UNIFORM

Our uniform is an important part of our Academy’s identity. It reinforces who we are as a community and helps allow pupils to feel pride in their school.  We are very proud of our school and of our pupils and believe that high standards of uniform, behaviour, being properly equipped and attending regularly, give each and every one of our pupils the opportunity to achieve their very best.

We are really excited to introduce to you our new uniform supplier, Michael Sehgal and Sons Ltd, which supplies a number of schools in the region, delivers high quality products at a reasonable price, and is a local rather than national supplier. They come highly recommended and have a very positive reputation for sound customer relations.

UNIFORM REQUIREMENTS

The uniform listed below is compulsory, except where stated with a *. 


In summary the uniform will comprise of:

Blazer – Grey blazer with Academy logo.

Skirts – Grey checked skirt. Black tights with a minimum of 40 denier must be worn all year round.

Trousers – Black Formal Dress Trousers. Black socks must be worn.

Tie – Clip on tie in House colours (to be purchased from school office)

*Jumper – A grey with purple trim V Neck Jumper is optional for all year groups.

Shirts – A plain white shirt.

Outdoor coat - Pupils should aim to wear a dark coat without significant emblems or logos where possible.

Footwear – Footwear should be plain, flat, polishable black leather like shoes/ankle boots with minimal decoration (no large brand logos).

Training shoes / trainers should not be worn in school.  If you have any questions regarding the suitability of footwear please contact the school for advice whilst you are still able to return them to the shop.


Jewellery 

For reasons of safety and risk of loss, jewellery (other than a watch and one pair of ear studs) should not be worn in school. Pupils wearing jewellery may have it confiscated, and it will only be returned at a time agreed by the member of staff or the pupil's Head of House. The school cannot accept responsibility for items of jewellery which are lost or damaged.


Make-up

Any make up should be subtle and of natural colours when worn. Excessive make-up should not be worn. Senior staff will determine ‘excessive’. No false eyelashes or nails are to be worn and pupils will be asked to remove these.


Hair 

Hairstyles designed to make fashion statements (e.g. shaved lines or patterns) are not allowed in school, and parents will be contacted. Hair colours must be natural in tone e.g. not blue, green, bright red. Any pupil attending school with such a hairstyle may not be allowed to circulate around the school.

Pupils not complying with the uniform code and the requirements around presentation and accessories will be challenged. Parents can expect to be contacted and the child may be sent home.

The following should not be worn in any circumstance: Denims, leggings, skin tight trousers, casual dark (or other colour) trousers, hoodies (other than selected Year 11 pupils wearing their Leavers hoodies) and tracksuits.

Any kind of body piercing (including nose, tongue and eyebrow studs) is not appropriate for school. Any child wearing such apparel to school will not be allowed to circulate around the school. Parents will be contacted.

ORDERING

1. Please order all school uniforms online this year.

School uniforms may only be ordered online via our website, at: www.michaelsehgal.co.uk
Address: Michael Sehgal and Sons Ltd, Unit 17 Airport Industrial Estate, Kingston Park, Newcastle NE3 2EF.


2. Our customer services team is here to help!

Sizing guides are available on our website, indicating the most popular sizes, per age group and our customer services team can help you with your order, if it’s the first time you are ordering. Call us for assistance on 0191 230 2320 or, email us at sales@michaelsehgal.co.uk. You can also find the answers to most frequently asked questions at: https://www.michaelsehgal.co.uk/faqs/ 


3. We will keep you informed!

At every stage, including ordering, processing and dispatch you will receive notifications from us to advise you of the status of your order. We aim to deliver all school uniforms safely and promptly.