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It is United Learning's view that there are many benefits to the whole school/academy community in individual students being required to comply with a uniform policy, including the fostering of a sense of belonging and self-esteem.

At Manchester Academy, a high standard of personal appearance is expected. All students from Year 7 – Year 11 are to wear the same uniform. We hope that parents will understand the reasons which underlie school clothing regulations and we welcome their co-operation in seeing that they are observed. It is important that children should accustom themselves to being tidy, well-groomed and suitably dressed for different kinds of activity. 

We believe that we must continue to present a good image both inside and outside the school and prepare your child for the world of further education and work by instilling good routines and standards.

The compulsory Academy uniform consists of:-

Boys 

  • Blazer: United Learning Blue with logo * 
  • Trousers: Tailored plain black trousers 
  • Shirt: White 
  • Tie: Academy tie * 
    • Year 7: Blue Tie
    • Year 8: Green Tie
    • Year 9: Gold Tie
    • Year 10: Red Tie 
    • Year 11: Purple Tie 
    • Prefect Students: Silver Tie
  • Socks: Black 
  • Shoes: plain black and polishable with a small heel (no coloured or white tri - boots and trainers / trainer type shoes are not allowed). Please be aware that some shops are selling trainer style shoes and passing them off as school shoes, these trainer styles are not acceptable. If in any doubt please consult us with a photograph in advance of buying the footwear.

Girls

  • Blazer: United Learning Blue with logo * 
  • Skirt: Plain Black ‘A line’ knee length or Trousers Tailored plain black trousers full length (no ski pants or similar) 
  • Blouse: White 
  • Tie: Academy tie * 
    • Year 7: Blue Tie
    • Year 8: Green Tie
    • Year 9: Gold Tie
    • Year 10: Red Tie 
    • Year 11: Purple Tie 
    • Prefect Students: Silver Tie
  • Headscarf: (if worn) to be plain black
  • Socks: Black or black tights in winter 
  • Shoes: Black, flat or small heeled (no coloured or white tri -boots, trainers, mules and platforms are not allowed. Please be aware that some shops are selling trainer style shoes and passing them off as school shoes, these trainer styles are not acceptable. If in any doubt please consult us with a photograph in advance of buying the footwear. 

NB: If for some medical reason a child cannot wear shoes then he/she may be allowed to wear a pair of completely black trainers. In the event a doctor’s note should be provided. Pupils arriving in inappropriate footwear

Boys (PE Kit)

  • White polo shirt with Manchester Academy logo *, Blue Hooded top with Manchester Academy logo *, plain blue shorts or plain black tracksuit pants, plain blue football socks, training shoes. 

Girls (PE Kit)

  • White polo shirt with Manchester Academy logo *, Blue Hooded top with Manchester Academy logo *, plain blue shorts/plain black tracksuit pants/ black sports leggings, plain blue football socks, training shoes. 

Please note: Items marked with * can be purchased from the Academy office: Manchester Academy, Moss Lane East, Manchester, M14 4PX

Personal Appearance

  • Makeup and nail varnish are not allowed.
  • Extreme hairstyles are not in keeping with our good standard of appearance. Judging whether a haircut is acceptable or not is a subjective and difficult task. However, we are firm in our opinion that haircuts should not be extreme. By this we mean that 'fashionable' haircuts such as 'steps', shaving the sides or all of the head, putting lines or patterns in the hair, or other variations on these styles are unacceptable in this school. As a general rule nothing below a ‘No. 2’ is acceptable for boys who prefer this type of short style. Part of our requirement looking uniform and smart is that all boys are clean shaven with no facial hair. 
    In addition to this, extreme colours of hair are not permitted – other than traditional natural hair- coloured highlights. We expect all pupils to have neat and tidy hair styles and ensure that long hair is tied back. We also request that hair adornments are kept to a simple black hair slide or black hair band. Headscarves must also be black. 
  • Jewellery is not allowed. This now extends to earrings as teachers are spending time arguing about what is a stud and what is not which is delaying teaching. If your child intends to have piercings over the summer break please ensure it is at the beginning as we will be asking all pupils to remove piercings, even if recently done, when we return in September.

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