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Folkestone Academy Secondary Uniform

Secondary Uniform

Students must wear their uniform correctly at all times. All uniform must be named. No long sleeved undergarments to be worn under Academy uniform.

Uniform for Years 7 – 11 :

Boys’ Uniform

The following items are compulsory:

  • Grey blazer with Academy logo
  • Black tank top with Academy logo
  • Black trousers with Academy logo
  • Folkestone Academy tie
  • Long or short sleeved white shirt with a collar (according to personal preference).
  • 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 (laces must be plain black)
  • Plain black socks
  • Plain black bag, large enough to carry sports kit and equipment. A small logo on the bag is allowed.

The following items are optional:

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

Boys’ Sportswear

The following items are compulsory:

  • Sports short with Academy logo
  • Sports polo with Academy logo
  • Academy sports socks

The following items are optional:

  • Track pants with Academy logo (optional, but no other track pants may be worn)
  • Black sports hoodie with Academy logo (optional, but no other hoodie may be worn)

Girls’ Uniform

The following items are compulsory:

  • Grey blazer with Academy logo
  • Black tank top with Academy logo
  • Black Academy skirt or black Academy trousers (for safeguarding reasons skirts must not be rolled up)
  • Folkestone Academy tie
  • Long or short sleeve white blouse with a collar
  • Blouse must be worn tucked in at all times. Sleeves must not be rolled up and the top button must be fastened.
  • Plain black knee high socks
  • Plain black formal leather shoes with a heel no higher than one inch
  • Hair accessories must be plain black
  • Girls’ belts must be plain and black
  • Plain black bag, large enough to carry sports kit and equipment. A small logo on the bag is allowed.

The following items are optional:

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

Girl’s Sportswear

The following items are compulsory:

  • Sports short with Academy logo
  • Sports polo with Academy logo
  • Academy sports socks

The following items are optional:

  • Girls sports skort with Academy logo (optional, but no other skort may be worn)
  • Track pants with Academy logo (optional, but no other track pants may be worn)
  • Girls sports leggings (optional, but no other leggings may be worn)
  • Black sports hoodie with Academy logo (optional, but no other hoodie may be worn)

Uniform that has a Academy logo needs to be purchased from Trutex Direct. Please visit the uniform page on the website: https://www.folkestoneacademy.com/parents-carers/uniform

 

Expensive Personal Items

Students are advised not to bring expensive item(s) onto the Academy site or take on a school visit.Responsibility for any such item(s) remains with the owner. The Academy is not insured for loss, damage or theft of students’ personal possessions.

Hairstyles

All Academy students are expected to wear their hair in a smart and tidy style, as they would be expected to within a business environment. Extreme hairstyles such as Mohican, back-combed styles and patterns shaved into hair are not permitted. Hair must be natural in colour.

Piercings

If students have their ears pierced they can wear plain studs only in the earlobe.

Medical Alerts

Students who wear a medical alert bracelet or necklace are permitted to wear the alert but items must be worn under the uniform. The nature of the alert must be communicated to the Student Welfare Officer and the student’s Head of Year. During PE lessons all alert items must be removed for health and safety reasons and given to PE staff for safekeeping in the valuables box.

The following items are not allowed:

Students found with any of the items in the following list on their person whilst on the Academy grounds or on a school visit, will have the item(s) confiscated by a member of staff. The items will be locked safely in the students’ Year office. All valuable items will be locked in the Academy’s safe. The item(s) will be returned to the student at 3.30pm on the same day or can be collected by a parent on the day of confiscation or any day thereafter.

Mobile Devices including smart watches (see also section Expensive Personal Items)

  • The use of mobile phones, headphones and smart watches are not permitted during the school day (all phones brought into the Academy must be switched off and placed at the bottom of the students bag. If found it will be confiscated and parent/carers will be ask to collect it from the main school reception at the end of the day).
  • Students are not permitted to take photographs of any kind in the Academy on their personal mobile devices (please refer to the acceptable use policy signed on admission).

Make-up, Jewellery and Accessories

  • All forms of jewellery including piercing retainers, facial piercings, tongue and other bodily piercings
  • Personal artefacts such as braidings and wrist and ankle bracelets
  • All forms of permanent or temporary tattoos
  • Girls in Year 7 and 8 are not permitted to wear make-up
  • Any make-up worn by girls in Year 9, 10 and 11 should be discreet
  • Acrylic nails and nail varnish are not acceptable

Footwear and Bags

  • Sandals or any shoes with an open toe, open back or decorative accessories
  • Trainers, unless participating in sporting activities
  • Canvas or suede shoes or plimsolls
  • Boots
  • No heel higher than one inch