Uniform

Wear your uniform with pride!

We are proud of our academy and our students and we like to feel that they carry their identity with them into the community. The uniform is available from PMG Schoolwear – click here to access the website – and the non-branded items can also be obtained from other suppliers. To view our full Uniform Policy please click here.

Uniform

Girls – Secondary Uniform Years 7 to 11
  • Grey jacket with blue trim (available through PMG only)
  • Plain white shirt, short or long sleeved (not polo short)
  • Academy clip on tie (available through PMG only)
  • Black A-Line or pencil knee length skirt or black tailored trousers (with waist band, not denim, tracksuits, jeggings, leggings, cord or lycra). Trousers must be loose fitting and not a “skinny fit”. Please see the full uniform policy for visuals.
  • Black or natural tights
  • Black coloured socks
  • Black leather or leather look sensible shoes (not trainers, canvas shoes, boots or plimsolls). Please see the full uniform policy for visuals.

Optional items available through supplier:

  • Hijab – plain black only
Boys -Secondary Uniform Years 7 to 11
  • Grey jacket with blue trim (available through PMG only)
  • Plain white shirt, short or long sleeved (not polo short)
  • Academy clip on tie (available through PMG only)
  • Black tailored trousers (with waistband, not denim, cord or tracksuits). Trousers  must be loose fitting and not a “skinny fit”. Please see the full uniform policy for visuals.
  • Black socks
  • Black leather or leather look sensible shoes (not boots, trainers or plimsolls. Please see the full uniform policy for visuals.
Post-16 Dress Code
Our Post-16 students are role models for our 11-16 year old students. This dress code enables a clear expectation of smart dress for our young people as well as allowing them to personalise their dress. We would expect all our students to have subtle hair colours and make up. The bottom section outlines what the academy wouldn’t allow, however we would hope our young people would make informed decisions about what they wear and be smart at all times. If students are unsure about any items of clothing they must speak to the Progress Leader for Key Stage 5 or a member of SLT.

Year 12 students (Compulsory)

  • Black bottoms including knee length skirts
  • Dresses which are knee length
  • Blazers of any plain colour
  • A collared top
  • Smart shoes (see visuals)

Females

  • Smart tops with shoulders covered and not low cut
  • Smart shoes with a maximum of 2 inch heels (see visuals)

Males

  • A collared top
  • A round neck or V necked jumper (not sweatshirt) or a blazer or a waistcoat
  • Smart shoes (see visuals)

Year 13 students (Compulsory)

  • Black bottoms including knee length skirts and dark black jeans
  • Dresses which are knee length

Females

  • Smart tops with shoulders covered and not low cut. We would encourage students to wear a blazer
  • Smart shoes with a maximum of 2 inch heels ( see visuals)

Males

  • A collared top
  • A round neck or V necked jumper (not sweatshirt) or a blazer or a waistcoat.
  • Smart shoes (see visuals)

Students have expressed a desire to wear suits. This is acceptable and the suit must be of a dark colour.

For all our Post-16 students we will not allow:

  • Hoodies
  • T-shirts
  • Leggings
  • Hats
  • Sandals
  • Flip flops
  • Heavy duty boots
  • Knee high boots
  • Combat trousers
  • Ugg boots
  • Ripped or patched jeans
  • Tracksuits / tracksuit bottoms
Important Notices
Please be aware that trousers and shoes may not be appropriate school uniform for AVA despite them being bought in the school wear section of a shop.
Jewellery and make-up

  • Piercings should be studs only (in ears only – no facial piercing)*
  • Only one simple ring per hand should be worn*
  • Make-up should be discreet and nail varnish should be of a natural colour

*If items are considered unsafe or unsuitable they may be removed and collected from the school office at the end of the day.

The academy reserves the right to decide if uniform is appropriate and, if the need arises parents will be contacted.

PE Kit

Girls
  • Navy polo shirt with logo (available through PMG only)
  • Navy reversible rugby shirt (available through PMG only).This is recommended for cold months.
  • Navy tracksuit trousers or navy shorts or skort from any high street supplier OR navy tracksuit trousers / shorts / skort to match sports top (available from PMG)
  • Plain coloured trainers
  • Football boots
  • Long navy sports socks, plain and unbranded
  • Shin pads
  • Gum shield
  • Swimming costume
  • Goggles recommended

Optional items available through supplier:

  • Navy fleece for outdoor sports (available through PMG only)
Boys
  • Navy polo shirt with logo (available through PMG only)
  • Navy reversible rugby shirt (available through PMG only). This is recommended for cold months.
  • Navy tracksuit trousers or navy shorts from any high street supplier OR navy tracksuit trousers / shorts to match sports top (available from PMG).
  • Plain coloured trainers
  • Football boots
  • Long navy sports socks, plain and unbranded
  • Shin pads
  • Gum shield
  • Swimming shorts
  • Goggles recommended

Optional items available through supplier:

  • Navy fleece for outdoor sports (available through PMG only)
Forgotten Kit
If students forget to bring their PE kit to school, an appropriate kit will be lent to them for the duration of the lesson.