Nursery Phase Uniform

Nursery children are expected to wear the full Alec Reed Academy Uniform, which can be purchased in our school Uniform Shop. Young children need to wear clothing that enables them to go to the toilet easily and independently. Belts, braces and lace up shoes and tight fitting clothes are inappropriate. 

We encourage parents to put a spare set of clothes in their child’s book bag in case your child has an accident and would appreciate that these are washed and returned promptly.
Aprons are provided to protect the children’s clothes when necessary however, early years is very creative and there are lots of messy play opportunities so we ask that children come to school in washable, practical clothes in case they get dirty. 

The Early Years curriculum requires children to learn both inside and outside, so we ask that parents dress there child weather appropriately.   

When it is sunny we advise that children wear clothing that protects them and covers their shoulders, and has as a sun hat and that sun block has been applied before your child comes to school. 

During the colder seasons that children should have a warm waterproof coat with a hood, gloves and a scarf. Please ensure that all uniform, including shoes, is clearly labelled.   

Item of Uniform Information
Academy Polo Shirt Sky Blue with Alec Reed Academy logo
Academy Sweat Shirt Navy Blue with Alec Reed Academy logo
Skirt/Trousers Grey (these can be purchased from many different retail outlets)
Socks Plain dark grey school socks (these can be purchased from many different retail outlets)
Low heeled black shoes Low heeled black leather polishable shoes (school shoes must not be canvas, rubber or suede. Any laces must also be black.) Trainers or boots may not be worn instead of school shoes
Book Bag Navy Blue with Alec Reed Academy logo
Head Scarves/Turbans/Hats Any head scarf or turban that is worn for religious/cultural reasons must be plain black, navy or white in colour. Any hat that is worn for cultural reasons must be plain black.



The following standards apply when wearing Academy uniform.  

  • Jewellery is not to be worn – apart from flat, plain ear studs (no jewels or gems) – maximum of one in each ear
  • No make-up or nail varnish should be worn
  • Hair should be of a natural colour and should be cut no shorter than a grade 2 with no patterns cut into the style. All long hair should be tied back during practical lessons
  • Hoodies and caps are not to be worn in or around the Academy
  • Full Academy uniform is to be worn to and from the Academy – including black leather polishable shoes


We want to ensure that the cost of uniform does not deter any student from applying to the school, nor leads to them feeling socially excluded or unable to afford other necessities. Parents who are unable to provide their child with the required items of Academy uniform should contact the Phase SaFE Worker. Such approaches will be handled with discretion and sensitivity. The uniform suppliers, costs and quality of the uniform are reviewed annually to ensure that they provide good quality clothing at an affordable price.

uniform Shop opening times

Details of the Online Uniform Shop and Uniform Shop opening times can be found by clicking here


It is the responsibility of parents to ensure that their child comes to ARA in the correct uniform (see the Home School Agreement). Year teams, form tutors and class teachers are responsible for monitoring uniform; all staff have a responsibility for ensuring that students are correctly dressed in class and elsewhere on the Academy site.

A student wearing non-uniform clothing will have parents contacted and if necessary the student will be sent home to correct their uniform. In the case of jewellery and other accessories, the student will be asked to remove the item, which will be confiscated and locked in the Year Base or Primary Phase safe.

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