Uniform and Equipment

Maintaining high standards of uniform is an important part of the overall aspirations of The Victory Academy.  Instilling high standards teaches students to comply with a dress code which will be an important workplace skill for them in later life. Perhaps most importantly, our uniform reflects our corporate identity as a community and encourages students to take pride in themselves and their school.

 

What we expect:

Academy Uniform

YEARS 7-11

  • Academy blazer
  • Shirt – plain white long or short sleeved
  • Academy tie (House colour)
  • Black tailored trousers – no casual style or material OR black, knee-length, dropped-waisted, box pleated skirt for girls
  • Socks – black ankle socks (no frills or colours)
  • Tights – black or skin colour
  • Shoes - plain black formal shoes (no boots, canvas shoes or trainers allowed)
  • Coat (Plain colour, no logos)
  • Black headscarf (to be worn for religious reasons only)

Uniform is available from Simmonds Ltd online at http://www.simmonds-ltd.com/

If your daughter would like to wear a skirt, it will need to be dropped-waist, box-pleated and knee length (available to purchase from John Lewis, Marks & Spencer and Simmonds Ltd).  All trousers should be tailored (both boys and girls). Any other style is considered incorrect and not permitted in school.

Equipment

All students are expected to arrive at the Academy with the minimum equipment required for learning. Extra equipment may be required for specific lessons:

  • School bag
  • Black pens
  • Pencils
  • Ruler
  • Scientific calculator
  • Protractor
  • Colouring pencils
  • Eraser
  • Pencil sharpener
  • Contact Book – supplied by the Academy

PE Kit

 

  • Black shorts (plain, no logos)
  • Black T-shirt (plain, no logos)
  • Black Tracksuit (plain, no logos)
  • Trainers (plain colour)
  • Football boots – Boys only
  • Shin Pads – Boys only

Uniform is available from Simmonds Ltd online at http://www.simmonds-ltd.com/

Jewellery

 

  • If wanted, one small plain gold or silver stud in each ear with no other visible piercing
  • No other visible jewellery other than a practical watch

General Appearance

 

  • Make up and nail polish should NOT BE worn including false nails, and will have to be removed before entering the Academy
  • Hairstyles should be appropriate and not contain exaggerated colours, styles or adornments
  • No hats, caps or hoods are to be worn in the Academy other than for religious purposes
  • If belts are to be worn they must be discrete and appropriate
  • No badges are to be worn other than those that are issued by the Academy

Should your child arrive to school with incorrect uniform, you will be contacted by telephone and they will be sent home.  Your child’s attendance will be recorded as unauthorised.  We appreciate your support in working with us to ensure that students come to school well-presented and in correct uniform.  Should you have any queries please contact Mrs Miller, Student Services Manager.

Mobile Phones and Electronic Devices

Students are permitted to bring mobile phones and other electronic devices into school at their own risk. All devices must be switched off and out of sight during the school day. If a student is found to be in breach of this regulation their phone or electronic device will be removed from them and placed in the office until the end of the day. Under no circumstances will the Academy accept responsibility for any theft or loss.

Prohibited Items

The following items are not allowed on the Academy site:

  • Chewing Gum
  • Fizzy Drinks
  • Energy Drinks