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Uniform and Dress Policy; Appearance Advice; Equipment Advice

The school uniform at Lord Grey Academy is an important part of the ethos, and all students are encouraged to take pride in their appearance. The governors and staff believe that wearing of a distinctive school dress makes an important contribution to the tone and reputation of the school; gives students a sense of belonging, and stops students coming to school in clothes which is  unsuitable for school.

The condition of student entry to classes is the wearing of full school uniform. Maisies Superstore are the main suppliers of the school uniform for Lord Grey Academy to maintain our agreed standard. 

Sixth Form students do not wear uniform, but appearance is important and are expected to wear appropriate clothes for school which is based on the concept of smart office wear.  There is a compulsory Sixth Form dress code.  We want our Sixth Form students to be treated as individuals and act independently but we also want a collective presence around the school site which younger students, staff and visitors can respect. The many visitors to the Sixth Form judge the students and institution partly on appearances. Looking more professional also translates into taking oneself seriously as a student.

Students will be expected to wear

The condition of student entry to classes is the wearing of full school uniform. We are a uniformed school and thus uniform is non negotiable.

  • White shirt/blouse, with a formal collar and a top button that does up.
  • Black tailored trousers. Trousers MUST be slightly loose and loose at the ankle.*(No skinny fit trouser).
  • NEW School Skirt – From 9 April 2018 this item is part of the school uniform (Year 7-Year 10).  The skirt MUST be knee length.  Year 11 students can continue with the previous knee length plain black skirt.  Please note: all students can choose to wear tailored black trousers if they prefer.
  • Black V-neck House sleeveless jumper.
  • Appropriate House school tie. Fully done up to cover top button of shirt/blouse and nestle in the collar.
  • Sensible black shoes with dark laces. Footwear MUST be completely black all over.
  • Skin tone or black tights (not footless), when wearing a skirt.
  • Socks – white/dark or plain in colour.
  • Green blazer.
  • Dark/plain outdoor jacket/coat.

* Definition of loose at the ankle – when the student is standing still and upright, the trouser fabric hangs naturally with at least 1.5cm gap between the trouser and the sock for the full circumference of the trouser leg. Thus there is room or space between the trouser and the sock, without having to stretch the fabric or pull at the seam.

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Only badges issued by the school to be worn, e.g. House pin, Headteacher’s Reward badge, Student Council badge, 100% attendance badge etc.

Students not in perfect uniform will be sent home at the gate.

Please note: students ARE NOT ALLOWED to wear hoodies/jackets (must be school uniform) around the school site.

The condition of student entry to classes is the wearing of correct full school uniform.

Sports Uniform

Boys – Indoor/Athleticspe uniform 2pe uniform RE touch1
White plain polo shirt or polo shirt with navy edging, black or navy blue shorts, plain white sports socks, training shoes (not black soles), towel.

Boys – Outdoor Games
Black or navy blue shorts, navy blue rugby jersey with gold band on reverse side, navy or black long socks, football boots, training shoes, towel and optional plain navy tracksuit.

Girls – Indoor Gymnastics/Dance/Athletics
White plain polo shirt or polo shirt with navy edging, black or navy blue
shorts, plain white sports socks, training shoes (not black soles), towel.

Girls – Outdoor Games
Navy hooded sweatshirt, plain white polo shirt or white polo shirt with navy edging, navy long socks, training shoes, navy shorts/tracksuit bottoms, towel and optional plain navy tracksuit.  


  • Navy blue/black tracksuit bottoms can be worn during inclement weather.
  • Students are expected to come prepared during bad weather and should bring more than one t-shirt for extra warmth.
  • It is recommended that students have a plastic bag for dirty clothes.
  • All items of clothing should be clearly labelled and brought to all lessons.
  • If students are unable to take part in PE lessons due to illness or injury your PE kit is still required as you will be involved in the lesson as a coach or ‘teacher’. This will enable you to learn and progress without inhibiting your recovery.
  • It is advisable for students to wear shin pads and/or gum shields when playing rugby, hockey or football. Students must provide their own gum-shield and shin pads.
  • All jewellery must be removed on health and safety grounds.
  • Cuffs on blazers and shirts should be turned down and not rolled up.
  • Staff cannot take responsibility for any valuables during PE lessons.

