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Uniform and Equipment

Uniform and Equipment

SRWA 2023 Uniform Policy - currently being updated 

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In consultation with parents and students, an Academy uniform has been developed that is inexpensive, easy to care for, smart and functional. The wearing of this uniform is compulsory as it is an important symbol of belonging, self-discipline and pride in the Academy.

The academy items that are branded, either compulsory or optional, are available from First4Uniform in Lancing High Street, and via their website here

Other than the Academy jumper and PE t-shirt, all other compulsory items can be purchased from an online or high street retailer of your choice, taking note of specific requirements such as skirt length etc. 

Second-hand uniforms are also available via the Lancing and Sompting Pre-Loved Uniform CIC, which currently operates from the retail shop, Fabric, in Lancing High Street every other Friday between 10.30am - 12.30pm. 

There is also a Facebook Group for preloved SRWA uniform, please click here to join.

Academy uniform
 

Year 7 students from September 2024 - SRWA Jumper
Following the recent consultation around school uniforms, we can confirm that there is a new branded SRWA school jumper. This will be compulsory for new Year 7 students from September 2024, and will replace the blazer. It is available to purchase from First4Uniform in Lancing. 

Year 8-Year 11 students September 2024 to July 2025 - SRWA Jumper or Blazer
Students in Years 8 to 11 may choose to wear EITHER the branded school jumper OR the school blazer for the academic year 2024-25. The blazer or the school jumper can be purchased from First4Uniform in Lancing. Alternatively, a plain black blazer may be purchased from a number of online or high street retailers, and the academy logo badge may be purchased from First4Uniform, and must be sewn onto the blazer. The academy blazer / jumper is the most distinctive item of our school uniform, and as such it must display the Academy logo.

No other jumpers or sweatshirts (plain or with other logos) will be permitted from September 2024, the only exception being the Academy jumper (branded) in grey, which can still be an optional extra when worn underneath the blazer, but only until September 2025. 

All students from September 2025 - SRWA Jumper
All students will be expected to wear the branded academy jumper from September 2025, which is available from First4Uniform in Lancing. 

School Uniform -  Compulsory and Branded

  • Branded jumper for incoming year 7s
  • Branded jumper OR branded blazer for years 8-11
  • Academy tie - available in 5 colours to distinguish the Chapter that the student belongs to

School Uniform - Compulsory but not Branded

  • Black trousers or black pleated knee-length skirt, or black tailored, knee-length school shorts
  • White shirt, long or short sleeved
  • Black, low-heeled, leather or leather effect school shoes. No boots, trainers or canvas shoes
  • Tights, or black or white socks

PE Uniform - Compulsory and Branded

  • PE T-Shirt - a breathable crew neck t-shirt with white piping, which can be purchased from First4Uniform in Lancing High Street in a loose fit, or tailored racer-back fit

PE Uniform - Compulsory but not Branded

  • Plain black shorts / leggings / tracksuit trousers, non-branded with no logos

  • Football boots suitable for a 3G pitch/astroturf (no flat soles, or metal spikes)

  • Mouth guards (for contact rugby)

PE Uniform - Optional

  • Academy PE training top (branded) - please note that no other jumper may be worn for PE

  • Academy PE training trousers (branded)

  • Academy PE sports leggings (branded)

  • Academy PE training shorts

  • Academy PE leggings

  • Academy Performing Arts T-Shirt (performing arts students only)

  • Coolmax purple trim sports socks

  • Academy Sports Bag

  • Shin pads (advised for football and rugby)

Dance Kit - Optional

  • Black SRWA Performing Arts T-Shirt, or PE T-Shirt

  • Black shorts, performance training shorts, performance training pants or performance leggings

Bags and coats

  • A strong waterproof bag, which is large enough to contain all of the compulsory equipment

  • A coat for inclement weather, which must fit over the blazer, and only be worn outside. No other items (e.g. hooded sweatshirts) are permitted as replacements for a coat, blazer or school jumper

Hair colour, piercings, jewellery and make-up

  • Hair should be of a natural colour

  • No extreme hairstyles or hair accessories

  • No facial piercings, other than one set of small stud earrings which can be worn on the earlobe. Any other piercings will be asked to be removed immediately, irrespective of whether this will mean that the piercing will close

  • No visible body piercings

  • No ear stretchers

  • Make up should be kept to a minimum and be natural looking

  • No false eyelashes or false nails

  • No nail varnish

Equipment

The following equipment is compulsory and should be carried every day:

  • Pencil Case

  • Black pen (x 2)

  • Pencil (x 2)

  • Green pen

  • Whiteboard pen

  • Pencil sharpener

  • 30cm ruler

  • Rubber

  • Pair of compasses

  • Protractor

  • Scientific calculator (Casio FX-83GTX recommended)

  • Colored pencils

  • Glue stick

  • Scissors

In addition students will need to make sure that they always have all the books they need for that day, as well as specific equipment such as PE/Dance kit or cooking ingredients, so packing their school bag the night before is a really good routine to be in.


 

Sixth form dress code

We don’t have a uniform in sixth form and we try to be as flexible as we can.

The dress code is “look smart, sensible choices” so you need to think about what you choose to wear and whether it would be suitable in the professional workplace. It gives you great training for the future, whether that is for work now or for later in life.

 

 

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