Uniform & Equipment
Students must wear full academy uniform at all times when they are within the academy or on an academy visit, unless otherwise stated.
We believe that uniform provides an identity for students and recognition within the wider community. It reflects a pride and image in the academy. Our current uniform includes the following:
Shirt which buttons to the neck.
Open neck shirts will not be allowed.
Long or short sleeves allowed.
Colour relevant to year group/school.
Tie is to be fastened to the collar.
Black Jacket with Academy logo
These must be plain black, full length, tailored academy trousers, not stretch or tight fitting. Denim or jeans type fabrics are not permitted. Black belt.
Plain black leather academy shoes
No colours or logos will be allowed, no boots or canvas shoes.
No trainers will be allowed at any time, except for PE and organised sport.
No piercings allowed at all and students will be required to remove any whilst in the academy. A single watch will be allowed.
No make-up, nail varnish or hair ornaments.
All outdoor clothing including scarves must be removed once in the academy.
The academy recognises the right of students to wear appropriate clothing for religious reasons.
Hair should be worn appropriately for the academy in natural colouring. The academy may require students with inappropriate hair colouring or styling to work in isolation.
Sports Clothing and Kit
All compulsory items must be worn by Year 7. All other year groups can wear current P.E. kit until there is a need to replace any items.
Black polo shirt or reversible top with academy colour strip
Black shorts with academy colour stripe
Black football socks with academy stripe
Reversible top with academy colour stripe
Hoody with academy colour stripe
Leggings with academy stripe
Tracksuit bottoms with academy stripe
All items can be purchased from Elizabeth's Embroidery or Rawcliffes.
The Grangefield Academy places a strong emphasis on smart appearance. Students should not adopt any kind of outlandish appearance that could bring unwarranted attention on themselves. Parents are asked to co-operate with the academy in these matters and it should be noted that students who ignore our rules may be removed from lessons. Please contact the academy if you are in any doubt about this and do not let your child convince you that any form of appearance is allowed.
Parents who wish to raise questions of possible variations to acceptable dress and appearance based on religious beliefs should contact the Principal as early as possible.
If a student has a temporary problem with an item of uniform, they should bring a note explaining this from their parent. Their Learning Guide will normally issue a permission slip to allow them to attend lessons. However, students who persistently arrive without full uniform may be removed from lessons.
We ask that students come to school each day with some basic equipment that they will need for each lesson. All students should have a pencil case with a pen, pencil, eraser, sharpener, ruler and calculator. In addition, students will need a bag in which to carry their PE kit, school books and other equipment.
We would also recommend that students have colouring pencils, a 2B drawing pencil and a dictionary. The Maths Faculty recommend that students also have a protractor and compass.