By dressing in a business like manner and being fully equipped, we feel that we are giving our students the best chance of meeting expectations in the real world.
Our uniform policy applies to all students equally. Failure to comply with this document could result in a sanction as outlined in the Academy Expectations for Learning Policy.
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Please note: Students are also permitted to wear the optional Academy V-Neck jumper with Academy logo
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Having a uniform demonstrates that students are a member of the Academy community. Kearsley Academy has high expectations for how the uniform is worn
- Blazer is worn at all times (unless at Principal's discretion in warm weather).
- Jumpers are optional, blazers are not.
- It is acceptable to wear:
- A Shirt, jumper and blazer
- A shirt and blazer
- It is not acceptable to wear:
- A shirt and jumper with no blazer
- It is acceptable to wear:
- Shirt must be tucked in at all times, no rolled up sleeves at any time.
- Tie fastened correctly covering all buttons of the shirt.
- Skirt an appropriate length. (knee)
SLT, ELT, Year Group Leaders and Form tutors will check students' uniform as they arrive in the morning. Form tutors along with Year Group Leaders and other staff will check uniform daily during registration. If there is a valid reason for students not having the correct uniform, a phone call or a note from home must be produced so the form tutor can issue a non-uniform slip for the day. If there are extenuating circumstances the note will be given for a negotiated period.
Students who come to the Academy in incorrect uniform will be stopped in the student entrance in the morning and will have their uniform corrected. Students who arrive without key pieces of uniform will be able to borrow uniform. Students will sign for each piece of borrowed uniform.
If a student refuses the reasonable request to correct any uniform issues then a sanction will be applied. The decision as what qualifies as correct uniform rests with the Principal and Executive Principal of the individual Academy. The principal and Executive principals decision is final.
Failure to return uniform will result in students being charged for that uniform item. Where students borrow pieces of uniform they will be required to leave an item of their own clothing. E.g. if students borrow Academy pumps they will be required to leave their own footwear.
Continued failure to wear incorrect uniform will lead to further sanctions including:
- Phone call to parents/carers,
- Parental meeting
- Internal isolation
Students without correct uniform may be sent home to remedy the problem. If parents/carers cannot be contacted or the problem with uniform occurs frequently students will be internally isolated in Resolve, for an appropriate period of time.
Students should not:
- Wear outside clothing in assembly/ lesson times and on the corridors, this includes overcoats, jackets, hoodies / sweatshirts, hats, gloves. (The only exception to this will be at the Principal's discretion in severely inclement weather.)
Where can I purchase uniform items?
Our principal stockist for any pieces of uniform containing the academy logo is Whittaker's ; please see below for the address.
Whittakers stock our academy blazer including logo, academy skirt including logo, academy trousers including logo and academy tie)
Parents and carers are advised that non-logo items (plain white shirts, socks, tights) can be purchased from any clothing retailer. It is the responsibility of the purchaser to ensure these items meet the criteria above.
A reminder that the decision as to what qualifies as correct uniform rests with the Principal and Executive Principal of the Academy. The principal and Executive principals decision is final on all matters relating to uniform.
Our uniform is also available to buy online.
Link for buying online:
Bolton Council support with uniform payment.
If your child is in Year 7 or Year 9 you might be eligible for financial support towards your uniform. Please follow this link to find out more here.
What equipment will my child need?
For your child to make the most of their time at Kearsley Academy they will need the following:
- Coloured pencils
- Pencil sharpener
- Geometry Set
- A schoolbag, not a handbag
Student Equipment Store
If your child should find themselves without the correct equipment, the Student Council run an equipment store every morning at the student entrance.