UNIFORM

Uniform Requirements

Listed below are the uniform and PE kit requirements for September 2022 onwards.

There will be no variations on the uniform stated. Students wearing the Alec Hunter uniform are representing the school on their way to and from the school and should be dressed accordingly in full uniform.

Clothing Item

Compulsory or optional

Branded or generic

Black blazer

Compulsory

Generic

Alec Hunter Badge (purchase from school office)

Compulsory

Branded

Plain white shirt - top button of white shirts must fasten for clip-on tie to be worn

Compulsory

Generic

Clip-on Alec Hunter tie (purchase from school office)

Compulsory

Branded

Plain black tailored trousers

Trousers should NOT be of the skinny legging type and should NOT be made from stretchy material.

Compulsory

Generic

Knee length school skirt with purple piping (purchase from school office).

No other skirt will be permitted.

Optional from September 2022

Branded

Plain black V-neck jumper (only to be worn under blazer)

Optional

Generic

Black socks or tights

Compulsory

Generic

Black low-heeled leather or leather-look shoes, no canvas shoes or boots

Compulsory

Generic

A warm coat is recommended for winter. Hoodies and tracksuit tops may not be worn in place of a coat

PE Kit 

Rugby shirt (outdoor)

Compulsory

Branded

Purple polo shirt (indoor)

Compulsory

Branded

Fleece-lined top

Optional

Branded

Black shorts

Compulsory

Generic

Black tracksuit bottoms with no logos (for cold weather)

Optional

Generic

Plain grey sweatshirt with no logos

Optional

Generic

Black socks

Compulsory

Generic

Trainers

Compulsory

Generic

Boots for students who play rugby/football

Compulsory

Generic

Uniform Expectations

Clothing

  • Shirts must be tucked in at all times, including at break, lunch, before and after school.
  • Blazers should be worn at all times unless students are given permission to take them off during lessons.
  • Narrow width, plain black belts are all that is permitted.
  • Only plain black V-neck jumpers can be worn under blazers. Sweatshirts, hoodies and tracksuit tops are not permitted.
  • Hats, scarves and gloves must not be worn in the building.
  • All clothing items should be labelled with the student’s name. The school cannot be held responsible for any loss.

Footwear

Please note that trainers, boots, plimsolls, canvas shoes or any sports-style footwear must not be worn in school, but trainers can be worn outside to play football at break and lunchtimes.

Students who have been instructed to wear trainers for medical reasons will be expected to have a doctor’s note. It is also anticipated that they will wear black or dark-coloured footwear so that the difference is less noticeable. Students wearing alternative footwear because shoes are broken or do not fit are expected to have a note confirming this and to report to their Student Support Leader, who will arrange for them to be issued with a pair of loan shoes.

The issuing of loan shoes is intended to help students in these circumstances. Refusal to wear loan shoes will attract a sanction in the same way as refusal to follow instructions from staff. We would much prefer not to have this conversation, and it can be easily avoided by ensuring that your child is wearing suitable shoes for school.

Students will be expected to have new shoes by the beginning of the following week. If there are financial reasons why this is not possible, please contact the school directly, as we may be able to offer support.

All notes from parents must be signed and dated by a Student Support Leader or a senior member of staff.

Hair

Whilst it is understood that fashionable hair is important to young people, certain styles will not be permitted in school. This includes the following:

  • Severe spiking
  • Extreme gelling
  • Any colours (or colour combinations) that are not a natural hair colour
  • Tramlines or any ‘artwork’ shaped into hair
  • Crops shorter than a ‘number 2’
  • Hair accessories must be small and unobtrusive

The decision on what constitutes an extreme hairstyle is at the discretion of the school and students may be sent home to moderate the style or have it changed so that it is in keeping with the expectations of the working environment of the school. If parents are in any doubt as to whether a style/colour is acceptable, we would advise they contact the school before getting it done.

Jewellery

All jewellery must be removed during PE lessons.

Jewellery is not permitted, although students may wear a watch. We do not permit any type of Smart Watch.  Smart watches will be confiscated on site and treated in accordance with the Mobile Phone Policy. With regards to piercings, a single plain small stud in each ear lobe is all that is permitted; no facial piercings are allowed for safety reasons. All jewellery must be removed during PE lessons.

Make-up

Students in Year 7/8 are not permitted to wear any make-up but subtle make up will be allowed in Year 9 - 11. If this is noticeable then students will be asked to remove or reduce it. Coloured nail varnish or fake nails are not allowed in any year group.

Uniform Infringements

Students who do not comply with uniform expectations may

  • Have their Responsibility Card signed
  • Have the items confiscated until the end of the week
  • Have parents contacted to bring in correct uniform
  • Be sent home to rectify the infringement if before 8.40am and in Years 10 or 11
  • Have parents contacted so they can go home to rectify the infringement if after 8.40am or in Years 7, 8 or 9
  • Be removed from social times
  • Be given set period of time to rectify the infringement, pending further sanctions

Ordering Uniform

To order uniform, please visit www.swischoolwear.co.uk
Please use the Alec Hunter Uniform Order Form attachement below.


Second-Hand Uniform Shop

We are delighted to advise you that we are now using Uniformd, an online platform through which parents and carers can purchase affordable, second-hand Alec Hunter uniform items all year round.

A Better Way to Buy School Uniforms

We are keenly aware of the impact that the cost of living crisis is having on many families within our community and are avidly seeking ways in which we can help.

With Uniformd, you can purchase donated, gently-used uniform items at a fraction of the original price, with funds from sales going directly back to the school. When you buy via Uniformd, you are not only investing back into the school but also contributing to a more sustainable future, reducing the amount of outgrown but wearable uniform going to land-fill.

How to use the second-hand uniform store:

  • Click here to view the Uniformd website (https://app.uniformd.co.uk/schools)
  • Click on Alec Hunter Academy from the list of schools.
  • Browse the items currently for sale. New items are added weekly.
  • If you wish to purchase an item/s, click Add item to the basket.
  • When you have finished shopping, click the basket icon in the top right of screen and click Checkout.
  • Enter your details and pay for your items using a credit card (Visa/Mastercard/American Express).
  • You will receive an email confirmation and an order number. You will then be able to collect your purchased goods from the school using this number.
  • Please note, you can only purchase items through the Uniformd.co.uk platform. The school is not selling second-hand uniform directly from the office.

In order for this system to run effectively, we are on the lookout for donations of second-hand uniform items.  If you wish to donate any uniform or sports kit, please bring them to the school office and they will be gratefully received.