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Academy Uniform & Equipment

The Academy attaches great importance to appropriate dress. It helps to establish a feeling of community, sense of belonging and develops the personal presentation skills of our students. Uniform is therefore not an option, it is a necessity. We expect all students to wear our uniform with pride.

Academy uniform must be worn at all times (except for jumper or cardigan), in the Academy, on Academy visits and outside activities unless other arrangements are specifically made with staff. All outdoor coats and all other items which are not part of the Academy uniform must be removed at the entrance to the Academy building.

The whole range of Academy Uniform can be purchased online from Pinders Schoolwear:

www.pindersschoolwear.co.uk

Academy ties are also available to purchase from the Academy shop.

If in doubt, please contact the Academy before you purchase.

 

Blazer
Black formal blazer (closely fitted or fashion jackets are not acceptable) with embroidered logo.

Blazer

House Tie
Clip on tie showing house colours (damaged ties must be replaced immediately).

House Ties

Academy Bag
Year 7: An STWA bag or rucksack must be brought to the Academy every day.

Years 8 - 11:  An STWA bag or a plain black rucksack/satchel style bag must be brought to Academy every day (logo allowed but bag must be completely plain black).

Academy Rucksack Academy Bag

 

Boys Uniform

Shirt
Plain white formal collared shirt buttoned to the neck (long or short sleeved) and worn tucked in all times.

Trousers
Plain black tailored/smart dress type trousers (denim/jean or jean style, skinny, drain pipe, hipster, bootleg or combat style trousers are not allowed). Trousers must not have any studs, chains, visible zips or tassels attached and should not be tight fitting at the ankle.

Belt
Plain black (large and/or coloured belts or buckles are not allowed).

Socks
Plain dark coloured.

Shoes
Plain black (trainers, boots, pumps or canvas footwear are not allowed, please see parental guidance sheet below for clarification).

Jumper or Cardigan
Black v-neck jumper or cardigan with the Academy logo (optional item).

 

Girls Uniform

Shirt
Plain white formal collared shirt buttoned to the neck (long or short sleeved) and worn tucked in all times.

Skirt
Plain black, pleated or tailored/straight skirt (e.g. suit style) worn at the knee (Skirts such as rah-rah/high waisted/lycra/stretch/pencil or other types of tight fitting skirts are not allowed).

Trousers
Plain black tailored/smart dress type trousers (denim/jean or jean style, stretch skinny tapered or ankle grazers, drain pipe, hipster, bootleg or combat style trousers are not allowed). Trousers must not have any studs, chains, visible zips or tassels attached and should not be tight fitting at the ankle.

Socks
Plain dark coloured with trousers.

Tights
Plain black tights with skirts.

Shoes
Plain black shoes (trainers, boots, pumps, canvas shoes, shoes with metal additions, large bows and tassels etc are not allowed - see parental guidance sheet below for clarification). Shoes must be appropriate and suitable for the activity e.g. health and safety in practical subjects such as science. Heels should be no higher than 2.5 cm/1 inch.

Jumper or Cardigan
Black v-neck jumper or cardigan with the Academy logo (optional item).

 

 

 

Physical Education Uniform

All Years:

  • STWA polo shirt

Girls Polo Boys Polo

  • STWA hooded top (outdoor)

Boys Hooded Top Girls Hooded Top

  • Black tracksuit bottoms/leggings/shorts/skort

Girls Boys

  • Black football socks (outdoor)
  • Black sports socks
  • Trainers
  • Football boots (boys) for football and rugby
  • Shin pads for football and hockey

 

 

 

Equipment for Lessons

Students should ensure that they bring the right equipment with them. This includes:

  • A clear (see-through) pencil case with black pens, pencils, rubber, ruler and pencil sharpener.
  • A scientific calculator.
  • An STWA planner  (provided by the Academy).

All of the items listed above can be purchased from the Academy shop.