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Mobile phones should be ‘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 while students are in the grounds of the school, this includes when students arrive and leave at the end of the day. Phones should 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:

Year 7 and 8 Uniform from September 2017 – All items should be clearly marked with the owner’s name.

School Uniform Description Further Information
Blazer* Black with green piping and embroidered school motif – compulsory for Yr 7 and Yr 8 and optional Yr 9-11. Otherwise a black school blazer with school badge sewn on. Worn during the day, as well as to and from the school, unless directed otherwise by staff.


(Boys and girls)

Black, classic style, full length


No jeans, washed grey, navy blue, corduroy, jean-like material, fashion trousers/leggings or shorts.  Trousers should be worn with a secure fit around the waist.

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


(Girls only)

The school skirt must be plain black for Yr 9-11.

Full box pleated style in black compulsory for Yr7 and Yr8. Optional for Yr 9-11

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 should 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 compulsory for Yr7 and Yr8 –  optional for Yr9-11. Otherwise the Abbs Cross striped tie.

Tie should be worn at appropriate length i.e. New tie 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 Optional, but only the school version is to be worn, no other jumpers or cardigans are acceptable.

Socks/ Tights

(Girls only)

Tights – black.

Socks –  white ankle socks

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

Plain black, dark grey or navy blue, 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, body warmers, denim jackets, fur coats etc. are to be worn.

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



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.

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.


No jewellery except for one wrist watch

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, personal stereos, MP3 players, pagers, computer games etc. must not be seen or heard on the school site.

Money should be kept in a purse or wallet. Confiscated items must be collected by a parent.


PE Kit
PE Tops*: Emerald green polo shirt with school logo from school supplier.
Black/green rugby shirt with school logo from school supplier.
Black fleece jacket with school logo from school supplier.
PE shorts*: School black PE shorts with school logo from school supplier.
PE bottoms*: School jogging bottoms with school logo from school supplier.
Socks*: Green PE socks from school supplier.
Trainers: Suitable trainers for active PE lessons – mainly white in colour. Football boots for rugby and football (boys only).
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.


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


How to Order Uniform

Uniform purchased from the school supplier can only be ordered on-line at their website: .

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:


School Uniform Direct will also open a uniform shop at the school on the following dates and times during the school holidays:


31st July 2017 12.00pm to 4.00pm


10th August 2017

11.00am to 4.00pm

Thursday 24th August 2017

1.00pm to 6.00pm


The price list is detailed below:


Other Equipment Requirements

Students will also require the following books/equipment, which may be purchased from any retail outlet:

Collins Easy Learning French Dictionary
Collins Little Gem English Dictionary and Mini Thesaurus
Calculator – Casio FX-83 GT Plus (no other make please)
Geometry Set – Helix or any other reputable brand.
Set of 3.5 mm earphones/headphones – required for every music lesson (these are the type that are typically used with a portable music device such as an mp3 player).
Padlock for locker. Shackle diameter min 5mm, max 7.5mm. Combination locks are deemed best.