Uniform

Our Vision

Our vision is that every member of the Academy community (students and adults) is given the opportunity to achieve and be the best they can be. We want people to aspire to do great things, to achieve highly and to make a contribution to the Academy community, the community of Milton Keynes and to the national and international communities. In this way, ‘Everyone Achieves’.

Our Values

Uniform promotes a strong sense of self discipline, self-esteem, equality and a sense of belonging to a community with a shared set of values. At our Academy we value enterprise and employability skills alongside academic achievement. We want our students to be well prepared for the world of work where first impressions are very important. We believe that if young people look smart, they will act smart and be smart. Appearances matter. Uniform encourages a professional and business-like attitude that aims for quality and success. We want our students to be proud of their appearance and their academy.

Aims

Our Uniform Policy and Sixth form dress code are about looking smart for the work
place. Our Policy contributes to the ethos and culture of our Academy. Uniform:

  • helps to set the right tone
  • promotes good behaviour and discipline
  • protects children from social pressures and bullying
  • supports community cohesion between different groups of students

Overview and Operation of the Policy

  1. The Academy uniform is both smart and practical and avoids the fashion trends. The only branded items available from our on-line retailer are the blazer, the tie and the backpack. (See uniform list in the appendix to this policy and on the website). All other items are available from major retailers and the main supermarkets
  2. Students should be in uniform in the Academy and on the way to and from the Academy.
  3. The standard of dress is the responsibility of the individual student.
  4. Every member of staff has a responsibility to ensure that students are correctly dressed while in classes and moving around the Academy building (see uniform chain in the appendix)
  5. Any member of staff may address a student’s uniform issue at any time.
  6. Tutors are expected to make the checking of uniform a daily event during registration.
  7. Students not in uniform will be asked to go to the uniform room to change into Academy loan stock for the day, returning the borrowed item at the end of the day. This loan stock is washed regularly and is bought for this purpose.
  8. If students refuse to change, they will be detained in AIR/Exit Room and their parents contacted by the relevant Year Team in a bid to resolve the problem.
  9. The Principal or a person authorised by the Principal, may ask a student to go home briefly to remedy a breach of the Academy’s rules on appearance or uniform.
  10. Any issues of genuine hardship should, in the first instance, be referred to the Head of Year.

You can order Academy uniform here.

Boys Uniform

Uniform ItemDescription
Black, single breasted boys’ blazer with Milton Keynes Academy logo• Blazers without logo are not permitted
• To be worn at all times, including when students arrive or leave school.
• Must be worn with sleeves rolled down
Plain black, smart trousers (plain black belt, without oversized decorative belt can be worn)• No jeans or jean style
• No cargo style
• Tailored not leggings or skin tight
White shirt, long or short sleeved• Neck size to allow the top button to be fastened comfortably
• Shirts should be tucked in
Year 7 & 8, black and grey stripped tie
Year 9 and 10, black, grey and gold striped tie
Year 11, gold Tie
• Academy tie
Plain black smart shoes• Formal black leather/leather look
• No boots, trainers, pumps, dancing shoes & informal shoes
• Shoes with sports logos are not permitted
• No trainers of any kind (please refer to the footwear guide)
Plain black socks• No logos/decoration.
Black school back-pack with Milton Keynes Academy logo• No other bags permitted.
Black V-neck jumper• No hoodies or any other style of jumper or cardigan permitted.
• No logos/decoration
White short sleeved t-shirt or vest (optional)• Can be worn under shirts only (no logos/decoration)

Girls Uniform

Uniform ItemDescription
Black, single breasted girls’ blazer with Milton Keynes Academy logo• Blazers without logo are not permitted
• To be worn at all times, including when students arrive or leave school.
• Must be worn with sleeves rolled down
Plain black, smart trousers (plain black belt, without oversized decorative belt can be worn)• No jeans or jean style
• No skinnies
• No cargo style
• No leggings or jeggings
• No cropped
Plain black tailored school skirts
Plain black tube skirts of knee length and adequate thickness of material (not stretchy, see-through)
• Knee length
• Plain black tights must be worn when wearing a skirt
• No socks/ankle socks to be worn over the top of tights
White shirt, long or short sleeved • Neck size to allow the top button to be fastened comfortably
• Shirts should be tucked in
• No open necked shirts
• No V-necked shirts
• No blouses
Year 7 & 8, black and grey stripped tie
Year 9 and 10, black, grey and gold striped tie
Year 11, gold Tie
• Academy tie
Plain black smart shoes• Formal black leather
• No boots, trainers, pumps, dancing shoes & informal shoes
• Shoes with sports logos are not permitted
• No trainers of any kind (please refer to the footwear guide)
• No thin heels, e.g., stiletto or “kitten”
• No sandals, sling-backs or flip-flops
Plain black socks• No logos/decoration.
Black school back-pack with Milton Keynes Academy logo• No other bags permitted.
Black V-neck jumper • No hoodies or any other style of jumper or cardigan permitted.
• No logos/decoration
White short sleeved t-shirt or vest (optional) • Can be worn under shirts only (no logos/decoration)

PE Kit

Year 7 & Year 8 Students Kit

CompulsoryOptional
Blue Milton Keynes Academy T-shirt with logo
Black Milton Keynes Academy shorts with logo
Sports socks – black or white
Suitable sporting footwear
Blue Milton Keynes Academy fleece with logo.
Black jogging bottoms with Academy logo.
(Please note: no other hoodies, sweatshirts or jogging bottoms are permitted)

Year 9 to Year 11 Students Kit

CompulsoryOptional
Blue Milton Keynes Academy T-shirt or polo top with logo
Plain black shorts or black shorts with Milton Keynes Academy logo
Sports socks – black or white
Suitable sporting footwear
Plain black jogging bottoms or black jogging bottoms with Milton Keynes academy logo.
(Please note: no other hoodies, sweatshirts or jogging bottoms are permitted)

All clothing must be appropriate for the school environment.

Other Items

Hair and make-up

  • All hair colour must be natural
  • Hairstyles should not be extreme
  • Long hair to be tied back in PE, DT and Science
  • Hair products should be avoided due to safety issued around flames in Science, DT etc.
  • Students will be given 24 hours to change inappropriately coloured hair
  • Hair extensions must be the wearer’s hair colour
  • Hair accessories must be sensible and plain black (nor sparkles or decorations)
  • Make-up must be subtle. School defines what subtle is and students will be asked to remove excess
  • No nail extensions: these prevent students from effectively participating in activities and pose a safety risk. Only clear varnish – no colours
  • Hijabs/religious headwear: Plain black, no sparkles or decoration

Jewellery

  • One small gold/silver ring is permitted
  • One pair of small gold/silver sleeper/stud earrings is permitted
  • No other jewellery items are permitted
  • No facial piercings, no hoops, no multiple studs, no tongue studs, no spacers

Students with any of the above piercings must remove piercing and replace with clear and transparent retainer/stud. Covering piercing with plaster is not an acceptable alternative.

Coat

  • Outdoor coat (to fit over the blazer)
  • Not to be worn instead of blazer or under blazer
  • No hoodies

Hats

  • Hats must not be worn. Plain black only
  • Do-rags are permitted in line with school uniform colours

Entry to classes at Milton Keynes Academy will depend on students complying with the dress Code.

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