The Academy Uniform Policy

Students are expected to wear the correct Green Spring Academy Shoreditch uniform both in the academy and on the way to and from the academy. 

Girls’ Uniform

Compulsory items

  • Academy black blazer
  • Academy black school skirt (knee length)
  • or black straight fit trousers in the same fabric as the blazer.
  • White shirt/blouse
  • Academy tie
  • Short black or white socks or black
  • opaque tights
  • Smart black shoes (flat with black sole). Boots are not permitted.
  • Plain black school bag that is large enough to carry books and A4 size folders such as a back pack or sports bag. No handbags are permitted.
  • Plain black waterproof outdoor coat

Optional items

  • Academy black V-neck jumper or cardigan with green trim
  • Academy black Shalwar Kameez with green trim(where applicable)
  • Plain black Jilbab/Burka with green trim (Years 8-11)
  • Plain black head scarf (where applicable). Coloured trims or designs are not permitted.

Boys’ Uniform

Compulsory items

  • Academy black blazer
  • Academy black, straight fit trousers in the same fabric as the blazer.
  • White shirt
  • Academy tie
  • Black socks
  • Smart black shoes (with black sole). Boots are not permitted.
  • Plain black school bag that is large enough to carry books and A4 size folders such as a back pack or sports bag.
  • Plain black waterproof outdoor coat

Optional Items

  • Academy black V-neck jumper with green trim

PE Kit

Compulsory Items

  • Academy black long sleeved t-shirt
  • Black tracksuit bottoms
  • Black shorts (plain)
  • Black fleece sweatshirt
  • White socks
  • Trainers (no pumps or plimsolls)

Optional Items:

  • Black tracksuit bottoms
  • Black fleece sweatshirt

Hairstyles

  • Students are expected to be of a smart and sensible appearance. Hair must be worn in a style appropriate to a business environment and extreme hairstyles/colours that undermine the ethos or discipline of the academy will not be permitted.
  • Excessively shaven hair (where the skin on a student’s head is visible), razor cuts, shaved eyebrows or any shaven step/lines/pattern/fashion trims are not acceptable.
  • Only small black decorative attachments/hairbands are to be worn in the hair.
  • Judgments on acceptability can only be made by staff at the academy.

Jewellery

No jewellery to be worn, except for a single/pair of small gold or silver stud earrings and a watch. No other form of body piercing is allowed. Jewellery must be removed before doing P.E. lessons.

Facial piercing and nose studs, bracelets, large hoop or stud earrings with diamonds, rings, chains or loom bracelets are not permitted.

Make up (including nail varnish)

  • No make-up may be worn in Years 7-8
  • Only light make-up (e.g. mascara only) may be worn in Years 9 -13
  • Nail varnish, acrylic and false nails are not permitted

Items that are not permitted:

  • Trainers
  • Fashion boots (including Kicker boots)
  • Soft canvas shoes or soft leather shoes e.g. Vans
  • Shoes with coloured stitching and laces
  • Long skirts
  • Footless tights, patterned tights or socks
  • Leggings
  • Tight jeans or trousers
  • Sportswear (outside of PE lessons)
  • Caps

We expect our culture of high expectations to be reflected in our students’ uniform. We ask that parents and carers support their child by ensuring that the correct uniform is purchased and worn by students. Should there be any questions about elements of the uniform, or if an expectation is unclear, we ask that parents and carers do not hesitate to contact their child’s Head of Year who will be happy to clarify the uniform policy.

The requirement for adherence to the academy’s uniform will be reinforced by all staff at the academy, both teaching and non-teaching. Staff at the academy will ensure that when students enter the academy grounds, they are in proper uniform. If students are not in full uniform, they will not be able to attend lessons. Students will be sent home to change and they will be expected to return to the academy. Judgements on acceptability can only be made by staff at the academy.

Bespoke school uniform items (blazer, tie, PE t-shirt, jumper, Shalwar Keemez) can be obtained from Khalsa Schoolwear at the address below.

All other uniform items can be obtained from Khalsa Schoolwear or another supplier of your choice.

Khalsa, 388 Bethnal Green Road, London, E2 0AH.