Uniform

The wearing of Academy uniform is compulsory for all pupils and a high standard of dress is required at all times.

We consider that uniform is important because:

  • It provides students with a sense of identity and pride in their academy.
  • It enhances the appearance of students and therefore the reputation of the academy.
  • It helps to instil in students a sense of purpose when they put on their uniform in the mornings.

Purchasing Uniform During Covid-19 Restrictions

The Famous School Branches are now called Monkhouse Schoolwear Specialists.  They have provided us with the following update regarding the purchase of school uniform.  The supplier is operating an appointment only system in stores for all new starters and are asking parents to book appointments online as soon as possible.  They ask that existing students who need replacement uniform use the online portal https://www.monkhouse.com/c/4460/Swindon-Academy-Uniform

If you feel that you need to physically go into the shop then you are highly encourage to book appointments early to be kitted out in school uniform ready for school in September. Please note that the shop is limited on the number of people in store at any one time and as we get into July and August some students may not get an appointment if they leave it too late to book.

Our uniform suppliers have extended and increased their returns policy to 28 days or the 7th September whichever is greater at the time of purchase so hopefully this will give parents the confidence to purchase uniform as soon as possible.

All the details can be found in the Parent Plan provided by the shop here

 

Primary Uniform

Shirt: A plain white polo shirt

Trousers/Skirt: Plain black trousers (ankle length) or plain black skirt/ pinafore dress

Fleece: Navy blue 

Jumper: Navy blue Academy sweatshirt with college colour trim (purple for Nursery and Reception) 

Shorts: In the summer months tailored black shorts may be worn, or girls may wear a gingham summer dress in College or Early Years colour.

Footwear: Must be plain black and suitable for the academy. Trainers are not permitted for everyday academy-wear.  Ugg style boots may not be worn.

Coat/Fleece: A black outdoor coat or academy fleece should be worn in cooler months

Primary Sports Kit

Navy blue round neck t-shirt
Dark colour shorts (or tracksuit bottoms). Dark colour Daps or trainers

 

Secondary Uniform

Blazer: Maroon academy blazer with academy badge*

Shirt:  A blue long or short-sleeved shirt, suitable for a tie.  (No fashion blouses – there must be a top button on the shirt with a stiffened collar.)  Shirts must be tucked in at all times.

Trousers/Skirt: Plain black tailored trousers (ankle length) or plain black tailored skirt (no denim, Lycra, cords, combats, leggings, jean style, skinny fit trousers or tracksuits). Skirts should be of an appropriate length, no shorter than 4cm above the knee.

Jumper: An academy jumper can be worn under the academy blazer*.

Tie: Each College will have a different coloured stripe on their tie*.  Students must wear their tie at all times.

Footwear: Must be plain black and suitable for the academy.  There should be no trainers, heels, wedges, sandals or boots.  Ugg style boots may not be worn.

*These items must be purchased from Monkhouse Schoolwear Specialists.  Unstarred items can be purchased from any school uniform retailer.

For more details on the rules regarding jewellery, make up, nails and hair, please the Uniform and Expectation Booklet here.

Sports Kit

Boys Outdoor
Swindon Academy Navy Blue Polo Shirt*
Swindon Academy Long-Sleeved Rugby Shirt*
Navy Blue Academy Shorts* or Plain Navy Tracksuit Bottoms
Long Navy Blue Socks
Shin Pads
Football Boots (moulded recommended)
Gum Shield (recommended)
Sports Trainers

Boys Indoor
Swindon Academy Short-Sleeved Navy Polo Shirt* (College colour specific)
Navy Blue Academy Shorts*
Long Navy Blue Socks
Sports Trainers

(Boys can buy a Swindon Academy hoody as an additional item but they will not be allowed to wear it for Rugby and Football)

Girls Outdoor 
Swindon Academy Navy Polo Shirt* (College colour specific)
Swindon Academy Hoody* (College colour specific)
Navy Blue Academy Skort* or Navy Tracksuit Bottoms (plain)
Long Navy Blue Socks
Shin Pads
Football Boots (recommended)
Sports Trainers

Girls Indoor 
Swindon Academy Navy Polo Shirt* (College colour specific)
Navy Blue Academy Skort*
Long Navy Blue Socks
Sports Trainers

*These items must be purchased from Monkhouse Schoolwear Specialists.  Unstarred items can be purchased from any school uniform retailer.

All clothing and equipment should be clearly named

Uniform Supplier

Uniform items displaying the Swindon Academy logo are available to purchase at Monkhouse Schoolwear Specialists, (formerly Famous School Branches), Unit 1B, Plaza 21, Sanford Street, Swindon, SN1 1HE. 


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