School Uniform

At RSA Academy Arrow Vale we take pride in our uniform and have welcomed many comments from people within our community on how smart the students look and that they are excellent ambassadors for the school.

We are firm believers in a school uniform that is properly and consistently worn. We believe that this helps young people to develop a real pride in themselves and their school and to look smart helps them to think smart too.

We expect that all students wear the uniform both in school and when representing the school at events or on visits. When the students are travelling to and from school in the community we expect that the same high uniform expectations are met with the students wearing the uniform with pride and role modelling our beliefs. In this respect we expect no less from our students than an employer would expect of their employees.

Compulsory Uniform - Boys

 

 

 

  • A black blazer with red piping and the RSA Academy Arrow Vale logo.
  • Formal white collared shirt buttoned to the neck
  • RSA Academy school tie
  • Formal black trousers - chinos, jeans or drainpipe fitted trousers are not permitted. No skinny fit trousers are permitted.
  • Formal plain black shoes.  Students are not permitted to wear black trainers or pumps or Velcro style shoes.  Shoes or boots with logos and branding are not permitted.  Boys are not permitted to wear boots however during bad weather they may walk to school in appropriate footwear and change into their shoes wine at school.
  • PE Kit - shorts & polo shirts embroidered with the school logo, red and black socks, shin pads, trainers for indoor use (no black soles) and trainers for outdoor use.  The boys are required to wear a school logoed rugby shirt for winter games and will need football/rugby boots.

 

 

Compulsory Uniform - Girls

 

 

 

  • A black blazer with red piping and the RSA Academy Arrow Vale logo.
  • Formal white collared shirt buttoned to the neck - not to be tight fitted or of a stretch material.
  • RSA Academy school tie
  • Formal black trousers - these must not be of a stretchy Lycra material or tight fitting.  No skinny fit trousers are permitted.  The trousers must not have external buckles, rivets, zips or logos.

OR

  • Formal black school skirt - this must be knee length and must not be of a stretchy Lycra tshirt material  The skirt must not have external buckles rivets, zips or logos.
  • Formal plain black shoes.  Students are not permitted to wear black trainers or pumps.  Shoes with buckles, studs and logos are not permitted. Girls are not permitted to wear boots however during bad weather they may walk to school in appropriate footwear and change into their shoes when at school.   Maximum heel height of an inch is acceptable.
  • PE Kit - Shorts or skort and a PE top embroidered with the school logo, red and black socks, shin pads, Trainers for indoor use (no black soles) and trainers for outdoor use.

 

Optional Uniform

 

  • Plain black ‘V’ necked jumper with the RSA Academy Logo can be worn underneath the blazer in cold weather.
  • Plain black ‘V’ neck cardigan with the RSA Academy Logo can be worn underneath the blazer in cold weather.
  • Optional PE Kit:
  • Tracksuit trousers with RSA Academy Logo
  • Micro fleece with RSA Academy Logo
  • Waterproof coat with RSA Academy Logo
  • Towel for showers

 

Additional Information

  • All pupils are required to carry a suitable bag to transport their learning journal, books, equipment and PE kit. We do not have lockers so the pupils are responsible for their possessions at all times during the school day.
  • At no time must students wear baseball caps, hats or hoodies during school time on the school site.
  • Hairstyles should be in keeping with a formal place of work, unnatural hair colours and patterns shaved into the hairstyle are not permitted.  No shaved undercuts and shaved hair no shorter than a number 2. The shaving of lines into the eyebrow is not acceptable.
  • Only one small stud type earing per ear, worn in the lower ear lobe is permitted. No other facial piercings are permitted.  One signet ring can be word on one hand.  No braclets or bangles are permitted.
  • Makeup needs to remain discreet; if it is deemed to be excessive the student will be asked to remove it.  No fake eyelashes.
  • Fake nails/tips and coloured nail polish are not permitted in school.
  • The school hold a stock of uniform and shoes; if students attend school dressed inappropriately they will be expected to borrow items and change. We reserve the right to either send a student home or place them in isolation until the uniform has been rectified.
  • Mobile phones and MP3 players are not permitted in school and if they are seen they will be confiscated. We do understand that some students need to carry a phone on the way to and from school however once in school they must be switched off and in their school bag.
  • Smart Watches are not permitted in schools.
  • Parents will be asked to collect the device and invited into school for a meeting if there are repeated incidents where the student is seen with a device; the student may face a fixed term exclusion for persistent refusal to follow this school rule. The school prides itself on keeping students safe and our policy on phones and electronic devices is to ensure that the misuse of these items is prevented.

 

Buying School Uniform

Our preferred uniform Supplier is:

6 Dunlop Road Hunt End Trading Estate Redditch B97 5XP

Tel: 0845 208 0471

www.orchardclothing.co.uk

Click here for the Online Order Form

 

 

We are firm believers in school uniform and in a school uniform that is properly and consistently worn.

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