Our uniform creates our identity and establishes a sense of pride amongst the students. Uniform sends a strong message about standards and self-worth. Admission to Manchester Health Academy implies acceptance of the uniform code. Repeated disregard for Academy rules could result in a fixed term exclusion. Uniform does not discriminate and ensures all learners have equal opportunities and shared expectations, regardless of background.
It is expected that all students will attend every day in full, neat, clean uniform, giving the message that our students take pride in belonging to our Academy. This includes all examination periods, including GCSE examinations.
Buying school uniform is a major expense and for this reason the uniform has been carefully chosen and priced, so that whilst it is distinctive from those of neighbouring schools, it is also easily obtainable and keenly priced. The Academy uses an authorised uniform supplier called Debonair which is based in Wythenshawe Civic Centre. We also have an on-line uniform website called Stitch Design, whereby uniform can be ordered on-line and sent to your desired location. We have also teamed up with Wynsors World of Shoes and authorised many of their footwear as appropriate shoes.
Debonair: 2B Hale Top, Wythenshawe, Manchester M22 5RN, 0161 498 0200
Students taking GCSE PE are allowed to wear approved tops which can be obtained at www.pro-amkits.co.uk - this kit is compulsory.
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Only one pair of small stud earrings and a watch is permitted to be worn. If worn, these items must be removed before PE lessons. Students who persist in wearing jewellery other than that allowed, will have these items confiscated. A letter will be sent to parents asking them to collect it.
Hair must be worn in an appropriate, conventional style. Hairstyles must be such that they can easily be kept neat and do not prevent students from participating effectively and safely in all activities.
Dyeing, high or low-lightening of hair in natural colours is acceptable – other colours are not permitted. Students will be required to re-dye their hair in the event that they should fail to adhere to this rule.
Shirts must have a collar and buttoned to the top. Trousers and skirts should be tailored only. Skirts are to be straight or pleated and must be knee length (no lycra skirts are allowed).
Coats must be removed on entering the building and should be worn on the journey to and from the Academy only.
Make-up should be minimal and discreet for upper school students only. Coloured nail varnish and excessive make-up should not be worn. Acrylic and gel nails are acceptable if they are colourless and short in length.
Parental support is crucial in maintaining the high standard of uniform and appearance at our Academy.
The Principal retains the right to act as the final authority in the interpretation of the dress code. If unsure, parents and students are advised to contact their Year Leader for clarification before purchasing an item.
Individual secure lockers will be provided for every student. Bags and coats can be stored in the locker when not needed.