Uniform and Appearance Code

Academy uniform helps to create and sustain a purposeful shared ethos. We expect all students in Years 7 to 11 to be in full uniform.

Any exception to the Uniform and Appearance Code that follows is only by written permission from the Governors and/or the Principal for religious or medical reasons.

To ensure consistency of style and colour the following items of uniform can be purchased on-line or in-store from our uniform supplier Kids Connection, 14 Market Place, Hertford, SG14 1DQ or via their website http://www.kidsconnection.co.uk/ Select find your schoool, then select the Thomas Alleyne Academy from the drop down menu.  Please note that all sizes of boys trousers are available even though this is not clear from the website.

An updated order form will appear here shortly.  Please call Kids Connection on 01992 587466 to discuss any queries you might have. Individual requirements can be catered for. 

We are pleased to announce that our academy uniform supplier, Kids Connection, will be offering a free delivery service to the academy on the last Wednesday of each month. Students may collect their orders from the reprographics office, between now and the end of spring term on the following dates.

Note: Please state that you wish to use the free delivery service at the time of placing your order on the website."

        

Academy Uniform

  • Academy Blazer - Plain Navy with school badge on breast pocket.
  • Trousers - Plain Navy, full length formal 'suit like' trousers (not fashion trousers ie no  bootleg or drainpipe trousers).
  • Skirts (girls only) - Plain Navy pleated (worn just above the knee).
  • Ties - To be worn with 3 stripes visible and up to the neck.
  • Shirt - Plain white (with collar), to be worn buttoned up to the neck and tucked in. (Can be long or short sleeved) 
  • Jumper (optional) - Navy, V-neck with Academy logo
  • Cardigan (optional) - Navy with Academy logo
  • Socks/Tights - Plain, (eg natural) navy, white or black.
   
  • Shoes - (no trainers, plimsolls or canvas shoes) Black, including black laces where style dictates laces. (To comply with Health and Safety guidelines, it should be a full shoe, with heel and toe covered) Boots can be worn in extreme weather conditions only.
  • Belt (optional) Plain navy or black - (belt is to be worn conventionally through the waistband loops of either trousers or skirt).

Jewellery (optional)

  1. One simple chain (under shirt)
  2. One pair of small (max 0.8cm), plain ear studs conventionally worn
  3. One plain bracelet
  4. One plain ring
  5. Absolutely no nose studs or facial piercing
   

  

Physical Education Kit

All Students

  • PE Shorts – Navy with academy logo
  • PE Shirt - White aertex with academy logo
  • Rugby shirt – Reversible, navy blue with red panels
  • Socks – Red football socks
  • Footwear - Training shoes (not pumps) and football boots
  • Jogging bottoms (optional) – navy with red piping and academy logo
  • Micro fleece (optional, girls) - navy with academy logo 
  • Failure to bring PE kit will result in sanctions.
   

 

 

 

Additional Information

  • Items of uniform should be clearly marked with the owner's name.
  • Extremes in hair styles and hair colour are not acceptable.
  • Outside coats, hat/cap to be removed when entering buildings.
  • Hoods are not to be worn up at any time.
  • Students must wear appropriate clothing that does not expose the skin.
  • No shorts or knee length trousers.
  • Discreet make up permitted in KS4 only.
  • Nails should be of reasonable length and unpainted; no fake nails, gels or acrylics.
  • Students should be clean-shaven.
  • All jewellery must be removed for PE lessons.

Should students arrive in incorrect uniform, then we may:

  • confiscate the item
  • provide a suitable alternative
  • send the student home to change or
  • place the student in the Independent Learning Room for the day