Our uniform suppliers will be on the school site selling uniform on the following dates:
 
Monday 27th July 2020 – 12.00pm to 4.00pm
Thursday 6th August 2020 – 11.00am to 4.00pm
Thursday 20th August 2020 – 1.00pm to 6.00pm
 
Due to the current Covid-19 guidelines students will not be able to try on the uniform.

Mobile phones should be ‘switched off and away’ at all times, any phone seen or heard will be confiscated, this includes phones on display in shirt/blazer pockets.

Phones that are confiscated will be returned at the end of the school day in the first instance. Should there be a second occurrence in the same term a call will be made home with the requirement for a parent/carer to collect the phone on their child’s behalf.

The restriction is in place at all times whilst students are on the grounds of the school site, this includes when students arrive and leave at the end of the day. Phones must be away before students enter the school grounds and not accessed until they have left the site.

Should students wish to use their phones at the end of the day to contact parents with any concerns or for collection arrangements following school based activities they need to ask a member of staff for permission.

 

School Uniform

The full uniform expectations are listed below:

Abbs Cross Uniform – September 2020

All items should be clearly marked / labelled with the owner’s name.

All items marked with a * must be purchased from the school supplier.

Description Further Information
Blazer* Black with green piping and embroidered school motif. Must be worn during the day, as well as to and from the school, unless directed otherwise by staff.
Trousers

Black, classic tailored style and full length.

 

No jeans, washed grey, navy blue, corduroy, jean-like material, fashion trousers/leggings or shorts. No close fitting/’skinny’ fit trousers.

Trousers should be worn with a secure fit around the waist.

Belts should be black, demure and functional.              No oversized buckles, clasps, studs, trimmings. Belts should not be worn as a fashion accessory.

Skirt Black full box pleated style which must be knee length. Skirts must be worn to the knee and not shortened by either taking them up or rolling them up at the waist.
Shirt Plain white traditional school shirt – long or short sleeved.

The shirt must be tucked in and closed/buttoned/fastened at the neck.

Any polo-neck, T-shirt, vest or underwear worn underneath should not show or be visible through the shirt.  No designer shirts or girls fitted blouses.

School Tie* School tie – black and green stripe with logo from school uniform supplier.

Tie should be worn at appropriate length i.e. the logo must be visible below the knot.

All ties must be worn to the waistband of skirt or trousers.

 

School Jumper*

Black with embroidered school motif from school uniform supplier. Optional, but only the school version is to be worn, no other jumpers or cardigans are acceptable.
Socks / Tights

Tights – black.

Socks –  white ankle socks (girls), dark coloured socks (boys)

No footless, patterned or fishnet tights, leggings or legwarmers, socks not to be worn with tights, leggings or legwarmers.

 

No knee length socks or trainer socks – ankle socks only.

Shoes

Polished black, traditional, formal, sturdy style.

Black laces and stitching.

Black sole and heel

A plain design, no trimmings, no logos, no decorative buckles, no coloured laces or stitching, no labels, no tags, or other decorations.

No shoe/trainer cross footwear e.g. Prada.

Trainers, pump style or fabric shoes e.g. ‘Vans’/‘Air Force Ones’ or rugged hiking/work boots, ‘Dr Martens’  boots  or knee-length boots are not permitted.

Plain black ‘Dr Martens’ shoes and  ‘Kickers’ lace up shoes are permitted; however, all stitching must be black.

Coat / Jacket Appropriate for school. All Years

Coats must be plain black, dark grey or navy blue with one small logo, (no greater than three inches in diameter) is allowed.

No fabric/knitted tops, cardigans, jumpers, sweatshirts, tracksuit tops, waistcoats, sleeveless or hooded tops/hoodies, denim jackets, fur coats etc. are to be worn.

Hoodies are banned on the school site including being worn to and from school.

Coats must not be worn inside the school buildings.

Head Scarf Plain black (no pattern or logo) For religious reasons only.

 

Hair &

Appearance

Individual fashion statements such as extreme hair styles or unnatural colours are not permitted.

Only black or white hair accessories are allowed.

No decorative attachments to braids or extensions are to be worn in the hair.

Tram lines, shaved shapes in the hair or ‘bar codes’ in eyebrows are not permitted. No hair shorter than 1.5 grade crop.

