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King Edward VI Academy

King Edward VI offers every child the opportunity to fulfil their academic, creative and sporting potential to ensure each and every child achieves academic success.

Uniform

At King Edward VI Academy all students are expected to wear the designated KEVI academy uniform and we expect our students to be neat, clean and smartly dressed.

We believe that wearing the academy uniform creates an identity and ensures all students know they belong to our community; it also ensures a smart and consistent appearance and begins to prepare them for the world of work.

King Edward VI Academy uniform can be purchased from Nationwide school uniforms in Spilsby.

www.nationwideschooluniforms.co.uk


Academy Uniform

It is compulsory for all students in Years 7 to 11 to wear appropriate KEVI uniform. Full and correct uniform is expected at all times and should be worn in an appropriate manner. Please support your child to adhere to the KEVI uniform policy by ensuring that correct uniform is worn every day.

The new KEVI skirt is pleated, falls below the knee and can only be purchased from Nationwide. For September 2023 if students choose to wear a skirt it must be the KEVI skirt. Students may prefer to wear school trousers.

Uniform Expectations

  • KEVI black blazer with academy emblem
  • KEVI pleated long skirt or black trousers, shaped leg or bootcut. Tight fitting trousers or jeggings or trousers that show the ankle are not acceptable. Leggings or trousers of a stretchy material are not permitted. Trousers should meet shoes, and the socks should be black ankle socks, not shorter trainer socks. Any other skirt not purchased from Nationwide School Uniform is not acceptable.
  • White shirt with collar with top button done up and shirt tucked in
  • KEVI black jumper with logo optional
  • School tie: KEVI House colour tie
  • Shoes must be all black, flat, polishable and formal in style. They must provide adequate support and protection. Trainers, skate shoes, canvas shoes or boots are not allowed. Any sports branded trainer is not allowed (for example Nike, Adidas etc). Any canvas shoe such as Vans are also not allowed.
  • Socks and tights must be black.

PE Kit

  • Students can wear shorts, skorts or tracksuit bottoms purchased from the KEVI PE range at Nationwide.
  • Students can choose a top from the KEVI PE range at Nationwide which includes t-shirts, polo shirts or long-sleeved zip neck. In winter if students wish to wear long sleeved tops they must be purchased from Nationwide.
  • Trainers (no specification)
  • Astroturf trainers or moulded football boots/shin pads/gum shield - as required

The KEVI PE kit can be purchased from Nationwide School Uniforms

 Bags

  • A KEVI school bag is the only acceptable school bag. Additional bags for PE kit do not need to be KEVI bags.

Coats

A warm suitable coat can be worn for the journey to and from the Academy. Hoodies (with or without a zip), tracksuit tops, cardigans and caps are not allowed inside the Academy. When inside the academy buildings coats must be removed. Students will receive a lunchtime detention if they fail to adhere to this policy. All clothing should be CLEARLY MARKED with the owner’s name                      

Jewellery

  • A wristwatch may be worn, no smartwatches are permitted.
  • No more than one small stud in the lobe of an ear may be worn. No tragus piercings or bars should be worn.
  • No ear stretchers are acceptable. Putting ‘spacers’ in or plasters over piercing is not acceptable. If you have a piercing – nose, eyebrow, lip etc. the stud must be removed.
  • No rings, bracelets or other jewellery is permitted.
  • No other jewellery or piercings anywhere on the face are permitted. Plastic wristbands should not be worn.

Hair

  • Extreme styles are not acceptable.
  • Hair should be a natural colour.
  • If hair is over shoulder length, then it will need to be tied back for practical or lessons or where health and safety requires it.
  • If your hair impedes your vision, it must be drawn back away from your face.
  • Hair must cover the scalp, a skin fade or any haircut that involved part of the scalp being shaved or cut to a ‘0’ is not permitted.
  • Hair on the top of the head must be cut to a grade 2 or higher. Any fading must be a low fade to the base of the scalp.
  • Hairstyles should be blended with no sharp contrasts/ ‘steps’ or largely contrasting lengths. For example, hair that is partially shaven or undercut is not acceptable.
  • There should be no lines (including in the parting) shapes or patterns cut into the hair.
  • Shaving or partial shaving of the eyebrow is not accepted.

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Make-up

  • Light/Subtle make-up may be worn to give a natural look. If you choose to come to school with unnatural make-up, you will be required to remove it. False eyelashes are not allowed.

