It is essential that we ensure that all students adhere to the uniform standards set by the school. We would like to remind parents/carers of our uniform standards prior to you purchasing uniform.
The school only has one uniform supplier: Keal Teamwear, their shop is on Walmgate, alternatively you can purchase uniform online at Keal Uniform.
Families who currently receive free school meals are eligible for a contribution towards purchasing uniform from Keal Teamwear. Students in year 7 are eligible for a £100 contribution towards their uniform and students in years 8-11 are eligible for a £50 contribution.
We are proud of our uniform which helps to create a purposeful atmosphere. We expect all students to wear the correct uniform at all times. We encourage students to take responsibility for ensuring they come to school dressed in a tidy and neat manner.
Hair colour and style must be appropriate and of an acceptable standard for school. Students should check with their Progress Leader if in doubt. Extreme hair colour and styles will not be permitted.
For safety reasons, students may only wear one stud earring in each ear no other jewellery may be worn and other body piercings will not be allowed. We also request that no child uses nail varnish or has false nails that are coloured and that no make up is worn.
YES PLEASE! Black Trousers or Kilt White shirt or blouse Slip over (branded) Tie (optional with kilt) Blazer (branded) Black tights or black socks Leather/leather look shoes Plain, low heeled boots with trousers (in winter only)
NO THANKS Black skirts Make up Any other jewellery (apart from one pair studs) Nail varnish Pumps, trainers or canvas shoes including VANS or other brands Boots with the kilt
PE Kit See the Keal Team-wear site using the link above
There are no exceptions to the rules above except for those who have proven medical requirements.
School Uniform: Boys/Girls
Plain white shirt with collar and school tie (the shirt should be buttoned to the collar and the tie knotted to the shirt collar and of a reasonable length).
Black school blazer with burgundy piping and school badge (if students still have the old blazer they can wear that only until it needs replacing).
Black tailored trousers (denim/cord material is not acceptable or skinny style, the trouser should be able to fit over the shoe)
For girls – kilt
Slipover – KS3 Grey with crest, KS4 Black with crest
Socks – black only
Plain black flat shoes (trainers/canvas are not permitted). Black leather (look) formal boots without a heel and must fit under trousers are permitted between 1 November until 1 March.
It is important that uniform is worn correctly. Outdoor coats should be removed at the door. Blazers must be worn on corridors at all times. Shirts should be tucked in and ties should be knotted up to the neck.
Thank you so much to @marcrowland73 for such an engaging and thought provoking CPD session on supporting students during lockdown and their eventual return to the classroom. Much appreciated by all colleagues @ValeYorkAcademy.
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