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.

We expect all students to be in full school uniform and be suitably dressed for P.E., Games and Swimming.  Should you have a problem with your uniform, you will need to write a note for the Achievement Team Leader.

School Uniform

Abbs Cross Uniform –  All items should be clearly marked/labelled with the owner’s name. All items marked with a * must be purchased from the school supplier.



Further Information


Black with green piping and  embroidered school motif

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; belts are not to be as a fashion accessory.


(Girls only)

The skirt must be black, and full box pleat style

Skirts must be worn to the knee and not shortened by either taking them up or rolling them up at the waist.


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.

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

School Jumper

Plain black v-neck woollen jumper

Optional - a school version embroidered with the school logo is available or a plain black V-necked jumper. No other jumpers or cardigans are acceptable.

Socks/ Tights

(Girls only)

Tights - black.

Socks -  black or 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 – ankle socks only.


Polished black, traditional 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.

School unifom   shoes

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 etc. are to be worn.

 Head Scarf

Plain black or white (no pattern or logo)

For religious reasons only.

 PE Polo

Emerald Green with school logo or plain

For both girls and boys, also to be worn for Dance

 PE Joggers

Black with school logo (emb) or plain black

For both girls and boys

 PE Shorts

Black with school logo (emb) or plain black

For both girls and boys, also to be worn for Dance

 PE Rugby Shirt (optional)


Boys only

 PE Socks*

Emerald Green

For both girls and boys

 PE Fleece Jacket (optional)

Black with school logo (emb)

For both girls and boys

 Swim Shorts


Boys only

Boys Black Short

(logo optional)

 Swim Suit

Girls Black Sports Swim Suit (logo optional)

Girls only

 Swim Cap

Plain Black (logo optional)

For both girls and boys


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   decorations, nail varnish, nail decorations or extensions 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 inside the school site, though plain hats are permissible outside the school building in cold weather. 

Balaclavas are not permitted at any time.


No jewellery except for one analogue wrist watch – Smart watches and FitBits are not permitted

A single small ear stud is allowed in the lobe of the ear. Nose studs and other forms of body piercing 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, ear pods, headphones, computer games etc. must not be seen or heard on the school site.

Scooters - electric or otherwise - are not to be brought into school.

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

All items marked with an * must be purchased from our school supplier

**All items of uniform should be clearly marked with the students’ name**


How to Order Uniform

On Site School Uniform Shop Dates:


25-Jul 2024

Abbs Cross


11am to 3pm


01-Aug 2024

Abbs Cross


11am to 3pm


15-Aug 2024

Abbs Cross


11am to 3pm


Abbs Cross Uniform Price List As Of 01.06.2024


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

School Uniform DirectThey 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 directly 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

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
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.