Uniform Standards

Uniform Standards

All students are reminded that they are required to wear full school uniform which is as follows:

Standard Uniform (Year 7-Year 9)

Black Blazer (pre-embroidered with badge or can be purchased separately).

Trousers

Only trousers (purchased from one of the main uniform suppliers, Trutex, Clive Mark and Smart Uniform) which have our logo on will be acceptable from January 2019.

Shoes

All students must wear plain black leather or leather-looking shoes.  Anything that looks like a trainer/ pump or sportswear, even if it is leather, is not acceptable. Avoid anything with a branding/logo e.g. Adidas, Converse etc.  Please do not hesitate to contact the Academy if you have any queries. These must be worn with plain black or grey socks.

PE Kit

School rugby shirt (optional), sports trainers, black socks, black shorts or skorts, Trentham polo shirt, black Trentham hoodie, shin pads/gum guards, football boots (boys only). In addition, plain black sports leggings may now be worn by all students.

For swimming lessons:

  • Black or blue swimming costume or shorts
  • Swimming cap
  • Towel
  • Goggles (optional)

Jewellery

One single small plain stud in each ear is permitted; the stud must be worn in the lower part of the earlobe and must be removed for PE. The only other jewellery allowed is a watch and absolutely no other visible piercings are allowed.

White shirt (must be long enough to be tucked in. They must also button up to the neck).

School tie (ties indicate the house to which your child has been allocated by means of a coloured stripe).

Plain black, V-neck jumper (optional). To be worn as well as a blazer, not instead of it.

Jackets, hoodies, sweatshirts, cardigans etc. must not be worn under blazers at any time. If a hoodie/jacket is too small to be worn over a blazer when outside, then it should be replaced with a coat which can be worn over the blazer.

No extreme hairstyles and/or colours are permitted.

No tattoos.

We recognise that, as students get older, make up may help with self-esteem. Therefore, discreet make-up may be worn, but students will be asked to remove it if it is deemed excessive. As a general guide, one shade of foundation is acceptable; brightly coloured eye shadow and lipstick are not. Equally, exaggerated eyebrow shaping is not acceptable.

No nail varnish, false eyelashes or false nails may be worn. Nails must be kept short.

Standard Uniform (Year 11)

Trousers

Year 11 students must wear plain black, tailored and full length trousers that are loose and not tight. They do not have to wear the new Trentham Academy trousers, but can if they choose to. These can be purchased from one of the main uniform suppliers, Trutex, Clive Mark and Smart Uniform..

Shoes

All students must wear plain black leather or leather-looking shoes.  Anything that looks like a trainer/ pump or sportswear, even if it is leather, is not acceptable. Avoid anything with a branding/logo e.g. Adidas, Converse etc.  Please do not hesitate to contact the Academy if you have any queries. These must be worn with plain black or grey socks.

PE Kit

For PE School rugby shirt (optional), sports trainers, black socks, black shorts or skorts, Trentham polo shirt, black Trentham hoodie, shin pads/gum guards, football boots (boys only). In addition, plain black sports leggings may now be worn by all students.

For swimming lessons:

  • Black or blue swimming costume or shorts
  • Swimming cap
  • Towel
  • Goggles (optional)

Jewellery

One single small plain stud in each ear is permitted; the stud must be worn in the lower part of the earlobe and must be removed for PE. The only other jewellery allowed is a watch and absolutely no other visible piercings are allowed.

No extreme hairstyles and/or colours are permitted.

No tattoos.

We recognise that, as students get older, make up may help with self-esteem. Therefore, discreet make-up may be worn, but students will be asked to remove it if it is deemed excessive. As a general guide, one shade of foundation is acceptable; brightly coloured eye shadow and lipstick are not. Equally, exaggerated eyebrow shaping is not acceptable.

No nail varnish, false eyelashes or false nails may be worn. Nails must be kept short

Outcomes

We know that the vast majority of students will continue to comply with our expectations.

However, students failing to meet the uniform standards, or repeatedly failing to comply with expectations, will receive appropriate sanctions and Parents/ Carers will be informed.

If jewellery is worn, it will be confiscated. The same is true of ear/headphones worn around the site, or without permission in lessons. The first time this happens, it will be returned at the end of the day. Repeated breaking of this rule will result in the item(s) being kept until the end of the week, and parents/carers being required to collect it/them.

The school is unable to insure the belongings of students and cannot therefore accept any liability for the loss of, or damage to, personal property whilst on or left on, the premises.

The following items are available to purchase from the Office during school hours:

  • Ties – £5
  • Badges – £4

You can buy uniform from:

www.clivemark.co.uk

www.smartuniform.co.uk

www.trutexmeir.com

Basic Equipment

Every student is expected to provide the following basic items of equipment for every lesson:

  • Pens (black and green)
  • Pencil
  • Ruler
  • Eraser
  • iPad
  • Coloured pencils
  • Calculator
  • Glue Stick

Ipads

All students use iPads to enhance their learning. We support you to ensure all students have access to this technology. As digital natives our students are familiar with new technology which provides a wealth of information and resources beyond that which traditional teaching can provide. iPads are an effective learning tool which offers the opportunity to extend learning far beyond the classroom. At Trentham we build technology into the learning experience of our students. We are developing independent learners who demonstrate resilience, responsibility and reflection in their learning habits and we support a creative and collaborative curriculum. iPads are an important part of learning at Trentham Academy.

Whilst at school your child will use their iPad:

  • As a research tool
  • To take notes and/or create exam revision materials
  • As an assessment tool
  • To significantly enhance the learning experience

Whilst at home your child may use their iPad:

  • To complete extended learning activities and submit them to a teacher
  • To work collaboratively with their peers on group projects
  • To complete coursework
  • To access the school learning platform and review revision materials

Firefly

Firefly is the school learning platform. It is used to provide each student with details of extended learning tasks and also contains important school information.  The site can also be accessed by parents/carers who will be able to see details of attendance and A2L scores.

Mobile Phones

At the request of parents/carers, the school allows students to bring a mobile to school. They may only be used in lesson time under the direction of a teacher. They may be used for other purposes during break and lunchtime. Students who feel ill must not use their phone to contact home. They must go to the school office who will call home if necessary. Phones used inappropriately will be confiscated and parents/carers will be asked to collect these from the school office. Parents/carers are asked to support this rule by not phoning their son/daughter during school time.

Headphones are only allowed to be used during break and lunchtime.

Around School

To help to maintain a pleasant and safe environment for everyone, the following rules are in place:

  • Smoking on school premises or in school uniform is not permitted at any time. This includes electronic cigarettes/vapours.
  • For safety reasons, certain areas of school are deemed to be out of bounds. At break and lunch times, students are expected to use only the playground areas.
  • Students will remain on school grounds throughout the school day.
  • Chewing gum and fizzy drinks are not allowed in school.