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Uniform Expectations

We are proud of our high uniform standards.  This is achieved through partnership between our Academy and home.   We expect our students to wear their uniform with dignity and maturity.

We consider that uniform is important for several reasons:

It provides students with a sense of identity and pride in our Academy.  It helps to instil in students a sense of purpose when they put on their uniform every morning.

To enable you to support our Academy in maintaining uniform standards the full uniform requirements are listed below.




Black with academy badge.


Must be City Tartan, knee length with stitched down pleat. 


Must be black (straight, classic style – no stretch fabrics, no skinny styles, turn ups or flairs). Trousers should not be cropped (there should be no gap between the bottom of the trouser and the shoe).


The Lincoln Academy Black Clip on.


White worn with academy tie and tucked in at all times.


Black ankle socks or plain black tights No logos or designs. No trainer socks.


Black, plain, safe and flat.  No platform, canvas plimsolls or ballet style shoes.  Shoes must be of a solid construction and suitable for a busy academy environment.  Boots and trainers are not permitted.

Academy bag

Must be plain in style and fit for purpose in that they are big enough to hold books and equipment required for the day.

Uniform – Optional Items


V-necked jumper: Black.


Waterproof dark colours and large enough to wear over the blazer.  No hoodies. 


Flat/circle plain studs, plain gold or silver only.  These should be worn on the lower lobe of each ear (only one stud per ear).


No jewellery other than plain earrings (see above).  Watches may be worn.  NO other piercings of any kind.

Hair styles

Hair should be smart and safe for a working environment.  Any long hair may be required to be tied back at a member of staff’s discretion.  Extreme hairstyles (as decided by the Academy) are not permitted: e.g. no tram lines/ edges/steps.  Shaved hair less than a number two is not permitted.  Hair colour must be natural (NO unnaturally dyed hair).

Muslim Hijab

If worn it must be plain dark colour.


Minimal make-up (foundation & mascara) as decided by the Academy.  This includes no nail varnish being permitted. Students are not permitted artificial nails of any description.

PE Kit

  • Black knee length socks or white socks for indoor lessons
  • Black / Red Academy polo shirt or round neck version
  • Black shorts
  • Black leggings with Academy logo
  • Black track pants with Academy logo
  • Training shoes (not canvas or plimsolls)
  • Football boots and shin pads (recommended) - check with PE staff when these would be used)
  • Plain black one piece swimming costume
  • Plain black swimming shorts (no stripes/no football shorts)
  • Towel
  • Academy mid-layer with Academy logo
  • Red / Black Academy polo shirt (this is for students who undertake Sport Studies/ Leadership)


Every student is expected to provide the following basic items of equipment for every lesson:

  • Black or blue ballpoint pen (and a spare)
  • Pencil, pencil eraser & pencil sharpener
  • Purple Pen
  • Ruler
  • Protractor
  • Calculator –simple scientific Casio 83 or Casio 85
  • Purple Pen
  • Reading book.

    Uniform Suppliers

    Uniform Direct, High Street, Lincoln                     01522 510016

    All final decisions on uniform are made by the Headteacher.

    We recommend that if your child cycles to the Academy they should wear a helmet and their cycle should be in good working order.


We consider uniform to be very important and our strict approach is appreciated by parents.  We believe that the uniform code contributes to the values of our Academy.  It is modern, it provides students with an identity and it helps to promote a purposeful approach to learning. 

There is an expectation that all members of the Academy will strive to look their best.  For students this will mean wearing the Academy uniform correctly when travelling to, from and within the Academy and when on Academy trips and visits. Extreme haircuts (as decided by the Academy) and evidence of dye or tints are not acceptable.

Currently Uniform Direct provide and supply our school uniform at their retail outlets in the High Street. We would advise you to check before purchase to ensure it complies with our uniform code.

Outdoor Coats

Dark colours, large enough to wear over the blazer and not of sweatshirt material or tracksuit/hoodie in style.


Students may wear one single plain stud in the lobe of each ear.  Students must not have other piercings done if there is insufficient time for them to heal; it is simply not appropriate for them to come to the Academy with plasters over their piercings or with clear retainers.  Earrings must be removed for PE without question.

Students may only wear lapel badges that have been awarded to them by Academy.


Students are expected to keep hair clean and tidy.  Skinhead, Mohican, tramline or any other extreme hair style is not permitted.  Students with these styles will be withdrawn from lessons. Hair dyed in unnatural colours is not permitted.

General Comments

If for any reason, eg medical or personal, a student is unable to wear full uniform, their parent/carer is asked to contact a member of the pastoral team at their earliest convenience.

The following are not permitted: Jeans and cords; trousers with decorative zips, patches or flares; training, slipper-style or canvas shoes, or heavy boots.  Outdoor clothing should be without studs or slogans and should not be worn in the building. Cardigans, jumpers or sweatshirts do not constitute ‘Outdoor clothing’ and must not be worn over the uniform.  Trainers should only be worn for PE.

We expect students to be smartly turned out not only in school but also on their journeys to and from the Academy.

Aerosols are not to be used anywhere on the Academy site, as they can cause serious medical issues (can use roll on or similar instead).

Inevitably this list will not cover every eventuality and the Headteacher has discretion over final uniform decisions.