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Stanground Academy


Stanground Academy has strict guidelines on uniform and all secondary pupils are expected to wear the full Academy uniform.

The wearing of our distinctive uniform gives pupils a sense of ‘belonging', helps foster pride in the academy and stops pupils coming to school in inappropriate clothing or footwear.


Uniform for Years 7-11

Our requirements:

  • An academy house tie with a traditional white shirt which has a fastened top button and is long enough to remain tucked into trousers or a skirt.
  • Black formal/ professional tailored trouser or skirt.
    • Skirts MUST be knee-length, not tight-fitting and must NOT be Lycra-based fabrics.
    • Jeans, cords, hipster, short/ cut-off, and tight-fitting trousers are not appropriate. Please refer to the attachment 'STA Uniform Expectations' for guidance. 
  • An academy blazer with the academy logo is compulsory for all pupils, unless stated otherwise by Stanground Academy*.
  • An optional black V-neck jumper with the academy logo may be worn under the blazer; this is the choice of the individual. This cannot be worn without the blazer.
  • Black leather or leather-style shoes that can be polished, with a flat sole and a heel no greater than 2cm in height. We do not allow boots or trainers, or trainer-style shoes.
  • A warm coat for the journey to and from the academy. Denim coats, hoodies (with or without a zip), body-warmer-style coats, tracksuit tops, cardigans, and caps are not allowed.
  • A suitable rucksack-type bag which is large enough to carry all equipment. Handbags are not allowed.


PE Kit
  • Black tracksuit bottoms or black academy shorts with academy logo.
  • Black and purple PE shirt with academy logo (fitted/ unisex).
  • Black and purple long-sleeved reversible top with academy logo.
  • Suitable black trainers or similar PE footwear (not provided).
  • Dark-coloured swimming suit or shorts (which must not be longer than knee-length). A swimming cap is required at every swimming lesson - these can be purchased on your child's Vericool account via 'The School Shop' section. No cap means no swimming lesson. 


*During our 'Shirt Sleeve Order' in warmer weather, we do not expect students to wear their blazer or their jumper. However if they would like to wear one, they must wear their blazer. 


To aid in the creation of a professional learning environment, we insist pupils only wear one single pair of small stud earrings in each earlobe. Nose-studs and other facial jewellery are not acceptable. We will allow clear plastic retainers to be worn in all other piercings. Finally, extreme false acrylic/gel nails and designs are not allowed.

Excessive make-up or overt false eyelashes are not permitted. Makeup and other personal enhancements will need to be of a natural and neutral colour/tone. Hairstyles should not have exaggerated cuts of any shape or design. Extreme hair and nail art designs are not acceptable.

For their own safety and that of fellow pupils in science, design and technology, physical education and the performing arts, acrylic nails should not be worn on the academy site. It is at the discretion of the academy to determine the suitability of any personal enhancements. The academy’s decision is final.


Mobile Phones

We operate a strict ‘No mobile phone’ policy for all pupils across the Academy. Once the school day officially starts, we encourage pupils to turn their phones off and place them in their bags or pockets, out of sight. 

See It, Hear It, Take It

We understand that there are some medical conditions that require pupils to use particular apps on their phones to regulate and monitor their conditions, e.g. diabetes. We will fully support this use with medical evidence held on file and, in these cases, will issue pupils with a medical exemption pass.




Uniform Pass

There are occasions when students may have a legitimate reason for not adhering to our uniform policy. In these instances, a uniform pass (pink slip) will be issued with a date in which the issue needs to be resolved by. The time frame noted is always reasonable and dependent on the individual circumstance.

Students are required to carry this uniform pass on their person at all times and be able to present this to staff if requested. It also acts as a school-home communication with parents/ carer outlining the temporary exemption and requirement to resolve the issue by the noted date. 


How to order our uniform

To order items contact our uniform outfitters, Chroma Sports:

Parents are strongly advised to supervise the purchase of all clothing to be worn on the academy site.

The Principal's decision about uniform issues is binding and final.


Sixth Form

Our Sixth Form operates a dress code which requires Post-16 pupils to follow the conventions of ‘business dress’. This has been agreed with pupils and is explained fully during our Post-16 recruitment process.

Sixth Form dress code