Tabor Academy’s main aims are to provide quality learning and to promote high achievement for all students.  The school is a community of students, teachers and parents and in order to succeed in our aims it is important that each feel they belong to the school community and have a part to play.  The wearing of school uniform helps students identify with the school, increases their sense of commitment and helps to establish high standards of dress and appearance.

The information given below indicates details of the school’s uniform code.  School uniform is essentially a matter of having reasonable expectations of students coming sensibly and smartly dressed to school and remaining so during the day.  Implementation of the uniform code from day to day will remain part of the school’s discretion.  Maintaining high standards of school uniform and appearance will be a responsibility shared by students, teachers and parents.

Item Description Further Information
Blazer

Navy with aqua braiding and embroidered school

logo

Worn during the day, as well as to and from the school, unless directed otherwise by staff.  Only original buttons to be used to fasten – no safety pins etc. (Tabor Academy keeps a stock of spare original buttons)
Trousers (Boys and girls)

Grey, classic style, full length

 

No jeans, washed grey, navy blue, corduroy, jean-like material, fashion trousers/leggings or shorts.  Trousers should be worn with a secure fit around the waist. Belts should be black, demure and functional, no oversized buckles, clasps, studs, trimmings, not worn as fashion accessory.
Skirt (Girls only)

The school skirt must be grey, and full box pleat

style (pleat must be from waistline to hemline)  It must be no shorter than 3 cm above the knee with an embroidered school logo.

Skirts must be worn to their full length and not shortened by either taking them up or rolling them up at the waist.  

(Please note it must be a full box pleat and the school logo visible at all times)

   
Shirt Plain white traditional school shirt The shirt should be tucked in and closed/buttoned/fastened at the neck.  Any polo-neck, T-shirt, vest or underwear worn underneath should not show or be visible through the shirt.  No designer shirts or girls fitted blouses.
School Tie School tie, navy and aqua stripe with embroidered logo Tie should be worn at appropriate length i.e. logo must be clearly visible below the knot.
School Jumper V-neck grey with embroidered school logo Optional, but only the school version is to be worn, no other jumpers are acceptable.
Socks/ Tights (Girls only) Tights – Natural or black Socks –  Black or white No footless, patterned or fishnet tights, leggings or legwarmers, socks not to be worn with tights, leggings or legwarmers.  Socks cannot be knee length – ankle socks only.
Shoes

Polished black, traditional style, black laces and

stitching, black sole and

heel

A plain design, no trimmings, no logos, no decorative buckles, no coloured laces or stitching, no labels, no tags, or other decorations.  No shoe/trainer cross footwear e.g. Prada.  No trainers or fabric shoes e.g. ‘Vans’/‘Air Force Ones’ or rugged hiking/work boots, ‘Kickers’  and ‘Dr

Martens’  boots  or knee-length boots are not permitted. Plain black ‘Dr Martens’ shoes and  ‘Kickers’ Lo-profile and lace up shoes are permitted; however, all stitching must be black.

 

     

 

 

 

 

 

Coat/ Jacket Appropriate for school

No fabric/knitted tops, cardigans, jumpers, sweatshirts, tracksuit tops, waistcoats, sleeveless or hooded tops, body warmers, denim jackets etc. are to be worn.

Students’ PE fleece can be worn on top of their blazer as an outdoor coat if desired. However, no coats are to be worn within the school building.

 

Head Scarf

 

 

Plain black, white, grey or navy

 

 

For religious reasons only, with no patterns.

 

PE Polo Shirt Navy with the Tabor Academy embroidered logo
PE Joggers (optional) Navy with the Tabor Academy embroidered logo
PE Shorts Navy (Plain) mid-thigh length
PE Fleece Jacket Navy with the Tabor Academy embroidered logo
PE Rugby Shirt (optional) Navy and Sky
PE Socks

Winter      –     Long white football socks (plain, no logos or branded)

Summer       –     Short white sports socks or long white football socks (plain, no logos or branded)

 

 

Hair/Appearance

Individual fashion statements such as extreme hair styles or unnatural colours are not permitted.

Only black or white hair accessories are allowed.

No decorative attachments to braids or extensions are to be worn in the hair.

Tram lines, shaved shapes in the hair or ‘bar codes’ in eyebrows are not permitted.

Visible makeup, lip gloss, mascara and eye shadow, false eye lashes, eye lash extensions, nail decorations, nail varnish, nail decorations or extensions are not permitted.

Tinted or cosmetic contact lenses and decorative dental wear are not permitted.

No hoods, hats, caps or bandannas to be worn anywhere on the school site.

 

Jumpers

No pullovers, no cardigans, sweatshirts, hoodies or waistcoats are permitted other than the Tabor Academy grey jumper with embroidered school logo.

 

Jewellery/Valuables

No jewellery is allowed, except for one wrist watch, one small stud can be worn in each ear lobe.

Nose studs, other forms of body piercing or visible tattoos are not permitted.

No accessories are to be worn around the neck, wrists, ankles or attached to clothing.

Large amounts of money and expensive personal effects should not be brought on site.

Tabor Academy will not accept liability for any claim arising from theft, accidental loss or damage to personal effects, money, belongings or clothing whilst on the premises.

Mobile phones, eWatches, personal stereos, e-readers, MP3/MP4 players, computer games etc. are banned from the school site.

Money should be kept in a purse or wallet. Confiscated items can be collected on a Friday from the School Office by a student, or a parent/carer at any other day of the week.

 

**All items of uniform should be clearly marked with the student’s name**