Abbeywood Community School

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Uniform & Equipment

The school has decided that the students will wear school uniform because:

  • We believe that dressing smartly communicates a business-like attitude to work
  • We believe that a uniform protects students from discrimination in terms of expensive fashion clothing
  • Students can be readily identified in public places as being from Abbeywood Community School
  • Student’s dress should reflect cleanliness and tidiness.

We expect students to wear the correct school uniform while travelling to and from school.

School Uniform at ACS - September 2019

Uniform Guidance - June 2016

School Uniform

PE Kit policy

It is required that all students in y7 to 11 wear school PE kit to all lessons. If a child is ill or unable to they are to bring a note from their parent or guardian excusing them from the practical element of the lesson.

It is also expected that all students bring and change into kit even if they are unable to take part. The exception to this being if a student physically is unable to do so due to a severe injury or condition.

The Abbeywood Community School uniform is only available for purchase from Harris Sports.

  • Green polo shirt with Abbeywood Community School logo for Year 7 & 8
  • Blue polo shirt with Abbeywood Community School logo for Year 9, 10 & 11
  • Black cardigan or black sweatshirt  with Abbeywood Community School logo

Other items of uniform not available from Harris Sports can be purchased through all good retailers.

  • Black trousers or skirt; no micro skirts.  Trousers should be tailored, no jeans, leggings or tracksuit bottoms (please see the Uniform Guidance above for details of acceptable Trousers/Skirts).
  • Black shorts - must be tailored and knee length; no jeans, leggings, tracksuit type shorts.
  • Plain black socks/black opaque tights
  • Plain black sensible footwear – not boots or sandals. No trainers with coloured laces or coloured logos (please see the School Uniform at ACS document above for details of acceptable footwear).
  • Jewellery: The only jewellery allowed is a watch and a single pair of small plain stud earrings. All other nose, face, body or multiple ear piercings must be removed for Health and Safety reasons.
  • Make-up: Discreet make-up only, long/false or brightly painted nails are not acceptable.
  • Hair: No extreme styles or colours.

Students must place all outdoor clothing in their locker before school starts and collect at the end of the school day.

Any item worn underneath the polo shirt should not be visible e.g. long sleeved t-shirts, polo tops, t-shirts showing below the polo.

Any student arriving at school not in uniform will be followed up by staff.  If there is a problem with uniform please contact school (email, phone, note) to inform us of the issue.

Sports Kit

PE Kit policy

It is required that all students in y7 to 11 wear school PE kit to all lessons. If a child is ill or unable to participate, they are to bring a note from their parent or guardian excusing them from the practical element of the lesson.

It is also expected that all students bring and change into kit even if they are unable to take part. The exception to this being if a student physically is unable to do so due to a severe injury or condition.

The Abbeywood Community School Sports Kit is only available for purchase from Harris Sports. 

Please note that the Skorts (these can be purchased in place of Shorts) and Tracksuit bottoms are non essential items. Further details of compulsory/optional sports item are available here.

Thank you for your support in ensuring that our students look smart and uniform when doing sport.

From 24 April 2017 the school no longer holds stock of any uniform items. They can now be purchased from Harris Sports using the following link https://harrissports.co.uk/collections/abbeywood-school

Should you qualify for Free School Meals or your household income is under £16,190 p.a. and you are in receipt of Working Tax Credits financial support is available - click on the link here for more information and here for our Charging and Remissions Policy.

Uniform will need to be purchased direct from Harris Sports and a claim made to our Finance Department Finance@abbeywoodschool.com. Evidence of entitlement to Working Tax Credits must be provided at this point.

Please click here to view the Uniform Order Form for Harris Sports.

Guidance for non uniform days  Click here for guidance

Equipment

Equipment requirement for all students in all lessons will be:

Bronze - non-negotiable Silver - desirable Gold - amazing!
Pen Spare pen Highlighters
Pencil Spare pencil Coloured pencils
Ruler (15cm) Ruler (30cm)

Calculator

(Casio FX83GT)

Eraser

Protractor

Pair of compasses

Pencil sharpener

Highlighter

Glue Stick

Green pen for self-marking

The following can be bought at the ACS Stationery Shop:

Black or purple biro 10p each

Pencil 5p

Eraser 10p

Protractor 10p

30cm Ruler 15p each

15cm Ruler 10p each

Glue stick 25p

Highlighters (yellow only) 10p

Compass (with pencil) 20p

Pencil sharpener 10p

Bronze level pencil case £2

Exam pencil case £2

Calculators £9.50