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Ridgewood

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School uniform

We are pleased to share details of our uniform with students and parents. Below is an image of the uniform, and the documents that you can download on this page provide more information.

All students in Years 7 - 11 from September 2017

Blazer:  School grey blazer with blue piping and school logo.

Shirt:  White shirt with stiff collar, tucked in with top button fastened.

Trousers:  School charcoal grey trousers with school logo.

Skirt:  School charcoal grey skirt with school logo.

Socks:  Plain black or grey.

Tights:  Plain, opaque, black or grey.

Tie:  School clip on tie, different for each year group.  There will be a different tie for prefects.

Shoes:  Plain, black, flat/low heeled.  Must be leather or leather effect and able to be polished.  Shoes should not be: canvas, trainers or trainer style or above the ankle. Please follow this link and select South Yorkshire, Doncaster, and The Academy at Ridgewood for illustrations of accepted shoes.

Jewellery:  No jewellery is permitted other than a simple, inexpensive watch.  This includes charity bands.  Only Altus, Prefect or other school badges will be acceptable.

Hair:  Lines, patterns, vivid colours are not permitted.

Coat:  Plain black, dark grey, dark green, navy blue.  Must be able to be worn over blazer.  Hooded tops/sweatshirts should not be worn as outdoor coats and therefore should not be brought into school.

BfL Sanctions

The very high standards that we expect for students will be supported by this new uniform.  Most of our students rise to the challenges we set for them, but to support the new uniform looking very smart, there will be BfL consequences attached for not wearing it properly. 

A C3 will be issued for having a top button undone, wearing a tie incorrectly or having a shirt untucked.  A C3 will also be issued if a student is not wearing their blazer around school.

If a student arrives at school in the incorrect uniform, they will be asked to change into spare uniform held at school.  If they refuse to borrow this, a student may be asked to go home to change. 

Only a medical note from a doctor will be acceptable for wearing incorrect shoes.

For PE

Indoor/summer PE kit

  • Ridgewood PE t-shirt
  • Navy blue/sky blue reversible multi sports shirt
  • Navy blue loose fitting shorts
  • Navy blue football socks
  • Trainers (pumps, Vans, Converse not allowed)
  • Bare feet for gymnastics

Winter Outdoor PE kit

  • Ridgewood PE t-shirt
  • Navy blue skins/underlayers can be worn underneath the Ridgewood PE t-shirt
  • Navy blue/sky blue reversible multi sports shirt (compulsory)
  • Navy blue loose fitting shorts
  • Navy blue or black tracksuit bottoms or skins underneath shorts (optional)
  • Navy blue football socks
  • Trainers or football boots (pumps, Vans, Converse not allowed)
  • Shin pads (compulsory for hockey and football)
  • Scrum caps/mouth guards for rugby and hockey (optional)

Hair

  • All students should have hair tied up if long enough. If hair is too short to tie up but in a student’s face they should bring a head band or hair grips (failure to do so will result in a C3).

Students excused from PE

  • When students are excused from PE they must provide a note detailing why they are excused. Students will also still be required to wear their ‘coaching kit’ to assist in coaching/officiating within the lesson. Coaching kit is the same as PE kit. In extreme situations there may be some adaptations of the rules but this must be agreed by the teacher.

Failure to bring PE kit

Missing part of the PE kit (e.g. shorts, socks, trainers) will incur a C1 per item of kit. If this is persistent, contact will be made with home and sanctions may be put in place. Students will then be asked to borrow that item of clothing. Refusal to borrow kit will result in a C4. In no instance will students complete the lesson wearing their school uniform.

Students missing full PE kit will be issued with a C3 and offered PE kit to borrow. Refusal to borrow will result in a C4. If student refuses to borrow kit or if full kit is forgotten on a regular basis then a phone call will be made home.

Please download the FAQs document on this page to answer your questions about PE kit sanctions.

For practical subjects

  • An apron may be useful for some subjects.
  • An apron must be worn in Food Technology.

Items of school uniform may be purchased from Cliff’s in Doncaster (online at www.schoolwearsolutions.co.uk or in store).

Sixth Form

In order to provide a clear identity and a business-like approach within the Sixth Form Centre, there will be strict dress and appearance regulations for all students. We believe that high standards of personal appearance equate to high standards in all other areas. An approach to dress code has been evolved in full collaboration with students. Appropriate action will be taken, in the interest of all students, if these standards are not maintained.

Jewellery and make up may be worn discreetly and in a ‘business like’ manner and there should be no body or facial piercings other than in the ears. There should be no tattoos. Where jewellery is worn it should pose absolutely no health and safety risk. Hairstyles should not be extreme.

Boys

  • Black, navy or grey tailored jacket/blazer and/or pullover/cardigan
  • Business style shirt must be worn and should be tucked in
  • Sports shirts and tee shirts must not be worn
  • Black, navy or grey trousers or ‘business dress’ suit
  • Shoes in black, grey or brown may be worn
  • Sandals, flip flops, canvas and/or training shoes of any kind must not be worn
  • Denim, irrespective of colour, must not be worn
  • Pinstripe patterns are acceptable for shirts, jackets and trousers
  • Ties are optional (if worn, these should be fastened properly)

Girls

  • Black, navy or grey tailored jacket blazer and/or pullover or cardigan
  • Shirt/blouse must be worn and these may be collarless
  • Shirts/blouses should be tucked in unless they are fitted blouses
  • Sports shirts and tee shirts must not be worn
  • Black, navy or grey trousers, skirt or ‘business dress’ suit/dress
  • Dresses and skirts must not be worn too long or too short
  • Shoes in black, grey, or brown may be worn
  • Sandals, flip flops, canvas and/or training shoes of any kind must not be worn
  • Dark tights/socks in black, navy or grey
  • Denim, irrespective of colour, must not be worn
  • Pinstripe patterns are acceptable for shirts, blouses, jackets and trousers
  • Ties are optional (if worn, these should be fastened properly)

If there is any doubt about a particular item’s adherence to the Sixth Form dress code please check before you purchase.