encourages identity both within the academy and the local community. As a result, students are expected to maintain the high standards of uniform both on their way to and from school when representing the academy in the local community. Students should wear their uniform with pride and it is expected that our standards and expectations are supported by parents and carers. 

 

This academy uniform and PE kit guidance applies to all students in Years 7-11. Please see separate guidance for uniform in our Sixth Form (Years 12 and 13).

 

All items of uniform and PE kit are available from the uniform suppliers listed at the end of this document.

 

Uniform

Item

Guidance

The items listed below are only available from the official uniform suppliers

Academy blazer

Bottle Green featuring the academy logo.

Tie

As appropriate for the different campus:

Dove - Green and white stripes

Trent - Green with academy badge and single white line

Uniform items available from other retailers

Shirt / Blouse

Plain white with a formal collar. Short or long sleeve styles are acceptable, but they must be long enough to be tucked into the waistband of skirt or trousers at all times. Top button must be fastened.

Trousers

Plain black - full length, formal style. 

Trousers should not be tight fitting and ankles should not be shown.

Jeans, leggings and jeggings are not allowed.

Trousers becoming narrower towards the ankle are not permitted.

For further guidance see pictures below.

Skirt

Plain black, pleated skirt. 

A bottle green kameez can be worn (with shirt collar and tie visible).

Socks / Tights

Plain black or neutral coloured tights (not patterned).

Plain, unbranded, black or dark grey socks.

Shoes

Plain black, leather style school shoes only with no logo. Trainers or trainer style shoes (often displayed in the school shoe section of shops) are not permitted. 

Heels are not permitted.

Plain black, flat boots may be worn underneath trousers between October and February half term.

For further guidance see pictures below.

Belt

Plain black, traditional style buckle only if a belt is worn.

Lanyard

Must be worn in the relevant colour at all times, along with ID badge and card holder.

(These will be distributed to Year 7 at the start of term in September)

Hijab

Plain black or bottle green.

 

If you are unsure about any of the uniform guidance above, please contact the academy before making any purchases. Please ensure all uniform items are named.

 

PE Kit

The PE faculty is proud of our kit that students wear both in lessons and when representing the academy in competitions and fixtures. It ensures there are no health and safety concerns and provides durable, practical kit for all students. All items should be named.

Item

Guidance

Compulsory items - available only from the official uniform suppliers.

Polo Shirt

Black / green with academy logo.

Available in unisex or open neck style.

Shorts or Skort

Black / green with academy logo.

Knee length socks

Black with “de Ferrers” written in white up back of sock.

Compulsory items - available from other uniform suppliers.

Sports trainers

Not fashion trainers, non marking soles.

White socks

Plain white ankle / trainer socks.

Shin pads

For football and hockey lessons.

Gum Shield

For rugby and hockey lessons.

Football boots

For football and rugby lessons.

Optional items - available only from the official uniform suppliers.

Rugby Shirt

Reversible - black and bottle green without logo.

Fleece

Black with white piping and academy logo.

Optional items - available only from other uniform suppliers.

Base layer

Plain black base layer can be worn under the PE kit when outside in cold conditions. Students are permitted to wear plain black leggings under their skort/shorts. No logos should be visible.

 

If you are unsure about any of the uniform guidance above, please contact the academy before making any purchases. Please ensure all uniform items are named.

 

The de Ferrers Academy has some simple expectations regarding presentation and uniform standards. All students are expected to follow these expectations consistently at all times:

  • The academy blazer should be worn at all times around the academy when moving between lessons. Students may remove blazers in classrooms and hang on the back of chairs should they wish to do so in lessons.

  • Shirts should remain tucked in and top buttons fastened at all times.

  • Ties should be tied up to the collar and of a suitable length. The Dove tie should have a minimum of 5 white stripes showing.

  • The wearing of suitable outdoor coats is encouraged in the winter months. Coats may be worn in the school building but taken off as soon as a classroom / hall is entered.

  • Coats must be removed when sat in the dining room or hall at break and lunchtime and hoods must be down at all times inside the building.

  • When wearing a coat, students must wear their academy blazer underneath.

  • A suitable school bag large enough to carry exercise books and equipment is required.

  • Extremes of fashion relating to any item of clothing, hairstyle or appearance will not be permitted. No fashion branded clothing or accessories are permitted.

  • Hoodies / sweatshirts are not permitted in the academy and will be confiscated.

  • Any uniform infringements will be sanctioned in line with the behaviour policy.

Hair

  • Students are required to keep their hair colour natural.

  • Extreme haircuts, including undercuts, tramlines and cuts below grade 1 are not permitted.

  • Consideration should be made regarding this during holidays to ensure hair styles meet the guidance on students’ return.

Make up

  • Students are not permitted to wear visible make up. 

  • The wearing of a single colour nail varnish is permitted.

  • Nail extensions / false nails are not permitted.

  • Eyelash extensions or stick on eyelashes are not permitted.

Jewellery

  • Small, plain studs are permitted in the lower lobes. Any other piercings (including nose studs) are not permitted.

  • Students may wear a wristwatch.

  • Plain rings may be worn.

  • Bracelets, necklaces and neck chains are not permitted.

  • All jewellery must be removed for PE lessons and consideration should therefore be given as to when ears are pierced.

  • The academy reserves the right to request that students remove jewellery which we believe could cause injury to the students or others. Any jewellery worn to school is done so at the owner’s risk.

Scarves, hats and gloves

  • These are permitted but should not be worn anywhere inside the building.

Uniform Stockists

My Uniform Limited

82 Wellington Street, Burton-on Trent, DE14 2DS. 

Tel: 01283 619224

sales@myuniformltd.co.uk 

www.myuniformltd.co.uk 

 

Pupils School Wear

35 West Street, Swadlincote, Derbyshire, DE11 9DN

Tel: 01283 224512

sales@pupilsschoolwear.co.uk 

www.pupilsschoolwear.co.uk 

WB Schoolwear

20 Bells End Road, Walton-on-Trent, Derbyshire DE12 8ND

Tel: 01283 711538

sales@wbglobaltrading.co.uk 

www.wbglobaltrading.co.uk 

 

 

Acceptable footwear 

                    

 

Unacceptable footwear 

Shoes

   

Documents

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Uniform letter Trent 10th Feb 2022 Download