The purpose of the uniform and dress code is to ensure that students 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
We require that parents co-operate with us in adhering to the Academy uniform 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.
A uniform grant of 30% off the initial cost of the complete uniform may be awarded in respect of an eligible student.
To be eligible the following criteria must be applicable;
Any child starting in Year 7 at the start of September who is entitled to free school meals.
If you qualify for a uniform grant please complete the below document and email to [email protected].
Our uniform now will be 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 Secondary students:
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.
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.
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.