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The Palmer Catholic Academy

The Palmer Catholic Academy

Academy Uniform

YEARS 7-11

ACADEMY UNIFORM – GENERAL 

In cases where any disagreements over uniform arises, the Headteacher’s word is final.

  1. Academy uniform is compulsory and must be worn at all times in the academy and on the way to and from the academy; when representing the academy and at any other time specified by the academy.  Any temporary deviation from academy uniform must be explained by a dated note from parents in the Planner.
  2. All uniform and property brought to the academy must be clearly marked with the owner’s name.  The academy cannot be held responsible for the loss of any private property.
  3. Jewellery, except watches, may not be worn.  Girls with pierced ears may wear one pair of small (i.e no more than 3mm diameter) studs.  No other piercings are allowed.  Unobtrusive crosses and medals may be worn, as interpreted by the school. Boys do not wear earrings under any circumstances.
  4. Make up, including nail varnish & false nails, may not be worn.
  5. Hair for boys and girls should be neat and tidy.  Only secure extensions in original colour are allowed.  Extremes of hairstyles and colours or fashion haircuts are forbidden.  Lines and patterns are not to be shaved into the hair or eyebrows.
  6. A suitable rucksack or holdall is necessary for carrying books.  Plastic bags and handbags are not suitable.
  7. Students are required to come to school wearing their shoes NOT trainers.  They will be allowed to change into trainers only during the lunch break or for PE/Drama.  Shirts and blouses are to be worn tucked in at all times.  Ties must be worn in the proper manner, displaying at least 5 strips.
  8. In the interest of hygiene and PE equipment it is essential that the same footwear, socks and underwear are not used for both PE and normal wear.  

Please click here for suitable footwear for boy's and girls.

ACADEMY UNIFORM – GIRLS 

Winter Uniform (Autumn and Springs Terms)

A navy blazer with embroidered school crest.  A navy pleated skirt (box pleat) at least knee length at the shortest (fashion skirts are not permitted).  A white uniform blouse/school shirt with no pockets.  An academy tie.  A navy cardigan or a navy V necked pullover.  A plain navy or black topcoat which needs to cover the blazer.  (the top coat is optional but strongly recommended).  Short, thin blouson-type jackets and leather jackets are not allowed.  White, black or navy knee length socks (worn to the knee), White, black or navy ankle socks may be worn (these must cover the ankle and not be “trainer” socks).  In the lower school girls can wear navy or black tights with no patterns.  Fishnet tights are not allowed.  Shoes should be black leather, able to be polished, with a flat heel (not over 1inch) and below the ankle.  Patent style shoes, sling-backs, open toes, stilettos, kicker boots or canvas shoes are not allowed.  There should be no identifying “tags” or “labels.”  A plain black or navy scarf and gloves are optional but not to be worn without a top coat.  A plain black or navy hat may be worn during the Autumn and Spring terms.

Hairstyles must be suitable for schools.  Only secure extensions, in original hair colour is allowed.  No extremes of style or colour, no colour changes and no highlights of any colour or nature are allowed.  A total change of hair-colour will be regarded as extreme.  Hair slides or bands, if worn, are to be black or navy.

Summer Uniform (Summer Term) (Optional)

Girls can continue to wear their winter uniform in summer (apart from the hat).

A plain white short sleeved shirt is permitted for summer.  All other uniform expectations, are as per winter uniform.

Please note that the white open-necked, short sleeved, school shirt with academy crest will be phased out from September 2017.  Students will still be permitted to wear them for the 2017/18 academic year, however, for the 2018/19 academic year, the plain white short sleeved shirts will be required.

Girls PE Kit

The Palmer Catholic Academy black Polo shirt with embroidered school crest; The Palmer Catholic Academy Black T shirt with embroidered school crest; Black  shorts; navy  jogging bottoms with embroidered school crest; navy  sweatshirt top with embroidered school crest. Students may also have their names embrodered onto their kit.

It is PE policy that all students get changed for lesson regardless of injury or illness. This enables students to be involved, through the capacity of a coach or an official.

This will also ensure students' uniform remains dry if it rains during an outside lesson

NB DURING BREAK AND LUNCHTIME TRAINERS CAN BE WORN. SHOES MUST BE PUT ON BEFORE CLASSES AND WORN WHEN COMING TO AND LEAVING FROM SCHOOL.

ACADEMY UNIFORM – BOYS 

Winter Uniform (Autumn and Spring Terms)

A navy blazer with embroidered school crest.  A white uniform shirt (no pockets) worn with the academy tie.  Dark grey trousers, worn at the waist (jeans are not allowed).  A plain navy or black topcoat which needs to cover the blazer.  (The top coat is optional but strongly recommended).  Short, thin blouson-type jackets, hooded jumpers and leather jackets are not allowed.  Plain grey socks.  Black shoes (plain, regular, able to be polished leather shoes, with flat heel and below the ankle).  Boots, trainers, canvas shoes, and shoe-styled trainers are not allowed.  There should be no identifying “tags” or “labels.”  A plain black or navy scarf and gloves are optional but not to be worn without a top coat.  A plain black or navy hat may be worn during the Autumn and Spring terms.

Hairstyles must be suitable for a formal school.  No extremes of style or colour are allowed.  A total change of hair-colour will be regarded as extreme. No lines or patterns are to be shaved into the hair.

No jewellery except watches and unobtrusive crosses and medals may be worn.  Ear-rings may not be worn by boys under any circumstances.

Summer Uniform (Summer Term)(optional)

Boys can continue to wear their winter uniform in summer (apart from the hat). 

A plain white short sleeved shirt is permitted for summer.  All other uniform expectations, are as per winter uniform.

Please note that the white open-necked, short sleeved, school shirt with academy crest will be phased out from September 2017.  Students will still be permitted to wear them for the 2017/18 academic year, however, for the 2018/19 academic year, the plain white short sleeved shirts will be required.

Boys PE Kit

The Palmer Catholic Academy black Polo shirt with embroidered school crest; The Palmer Catholic Academy Black T shirt with embroidered school crest; Black  shorts; black jogging bottoms with embroidered school crest; black sweatshirt top with embroidered school crest. Students may also have their names embroidered onto their kit.

It is PE policy that all students get changed for lesson regardless of injury or illness. This enables students to be involved, through the capacity of a coach or an official.

This will also ensure students' uniform remains dry if it rains during an outside lesson

NB DURING BREAK AND LUNCHTIME TRAINERS CAN BE WORN.  SHOES MUST BE PUT ON BEF)RE CLASSES AND WORN WHEN COMING TO AND LEAVING FROM SCHOOL.