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Dixons Brooklands Academy

Uniform

At Dixons Brooklands Academy we want students to be prepared for their next destination in life. Just as they will when they attend interviews for top jobs in the future, it is important that all students take pride in themselves and their appearance. There is an emphasis on being clean, tidy and presentable. This means all students must follow the uniform expectations including on their way to and from school.

KS3 uniform
Plain black school trousers or a plain black school skirt. No leggings or tight fit trousers. School skirts must not be rolled up. School skirts must be loose fitting.
Plain white collared shirt.
Academy tie (a choice of 4 are on offer, students are free to choose which tie they would like).
Academy jumper which may be grey or claret (maroon). Jumpers are optional.
Academy blazer.
Socks / tights must be plain black in colour and not sit above the knee. Bows on socks are not permitted.
Plain black shoes or boots which are on or below the ankle (trainers, boots above the ankle and pumps are not suitable). Students wearing the wrong footwear will be required to change into academy provided clothing / footwear.


KS4 uniform
At Dixons Brooklands Academy we are preparing students in Key Stage 4 for the professional world of work. In Years 10 and 11, students must wear appropriate business dress. Business attire refers to the clothing that employees wear to work.

Our dress code is practical and allows a choice within very clear boundaries.

A suit (jacket and trousers / skirt / dress) must be plain grey, navy or black. No contrasting panels are allowed, and suits must be a slim, classic or regular fit (no skinny fit suits).

A blazer should be worn at all times when moving around the academy.
KS4 students are to wear a claret tie where their shirt has a collar. Those wearing a blouse without a collar are not required to wear a tie.
Shirts must be plain, and cuffs and collars must match the colour of the shirt.
Plain blouses, of any colour, are allowed but must but must be appropriate for a school setting.
Dresses or skirts should be loose fitting, must not be rolled up and must not have a split.
Socks / tights must be plain black in colour and not sit above the knee. Bows or frills on socks are not permitted.
Plain black shoes or boots which are on or below the ankle (trainers, boots above the ankle and pumps are not suitable). Students wearing the wrong footwear will be required to change into academy provided clothing / footwear.
A jumper can be worn but sweatshirts and branded sweaters are not permitted.

Expectations of appearance

School bag:

All school bags must be large enough to hold an A4 folder and all appropriate equipment.

This includes:
- A4 Morning Meeting pack
- Pencil case with a full stationery set
- Planner
- Any other appropriate items a student may wish to bring to school e.g. a pair of trainers to play football in during social time

A backpack is strongly recommended. Any bag which is too small to contain the above items is not allowed.

School bags must be brought to school every day.

Hair

Hair must be one natural colour throughout.

Hair must be an appropriate style for a professional environment:
- Shaved pattern cuts are not allowed
- Grade 1 or lower all over cuts are not allowed

Hijabs, scarves, turbans, and top knots, worn for religious reasons, must be plain, and well secured.

The view of what hair styles, colours and accessories are appropriate, excessive or discrete is at the discretion of the Academy. We encourage all families to check with their child’s Director of Standards prior to making a choice.

Jewellery

Students may wear one pair of metal stud earrings (one in each lower lobe).

No other jewellery is permitted.

This includes the following: - all other kind of earrings (including stretch earrings or spikes) - bracelets or necklaces - other body piercings, such as nose, upper ear, eyebrow or tongue (including plastic fill ins) - plasters may not be worn to cover any of the above.

Make-up

Make up is to be applied subtly and not be excessive in appearance.

False eye lashes and acrylic / gel nails are not permitted in school and will need to be removed.

Natural coloured nail polish is permitted. This must be subtle in appearance.

Coats

An outdoor coat is recommended.

Coats, jackets or hooded jumpers must not be worn around the Academy.

Scarves are not to be worn around the Academy.