Uniform and Equipment Code
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:
YEARS 7 – 11
- Academy blazer
- Plain black V-neck jumper (optional). Not to be worn without a blazer.
- White shirt – short or long sleeved
- Academy tie (House colour)
- Black tailored trousers – no casual style or lycra material or a black, knee-length, dropped-waist, box-pleated skirt for girls. Any other style is considered incorrect and is not permitted in the Academy
- Tights – plain black or skin colour
- Socks – plain black ankle socks (no frills or colours)
- Shoes – plain black formal shoes (no boots, canvas shoes or trainers allowed)
- Coat (Plain colour, no logos). Hoodies, tracksuit tops, denim and leather jackets are not permitted.
- Black headscarf (to be worn for religious reasons only)
Where to buy uniform
Uniform is available from Simmonds Ltd online at http://www.simmonds-ltd.com/
Year 7 and Year 8 compulsory (Year 9 – Year 11 optional)
- Academy PE top
- Academy half-zip long sleeve top (optional)
- Plain navy shorts
- Navy football socks
- Football boots
- Shin pads
- Plain navy jogging bottoms can be worn during cold weather.
Year 9 – 11 compulsory
- Plain black t-shirt
- Plain black shorts
- Black football socks
- Football boots
- Shin pads
- Plain black jogging bottoms and a plain black sweatshirt can be worn during cold weather.
- One smallplain stud in the lower lobe with no other visible piercings including tongue piercings
- No other visible jewellery other than a wrist watch
- No make-up including false eyelashes
- Nail polish including false nails should not be worn and will have to be removed before entering the Academy
- Hairstyles should be appropriate and of a natural colour and not contain exaggerated colours, styles or adornments. Patterns or tramlines should not be shaved into the hair or eyebrows
- Hair bands should be plain and either black or navy
- 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 plain black
- 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.
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 or blue pens
- Red pen
- Scientific calculator
- Colouring pencils
- Pencil sharpener
- Logbook – supplied by the Academy
MOBILE PHONES AND ELECTRONIC DEVICES
Students are permitted to bring mobile phones, headphones and other electronic devices into school at their own risk. All devices must be switched off and out of sight whilst students are on the Academy site. If a student is found to be in breach of this regulation their phone or electronic device will be confiscated and placed in Student Services until the end of the day. Under no circumstances will the Academy accept responsibility for any theft or loss.
The Academy reserves the right to confiscate, retain or dispose of any items that it considers to be inappropriate if reasonable to do so. This may include, but is not limited to the following:
- Chewing Gum
- Energy and high-sugar drinks (please refer to our healthy drinks poster)
- Hoodies and tracksuit tops
- Any illegal substance, weapons or imitation weapons
- Any item that poses a threat to others
- Any items of inappropriate jewellery
- Cigarettes including any form of e-cigarettes, lighters and matches
Confiscated items may be retained for a period of time or until a Parent/Carer collects them. Some items may be disposed of or handed to a responsible authority such as the Police. Where the person conducting the search finds an electronic device they may examine any data or files on the device if they think there is a good reason to do so. Any data or files may be erased if necessary.