Uniform

Why do we have an Academy Uniform?

We believe that uniform plays a valuable role in contributing to the positive ethos of our academy, setting an appropriate tone.

  • It enables pupils to wear clothes appropriate for working in safe and aspiring environment.
  • It clearly signals our high expectation of pupils and our strong work ethic, instilling pride in the school.
  • It protects pupils from social pressures to dress in a particular way,  nurturing cohesion and promoting good relations between different groups of pupils.
  • It helps pupils to prepare for their futures in the world of work, where dress codes are usually expected.
  • Our uniform is used to identify us in the local community and the pupils wearing it, reflect the academy motto of Making a Positive Difference.

                   

Our uniform is available from Uniform Direct.  Uniform Direct, 54-56 Humberstone Gate, Leicester, LE1 3PJ, 0116 251 1844.  Uniform can be purchased from the Uniform Direct website – https://www.uniform-direct.com/acatalog/Castle-Mead-Academy.html

Our Uniform is:

  • Navy suit blazer from Uniform Direct
  • White shirt/blouse, tucked in at all times.
  • Grey suit trousers from Uniform Direct
  • Castle Mead kilt skirt from Uniform Direct
  • Castle Mead tie from Uniform Direct
  • Black formal shoes
  • Pupil ID card
  • An outdoor coat is allowed during bad weather. However, this must be removed when arriving for lessons, the assembly hall, in the restaurant and in the library etc. The coat should be in addition to, not instead of, the academy blazer.

These items are also allowed:

  • Head scarves or head coverings worn for religious observance must be plain black.
  • Plain black tights may be worn under a skirt.
  • Jewellery must be small and discreet. Stud earrings and nose piercings only.
  • Turbans to be plain black and should be secured with small pins.
  • Make up must be minimal and discreet.

These items are not allowed:

  • Hooded or zip tops (other than official academy uniform).
  • Baseball caps.
  • Jogging bottoms, jeans, jeggings or leggings.
  • False eyelashes and nail extensions.

All pupils must have the following PE uniform:

  • Castle Mead PE polo shirt with logo from Uniform Direct.
  • Either navy shorts, navy skort or navy tracksuit bottoms, which can be purchased from Uniform Direct.
  • Trainers.

These items are also allowed:

  • PE outdoor 1/4 zip jumper with logo from Uniform Direct.
  • PE football socks from Uniform Direct.
  • PE pro-running leggings from Uniform Direct.

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