Uniform

At Darton Academy, we aim to achieve standards of excellence in all areas of school life including appearance. We believe, when worn correctly, the uniform represents the standards that the school expects to achieve. It says to the local and wider community that Darton Academy is a high achieving school whose students understand the difference between the expectations of the world of work and how they dress for their social life out of school. We also feel very strongly that it represents equality for all students.

Wearing smart uniform, including P.E. kits, is an important factor in encouraging a disciplined, positive ethos at Darton Academy. It is the policy of the school, therefore, that students should wear school uniform as outlined below; please note that fashion items are not permitted. Students are expected to be dressed correctly on their journey to and from school, as well as in school. Parents’/Carers’ support in this matter is expected and appreciated.

To considerately manage to transition from Darton College to Darton Academy, please note that we expect parents to only buy Delta branded items listed below when they need to replace existing items, and not replace items until needed.

Girls

  • Blazer (with blue lining and Delta logo – available from school supplier)
  • White school shirt with collar (not polo shirts)
  • Black school skirt with Delta logo (MUST be worn knee length – available from school supplier) or black school trousers with Delta logo (also available from school supplier)
  • School clip on tie (available from school supplier or school reception – supplied to all students in September 2018)
  • School jumper (optional item, with Delta logo – available from school supplier)
  • Plain black traditional (polishable) school shoes (no pumps or trainer style shoes, no patterns or logos)
  • Plain black/grey socks or plain black tights

Boys

  • Blazer (with blue lining and Delta logo – available from school supplier)
  • White school shirt with collar (not polo shirts)
  • Black school trousers with Delta logo (available from school supplier)
  • School clip on tie (available from school supplier or school reception)
  • School jumper (optional item, with Delta logo – available from school supplier)
  • Plain black traditional (polishable) school shoes (no pumps or trainer style shoes, no patterns or logos)
  • Plain black/grey socks

Outdoor Coat

These should be of subdued colour and plain material. Given that students walk to and from school in all weathers a coat that is both warm and shower proof is a good idea. Sweatshirts, hooded tops, sportswear, cardigans or jumpers are not allowed and will be confiscated and put in a secure place.

If a student infringes the uniform policy and a personal item is confiscated the school cannot accept responsibility for loss or damage to any item.

Make up

Make up, including nail varnish and false nails are not permitted.

Mobile Phones

Academy policy on mobile phones and other electronic equipment/accessories e.g. ipods, cameras, earphones, portable music devices is that they are not allowed in school.  We do appreciate that parents feel that a mobile phone gives their child added security when travelling to and from school. However, they must be kept switched off and out of sight during the school day at ALL times. If any of these items are seen or heard at any time during the school day on the school site, including the playground and field, it will be confiscated and kept in a secure place and home will be contacted for parent/carer or a responsible adult to collect from school.* If, in the event of an emergency, parents need to get in contact with their child we ask them to ring school reception. At no time must students use their mobile phones to record videos or take pictures of other people in school.

*please note that the school does not accept liability for the loss or damage to any items confiscated because students have breached the school policy