Uniform

Lockdown Uniform Provision

We take great pride in our building, our students and our staff. We also place great importance on standards – standards of learning, conduct and behaviour. In line with our Business and Enterprise specialism we operate a compulsory academy uniform policy. All students in Year 7 to 11 will wear the full academy uniform at all times. Students not in the full uniform will not be admitted.

Our business style academy uniform fulfils three important functions:

  • It gives the Academy a clear identity,
  • It represents a simple but effective statement of our pride and sense of community,
  • It also avoids any stigma or competition between individuals that can occur all too easily because of designer clothes and fashion trends.

Years 7 – 11

Do wear Don’t wear
Compulsory items
Black Grace Academy Blazer.
Plain white cotton shirt with a top button which should be fastened at ALL times. Polo-shirts or fashion blouses.
Purple Grace Academy tie with GA logo on display below the knot.*

 

*Prefect purple and gold stripe, awarded by the Academy, should be worn instead of the plain purple tie if/when prefect status is given.

Black, full-length trousers which hang below the ankle.

Or

Plain black pleated/non-pleated skirt of knee length which hang loose from the waist.

Denim or “fashion-style” trousers.

 

Fashion skirts, pencil skirts.

Plain black socks, fully covering the foot and ankle.

Or

 

Black tights.

Ankle socks or socks with patterns

 

Patterned or sheer tights.

Plain black leather shoes Trainers, pumps, canvas shoes, boots, sports brands or stilettos.
Optional items
Plain black V-neck school jumper. Jumpers with logos, sweatshirts, hooded tops, cardigans, or tank tops.
Winter coats/anoraks which are plain in colour. Denim jackets/coats, hooded tops, tracksuit style tops or fashion jackets.

 

(No coats, gloves/scarves to be worn when inside the Academy)

Plain black belt with a discrete buckle Patterned, large-buckled or fashion belts
Black school-approved headscarf conforming to the requirements below:

 

– The fabric should be lightweight and plain black.

– The headscarf must be folded under the chin, taken round to the back of the neck and the ends tucked in.  This conforms to the health and safety and school requirements.

– The headscarf must be worn so that the collar and tie can be seen clearly.  The reason for wearing the headscarf is to preserve modesty.

 

A photographic example of the above criteria for headscarves is available upon request.

Headscarves with headbands, brooches, shadow stripes, patterns, logos, embellishments, diamantes, tassels or colours other than black.
Plain hair band (white or black only) Hair accessories, including bows and clip
Hair colouring of a natural, single colour. Colours other than natural, single colours, extreme hair styles, spikes, patterns or shaved areas.

 

Shaved eyebrows.

One small plain, gold or silver single stud allowed in each ear lobe. Additional piercings anywhere else on the face or body, including tongue.

Optional – Headscarves

Black school approved headscarf conforming to the requirements below:

  1. The fabric should be lightweight and plain black.
  2. The headscarf must be folded under the chin, taken round to the back of the neck and the ends tucked in. This conforms to the health and safety and school requirements.
  3. The headscarf must be worn so that the collar and tie can be seen clearly. The reason for wearing the headscarf is to preserve modesty. Therefore it should not be worn with headbands, brooches, shadow stripes, patterns, logos, embellishments, diamantes, tassels or other colours.

A photographic example of the above criteria for headscarves is available upon request.

Post 16 Students

Students attending our sixth form will not be expected to wear the academy uniform however they will be expected to attend in business dress. The academy reserves the right to send home students who are not conforming to the standard of dress required by the academy.

PE Kit

(Students not participating in a PE lesson are expected to bring kit so they can assist in the lesson). It is recommended that all items are to be clearly marked with the student’s name.
Compulsory items
Grace Academy Rugby shirt

Grace Academy Polo shirt

Black Rugby/Football shorts

Black Rugby/Football socks

Plain Black PE shorts, plain black cycling shorts or plain black sports skirt

White ankle socks

Non-marking sports shoes

Towel    (if applicable)

Grace Academy Sports Fleece (Black)

Optional items
Shin pads

Additional Uniform Information

Jewellery:

  • No rings
  • No bracelets
  • No necklaces
  • One small plain, gold or silver single stud allowed in each ear lobe. No piercings allowed anywhere else on the ear.
  • No additional piercings anywhere on face or body including tongue.
  • No make-up, nail varnish or acrylic nails
  • No fashion belts
  • No hair accessories including bows and clips except for a plain hair band which is white or black
  • Hair must be a natural single colour, no extreme styles, spikes, patterns or shaved areas. No shaved eyebrows.
  • No chewing gum
  • School bag to be used at all times. No handbags.

All students must have:

  • A School Bag
  • A Student Planner
  • Pens & Pencils
  • A Rubber
  • A Ruler

It is recommended that students have:

  • Coloured Pencils
  • A Pencil Sharpener
  • A Pencil Case
  • A Calculator

Buying Uniforms

Grace Academy official school uniform items can be purchased from Cat Ballou Originals Ltd, 1-3 The Burges, Coventry CV1 1HN or via their website www.catballou.co.uk from 1st June 2016

Parents experiencing difficulty in acquiring the correct items should contact their child’s Head of Year.

Current Price Lists (Cat Ballou – 04/06/2020)

Compulsory items

Boys Blazer with Purple Lining (up to 36”) £33.00
Boys Blazer with Purple Lining (37” to 52”) £36.00
Girls Blazer with Maroon Lining (up to 36”) £33.00
Girls Blazer with Maroon Lining (37” to 52”) £36.00
School Tie £6.00
White Shirts/ Blouses (Twin Pack) from £12.50
Black Trousers from £12.99
Black Skirts from £16.99
Black Socks from £3.50

Optional Items

Black V-Neck cotton Jumper from £14.99
Name Tapes (woven and iron on) from £5.99

PE Kit – Compulsory

Rugby shirt (up to Size 32/34) £15.00
Rugby shirt (Size 34/36 and above) £18.00
White Polo Shirt (up to Size 32) £8.99
White Polo Shirt (Size 34 and above) £9.99
Black Shorts from £4.50

PE Kit – Optional

Shin Pads £6.99
Gum Shields £2.49
PE Bag from £3.99

Opening Times

Monday – Friday 9.00am – 5:30pm, Saturday 9.00am – 6.00pm

Special Sunday and Bank Holiday Opening for 2020

August 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd and 30th 10.00am – 4.00pm
Bank Holiday Monday August 31st 10.00am – 4.00pm

School Uniform Policy

For much more detailed information, you can download the full school uniform policy here:

Uniform Policy