Information on our correct uniform can be found below.
Information for Parents Years 7-11
Students in Years 7-11 are expected to wear the Academy uniform which is in keeping with the smart, professional image we want all our Academy community to portray. Uniform can be purchased from:
Clive Marks Quasar Shopping Centre
Tel 0192 262 2556
(As from the 4th June our shop opening hours are now Monday – Saturday 9am to 5.30pm and as from the 30th July till the 8th September the opening times will be Monday – Saturday 8am – 6pm and Sunday 10.30am – 4.30pm.)
Uniform should at all times be neat, clean and smart – only the items listed below are allowable:
RSA Academy Blazer with school badge
RSA Academy school tie with House colour
White shirt or blouse (plain blouse), no ‘open neck’
Smart, black, full length tailored trousers (no denim or leggings. Trousers must have a zip and button fastening) or smart, black, tailored knee length skirt
Thick, plain black or grey socks or plain flesh-coloured tights
Polishable plain black sensible shoes (preferably with laces), no boots, no patterns, stripes or logos, no pumps, trainers or leisure shoes
Plain black coat (no bigger than credit card sized logo)
RSA Academy rugby shirt and/or RSA Academy polo shirt
Black rugby socks with gold stripe turnover
Plain black tracksuit bottoms (optional) or plain black leggings
Training shoes or football boots as appropriate
Excess/unacceptable jewellery (hoops, nose studs, spacers etc) will be confiscated by staff, placed in an envelope with the name and form of the student and handed into the Success Centre at the earliest opportunity.
Students are able collect their jewellery at the end of each week or their parents may collect it for them at the end of the day.
The following points of clarification should be noted:
Students are allowed to wear a maximum of one pair of small, plain stud earrings in the lobe of the ears and a wrist watch.
No make-up or facial piercings of any description.
No nail polish or false nails
Clothing should be clean, tidy and neat – all shirts must be tucked in and top buttons fastened.
Sandals, of any type and backless shoes are not to be worn.
Items other than those listed in the uniform list are not to be worn.
Hair should be neat, tidy and safe with no extremes of fashion – tramlines and/or patterns are not allowed. Where hair is coloured, it should be natural shades only.
School bags should be either the Academy bag or, should a larger one be required, it must be plain with no obvious logos or markings.
Baseball caps should not be worn on the Academy site.
To reflect the level of maturity expected of students, Years 12 & 13 are permitted to wear their own smart business dress in line with the staff dress code.
A sensible shirt and tie with tailored trousers and plain black shoes.
Smart tailored clothes (blouse, skirt or trousers) suitable for an office environment.
Denim of any sort is not allowed and shoes must be plain black.
Vests, strappy or backless tops are not permitted.
Skirts must be knee length.
Jewellery must be small and kept to a minimum.
Leggings or knee length trousers are not permitted.
Shoes must meet Health and Safety regulations and therefore should not be open-toed.
If you live in Sandwell, receive certain benefits and your child will be in reception class or Years 7 to 11 in September 2017, you may qualify for a £20 or £25 voucher towards the cost of your child’s school uniform.
In snowy or icy conditions students are allowed to wear appropriate footwear to walk to/ from the Academy but must bring their school shoes to wear during the school day and in failing to do so will mean the students will be isolated or sent home to collect appropriate footwear.