***Change of shop opening hours***
Commencing Tuesday 27 September 2016, the Uniform Shop will open once a week on Tuesdays only, 3.45pm – 5.15pm. Don’t forget that you can also use our Order Form service at any time.
Why do we have a uniform?
There are many sound, practical reasons for having a uniform. Perhaps the most obvious is that it removes the burden of having to decide what to wear each day! The real reason for the Trinity uniform, however, has to do with our core values and ethos. We want to look our best because we believe that it is right to give of our best in every area of our lives. Our uniform also provides a sense of identity, reminding us that we belong to one another and promoting our Academy’s excellent reputation in the community. Perhaps most importantly, it helps prevent bullying. We want our students to:
- feel a sense of belonging
- look smart and tidy
- work safely and effectively
- dress modestly
- avoid causing offence to others
- maintain the excellent reputation everyone benefits from
- avoid excluding others from ‘our group’
- avoid flaunting wealth and making others feel inferior
As with everything worthwhile, having a high standard of uniform does require sacrifice on a personal level: we cannot chase fashion in school through the way we dress or wear our hair. Students are asked to respect this, keeping their preference for a particular trend for evenings, weekends and holidays.
Compulsory day wear
- Burgundy blazer with badge (Years 7-11) *
- Academy tie *
- White shirt – ordinary standard *
- Black trousers (Blue Max Banner “Slimbridge” style) *
- Plain black socks
- Burgundy blazer with badge (Years 7-11) *
- Academy tie *
- White blouse – ordinary standard – not a fitted blouse *
- Black pleated skirt or black trousers (Trutex GTB-BLK design) *
- White ankle socks with skirts (Summer term Years 7-9)
- Plain black opaque tights (40-70 denier) with skirts at all other times
- Socks worn with trousers must be plain black
NB: The tie changes as students move from Year 8 into Year 9. All students will wear plain black shoes (more information later in this section).
* Items featuring an asterisk are available from the EAS Uniform Shop.
Compulsory wear for physical education
The outdoor kit is based on the Academy colour of burgundy and includes an Academy rugby/hockey top. All students will need a pair of football/hockey boots as well as a pair of stout black outdoor training shoes for work on the all- weather surfaces.
- Burgundy/white rugby/hockey shirt *
- Black shorts (plain, no logo) *
- Burgundy/white rugby/hockey socks *
- Black/Burgundy games skort (girls) *
- Black leather trainers (non-marking soles)
- White polo shirt with badge *
- Black shorts *
- White sports socks
- White leather trainers (non-marking soles)
* Items featuring an asterisk are available from the EAS Uniform Shop. An optional Trinity Academy Splash Top and Track Pants are also available in the shop.
In addition to the items listed above, all students are able to shower at the end of each physical education lesson and will therefore need to bring a towel and to keep sports kit separate from books and files in bags.
Those students who prefer to wear the approved tracksuit bottoms rather than shorts may do so.
- Trinity Academy rucksack (compulsory for Year 7 – 11 students)
- Trinity Academy sports holdall (compulsory for Year 7 – 11 students)
- Single-strap bags are available for Sixth Form students only
These bags are only available from the EAS Uniform Shop.
By carrying a sensible bag to school, students can ensure that books and other equipment are well looked after and in a fit state for work. They must therefore be robust and big enough to carry something as large as an A4 folder. The Trinity Academy rucksack is fit for purpose as the two shoulder straps allow the weight of the bag to be spread evenly across the shoulders.
Coats, for similar reasons to bags, should be navy blue or black rather than loud or garish. Denim, leather or paramilitary coats are specifically prohibited. Navy blue or black scarves are allowed. Expensive coats of any style are strongly discouraged. Coats should have no logos, adornments or labelling although reflective strips are strongly encouraged for those walking to school. No hoodies are allowed.
If a belt is needed it must be black with a plain buckle fastening – no labels or designer logos are allowed.
Hair should be neat, tidy and safe.
Hair must be natural in colour; noticeably dyed or streaked hair is not acceptable. Extremes in fashion are not appropriate for school and neither is hair which is either excessively long or short. It should not fall into the eyes when working; this rule protects eyesight and prevents hair from becoming entangled or catching on fire in practical lessons. Side ponytails or bouffant hair styles are not permitted.
Boys’ hair should not reach over the blazer collar or be pigtailed, nor should it be cut close to the scalp in either a full head number one or stepped style. Hair should not be cut any shorter than a number two.
Girls’ hair should be kept off the face and, if necessary, must be tied back using clips and/or burgundy/black bands.
If students are unsure about rules regarding hair styles, please contact your child’s TLL for further guidance before spending time and money at the hairdressers on an unacceptable style or cut. If a student attends with inappropriate hair, they will be sent home to rectify it and if this cannot be done they will be isolated from the mainstream.
Make-up and Jewellery
No make-up, false nails or nail varnish are permitted in Years 7-11 and although students are welcome to wear a watch, no other jewellery such as rings, earrings, necklaces or bracelets is permitted.
A modest amount of make-up is allowed in Sixth Form, as is a single ring and for girls only, a bracelet and/or neck chain and a single pair of ear-studs (not earrings) one in each ear lobe only, is permitted. However, all such jewellery must be removed in practical lessons, including PE.
All students must wear plain, black, sensible shoes which can be polished. Shoes with distinctive fashion features such as buckles, logos and tags are not permitted as a normal part of the day wear, nor are shoes with heavy sole cleats or wedged heals. Girls shoes with kitten or stiletto heels are also a hazard to wooden floors and in emergency situations, such as rapid evacuation of the building and are, therefore, not permitted.
Boots and training shoes will not be permitted although the latter are obviously appropriate for PE. Ballet-style shoes are also unacceptable as they provide no protection should anything fall on the foot. For this same reason, all shoes are expected to cover the top of the foot.
Students should wear black socks only, however, girls wearing skirts are permitted to wear plain black tights or white ankle socks (summer only).
To assist parents and students purchasing footwear for use at Trinity Academy, we have produced some style guides which can be downloaded by clicking on the links below.
- Footwear Style Guide – Girls Yr 7-11
- Footwear Style Guide – Girls Yr 12-13
- Footwear Style Guide – Boots & Trainers
- Footwear Style Guide – Boys
The EAS Uniform Shop
The Academy Uniform Shop is open on Tuesdays from 3.45pm – 5.15pm during term-time only.
If you are unable to visit the shop, we also offer an order form service. Simply download a copy of the order form from the link below, complete the relevant boxes to indicate the items that you require, and return the completed form to the Reception Desk at the Academy. The Uniform Shop team will then contact you when the items are ready for collection and payment.
Useful information (please click on titles to download):