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Uniform & Equipment
Students in years 7-11 are expected to be of smart appearance and to wear the Academy uniform on the way to and from the Academy as well as during the Academy day. An acceptance of a place at the Academy implies an acceptance our uniform and dress code. By requiring students to wear the Academy uniform, we hope to develop a sense of loyalty to the community of which they are members, and encourage them to take a pride in their appearance.
Individual fashion statements such as extreme hair styles or colours (unnatural red or dip dyed hair), designer shirts, trainers and decorated footwear are not permitted. No decorative attachments are to be worn in the hair, hair bands must be plain black, white or purple with a maximum of 50mm width. Tram lines or other shaved shapes or areas in the hair and ‘bar codes’ in eyebrows are not permitted. Make-up, nail varnish, false or gel nails, fake tan, false eyelashes must not be worn at any time. Tinted or cosmetic contact lenses and decorative dental wear are not permitted. Birthday balloons are also not permitted.
Black or purple scarves, hats (no bandannas, hoods or caps) and gloves are only to be worn to and from the Academy and these must be removed once inside the Academy buildings. Hijabs worn for religious purposes and agreed by the Academy must be plain black, and must not cover either the face or uniform.
Blazers are to be worn at all times other than when eating in the dining hall or in lessons when a teacher has given permission for them to be removed.
No jewellery except for one wrist watch and a maximum of one small plain silver or gold coloured (no stones) stud earring in each ear. Nose studs or tongue studs and other forms of body piercing are not permitted. No accessories are to be worn around the neck, wrists or attached to clothing.
Large amounts of money and expensive personal effects should not be brought to the Academy. Harris Academy Falconwood will not accept liability for any claim arising from theft accidental loss or damage to personal effects, money, belongings or clothing whilst at the Academy.
Personal stereos, mobile telephones, pagers, computer games, etc. MUST NOT be brought to the Academy. Forbidden items will be confiscated and only returned at the end of term after the Academy assembly.
Details of the Sixth Form dress code can be found on the Harris Sixth Form website.
We expect every student to have the basic items of equipment for every lesson:
- black pen
- red pen
- scientific calculator
- student planner
Text books and certain specialist equipment may be issued on loan. You will be given an exercise book or a folder for each subject. If you lose or wilfully damage anything, you will be expected to pay for a replacement. This also applies to furniture and the Academy buildings.
All our Academy uniform can be purchased from our local retailer, Caseys of Blackfen. For more details, please click the link on the left of the page.