Uniform

Uniform Collection

We welcome your child to collect any uniform order during the day (during term time) from Student Services, however, Parents can collect after school Monday to Thursday in person, between the hours of 2.45pm-3.15pm. If you have any queries outside of these times, please call ahead to arrange an alternative collection time. Tel: 01375 489076.

To download an order form, click on the relevant link below:

Please note that the uniform has changed from September 2017; see our letters home page for more information, click here to view. 

The wearing of school uniform is compulsory whilst at and travelling to and from the Gateway Academy.

Students should be tidy and well-presented i.e. shirt tucked in and ties worn appropriately. Students may wear trainers at break time and lunchtime to play games but must change into shoes for lessons. Hats are allowed outside in the summer months but are not to be worn within the building.

Research suggests students behave better when in uniform. All students are ambassadors for the Gateway Academy and their behaviour when in uniform, including when travelling to and from the Academy, reflects on the Academy. All items of clothing should have the student’s name inside. If students arrive at the Academy without the appropriate uniform they may be sent home to change. 

Uniform for Academic Year 2017-18:

Boys' Uniform

  • Black Blazer and Academy badge
  • White collared shirt
  • Academy tie with college coloured logo
  • Black trousers – business style trousers, full length only (not denim, corduroy, brushed cotton, stretch material, chinos or jean style)
  • Academy jumper (plain navy blue ‘v’ neck jumper with the Gateway Academy logo)
  • A bag [large enough to hold a number of books and a PE kit]

The GLC expects all students to wear conventional shoes.  See diagram below for guidance.

Boys’ PE and Dance Kit

  • Black Academy polo shirt with logo
  • Academy reversible black and red rugby shirt with logo
  • Plain black shorts with logo
  • Black tracksuit trousers
  • Black Academy sweatshirt with logo
  • Black or white sport socks
  • Sensible trainers for outside wear

 

 

Girls' Uniform

  • Black Blazer and Academy Badge
  • White collared shirt
  • Academy tie with college coloured logo.
  • Black School Skirt - the Gateway Academy skirt, which is purchased at the Gateway Academy only [please see opposite];
  • Black trousers –. business style trousers, full length only (not denim, corduroy, brushed cotton, stretch material, chinos or jean style)
  • Academy jumper (plain navy blue ‘v’ neck jumper with the Gateway Academy logo)
  • Plain black/neutral tights or black/white socks to be worn if wearing the Academy skirt
  • A bag [large enough to hold a number of books and a PE kit];

The GLC expects all students to wear conventional shoes.  Please see diagram below for guidance.

Girls’ PE and Dance Kit

  • Black Academy polo shirt with logo
  • Black Academy sweatshirt with logo
  • Plain black shorts with logo
  • Black tracksuit trousers
  • Plain black sports leggings
  • Black or white sport socks

Gateway Academy girls’ skirt:

GA Girl Skirt OnlyGA Girls Skirt ONLY


Additional requirements

  • Sweatshirts, non-religious headwear or over-coats are not permitted to be worn within the Academy’s building.  If seen, they will be confiscated until the end of the day.  If they are not claimed within a term, they will be donated to charity;
  • Students are not allowed to wear hoodies or caps on the Academy’s premises, if seen, they will be confiscated until the end of the day.  If they are not claimed within a term, they will be donated to charity;
  • For health and safety reasons nails should be of a suitable length.
  • Make-up if worn should be of a natural tone.

Jewellery

It is preferable that no jewellery is worn for safety and security reasons.  However, a wrist watch, small objects of religious significance and a small sleeper/stud in each lobe of the ear would be the maximum allowed.  No facial piercing is allowed at the Academy, we ask the students to either remove jewellery when participating in sport, or cover items with a plaster, to prevent them from causing injury.

Tattoos and hairstyles

  • Due to the legalities students under 16 must not have tattoos;
  • The Academy allows students to have some creativity with regards to hair styles.  We advise that students discuss any plans to have a new hairstyle with their college office and seek permission before they go ahead and create their look as some hairstyles are not permitted: this includes ‘tram-lines’ and a shaved head.

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