Uniform and equipment

The file for download below provides a list of the essential and desirable equipment needed for school - we appreciate your support in providing your child with the equipment needed for learning and success.


Uniform

We feel that the wearing of a smart and presentable uniform plays an important role in making students take pride in their appearance, their work and their school. It creates a strong identity, of which we should all be proud.

We will make you aware in the event of the uniform expectations not being met and appreciate your efforts in resolving any such issues. Students who are not wearing the correct uniform may be sent home to rectify this. You will always be notified if this should be the case.

Blazer: Black school blazer with school badge and House colours badge.

Trousers: Grey school trousers with the Academy logo embroidered and purchased from our uniform supplier. These are available in both boy’s and girl’s styles. A black belt for trousers is recommended.

Skirt: Grey school skirt with the Academy logo embroidered, purchased from our uniform supplier.

Shirt: Plain white with a collar and top button, appropriate for use with a school tie. Soft collared sports shirts are not acceptable i.e. polo shirts. No T-shirts are to be worn. There should be no badges or motifs on shirts. Shirts must be tucked in at all times. 

School Tie: All students in Years 7 to 11 are required to wear a school tie. School ties need to be in immaculate condition; if your son/daughter’s tie has threads pulled or ink marks on it, then this will need to be replaced in time for the start of the new term.

Jumper: Only the official school jumper may be worn (black, V-neck with braiding). Although the school jumper is an optional uniform item, it is recommended that all students wear it in cold weather.

Socks or Tights: Plain black socks or tights - ankle or below knee length socks are accepted

Shoes: Plain black shoes. The wearing of fashion shoes, particularly those without backs or with high /stiletto heels is not permitted. Boots, trainers or trainer-like shoes should not be worn. Canvas / suede is not permitted. We suggest shoes which can be easily polished and which are leather / leather look are most suitable.

School Coat: Students may wear plain coats or jackets. Hoodies, tracksuit tops or sports coats with logos are not allowed. Fashion coats such as leather/denim jackets or body-warmers are also not permitted.

Jewellery: Jewellery can be a safety hazard; it also gets lost easily. Students may wear one stud in each ear. Any other piercing is not permitted. Students are also not allowed to wear rings, bracelets or necklaces in school.

Hairstyles: We expect hair styles to be neat and tidy and not extreme in any way. This includes closely-shaven hair, tramlines or dyes. In the interest of student safety, long hair must be tied back in PE and other practical lessons.

Make Up: Make-up should not be seen. False nails and false eyelashes are not permitted.

PE / Dance Kit: Academy logo PE top with Academy logo or plain black shorts and plain black  sports socks. Tracksuit trousers are permitted and should be black. There is also a warm fleece PE top available from our supplier which is a non-compulsory item but is recommended for cold weather. Appropriate trainers for use indoors and outdoors. Students who are unable to participate in activities (through illness or injury) must change into PE kit even if they are unable to perform.

If you are unclear regarding any of these expectations, please contact your son or daughter’s Head of House for further information.

We very much appreciate your support in helping set high standards in uniform at the Carlton Academy. We will make you aware in the event of the uniform expectations not being met, and appreciate your efforts in resolving any such issues. Students who are not wearing the correct uniform may be sent home to rectify this. You will always be notified if this should be the case.

The Carlton Academy Uniform is available from either  Just Schoolwear in Arnold or Schoolwear Solutions.