The underlying principles of the Ark Blake Academy Uniform Policy is to ensure that the uniform and the way it is worn:

  • Reflects the ethos and values of the school
  • Prepare our pupils for success in professional life or further study
  • Enables our pupils to take pride in themselves and in their school
  • Contributes to excellent behaviour and a well-ordered learning environment in school
  • Enables the local community to recognise and make positive judgements about our pupils
  • Ensure that the school uniform is affordable and that it provides good value for parents

In the below list, items are labelled as ‘Compulsory’ or ‘Optional’. Compulsory items must be worn by every pupil. Parents may choose not to buy the optional items.

Item

Description

Compulsory (purchase from Khalsa Schoolwear)

Compulsory (purchase from approved suppliers)

Optional (purchase from Khalsa Schoolwear)

Optional (purchase from approved suppliers)

Blazer

Black with gold/mustard trim and embroidered school badge

X

     

Trousers

Black school trouser with pleated front

X

X

   

Skirt

Black pleated front skirt. Must be worn knee-length, with black tights

X

X

   

Shirt

Plain white collar. Long or short sleeved and tucked in at all times, with the top button done up.

X

X

   

Tie

Ark Blake branded, worn at an appropriate length down to the navel. The school will buy this for each pupil and present it on admission.

X

     

Jumper

Grey knitted v-neck with school logo and trim around the collar

   

X

 

Plain black shoes

No trainers or boots. Laces must be black.

 

X

   

Plain black tights

To be worn with school skirt

 

X

   

Socks

Black or dark grey. To be worn with school trousers. Must cover ankle.

 

X

   

Jacket

Navy blue, dark grey or black. No branding or pictures. All jackets must be zipped - no hooded jackets that have to be removed over the head to be permitted. Only a narrow fur line permitted.

 

X

   

School rucksack

Black rucksack with school logo.

X

     

Umbrella

Black

     

X

Water bottle

Ark Blake branded only. The school will buy this for each pupil and present it on admission.

X

     

Plain hijab

In school colours: black or dark grey. Pins:dark grey or black.

     

X

Wrist watch

Not a 'smart' watch

     

X

Hair accessories

Dark grey or black only. No bows or ornate clips. Only narrow, plain hair bands.

     

X

Jewellery

No jewellery may be worn, with the exception of a small plain silver or gold stud in the centre of each lower ear lobe.

     

X

Belts

Unbranded black leater/leather look only with a small plain buckle.

     

X

PE Kit:

Item

Description

Compulsory (purchase from Khalsa Schoolwear)

Compulsory (purchase from approved suppliers)

Optional (purchase from Khalsa Schoolwear)

Optional (purchase from approved suppliers)

Tracksuit top

Ark Blake branded black top with gold yellow detail

X

     

Sports t-shirt

Black Ark Blake branded t-shirt with yellow/gold detail

X

     

Shorts

Plain black PE shorts

X

X

   

Tracksuit bottoms

Plain black tracksuit bottoms. No logos.

X

X

   

Football socks

Black, knee length.

X

X

   

Trainers

Must be appropraite for sports. No converse trainers.

X

X

   

PE Bag

Black PE bag with school logo.

X

X

X

 

The school uniform supplier is Khalsa Schoolwear. Uniform will be available all year round at: www.khalsaschoolwear.co.uk

 

Please note that trousers, skirts, PE shorts and socks will also be available to purchase at Khalsa.

 

In addition, Khalsa will offer a shop at the school on dates specific dates, to be advised.

 

Please contact info@arkblake.org for further information.