Welcome to the Secondary Phase


Secondary Phase Uniform

Item of Uniform Information
ARA Navy Blazer with school badge This is the only blazer that is to be worn by pupils and is purchased from the ARA uniform shop
ARA Navy V-neck jumper with school badge This is the only jumper that is to be worn by pupils when in school and is purchased from the ARA uniform shop
White school shirt with collar to take a tie These can be purchased from many different retail outlets
ARA clip-on tie To be purchased from ARA uniform shop
Plain charcoal Grey Tailored School Trousers / Pleated Skirt This is the only colour of trousers/pleated skirt that is to be worn in the high school and can be purchased from many different retail outlets
Plain dark grey school socks These can be purchased from many different retail outlets
Head scarves / Turbans / hats Any head scarf or turban worn for religious / cultural reasons must be plain black, navy or white. Any hat must be plain black also.
Hair scrunchies / bands / slides / clips If these are required to keep hair tidy these should be plain black.
Year group lanyard bearing student ID card in holder Students will be provided with their first card holder and lanyard by ARA. If lost or damaged a replacement will have to be purchased by the student at a cost of £0.50 per card and £1.50 per lanyard.


PE kit can be purchased from the Academy Uniform shop, online or in person. Pupils are required to have a PE bag containing the following items. All items must be labelled with the students name.

Item of Uniform Information
PE T-Shirt Sky blue with Alec Reed Academy logo and round neck
PE Sports Jumper Navy  with ‘ARA Sport’ and round neck
Navy blue jogging bottoms Navy blue
ARA PE shorts Navy with Alec Reed Academy logo

Navy blue leggings with ARA PE shorts over the top. Leggings may not be worn on their own.

Football Socks

Royal blue football socks

Astro Trainers Metal studs or blades are not acceptable
Football or rugby boots with removable studs. For health and safety all boys and girls will require these as many different types of our Games lessons will take place on the new grass pitches and trainers cannot be worn unless it is the Summer period


  • Towel
  • Deodorant – Please note aerosols are not permitted
  • A spare carrier bag is useful to store wet kit
  • A water bottle. (Only water will be permitted in lessons)
  • A Gumshield
  • A navy/black hat (caps are not permitted)

Students who intend to represent the Academy in Sport will also be required to have:

  • Named Navy Football/hockey socks (students must provide their own)



The following standards apply when wearing Academy Uniform:

  • Full Academy uniform is to be worn to and from the Academy - including black polishable shoes
  • Jewellery is not to be worn – apart from flat, plain ear studs (no jewels or gems)  – maximum of one in each ear. No other piercings are permitted.
  • No make-up or nail varnish should be worn – false nails or nail extensions are not allowed
  • 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


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 year group 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.


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 safe.


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