All students are expected to maintain a high standard of personal appearance. The following is school dress:
- A V neck, grey jumper with blue striped border, with long sleeves and the school badge;
- School tie with the correct house colour;
- Plain white shirt;
- Tailored* black or charcoal (dark) grey trousers;
- Plain black leather or leather look school shoes that fit below the ankle;
- Black socks;
- Plain black belt (optional).
*Trousers must not be tight fitting to the leg. Jeans or leggings are not permitted.
Students must wear plain black or charcoal (dark) grey tailored trousers with black socks. Tailored means not tight fitting/skinny fitting or figure hugging and not made from stretchy fabrics. Any other style of trouser is not permitted. They must also not have excessive buttons or zips on the pockets.
If a student chooses to wear a belt, it must be black with a non-branded, plain buckle.
Students must wear plain black leather or ‘leather-look’ shoes. All shoes must be free of any patterns or branding and must have black laces. All shoes must have a flat sole and sit below the ankle (not ankle boots). Student should not wear backless sandals, boots (above the ankle) trainers or ‘leisure’ shoes. Shoes which could reasonable be considered to be trainers will not be allowed.
All students are expected to take a full and active part in all PE lessons and therefore must have their PE uniform with them for their lessons.
PE Uniform for students in Years 7-11 (2020/2021)
- The Morley Academy White Sports Shirt – House Colour;
- The Morley Academy Plain Shadow Stripe Shorts/Navy Plain Shorts (no stripe);
- The Morley Academy Stripe Socks – House Colour;
- The Morley Academy Reversible Sports Shirt/Rugby Shirt;
- Football boots – failure to bring Football boots will result in 3 negative comments as these are required for health and safety reasons;
- Shin Pads.
- The Morley Academy Tracksuit Bottoms (these can be purchased as students will be participating in PE lessons outside in all weather).
All students must come to school with the following equipment so they are ready to learn.
Students must hold their equipment in a sturdy school bag which is of a suitable size to hold their planner, equipment and A4 books.
- Planner – provided by the academy;
- 2 x black pens;
- 2 x pencils;
- 1 x purple pen;
- 1 x green pen;
- 1 x black non-permanent whiteboard pen;
- 1 x rubber;
- 1 x ruler;
- 1 x scientific calculator (Recommended: CASIO FX-83GTX & FX-85GTX);
- 1 x glue stick.
It is an essential part of academy life that students take pride in their appearance and that this is suitable for a school environment.
Jewellery: Students are allowed to wear a watch (smart watches/ fit bits are not allowed), one discreet ring per hand and one earring per earlobe – small stud only. These must be removed for PE. No other piercings are allowed. Students are not permitted to wear necklaces and bracelets/bands (other than for faith reasons), however, students are allowed to wear one charity band.
It has been a long established rule that all items of jewellery are removed before taking part in any PE lessons/activities. Failing to remove items of jewellery could result in students sustaining an injury which could be avoided. To this end, students need to be able to remove items of jewellery, such as earrings, before taking part in PE lessons/activities. As a consequence, this does mean that if students are wanting to have their ears pierced, this must be carried out during the summer holiday to allow for the healing process to take place. If students have their ears pierced at any other time of the year, they will still need to remove the items of jewellery as directed by the teacher.
Make Up: Appropriate make-up is allowed and is defined as foundation (appropriate to the student’s skin tone), black or brown mascara which should be worn discreetly, a small amount of neutral eye shadow if required. No eyeliner, blusher or bronzer is to be worn. If make-up does not comply with academy policy then the student will be sent to their Pastoral Support Officer/ Student Services and will be required to wash it off – a negative comment will be issued.
Fake Eyelashes: Fake eyelashes are not permitted.
Nails: False / acrylic nails should not be worn. Coloured nail varnish is not permitted.
Hairstyles: Students must not have patterns or lines cut into the hair. Colourings should be subtle and of natural colours only i.e. no pinks, red, blues or purple, two tone colour patterns or dip dye. Students with inappropriate hairstyles will be placed in Isolation.
Hair accessories: must be appropriate in size and colour for sensible and safe work. Hair Scrunchies/bobbles must not be worn on a student’s wrist
Tattoos: Tattoos, facial and/or body piercings must not be visible.