Gloucester Academy Parents & Students

School Uniforms

To ensure all students look smart and best represent Gloucester Academy, we have a number of rules when it comes to school uniforms.

Coats

When required, students are expected to wear a coat to school. No hoodies or sports clothing classed as an outdoor coat will be allowed.

Blazer

The blazer is a symbol of our school identity. Students are expected to wear their school blazers every day and at all times in corridors and classrooms, unless given permission by a member of staff to remove it. Blazer sleeves should be rolled down. The school jumper, black with school badge, is not to be worn in place of the blazer (no cardigans or hoodies).

Trousers

Denim, corduroy, chino, tape re d, skinny-jean style or skin-tight style trousers are not permitted. Students are expected to wear black trousers which sit smartly at the waist and on the ankle/shoe line.

Skirts

Must be pleated. They can be black or grey and it must be worn no more than a credit-card width above or below the knee. The waistband must not be rolled - over.

Necklaces

Any necklace must be worn underneath the shirt and easily removed for PE lessons (for health and safety reasons).

Piercings

Students may wear one plain metal stud or small metal earring (no larger than I cm diameter) in each ear. Flesh­ holes (ear-rings which stretch holes in the ear beyond the normal range of traditional ear-rings) are not allowed. Horn-style decorations, where the back of the piercing extends excessively behind the ear, are not acceptable. No piercings, other than ear piercings, are allowed. No other jewellery is permitted other than for cultural/religious reasons, where clarification should be sought from the school.

Footwear

This item of clothing brings the greatest amount of confusion for families. We expect our students to wear 'traditional', well-constructed, weather-proof, leather or leather-type shoes with a low heel. Trainers - black or otherwise, including popular designs such as Converse or Vans-style shoes - are not acceptable. Please refer to the images of unacceptable footwear to avoid confusion.

Make-up and nails

No make-up of any kind is to be worn by students. This includes foundation, lipstick, lip-gloss, Mascara, blusher, eye shadow, eyeliner, brow liner and nail varnish (including false nails and false eyelashes). Students arriving in school wearing makeup, nail varnish or false nails will be asked to remove it.

Hair

Extreme haircuts which include motifs and emblems are not permitted. Hair should be of a natural colour and not cause a distraction. The school reserves the right to tell students and their parents that their interpretation of the above is unsuitable.

Headgear

Hats, caps and other headgear should not be worn indoors. They should only be worn to keep the head warm during the winter or to pro tect from the sun in the summer. Cultural headscarves and any hair accessories should be plain black.

Unacceptable Footwear

  • Converse (or equivalent) leather or canvas boot
  • Dr Martins (or equivalent) boots
  • Vans (or equivalent) style leather or canvas trainer
  • Suede studded shoes
  • Nike (or other manufacturers) trainers
  • Adidas (or equivalent) leather trainers

Safeguarding

Safeguarding your child is paramount. At Gloucester Academy we st rive to ensure the safety of each and every child. To this end the following changes will be in place from 25th February 2020.

Mobile Communication Devices (Phones/Tablets/ Headphones)

Mobile phone usage is banned from the School premises at all times. Students are permitted to keep them in their possession, but they must be switched off and kept out of sight at all times. Any mobile phone seen and/or heard at any time on the Academy site will be confiscated and parents /carers informed. The same rule applies for headphones .

  • Responsibility for the safekeeping of the phone belongs to the student
  • At all times, student mobile phones must be switch ed off during the Academy day (8am - 4:00pm)
  • If a student refuses to hand their mobile phone or other device over when asked, they will be sent to OLP for a period of one working day. Continued refusal to submit their phone whilst in OLP will result in the student being excluded for a fixed period of time until parents/carers are met with by the relevant member of staff
  • Refusal to go to OLP will result in a one day fixed term exclusion with the day in OLP completed upon their
    re-admittance to the school

If for any reason you need to contact your son/daughter, please ring the school reception on O1452 428800, they will then pass on any message to your child.

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