Academy uniform

The academy uniform is formal and is clearly defined and we expect all students to wear it correctly with pride. It is expected that all students will wear the uniform unless there is a valid medical or cultural reason why a student cannot wear a particular item or why they have to wear an additional garment. Any student refusing to wear the correct uniform will be withdrawn from lessons until the matter is rectified.

Our official uniform supplier is Stratfords, King’s Lynn.

STRATFORDS, 17-19 HAMBURG WAY ,NORTH LYNN IND ESTATE,KINGS LYNN PE30 2ND

TEL 01553 772043

Uniform is available Monday to Friday 08.00 – 16.30, all year round.

From July 25th – Sept 2nd they are open 07.30 – 16.30

Cut off date for pre-ordering for guaranteed collection prior to the new academic year is 5th August, subject to availability.  Once notified that your order is ready for collection, these must be collected within 2 weeks otherwise uniform will be returned to stock.

STRATFORDS HOLD SIGNIFICANT STOCKS AT ALL TIMES WHICH WILL BE MAINTAINED SUBJECT TO DEMAND

For details of the King Edward VII Academy Sixth Form dress code, please click here.

Uniform specifications

uniformFor boys

  • Plain dark grey or black tailored trousers in a traditional style (cords, jeans, wide flares or skinny designs are not permitted).  Preferred supplier is Stratford’s, King’s Lynn.
  • Plain white shirt with a collar
  • Navy blazer with the academy logo embroidered on the breast pocket (from approved supplier only)
  • An academy tie (from approved supplier only)
  • Navy jumper with academy logo (from approved supplier only)
  • Plain dark socks
  • Dark, formal shoes; Trainers, canvas shoes or shoes with sports logos are not permitted

For girls

  • Plain dark grey, black or navy blue knee length in a traditional style skirt or dark grey, black or navy trousers (cords, jeans, linens, hipsters, skinny or flared bootleg trousers are not permitted). Preferred supplier is Stratford’s, King’s Lynn.
  • Plain white shirt with a collar
  • Navy blazer with the academy logo embroidered on the breast pocket (from approved supplier only)
  • An academy tie (from approved supplier only)
  • Navy jumper with academy logo (from approved supplier only)
  • Plain dark socks or plain dark or natural tights
  • Sensible dark, formal shoes (no high heels, platforms, sling backs or shoes without backs); trainers, canvas shoes or shoes with sports logos are not permitted

Correct/Incorrect Uniform:

Girls Trousers:

These must be in a traditional style.  Skinny trousers or jeans are not permitted.

Shoes:

We require students to wear formal shoes.

 

Girls Skirts:

Skirts must be in a traditional style.

Other aspects of personal presentation and belongings (jewellery, make-up, etc.)

Fashions change frequently and not all aspects of dress or hair style which are unacceptable can be listed here. If you are in any doubt, please consult your pastoral director before making a purchase or having your hair cut.

Hair

Hair styles should be appropriate. ‘Extreme’ hair styles or fashions will be unacceptable. The following treatments, styles and designs are unacceptable: artificial colours/bleached or shaved designs (including eyebrows).

At KES, we believe that academy holidays provide ample opportunity for ‘experimenting’ with hair colours and styles. Please ensure extreme styles and colours are grown out before returning to the academy.

Jewellery

In the interests of security and safety, the general wearing of jewellery is not allowed. However, a watch, one plain ring and one small, plain stud in each ear are permitted. No other visible body piercing is acceptable

Make-up

Discreet and unobtrusive make-up may be worn.

Sports/PE uniform

For boys

  • Black shorts
  • Red polo shirt
  • Black/red rugby shirt
  • Red Socks
  • Trainers
  • Football/rugby boots
  • Gum guard (rugby)
  • Shin Pads (football and rugby)
  • Black tracksuit (optional) – no non KES hoodies
  • KES team hooded sweatshirt (for team members only, ordered by PE Dept)

For girls

  • Black shorts
  • Red polo shirt
  • Black/red rugby shirt
  • Red socks
  • Trainers
  • Football/rugby boots
  • Black tracksuit (optional) – no non KES hoodies
  • KES team hooded sweatshirt (for team members only, ordered by PE Dept)
  • Girls also require shin pads for football, rugby, hockey & a mouth gum for rugby and hockey please.