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King Edward VI Sheldon Heath Academy is a uniform Academy. Pupils in Years 7 - 11 are expected to wear school uniform at all times and a high standard of dress is required. We look to parents to support the Academy in this matter. By sending your child to this Academy you accept the uniform regulations. Sixth form students are expected to dress appropriately for their studies. Students are also required to wear the Academy PE kit for games and physical education. Any family who requires financial assistance acquiring Academy uniform should contact the Pastoral Manager for the respective year group at the Academy. The Academy will endeavour to accommodate reasonable adaptations of the uniform to enable students to observe religious requirements.

Boys uniform

Trouser

Black trousers of regular shape and formal design/fabric.

Shirt

Plain white shirt with top button.

Tie

Academy clip-on tie

Blazer

Academy boys blazer.

Jumper

Academy black V-necked jumper.

  • Plain black shoes with no logos – trainers, boots, suede, fur and patent (shiny) leather shoes are not permitted.
  • Plain white or black socks.
  • Academy bag (year 7-9 only)
  • Suitable bag for year 10 and 11 – no pouch bags.

Boys P.E

Top

House polo shirt.

Bottoms

Black Academy tracksuit bottoms.

Shorts

Black Academy PE shorts.

Socks

Black Academy sports socks.

  • Academy training top (this is optional but if a training top is worn it must be the KESH version)
  • Trainers
  • Football boots

Girls uniform

Trouser

Black trousers of regular shape and formal design and fabric (not tapered or skinny leg) – no jeans/heavy cotton style.

Skirt

OR an Academy black knee length skirt.

Shirt

Plain white shirt with top button.

Tie

Academy clip on tie.

Blazer

Academy girls blazer.

Jumper

Academy black V-necked jumper.

  • Plain black shoes with no logos – trainers, boots, suede, fur and patent (shiny) leather shoes are not permitted.
  • Plain white or black ankle socks or plain black/flesh coloured tights
  • Academy bag (year 7-9 only)
  • Suitable bag for year 10 and 11 – no pouch bags

Girls P.E

Top

House polo shirt.

Bottoms

Black Academy tracksuit bottoms.

Shorts

Black Academy PE shorts.

Socks

Black Academy sports socks.

  • Academy training top (this is optional but if a training top is worn it must be the KESH version)
  • Trainers
  • Football boots

Hair style

  • Excessive razor cuts, mohicans, tram lines and spiked hair are not acceptable.
  • Hair colour should be within the natural range for example, green and blue hair are not permitted.
  • If in any doubt contact the Academy prior to having a particular haircut or colouring

Jewellery

  • Students are permitted to wear a watch, one plain ring and single studs in each ear.
  • No sovereign rings are allowed.
  • Jewellery on other parts of the body is not permitted including body or facial piercings such as tongue or nose piercings. This includes skin and body decorations.

Shoes

  • The only shoes that students can wear in the Academy are plain black leather/leather effect shoes with laces and no significant trim other than that which is black.
  • Patent leather shoes are not permitted.
  • Suede or suede effect shoes are not permitted.
  • Open-toed shoes or shoes without a back represent a health and safety hazard and cannot be worn to the Academy.he only shoes allowed must be black plain leather/leather effect with black laces and no significant trim which is other than black. Shiny leather, suede or suede effect shoes are not allowed.
  • Trainers and/or boots must not be worn in the Academy.
  • Medical notes will be required for those students that have diagnosed conditions that prevent them from wearing school shoes.

Make-Up

  • Students can wear a small amount of make-up provided this is deemed to be subtle.
  • Nail varnish, false or acrylic nails are not permitted in the Academy.

Coats

  • Students can bring a coat of their choice to the Academy however this must be removed when inside the building. We do not permit denim or corduroy coats.

Valuables

KESH Academy is unable to take responsibility for any valuables that you choose to bring with you to school.

As such we strongly advise that you do not bring valuable items into the Academy.

  • If you choose to bring a mobile phone it should be switched off and stored in your bag.
  • If you use your phone in the Academy it will be confiscated and your parents/carers will be informed. The mobile phone will be available for collection by parents/carers the following day.
  • During PE lessons it is the responsibility of the student to hand in mobile phones and any other valuables to the teacher for safe-keeping.
  • Students are not permitted to listen to music via phones or other devices whilst at the Academy.
  • If a student attempts to take any equipment into an exam that can store or transmit data (e.g. phones and smart watches) it will be confiscated and returned to parents/carers after the last day of the examination period.

Equipment

In order for you to learn most effectively it is important that you are prepared with the right equipment for each day. You may have to bring subject specific equipment to the Academy on certain days (for example your PE kit) so it is a good idea to check your lessons the night before and get your bag packed.
Every single day you will need to bring the following:

  • KESH Academy bag for Year 7-9 and a suitable bag for year 10 and 11.
  • Planner.
  • Pens, pencils, a rubber, a ruler and a maths set.
  • Calculator.
  • You can bring a reusable bottle to the Academy which can be refilled at any of the water filters located around the building. All other drinks are not permitted.

NOTES

  • Sweatshirts and hoodies should not be worn.
  • Baseball caps should not be worn.
  • Black head scarves may be worn by girls – please contact the Academy if you wish to enquire about other items of religious attire.
  • If you have questions about the uniform policy please speak to your pastoral manager.

Any family who requires financial assistance acquiring Academy uniform should contact the Pastoral Manager for the respective year group at the Academy.

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