Uniform

School Uniform: Important Information for Parents

Please check the information below and make sure you are buying the correct uniform for your child.

  • We take a pride in our uniform and expect students to look smartly dressed in full school uniform.
  • Students must try to keep this neat and tidy. 
  • The uniform helps students feel that they belong to King James Academy Royston and students don’t have to spend time worrying about what to wear in the mornings! 
  • Students must wear their full school uniform on the way to and from school.
  • Requests for alterations in uniform to meet individual religious, cultural or special needs will be given careful consideration.
  • Students who attended Royston Schools Academy Trust’s Greneway Middle, Roysia Middle or Meridian Upper Schools have a three year transition period to the new uniform from September 2019, whereby they may continue to wear their respective schools uniform. Should they need to replace any item of uniform this item must be replaced with King James Academy uniform as stipulated in this policy.
  • Should you have any queries regarding the school uniform or any aspect of this guidance please contact the school office on 01763 242236 who will direct your query to the appropriate member of staff.

Everyday Uniform

  • Year 5 and 6 White polo shirt with academy logo when not wearing an academy sweatshirt.  When wearing an academy sweatshirt students may wear a plain white polo shirt.
  • Year 7 to 11 White collared shirt or revere neck blouse
  • Year 5 and 6 Navy blue round necked sweatshirt with academy logo - compulsory item
  • Year 7 to 11 Navy knitted ‘V’ neck sweater with academy motif, compulsory item for Year 7 and optional for Year 8 to 11
  • Year 7 to 11 Navy/gold tie with academy logo, compulsory item depending on your shirt style, see bullet point 2 above (no tie required with revere neck blouses)
  • Year 8 to 11 Navy blazer with academy motif,  compulsory item for Year 8 to 11 and optional for Year 7
  • Plain grey skirt, divided grey skirt or plain grey trousers (not multi-grey, coloured or black and not cords, jeans or leggings or other forms of stretch material)
  • Students may choose to wear plain, dark grey tailored knee length shorts
  • Grey, white or black socks; black or grey tights
  • Black leather/faux leather school shoes (lace-up, Velcro, zip or buckle fastening) NOT trainers, trainer style shoes or canvas shoes.
  • Heels to be no higher than 1 or 2 cms
  • Knee length boots and trainers are not allowed
  • Coats should be suitable for all weather conditions and not extreme fashion items.

PE and Sports Wear

Outdoor activities:

  • White/navy T shirt with academy motif, or a plain white collarless T shirt
  • Plain shadow stripe navy shorts (not cycling shorts)
  • Long navy/gold socks, compulsory item
  • Year 5 to 11 Navy/gold multisports shirt with academy motif, compulsory item for Year 5 to 7 and optional for Year 8 to 11
  • Year 8 to 11 Navy/gold quarter zip top, compulsory item
  • Plain navy tracksuit/jogging trousers with KJAR printed on back of leg - no contrasting piping, stitching or logos. This item is optional
  • Plain navy PE leggings with KJAR printed on back of leg. This item is optional
  • Training shoes
  • Football boots

Outdoor summer activities and indoor work:

  • White/navy T shirt with academy motif, or a plain white collarless T shirt
  • Plain shadow stripe navy shorts (not cycling shorts)
  • White socks
  • Training shoes / plimsolls

Swimming activities:

  • Swimming costume / trunks (not long shorts)
  • A waterproof bag for wet kit/towel
  • Change of underwear

Haircuts

Haircuts should look smart and not follow extreme fashion trends which draw unnecessary attention to the student.  For health and safety the wearing of hair braids or beads is not recommended. For PE, and Science, long hair should be tied back.

Parents / Carers experiencing financial difficulties in equipping their child with King James Academy Royston uniform should contact their child’s school site.

FAQs

Where can I buy uniform from and how much will it cost?

The sole uniform supplier for King James Academy Royston is Schoolyard, Units 1&2 RO, 24 Jarman Way, Royston SG8 5FE

Tel: 0800 132988      
Email: sales@schoolyard.co.uk      
Website: https://www.schoolyard.co.uk

Open 7 days a week: Monday–Friday 9:00am-5:00pm

What should I do if there is a problem with my child’s uniform or PE kit?

Please email your child’s school office, and a message will be sent to the appropriate staff

Can my child wear religious dress?

Yes, please write to the Headteacher to request an appointment to discuss wearing of religious dress

How can I help my child not to lose any items of their uniform?

You should write your child’s name clearly in black permanent pen on every item of their uniform, including their PE kit.  The uniform provider, Schoolyard, offer an embroidery initial service onto PE kit

Can my child wear jewellery?

The wearing of jewellery in all year groups is limited to the following items:

Years 8 - 11

  • A wristwatch and one plain stud in each ear may be worn.  No other jewellery (including facial piercings of any kind) is permitted.
  • Make-up, where worn, should be light and hair styles/colours should be suitable for a professional work place and not be extreme.  Nail varnish may be worn but should be removed for Food Technology lessons for health and safety reasons.

Please note that students failing to adhere to this uniform code will be loaned the appropriate item for the day as far as possible or will work in isolation until the problem is rectified.

Years 5 – 7

  • Jewellery - Watches are the only form of jewellery permitted, including ‘Fitbits’ ™ that monitors health only. ‘Fitbits’ ™ that receive communications are not permitted.
  • Ear-piercing - Parents and Carers are requested to arrange for children who wish to have their ears pierced during the academy year to have this done at the beginning of the summer holiday so that the pierced hole will heal during the holiday period and the earring(s) can be removed before the child returns to academy in September.

We do not allow students to wear earrings at any time, including when they have recently had their ears pierced.

No other body piercings are allowed. 

We operate this rule to protect the health and safety of our students.

Can my child wear make-up?

Years 5, 6 and 7 are not permitted to wear make-up or acrylic nails

Years 8 to 11 may wear make-up, and nail varnish, which must be modest and discrete.  Lipstick, false eyelashes and acrylic nails are not allowed.

What happens in hot weather with ties (Years 7 to 11) and blazers (Years 8 to 11, optional Year 7)?

All students will be expected to wear their ties and/or blazers, depending on year group, to and from school. The Headteacher will decide whether students can remove their ties/blazers inside the classroom.

What will happen if my child is in the wrong uniform?

In line with the King James Academy Behaviour Policy your child will be issued with a “consequence”.

 

 

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