The John Wallis Church of England Academy places great importance upon the Academy uniform, which is compulsory for all Year 7 - 11 students. Students will not be permitted to attend lessons unless they are in full Academy uniform. If there is an exceptional reason why a student is not wearing the correct uniform, e.g. an accident at the last minute, the Personal Tutor will require a note from the parent.
- The Academy uniform provides the students with a sense of school identity and ensures that standards of dress and presentation are maintained and are not subject to fashionable variation.
- Trainers and plimsolls may only be worn for games lesson.
- No jewellery is allowed except for a small pair of plain studs in pierced ears. The Academy cannot accept responsibility for the loss of such items or any injury caused by them.
- Girls are not permitted to wear make-up or nail varnish and they must have long hair tied back. A narrow, plain, dark headband is permitted.
- The Academy uniform and rules about personal presentation are clearly explained in the students' Planner. All parents sign up to these rules in the Home-School Agreement.
- All clothing must be clearly marked with the student's name. PE and games kit should have the initials embroidered OR a name tape sewn so as to be clearly visible, on the inside of each garment.
- The Finance Office deals with all uniform orders and enquiries.
- Girls are permitted to wear trousers which must be tailored, of smart appearance and of non-rib material or combat design. No fashion trousers will be accepted as school wear.
- Students must not bring expensive articles of clothing or equipment to school unless with the prior approval of the House Leader.
- The school will not accept responsibility for loss or damage to students' private property. No clothing must be left in the Academy overnight.
It is very important that pupils’ appearance reflects a disciplined and well-ordered academy. Pupils must wear the correct Academy uniform at all times. This includes on the way to, at, and on the way home from the academy.
Our uniform is a symbol by which students will be recognised within the community. It reinforces the message that our pupils take pride in being part of The John Wallis Church of England Academy. Please be aware there will be no compromise on the uniform. Parents/carers are asked for their unwavering support in maintaining standards at every level.
- Red Academy Sweater
- Red Polo Shirt
It is very important that students’ appearance reflects a disciplined and well-ordered Academy. Students must wear the correct Academy uniform at all times. This includes on the way to, at, and on the way home from the Academy.
Our uniform is a symbol by which students will be recognised within the community. It reinforces the message that our students take pride in being part of The John Wallis Church of England Academy. Please be aware there will be no compromise on the uniform. Ties are to be tied correctly and if any item of clothing is incorrect, students will be sent home to get the right item. Parents/carers are asked for their unwavering support in maintaining standards at every level.
Students in Years 7 to 11 are required to wear the prescribed uniform as detailed below. All students are expected to wear full uniform when travelling to and from the Academy. Students are expected to take pride in their appearance and this should be replicated in the way uniform is worn. It is essential that all students take their ambassadorial role for the Academy seriously at all times.
Sixth Form Uniform
At the John Wallis Academy Sixth Form, you must dress formally, as if for business or formal office work. Sixth Form students' clothes must be smart, modest and safe. Students must avoid displaying extremes of fashion.
- Leather shoes
- Formal jacket or blazer and tie
- Skirt ( with tights)/ Dress/ Trousers
- Formal jacket or blazer
- Blouse or shirt
Students' hair should be well-kept, clean and moderate in style, length and treatment; artificial streaks or colouring that stand out in any way will not be allowed. Boys' hair must not be longer than collar-length and boys must be clean-shaven. The Academy reserves the right to ask students to cut their hair, change their hairstyle or shave facial hair if their presentation falls below an acceptable level.
Trousers must be smart and plain. Jeans, tracksuits, cords and casual trousers will not be allowed.
Jewellery must be discreet and minimal. Students must not wear any facial jewellery other than a pair of earrings, if they so wish.
Shoes must be appropriately practical and sensible. Heels of medium height, if reasonably robust, are acceptable. Stilettos, trainers, canvas shoes and Ugg-type boots will not be allowed.
To save parents money we do not specify a Sixth Form overcoat, raincoat or anorak. However, coats should be of a dark colour (navy blue, dark grey or black) and smart. Brightly coloured jackets/anoraks, hooded sports sweatshirts, or garments with a logo or brand name are not acceptable. Any final guidance on the Sixth Form dress code is at the discretion of the Principal.