The standards set out in these guidelines aim to ensure that students are clearly identified as members of Quarrydale Academy.

It is our intention that, through the Academy dress code, students will be seen as good ambassadors by presenting in a smart Quarrydale school uniform when they are in the Academy, the local community and elsewhere.

The formal dress code is associated with the high standards of work and behaviour we expect from each child. It is important that all staff reinforce these expectations and remind students regularly of the reasons for wearing a uniform. During inclement weather the wearing of boots with trousers tucked in is acceptable to avoid trouser bottoms from getting wet.

All students are expected to be in full uniform each day. Students will be removed from lessons if they are not wearing the correct uniform or their hairstyle, makeup or jewellery does not meet with Academy’s expectations. Parents and/or students should check with the school before purchasing items or colouring/styling hair if they are unsure of whether the item/hairstyle/hair colour will meet with school expectations.

Quarrydale Uniform
This is what students are expected to wear:

  • Plain white shirt with collar (can be short sleeved; no soft collar or polo shirts)
  • Official school tie
  • Black blazer with embroidered school badge must be worn at all times around the academy. Students are allowed to remove blazers in lessons at the teacher’s discretion
  • Black v neck jumper with embroidered school badge - this is an optional garment; however, no other jumper or cardigan is to be worn. (no hoodies, caps, sweatshirts are to be worn)
  • Plain black trousers (no tracksuit bottoms/jeggings/leggings or any denim regardless of colour or material that looks like denim), girls may choose a plain black skirt, knee length or close to knee length at the discretion of the HOY, skirts must be tailored and not stretchy/clingy material
  • Black shoes of conventional traditional appearance (no trainers/pumps or plimsolls, due to Health and Safety requirements); during winter months / inclement weather black boots may be worn with school trousers tucked in for protection
  • An apron for use in technology, art and science
  • Students are not permitted to: wear jewellery (except a wristwatch, 1 stud / spacer in each ear lobe no bigger than 5mm), denim clothing of any sort, make-up (including fake, acrylic, gel, polished, painted or coloured nails), hoodies, caps, sweatshirts, trainers or other similar sports and designer clothing
  • Mobile telephones are permitted at owner’s risk, but must be turned off during lessons and kept in the inside pocket of the blazer or within a school bag. Mobile phones will be confiscated if used during lesson time. The Academy can take no responsibility for loss, damage or theft of mobile phones and strongly suggest that students do not bring these and other electrical items/valuables onto site
  • Headphones are not permitted in the Academy
  • Hair must be a natural hair colour only.

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