    Sixth Form Dress Code

    Sixth Form Male Students

    will be expected to wear:

    • collar and tie
    • smart jacket or jumper
    • smart shoes and trousers.

    Sixth Form Female Students

    will be expected to wear:

    • smart shirt, top or blouse
    • tailored trousers or skirt of a suitable length
    • smart shoes
    • smart jacket, jumper or cardigan.

    Many students have jobs outside school and often wear clothes which would fit this code.


Hairstyles should be presentable in style (no shorter than a number two cut) and colour within the range of natural hair colour. Tramlines and patterns are not permitted nor are tramlines through the eyebrow.


  • Must be kept to a minimum
  • One small stud earring in each ear lobe
  • NO hooped earrings
  • A watch on the wrist (optional)
  • One plain ring on the hand (optional)
  • NO coloured plugs or studs
  • NO other facial piercings e.g. no eyebrow, nose or tongue piercings.
  • Retainers are not allowed because piercings are not allowed.
Bracelets, bangles (metal, material, leather etc.) and necklaces should not be worn.
  • For safety reasons, there should be no other body piercings.

Students failing to adhere to this policy will have the inappropriate jewellery confiscated.

Clothing and Appearance

  • No leather, denim, suede, fur or “hoodies”, leggings, club football regalia or excessive make-up.
  • Hoodies are banned and not allowed as an alternative to a coat.
  • PE hoodies to be worn in PE lessons only.
  • Coloured nail polish is not permitted.
  • Hats are not to be worn in school, but can be worn walking to and from school.
  • Headbands if worn to be plain, black or dark green.
  • Headscarves to be totally plain, dark in colour.

Electronic Equipment

MP3 players, mobile phones and any other electronic devices are not to be used in lessons and must be switched off in lessons – unless the class teacher has given express permission for a particular lesson. These will be confiscated if seen in lessons and parents may be asked to collect them from school. Headphones are not to be threaded under shirts or jumpers.

The school will accept no responsibility for the loss of mobile phones and other electronic devices for personal use. They are brought into school at one’s own risk.

Learning Equipment

The Governing Body believe that having the correct school equipment can significantly enhance the quality of learning opportunities for your child. At Lord Grey Academy we believe that all students should arrive for learning with the correct equipment. We wish our students to be equipped to meet the highest possible standards, yet it is not possible for Lord Grey Academy to provide equipment for individual students beyond that of stationery and course materials. We do insist that all students carry the required equipment at all times. Our essential equipment list is non negotiable.


All students must have a school bag, carried daily, of at least the size to carry an A4 book/folder.

Pencil case including

  • Ball point pens, at least two
  • Pencils, at least two
  • Planner
  • Exercise books/resources needed for the day’s lessons (e.g. worksheets, completed homework, PE kit)
  • Reading book
  • Maths calculator
  • Highlighter
  • Ruler
  • Campus Card.


  • Pencil sharpener
  • Colouring pencils
  • Felt tipped colouring pens
  • Scissors
  • Glue stick
  • Compass
  • Rubber
  • Protractor
  • Purple pen to respond to teacher’s marking.


  • Mini stapler
  • Pocket Thesaurus
  • Pocket dictionary
  • Mini foreign language dictionary.

Please note – Tippex is not allowed.
All the above items can be purchased from Student Services.
Only pens with black ink MUST be used for all examinations.

A PE kit must be brought into school for every PE lesson.

Cooking ingredients for Food Technology is by arrangement.

Students must carry the appropriate equipment on a daily basis. This is one of the core, non-negotiable, principles of the school.


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