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The Marlborough Science Academy

School Uniform

All orders for home delivery must be placed by 6th August 2018 to receive the items before the start of the new school year in September.

All orders for collection must be placed by 6th July 2018 to receive the items before the start of the new school year in September.

All uniforms are now provided by our new supplier Sportswear International (SWI). This has resulted in considerable savings for uniform items. You can now order uniforms directly from SWI using their online portal at www.swischoolwear.co.uk.

  • Simply register your details and complete the order form to pay online using a credit/debit card or print off the form and post a cheque to SWI.
  • Orders over £70 will be delivered free of charge to your home with a £4 delivery charge if the order is less than £70. During term time there will be a free of charge weekly delivery to the school which you can also opt for.
  • Items available to order through SWI are: Standard Striped School Tie, Black Pleated Skirt, V-Neck Single Stripe Jumper, Boys Rugby Shirt with School Logo, Unisex Polo Shirt with School Logo, Unisex Shorts with School Logo, Coolmax Sports Socks, Unisex Track Pants with School Logo and Unisex Training Top with School Logo.

All school blazers can be purchased from the school at a cost of £25 and payable by cash/cheque.

Following consultation with staff, students, and parents we have introduced a specially designed tie for Year 11 students. This is also available to buy through School Gateway for £6.30.

Please click here for a downloadable order form.

School Uniform

School Uniform Diagram


Uniform

A high standard of personal appearance is expected of all students:

  • Hair colour and style must be appropriate for school; extreme dyed hair is not acceptable, neither are unnatural hair colours or obvious hair extensions.
  • Boys and girls hair length must have a grade 2 cut or longer. Tramlines or 'Mohican' like hairstyles are not acceptable. The Headteacher's decision will be final.
  • We would ask that if hair bands are worn, they must be black - other hair accessories are not acceptable.
  • PE uniform must be worn to PE lessons.
  • No piercings are permitted to be worn in PE. Students will be expected to remove them for all PE lessons. The single set of piercings permitted must be removable.
  • Uniform infringements will result in the student losing their free time that day if it cannot be rectified.

Girls' Uniform

  • Black pleated skirt - no more than 10cm above the knee.
  • Black tailored trousers - no jean-style; no lycra; no skinnies; no fashion belts.
  • White shirt - tucked into the trousers or skirt.
  • School tie - top button fastened, top knot up to the top button and tip of tie to touch tip of waistband.
  • School black jumper with trim (optional, but if you choose to wear a jumper it must be this style).
  • School blazer with school badge which students are expected to wear at all times unless otherwise directed.
  • Black or white ankle socks/blacks opaque tights (plain)/natural tights (no knee length socks; no leg warmers; no leggings; no footless tights).
  • Black coat - no denim or leather - with no logos.
  • Formal, black smart shoes (which can be polished) not made by a sports brand, no logos or sports brand motifs. No trainers or trainer-like footwear.
  • No socks over tights.
  • Headscarf - black only.

Boys' Uniform

  • Black trousers - no jean-style trousers, no pin-stripes, no skinnies.
  • White shirt - tucked into the trousers.
  • School tie - top button fastened, tie knot up to the top button and tip of tie to touch tip of waistband.
  • School black jumper with trim (optional, but if you choose to wear a jumper it must be this style).
  • School blazer with school badge which students are expected to wear at all times unless otherwise directed.
  • Black socks.
  • Formal, black smart shoes (which can be polished) not made by a sports brand, no logos or sports brand motifs. No trainers or trainer-like footwear.
  • Black coat - no denim or leather - no logos.

Uniform
  • No hoodies may be worn on the school site.
  • Hats should be of a 'beanie' style, in black.
  • Trainers may only be worn at break and lunchtime or in PE lessons.
  • Students in training shoes when they should be in school shoes will be expected to wear the plimsolls we provide them,
  • Jewellery is not permitted, expect a watch and 1 pair of plain metal stud earrings for students with pierced ears - students are not permitted to cover piercings with plasters.
  • Visible piercings or those that endanger health and safety are not allowed. These include dermal piercings also known as micro-dermal piercings.
  • No ear stretchers or bars will be permitted (including safety studs and bars).
    Any inappropriate jewellery will be confiscated.
  • Students are allowed minimum make up. No false eye lashes, eye shadow or bright lipstick is allowed.
  • Coloured nail varnish, acrylic nails or gels are not allowed. Clear nail polish is allowed.
  • Obvious tattoos are not allowed.
  • Gilets - plain black and hoodless are permitted.
  • Scarves and gloves should be plain and in black.
  • Bags must be suitable for carrying books and equipment.
  • All items brought to the school must be clearly marked with your name.
  • All items not deemed to be school uniform will be confiscated.

Confiscated Items

Items that do not meet school regulations will be confiscated.

  • They will be stored securely.
  • They will be returned at the school's discretion.
  • Parents/carers may be contacted if the item is not suitable for return to the student.

If a student is not in full school uniform alternative clothing will be provided, or students will be sent to the Reintegration Room or home to change. We expect parents/carers to support us on all issues regarding uniform.


PE Kit

Girls

  • Polo Shirt - Maroon/black with school badge
  • Shirts - Black with school badge
  • Footwear - Training shoes and football boots
  • Socks - Black with white stripe
  • Swimsuit - Plain black
  • Swim Hats - Plain white
  • Training Top (optional) - Black/white with school badge (If you choose to wear a top it has to be this version)
  • Tracksuit Trousers (optional) - Black/white with school badge (If you choose to wear trousers it has to be this version)
  • Black Leggings (optional)
  • Shinpads

Boys

  • Polo Shirt - Maroon/black with school badge
  • Footwear - Training shoes and football boots
  • Rugby/Football Shirt - Maroon/black reversible
  • Socks - Black with white
  • Football Shorts - Black with school badge
  • Swimming Trunks - Black swim shorts
  • Swim Hats - Plain white
  • Training Top (optional) - Black/white with school badge (If you choose to wear a trop it has to be this version)
  • Tracksuit Trousers (optional) - Black/white with school badge (If you choose to wear trousers it has to be this version)
  • Mouth Guard
  • Shinpads

Please be aware that only the school tracksuit with be accepted during PE lessons.


School Outfitters

SWI Schoolwear
Fairoak Lane
Whitehouse Industrial Estate
Runcorn
WA7 3DU
0845 519 0099
www.swischoolwear.co.uk


Second-hand Uniform

Next 2nd Hand Uniform Sale

All proceeds for sales go to the PTA to help fund school projects. Donations of good quality, clean uniform can be made via school reception or can be collected within the St Albans area. Please contact Sara at pta@marlborough.herts.sch.uk with the subject 'UNIFORM' for more details. This is a PTA initiative.