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School Uniform

We have a school uniform and expect our students to wear it and our parents to support this.

A school uniform encourages students to feel pride in themselves and their school. It encourages good habits for later life and promotes equality.

When a student repeatedly wears items of clothing that do not meet our school uniform standards, it causes:

  • Unrest amongst other students who perceive unfairness

  • Potential unrest as staff attempt to apply school rules fairly

Perceived unfairness can cause anxiety for many of our students.

Parents and carers have a responsibility to support the school in ensuring that the actions of their child do not impact negatively on other students and the school in general.

Our students do sometimes attempt to use a hood as a barrier to communication, which is something we wish to avoid. Hoods are not permitted in school and parents are required to support us with this by not providing their child with a ‘hoodie’ for school use, including as an outdoor coat.

Optional school uniform includes a Corley Academy fleece and a bodywarmer. These have been added at the request of our Student Council.

Any parent or carer who feels they will not be able to support the school in ensuring their child is in correct school uniform, should discuss this with the Headteacher. Parents and carers will be contacted should their child fail to arrive in, and maintain, our uniform standards.

Parents and Carers should check the Uniform Standards carefully to ensure that no errors are made as they purchase new uniform.

We know that parental support is a fundamental factor in ensuring positive outcomes for all of our students and I thank all our parents, carers and families for your continued support.

 

Uniform standards

Key stage 3 & 4 (years 7-11)

  • Black trousers/skirt (We do not allow jeans, including black jeans or tracksuits)
  • Corley Academy white polo shirt (purchased from school) or a plain white polo shirt (we do not allow round-necked t-shirts)
  • Corley Academy sweatshirt (purchased from school)
  • Corley Academy fleece jacket (optional – purchased from school)
  • Corley Academy bodywarmer (optional – purchased from school)

 

PE KIT

  • Corley Academy round-necked T Shirt. 
    This is a compulsory item purchased from school.
  • Black shorts, black tracksuit bottoms or black jogging bottoms

 

SHOES/SOCKS

  • Trainers SHOES/SOCKS
  • Flat black shoes

 

OUTDOOR COATS

  • Plain black/grey socks or tights OUTDOOR COATS
  • A plain jacket or coat. See above for Corley Academy fleece or bodywarmer.
  • HOODIES ARE NOT PERMITTED AS OUTDOOR OR INDOOR COATS
  • We do not allow logos other than the Corley Academy logo.

Post 16 students

  • The dress code for Post 16 students is SMART
  • Students must wear black trousers /skirt
  • Students must wear a plain shirt/blouse with a collar (colour is optional)
  • Plain sensible shoes
  • Students may not wear jeans (this includes black jeans), sportswear, shorts, logos, hooded jackets or trainers
  • When on Work Experience, students should dress appropriate to the workplace

 

SPORTS KIT

  • Plain t-shirt (small sports logo is permitted)
  • Plain sweatshirt with no hood (small sports logo is permitted)
  • Black shorts, black tracksuit bottoms or black jogging bottoms
  • Trainers

Additional requirements applying to all students

STATIONERY EQUIPMENT

  • Students will require a suitable bag, pencil case, general stationery equipment (pens, pencils, ruler etc.)
  • Students will be issued with a personal planner, which they must have with them in school each day
  • A reading book is recommended (suggested reading list available on request)

 

JEWELLERY:
the following items are permitted

  • A maximum of two ear studs to be worn in the ears only
  • A wrist watch

 

EXTREME HAIRSTYLES ARE NOT PERMITTED

MAKE UP IS NOT PERMITTED
(this includes nail extensions, coloured nail varnish and false eye lashes)

PERSONAL POSSESSIONS:

  • Mobile phones, tablets, iPods, MP3 players etc. are not permitted in school. If under certain circumstances parents/carers wish their child to carry a mobile phone, it must be handed in to the school office on arrival in the morning and collected at the end of the day. Any such items not handed in may be confiscated. In certain circumstances, parents/carers may be asked to collect these items from school. (See school rules on use of mobile devices)
  • School will take no responsibility for items going missing or damaged if they are not handed in to the school office.

 

FOOD AND DRINK
Students may NOT bring the following items into school:

  • Crisps
  • sweets
  • chocolate
  • fizzy drinks
  • glass bottles
  • chewing gum.

 

Tuck shop is open during morning break. Students may purchase a healthy
snack. Any money brought into school will be students’ responsibility.

 

GENERAL NOTES

Hooded tops and zip-up tops/jackets are not permitted as an alternative to the school sweatshirt

No logos are permitted, other than the Corley Centre logo

Clothing with the school logo can only be purchased from the school office

ALL CLOTHING MUST BE CLEARLY LABELLED WITH THE STUDENT’S NAME