Visible makeup, lip gloss, mascara and eye shadow, false eye lashes, eye lash extensions, nail varnish, nail decorations, extensions and acrylics are not permitted.

Tinted or cosmetic contact lenses and decorative dental wear are not permitted.

No hoods, hats, caps or bandannas to be worn anywhere on the school site.

Jewellery & Valuables

No jewellery to be worn except for one analogue wrist watch – no smart watches and no FitBits.

Earrings, nose studs, other forms of body piercing or visible tattoos are not permitted.

No accessories are to be worn around the neck, wrists, ankles or attached to clothing.

Large amounts of money and expensive personal effects should not be brought on site.

Abbs Cross Academy will not accept liability for any claim arising from theft, accidental loss or damage to personal effects, money, belongings or clothing whilst on the premises.

Mobile phones must not be seen or heard on the school site.

Money should be kept in a purse or wallet.

Any items which should not be brought in to school will be confiscated by a member of staff.

PE Kit
PE Tops* – Emerald green polo shirt with school logo from school uniform supplier.
– Black/green rugby shirt (optional) with school logo from school uniform supplier.
– Black fleece jacket (optional) with school logo from school uniform supplier.
PE shorts* School black PE shorts with school logo from school uniform supplier.
PE bottoms School jogging bottoms (optional) with school logo or plain black jogging bottoms with no logo or stripes.
Socks* Green PE socks from school uniform supplier.
Trainers

Suitable trainers for active PE lessons – non marking sole.

Football boots for football.

Swim wear

Girls – plain black one piece sports costume

Boys – plain black swim shorts

Swim Caps – plain black

Plain black costumes, shorts and swim Caps with the Abbs Cross logo can still be purchased from the school supplier, however, the school logo is now optional for these items.

 

How to Order Uniform

Uniform purchased from the school supplier can only be ordered on-line at www.schooluniformdirect.org.uk .

They only have a business address, not a shop, however Abbs Cross do have blazers and skirts that you can try for size before ordering.

You can choose to have your order delivered direct to the school.  Deliveries are made every Tuesday and Thursday afternoons, (times are not guaranteed).

You can also contact them on;

Telephone: 01992 763679, Mobile: 07880 838732 or email: info@schooluniformdirect.org.uk

Click here to see the price list

Other Equipment Requirements

 

Students will also require the following books and equipment to be brought in to school every day. These items can be purchased from any retail outlet:
A reading book
Black or blue ink pens
Pencils
Ruler
Eraser
Highlighters
Calculator – preferably scientific. Mobile phone calculator is not permitted
Geometry Set – containing protractor, set squares and compass
They may also require:
Coloured pencils
Collins Easy Learning French Dictionary
Collins Little Gem English Dictionary and Mini Thesaurus
Glue stick
USB pen drive
Set of 3.5 mm jack earphones/headphones – required for every music lesson (these are the type that are typically used with a mobile phone).

No sharp scissors or other sharp objects must be

brought on to the school site for any reason.

 

 How to Order Uniform

Uniform purchased from the school supplier can only be ordered on-line at www.schooluniformdirect.org.uk .

They only have a business address, not a shop, however Abbs Cross do have blazers and skirts that you can try for size before ordering.

You can choose to have your order delivered direct to the school.  Deliveries are made every Tuesday and Thursday afternoons, (times are not guaranteed).

You can also contact them on;

Telephone: 01992 763679, Mobile: 07880 838732 or email: info@schooluniformdirect.org.uk

Click here to see the price list

Other Equipment Requirements

 

Students will also require the following books and equipment to be brought in to school every day. These items can be purchased from any retail outlet:
A reading book
Black or blue ink pens
Pencils
Ruler
Eraser
Highlighters
Calculator – preferably scientific. Mobile phone calculator is not permitted
Geometry Set – containing protractor, set squares and compass
They may also require:
Coloured pencils
Collins Easy Learning French Dictionary
Collins Little Gem English Dictionary and Mini Thesaurus
Glue stick
USB pen drive
Set of 3.5 mm jack earphones/headphones – required for every music lesson (these are the type that are typically used with a mobile phone).

No sharp scissors or other sharp objects must be

brought on to the school site for any reason.