Academy Uniform - Student Footwear

Fri 27 May 2022
27 May 22

Dear Parent/Carer,

Academy Uniform - Student Footwear

School uniforms play a key role in promoting pride, self-confidence, and a feeling of belonging within the student body. These factors contribute to students’ wellbeing, removing the additional pressures of deciding what to wear and the added stress of meeting the expectations of their peers. School uniform also removes the points of difference between students and unifies the student body and provides a greater focus on academic work. 

Our shoe policy is clearly stated on page 23 of the students’ planners’ and it states that: “Only plain black shoes are allowed to be worn with the uniform. School shoes must be free of embellishments and decorations (Gold logos, silver logos, edging and other small splashes of colour). No trainer-like shoes, boots, pumps or canvas-style shoes (including ‘Vans’) will be allowed. Heels should be no higher than 2.5cm/1 inch”. 

At present some students are coming into the academy with expensive designer shoes and this is a breach of our uniform policy. Our uniform policy also supports our anti-bullying commitment as no student can be targeted for not having designer or expensive shoes.

From 1st September 2022, all students’ school shoes will be expected to comply with the uniform policy. Students have already been informed about this expectation in assemblies.

If students come to the academy with shoes that do not comply with our uniform policy, they will be asked to change into academy shoes. Students will not be allowed to walk around the academy in their inappropriate shoes.

The pictures below show common examples of shoes that are not acceptable and those that are.  Please make sure your child is wearing the correct footwear by 1st September 2022.

If you are unsure about a shoe’s compliance with the policy, please contact the Academy, where possible including an image or link to the shoe retailer’s website, and a member of staff will contact you to advice.


Thank you for your continued support.

Yours sincerely

Mr Godsway Dzoboku