Nails

  • No false nails, acrylic nails or other are permitted. No painted nails, unless clear. Nail varnish remover will be available in the boot room to remove polish.

Mobile Phones and other electronic devices

  • Mobile phones are not allowed out on school premises. Neither are headphones, chargers, smartwatches, or other electronic devices. Technology causes serious disruption to learning and concentration. Mobile phones also provide an opportunity for bullying and a risk to safeguarding which we wish to eradicate.

KEVI6

  • Students must have with them as a basic equipment expectation, the KEVI6 – 2 black pens, 1 purple pen, 1 pencil, 1 ruler, 1 rubber and their AR reading book (KS3).


Sanctions

If students fail to follow the uniform standards, the following will happen

  • Students will be required to attend the ‘Boot room’ where they will need to swap a personal item for a uniform item they are permitted to borrow till the end of the day.
  • A phone call and/or letter home will be made to inform parents of the breach and discuss a date for this to be rectified.
  • Refusal will lead to a placement in the BSU, the issuing of a Fixed Term Exclusion and/or being sent home to address the issue.
  • If a student does not have KEVI6, they will be issued with a detention. KEVI6 can be purchased from Reception for a price of 39p.
  • If a student has their phone out/other electronic devices or equipment, it will be confiscated, and they will receive a detention. They will get it back at the end of the day. If their phone is confiscated twice in a half term parents will be asked to come in and pick up the phone. If students refuse to hand their phone/smart watch over, they will be warned and then receive a placement in the BSU or a Fixed Term Exclusion.
  • If a student comes into the academy with an extreme hairstyle as outlined above, or false/acrylic nails, they will be put in the BSU and a phone call home will be made to see when the situation can be rectified.

Decisions regarding the length of time in BSU will be made on a case-by-case basis depending on the severity of the situation.

  • If you refuse to remove a piercing, lashes or an item of jewellery, you will put into the BSU and not allowed back into lessons until the item has been removed.

Incorrect uniform/Presentation

If students fail to follow the uniform standards, the following will happen:

  • Students will be required to attend the ‘Boot room’ where they will need to swap a personal item for a uniform item they are permitted to borrow till the end of the day.
  • A phone call and/or letter home will be made to inform parents of the breach and discuss a date for this to be rectified.
  • Refusal will lead to a placement in the BSU, the issuing of a Fixed Term Exclusion and/or being sent home to address the issue.
  • If a student does not have KEVI6, they will be issued with a detention. KEVI6 can be purchased from the school shop for a price of 39p.
  • If a student has their phone out/other electronic devices or equipment, it will be confiscated, and they will receive a detention. They will get it back at the end of the day. If their phone is confiscated twice in a halfterm parents will be asked to come in and pick up the phone. If students refuse to hand their phone/smart watch over, they will be warned and then receive a placement in the BSU or a Fixed Term Exclusion.
  • If a student comes into the academy with an extreme hairstyle as outlined above, or false/acrylic nails, they will be put in the BSU and a phone call home will be made to see when the situation can be rectified. Decisions regarding the length of time in BSU will be made on a case-by-case basis depending on the severity of the situation.
  • If you refuse to remove a piercing, lashes or an item of jewellery, you will put into the BSU and not allowed back into lessons until the item has been remove

 These steps are not sequential and may be applied depending on the circumstance.

KEVI branded uniform is available from: www.nationwideschooluniforms.co.uk

Items can be delivered to your home at a cost, or free of charge to the academy.

Summary

The Executive Principal or Principal's decision regarding all uniform and presentation issues is binding and final. 

The Academy makes every effort to safeguard the possessions of students on site.  However, students and parents should be aware that personal items are brought into the Academy at the owner’s risk and that the Academy accepts no responsibility or liability for any loss.  This includes, but is not restricted to, jewellery, mobiles phones, electronic equipment and bicycles.

As is often the case, students can grow out of school uniform and it is still very much wearable. There is a uniform bank for anyone to donate to, or indeed acquire from, in Spilsby. This is situated in the Christian fellowship, 20 Halton Road, PE23 5LA Spilsby

These steps are not sequential and may be applied depending on the circumstance.

KEVI branded uniform is available from: www.nationwideschooluniforms.co.uk

Items can be delivered to your home at a cost, or free of charge to the academy.

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