School Uniform

All items of uniform can be purchased from our school shop.

 

Purchasing items from the shop is highly recommended. We have a strict uniform code and the only way that parents can be certain that uniform is correct is to purchase it from the school shop.

 

The school reserves the right to take disciplinary action against any child whose uniform does not comply with these requirements. For persistent offenders this could result in the child forfeiting their place in the school. The judgement of the Principal will be final in these matters.

 

The following tables provide information on uniform for pupils at The Ripley Academy.

 

 

UNIFORM FOR GIRLS

 

Blazer

School blazer with school badge.

Skirt

A plain skirt in black. The skirt should be of appropriate length for school wear and skirts deemed too short are unacceptable.

Trousers

Straight classic style in black – no stretch fabrics, turn ups or flares

Tie

School clip-on tie

Blouse

School blouse buttoned to the top

Shoes

Plain sensible black shoes with no visible markings or logos.

Jumper (optional)

A school sweater may optionally be worn in addition to the blazer. No other jumper is permissible.

Socks

Plain socks

Tights

Black or skin coloured tights.  No leggings, footless tights or patterned tights.

Coat

Outdoor coats should be dark and plain in colour, compatible with our school uniform and without logos. We do not consider sports tops, hoodies, fleeces, leather jackets and other fashion items to be school uniform.

Hair bands/ ribbons etc

Plain black or navy

Hat, scarf, gloves (optional)

Plain black or navy

Hijab

Plain black or navy. The school uniform should be visibly seen and if the hijab is longer than the shoulder, the blazer should be worn on top of it Garments that represent a health and safety risk to a child in a school environment should not be worn.

Jewellery

None except that pupils with pierced ears may wear only small plain metallic studs – one per ear. No other studs are permissible.

No nail adorements or excessive make-up

Hair

There should be no extreme hairstyles or unnatural variations in the colour of hair which have the effect of drawing attention to the student concerned.

Undergarments

Undergarments should be plain white and must not contain lettering which may be visible through the blouse.

Bags

These should be fit for purpose in that they are big enough to hold books and equipment required for the day.


UNIFORM FOR BOYS

 

Blazer

School blazer with school badge.

Trousers

Straight classic style in black. With a plain buckled belt - (optional)

Tie

School clip-on tie.

Shirt

White shirt - must be tucked in at all times and the top button done up. Sleeves must not be rolled up but short sleeved shirts may be worn.

Shoes

Plain sensible black shoes with no visible markings or logos.

Jumper (optional)

A school sweater may optionally be worn in addition to the blazer. No other jumper is permissible.

Socks

Plain socks

Coat

Outdoor coats should be dark and plain in colour, compatible with our school uniform and without logos. We do not consider sports tops, hoodies, fleeces, leather jackets and other fashion items to be school uniform. The use of high visibility/reflective armbands is recommended.

Hat, scarf, gloves (optional)

Plain black or navy

Jewellery

None except that pupils with pierced ears may wear only small plain studs – one per ear. No other studs are permissible.

Hair

There should be no extreme hairstyles or unnatural variations in the colour of hair which have the effect of drawing attention to the student concerned.

Turban

Plain black or navy blue

Undergarments

Undergarments should be plain white and must not contain lettering which may be visible through the shirt.

Bags

These should be fit for purpose in that they are big enough to hold books and equipment required for the day.