Uniform

The purpose of the uniform and dress code is to ensure that pupils are ready to learn, demonstrate respect for learning and school, and are equal in the school community.

At Folkestone Academy we believe that a school uniform is also important because:

  • It looks smart and contributes to a sense of belonging

  • It fosters a sense of pride

  • It gives a common identity

Uniform List (Years 7-11)

Compulsory Items:

  • Grey blazer with Academy logo

  • Black tank top with Academy logo

  • Skirt with the Academy logo

  • Academy tie

  • Long or short sleeved white shirt or blouse with a collar (according to personal preference). The shirt must be worn tucked in at all times. Sleeves must not be rolled up and the top button must be fastened.

  • Plain black formal leather shoes (maximum heel height of 1 inch)

  • Plain black socks

Optional Items:

  • Black jumper with Academy logo (no other jumper may be worn)

Compulsory Sportswear:

  • Sports shorts with Academy logo

  • Sports polo with Academy logo

  • Academy sports socks

Optional Sportswear:

  • Track pants with Academy logo (no other track pants may be worn)

  • Black sports hoodie with Academy logo (no other hoodie may be worn)

  • Sports skort with Academy logo (no other skort may be worn)

  • Sports leggings (no other leggings may be worn)

Pupils cannot wear:

  • Leggings, jeans, trousers with studs or skin-tight skirts

  • Hoodies, coats, jackets or hats inside the school building

Compulsory Items Of Equipment That Must Be Brought To School Each Day

  • Academic Diary

  • Pen, pencil, ruler, rubber

  • School bag or rucksack, large enough to carry equipment and sports kit.

We require that parents co-operate with us in adhering to the Academy uniform policy (found with the Behaviour & Exclusion policy). We require our children present themselves as smart, capable members of our community with high expectations of themselves and each other.

We ask that all pupils wear full uniform every day and we encourage learners to maintain a good standard of clean and tidy dress for school.

Please note that long-sleeved under-garments must not be worn under uniform.

Every term we get left with a large amount of lost property that is UNNAMED – please make sure everything your child wears is named so that we can get it back to them when they lose it.

ORDERING UNIFORM

Our uniform is provided in partnership with Trutex Direct, a supplier of school uniform to many schools and colleges within the UK.

Below is the uniform brochure for Folkestone Academy.

Trutex have a YouTube Channel for sizing and uniform help, please refer to either the videos below or the following link: https://www.youtube.com/user/TrutexSchoolwear/videos

For further help and information, feel free to refer to the information pamphlets below concerning uniform.

ORDERING PROCESS

For September 2022 Orders

Please ensure you place your uniform order with Trutex before Monday 1st August 2022 to ensure delivery before the start of Term 1 in September. Whilst every effort will be made to satisfy all orders, Trutex cannot guarantee delivery after this date.

Please contact student.finance@turnerschools.com if you have any questions.

For online orders:

Log onto www.trutexdirect.com and register the code below for the required uniform:

Secondary uniform LEA00948SC

This code will take you to the Folkestone Academy uniform page, where you can see all items of our school uniform. The site is secure and orders can be placed quickly and safely with Trutex Direct.

For telephone orders:

Dial Trutex Direct by phone on: 01200 421206.

DELIVERY

Academy uniform is available from Trutex all year round. Postage and packaging is free on orders over £70 or just £3.50 for orders under this amount.

Trutex Direct will normally deliver within 7 working days. However, this may take longer at the start of the academic year therefore we recommend that you place your order in July to ensure delivery.