At Castle Manor Academy we believe that it is vitally important that students look professional and are prepared to learn. As such we have very clear expectations over equipment and uniform and sanctions if students do not meet these expectations. Below are details on our expectations and the consequences for not looking professional and being prepared.

It is essential that all students come to school fully equipped and prepared for learning. This means that each student, every day, needs bring the following equipment:

Essential Recommended
  • School Bag
  • Student Organiser
  • A minimum of 2 pens (blue or black)
  • Pencil
  • Highlighter
  • Ruler
  • Pencil Case
  • Scientific Calculator (recommended model Casio FX-83GT)
  • Rubber
  • Pencil Sharpener
  • Maths kit (protractor, compass)
  • Glue Stick

These items are checked every day in registration (via equipment mats or verbal checks). If a student is missing an item they are given an Amber Warning and a sticker in their Student Organiser and will need to report to break time detention in S20 before 10.45am. If they fail to attend they are placed in a 30 minute detention on the same day. Also, if they fail to bring their equipment 3 times in a week they will be placed in an hour long detention on Friday.

Uniform is checked each day in tutor time. Students who arrive at school without the correct uniform will be seen by their achievement leader or the behaviour team and their parents/carer will be contacted. Correct uniform is defined as:

Girls Boys
  • Black blazer with the Academy badge
  • Plain white blouse with collar
  • Plain black tailored skirt (knee length, not jersey/lycra) or plain black tailored trousers (no jeans)
  • Academy tie
  • Black tights or black socks
  • Plain black shoes with a low heel (no trainers, sling backs, mules or pumps)
  • Plain waterproof coat/jacket
  • Black blazer with the Academy badge
  • Plain white shirt with collar
  • Plain black tailored trousers (no jeans)
  • Academy tie
  • Black socks
  • Plain black shoes (no trainers)
  • Plain waterproof coat/jacket

Where a solution cannot be found with their parents, students may need to sign out school uniform and return to the R and R at break, lunch and the end of the day. In return they will need to leave their mobile phone (if in their possession) in the R and R. In some circumstances where the uniform infringement is extreme the student may need to remain in the R and R completing work for the whole day.

Uniform can be purchased through Kiiwii clothing. Throughout the year we host uniform pop-up shops.  Please check our events page for any upcoming opportunities.  

Students are not permitted to wear jewellery to school apart from a maximum of one stud in either or each ear and one small ring. If a student has a nose piercing, it must have only a clear or flesh-coloured retainer, no stud. No other visible body piercing, such as a tongue piercing, is allowed. Students who contravene these rules are asked to remove the items and a note will be written in the student’s Student Organiser or sent by e-mail or text message. If this is repeated students will have their jewellery confiscated for the day: it will be placed in a labelled envelope and stored at the school office until the end of the day. Refusal to remove a piercing is considered a serious breach of our Expectations for Learning.

Hairstyles must not be extreme, e.g. with bright unnatural hair colours (pink or green for instance), with more than one colour, or shaved into patterns (including lines). Hair must not be shorter than a number 2 cut, and must be kept clean. Should a student come to school with an extreme hairstyle, a member of the core leadership team will work with the parents and student to come to a decision about a reasonable timescale for alteration, normally less than one week. Should the student not be willing to cooperate with this timescale, they will not be allowed to attend lessons. For example, if a child has patterns shaved into their hair, they should seek to even out the hairstyle each day until the pattern has gone.

Students should not attend school wearing excessive makeup or coloured nail varnish. This also includes no nail extensions, acrylic, gel, long and/or pointed nails. If they do so they will asked to remove it, which they will be expected to do. 

All students must wear the correct PE kit. If they fail to bring PE kit to their lesson, alternative clean PE kit will be provided which students are expected to wear. Failure to do so will result in removal from lessons and a parental meeting. If a student fails to bring in correct kit 3 times in a term they will be issued with a Friday afterschool detention. Correct PE kit is defined as:

Girls Boys

Essential:

  • Castle Manor white polo shirt
  • Castle Manor navy blue shorts/skirt
  • Navy blue outdoor socks
  • Trainers
  • Castle Manor tracksuit top or Fleece
  • Castle Manor tracksuit trousers

Optional:

  • White socks [indoor]
  • Football boots; Shin pads; gum shield (when appropriate)

Essential:

  • Castle Manor white polo shirt
  • Castle Manor navy blue shorts
  • Navy blue outdoor socks
  • Trainers
  • Castle Manor tracksuit top or fleece
  • Castle Manor tracksuit trousers

Optional:

  • White socks [indoor]
  • Football boots; Shin pads; gum shield (when appropriate)