To create a sense of identity and belonging to the NRA community and to alleviate the pressures of keeping up with changes in fashion, all students in Key Stages 3 and 4 must wear full Academy uniform. This must be adhered to throughout the timetabled day as well as whilst travelling to and from the Academy.
Please note that NRA makes the final decision as to what is or is not acceptable in all aspects of students’ appearance.
Dress Code - Key Stages 3 and 4
To create a sense of identity and belonging to the New Rickstones community and to alleviate the pressures of keeping up with changes in fashion, all students in Key Stages 3 and 4 must wear full Academy uniform. This must be adhered to throughout the timetabled day as well as whilst travelling to and from the Academy.
New Rickstones Academy uniform (with logo) must be purchased from Personalise in Witham High Street (01376 521020) with the exception of ties which must be bought from the Finance Department in the Academy.
NO hooded tops, hats, caps or denim.
NO jewellery on grounds of safety and security (except for watches and small plain studs for pierced ears, no more than one per ear and only in the earlobe). Nose studs, tongue studs and other facial piercings, including the tragus, are not permitted.
Discreet make-up and clear nail varnish is permitted (no gels or acrylics).
Hair should be neat and tidy. Extreme or attention seeking styles are not suitable. Coloured hair braids are not acceptable. Dyed hair must be of a natural colour (one tone). No severe shaved styles.
PHYSICAL EDUCATION KIT
The clothing requirements for physical education at New Rickstones Academy are as follows:
Boys and Girls
Black PE shorts - No Logos
Short sleeved polo shirt with Academy logo
PE Rugby top with Academy logo
White T-shirt - No Logos
Football or hockey boots
Long black socks
All items should be clearly named so that if misplaced they can easily be returned to the owner. Decisions regarding any dispute over students’ uniform are made at the discretion of the Academy.
Ties must be purchased from the Academy. All other ‘non-logo’ items may be purchased from any outlet provided that it complies with the Uniform Policy. The Academy reserves the right to make the final judgement as to whether the items of clothing comply with the policy.
Dress Code - Key Stage 5
The general principle that underpins the dress code is that clothing should be smart at all times and suitable for an indoor, academic working environment. Girls should not wear low cut tops or short skirts (above the knee) and boys should not wear sleeveless T-shirts or vests. Extremes of fashion must be avoided.
Sixth form students are the senior students in the Academy and act as ambassadors in the community, therefore smart, sensible dress is a ‘must’.
The above points are expected guidelines. Decisions taken in this respect will be absolute, to ensure the Academy’s standards for health, safety, decency and style are upheld.
A suitable bag is essential for carrying school books and equipment. The bag should have the name of the owner written inside.
Students must provide a pencil case which contains 2 pens, 2 pencils, a rubber and ruler for all lessons, unless otherwise instructed by the subject teacher, e.g. in PE.
Mobile Phones and other Small Electronic Items
Mobile phones may be brought into the Academy but are to be turned off during lesson times.
All items should be clearly named so that if misplaced they can easily be returned to the owners.