At Chellaston Academy we pride ourselves on our high expectations.  Uniform is no exception.  Chellaston Academy is first and foremost, a place of learning and our uniform promotes the responsibility and discipline in students that contribute to their success.  With that in mind, from September 2021 all KS3 and KS4 students are expected to follow the guidelines below.  Parental/carer support is essential in ensuring our focus is on learning and achievement; for this reason, your support is anticipated and greatly appreciated.

The information below provides a helpful reminder of our uniform expectations.

Student uniform

  • Black blazer with school badge
  • Plain black school trousers
  • Knee length black pleated skirt
  • Optional plain black V-necked jumper (October to March)
  • Plain white shirt with collar and sleeves (a plain white T-shirt may be worn under the shirt in cold weather)
  • Plain black socks
  • Tie
  • Black shoes (see additional guidance)
  • A suitable dark waterproof coat for colder/wet weather (no denim, leather or ‘hoodies’ may be worn)
  • No cardigans

Student PE Kit 

  • School rugby shirt
  • School PE Polo shirt
  • Black school PE Shorts
  • Black football socks
  • White socks
  • Black tracksuit bottoms
  • Football boots with studs
  • Shin-pads
  • Training shoes (for PE only)

From September 2021, all students will not be required to wear a specific coloured P.E. kit, or have a specific coloured badge on their blazer. Whilst the house system will still be in place, students will not be assigned a specific colour. For all existing students who will be continuing with us in September, they may continue (and will not be penalised) with the colour they have previously worn. Additionally, for students who have passed on items of uniform they have outgrown/no-longer need to other students, they may wear whatever colour they have and will not be penalised for this.

For all students who will be joining us in September, they may choose to wear whatever P.E. kit colour they like whist the suppliers have them in stock. The house colours will be phased out of all uniform items, so that only the green P.E. kit and school badge continue. The green kit will not be available until 2022. The reason behind this is that whilst we see the benefits of being placed in house teams, as a school we want our uniform to be as cost effective as possible, with parents being able to purchase most items from all major Supermarkets as well as uniform suppliers. The only ‘branded’ school uniform requirements are the school P.E tops. This change has been made due to parent raising concerns that they are unable to ‘pass on’ items of clothing.

Uniform suppliers

Name: Uniformality

Online: https://www.uniformality.co.uk/

Location: 21-23 Nottingham Road Borrowash, Derby DE72 3JU

Call: 01332 677498

 

Name: http://www.schoolwearuk.co.uk/

Online: http://www.schoolwearuk.co.uk/

 

The school PE kit, tie and badge are of a specific make and are available from our uniform suppliers.  All other items can be purchased from a range of specialist suppliers as well as local supermarkets and other retail outlets.

Parents are asked to contact the school if in doubt before purchasing uniform.

IT IS ESSENTIAL THAT ALL ITEMS OF CLOTHING ARE CLEARLY NAMED.  STAFF WILL INDICATE THE KIT REQUIRED FOR PE ACTIVITIES.

Students may be sent home if their appearance is deemed inappropriate.  The school reserves the right to decide whether any individual’s choice of clothing is acceptable.

Shoes and boots (additional guidance)

Shoes/boots should be entirely black, flat-heeled (no higher than 2.5cm) and leather or leather style in appearance.  They should not have any logos or writing on them.  Plain, ankle-height, black leather or leather-look boots are permitted.  Shoes and boots should be worn with trousers covering ankles and have only black laces.

Unacceptable items include: trainers (including plain, black trainers that look like shoes and other leisure trainers), high heels, suede, pumps, canvas, boots that are above ankle-height, and coloured or multi-coloured laces.

Trousers (additional guidance)

All too often, students arrive in school wearing inappropriate trousers or shoes which they have purchased from uniform sections of high street stores but which are not in line with our uniform policy.  We want to avoid parents having to replace these items to meet our expectations and so the following information has been produced to assist in making appropriate choices first time.

All Genders: Trousers should be plain black, smart in appearance, of ‘standard’ cut and in a plain tailored style fitted to the waist.

Unacceptable items include: cords, cotton or denim and trousers that are skin-tight.

Jewellery

  • No jewellery other than a watch and one small, plain ear stud per ear may be worn.  The school will not accept liability for these items.  The wearing of other jewellery and body piercings is not allowed for health and safety reasons e.g. rings, nose studs, tongue studs, eyebrow and navel rings, and necklace chains.
  • Items of jewellery and wrist watches should not be worn in PE
  • PLEASE NOTE: it is not an acceptable excuse for a student to ask to wear unapproved jewellery to prevent a pierced ear or nose from closing up. Covering piercings with a plaster or other item is also not acceptable.  In these circumstances, a student refusing to remove an item of jewellery will be placed in isolation and parents/carers contacted.

 

 Makeup/Hair styles

  • Students in Y7, 8 and 9 are not allowed to wear makeup. Year 10 and 11 students can wear a discrete amount of makeup (i.e. almost unnoticeable).  The school reserves the right to decide whether any individual’s use of makeup is acceptable.
  • Students in KS4 and KS5 can wear discrete nail varnish (i.e. non-bold colours and non-decorative). False nails are not permitted.
  • The school reserves the right to decide whether a hairstyle is ‘extreme’ in either style or colour. Colouring that stands out and is obviously different from the student’s natural hair colour (e.g. pink, blue, green, red etc.), tramlines, shaved areas that leave hair at different lengths and hair shaped into patterns are not acceptable.
  • PLEASE NOTE: Hair dyes take several days to wash out and tramlines/shaved areas take several days to grow back. Please save experimentation to the six week summer holiday.

 

Equipment

  • A set of basic writing equipment (to include pens, pencils, ruler, eraser, sharpener and protractor)
  • A small set of coloured pencil crayons
  • A calculator
  • A red pen
  • A highlighter
  • An appropriately sized school bag suitable for carrying school equipment and essential personal items (not handbags)
  • The following items should not be brought into school: Tippex, chewing gum, expensive personal items, mobile phone, an excessive amount of money and make up.

 

If you need any assistance in purchasing uniform, please contact us on contactus@chellaston.derby.sch.uk