GEMS Education

Uniforms

Dress Code and Uniform

The aim of our uniform is for students to present a neat, work like appearance at all times and to take pride in being members of GEMS Wellington Academy – Silicon Oasis. The Academy’s uniform is compulsory, and must be purchased from Threads. Threads stock the WSO uniform only in their Motor City branch (location map). It is possible to order online from: www.threadsme.com.

Please make sure you clearly label all uniform items, also including all bags, lunchboxes, waterbottles and other personal belongings. Please help us to return lost items to you as quickly as possible, by ensuring they are clearly named.

Students bring valuables into the Academy at their own risk. During P.E. lessons, any valuables must be handed to a member of the P.E. team to ensure these are stored securely.

Appearance

  • All students may wear a watch.
  • Girls may wear one small stud earring in each ear lobe and these should be removed for PE and swimming.
  • No other piercings or jewellery are permitted, apart from jewellery items of religious significance, and these can only be worn with prior approval by the Academy, following a formal written parental request.
  • Make-up and nail polish may not be worn.
  • Shirts/blouses should be of an appropriate size (not overlarge) and boys’ shirts should be properly tucked in at the waist at all times.
  • Ties should be tied in a small neat knot that covers the fastened top button.
  • Shoes should be polished regularly.
  • Henna tattoos are only acceptable for religious/cultural reasons.
  • When sweaters are not being worn they should not be tied around the waist.
  • Full and correct uniform must be worn in, and whilst travelling to and from, the academy. This also applies after school and travelling home after activities and on all academy trips unless otherwise instructed by a member of staff.
  • Students are reminded that they should change out of academy uniform and into casual clothes at the end of the day to attend social events.
  • Students should wear full school uniform to all Parent Teacher Consultations and other formal academy events.

Hairstyles

  • Girl’s hair should be tied back fully off the face in one or two braids or ponytails. The sensible use of hair accessories is acceptable to keep hair orderly and neat eg. Alice band, hairband, clips, slides, elastic bands etc. as long as they are plain white, dark blue or black.
  • Boys’ hair must be well off the collar at the back and off the ears and face, no shorter than a number 2 barber cut. Shaved heads are not acceptable. Boys are expected to be clean shaven as this is also part of their neat and businesslike personal presentation. If a boy wishes to refrain from shaving for religious reasons, parents are requested to communicate directly with the form tutor.
  • Student’s hair must be of a natural colour rather than bright, obvious or “unnatural”, and be neat and of a modest style. Hairstyling products (non coloured gel, wax, mousse etc.) can be used to style hair in a neat and tidy manner, but not to create exaggerated hairstyles, for example, spikes. If a hairstyle contravenes these requirements the student will be requested to amend this with immediate effect and if this is not possible they will be required to remain at home until such time as their hair has returned to an acceptable condition.

 

Clothing Uniform - Primary

PRIMARY FS 1 – Year 2 : GIRLS

PRIMARY FS1 – Year 2 BOYS

  • Blue polo t-shirt with Wellington logo
  • Skorts
  • Short white socks
  • Hat  - Wellington branded, house colour
  • Black shoes (No heels, No trainers)

Optional Winter Wear

Sweater (can be worn indoors) and jacket (outdoors only) with Wellington logo

  • Blue polo t-shirt with Wellington logo
  • Bermuda shorts
  • Short black or dark blue socks
  • Hat  - Wellington branded, house colour
  • Black shoes (No heels, No trainers)

Optional Winter Wear

Sweater (can be worn indoors) and jacket (outdoors only) with Wellington logo

PRIMARY Year 3 – 4: GIRLS

PRIMARY Year 3 – 6: BOYS

  • Cream shirt with Wellington logo
  • Skorts
  • Tie (clip on available) in house colour
  • Short white socks
  • Hat  - Wellington branded, house colour
  • Black shoes (own choice, but no heels and no trainers)

Optional Winter Wear

Sweater (can be worn indoors) and jacket (outdoors only) with Wellington logo

  • Cream shirt with Wellington logo
  • Bermuda shorts *
  • Tie (clip on available) in house colour
  • Short black or dark blue socks
  • Hat  - Wellington branded, house colour
  • Black Shoes (own choice, but no trainers)

Optional Winter Wear

*Long trousers

Sweater (can be worn indoors) and jacket (outdoors only) with Wellington logo

PRIMARY Year 5 & 6: GIRLS

PRIMARY Year 5 & 6: BOYS

As above, but with the option of trousers instead of a skort and skin coloured tights may also be worn.

As above, but long trousers may be worn at any time of the year if the students wishes.

Clothing Uniform - Secondary

SECONDARY Years 7 – 9: GIRLS

SECONDARY Years 7 – 9: BOYS

  • Cream shirt with Wellington logo – un-tucked but not more than 3 inches below the top of the trousers.
  • Skirt (knee-length or long) or long trousers
  • Scarf – in house colour, to be worn outside jumper
  • Short white socks/ skin coloured tights
  • Black shoes (own choice, but no heels or trainers)

Optional Winter Wear

Sweater (can be worn indoors) and jacket (outdoors only) with Wellington logo

  • Cream shirt with Wellington logo – tucked in
  • Trousers
  • Tie – in house colour to be worn inside the jumper and up to collar A4 length
  • Dark blue or black socks
  • Black Shoes (own choice, but no trainers)

 

Optional Winter Wear

Sweater (can be worn indoors) and jacket (outdoors only) with Wellington logo

SECONDARY Year 10–11: GIRLS

SECONDARY Year 10-11: BOYS

  • Blue shirt with Wellington logo – un-tucked but not more than 3 inches below the top of the trousers.
  • Skirt (knee-length or long) or long trousers
  • Scarf – worn outside jumper
  • Short white socks/ skin coloured tights
  • Black shoes (own choice, but no heels or trainers)

Optional Winter Wear

Sweater (can be worn indoors) and jacket (outdoors only) with Wellington logo

  • Blue shirt with Wellington logo – tucked in
  • Trousers
  • Tie – Inside jumper and up to collar A4 length
  • Dark blue or black socks
  • Black Shoes (own choice, but no trainers)

 

 

Optional Winter Wear

Sweater (can be worn indoors) and jacket (outdoors only) with Wellington logo

SECONDARY Years 12-13: GIRLS

SECONDARY Years 12-13: BOYS

All of the following items can be purchased from your own store choice - these are not WSO branded items from Threads:

  • White shirt / blouse, can either have long or short sleeves
  • Black tailored trousers or skirt
  • Black formal shoes, flat or low heels only and no trainers

All of the following items can be purchased from your own store choice - these are not WSO branded items from Threads:

  • White shirt, can either have long or short sleeves
  • Black tailored trousers
  • Dark coloured plain tie, free from logos and cartoons
  • Black formal shoes, no trainers

BAGS

Following a survey of our Parent Council, Primary Parent Class Reps and Primary & Secondary Parent Ambassadors, it has been voted that wheeled bags should not be pulled in the Academy for Health and Safety reasons. Your child is still welcome to have a wheeled bag, but this must be worn with shoulder straps when inside the Academy building and not pulled along the floor.

Please see the guidelines below for the policy on Bags in the Academy.

PRIMARY and SECONDARY

Students may purchase a school bag from Threads, and the following choices are available – please select whichever you feel suits your child’s needs - all come in a range of colours (not linked with house colour):

  • Book Bags: recommended only for FS – Year 2 children
  • Rucksacks: available in sizes 12”, 16” and 18” – suitable for all students
  • Gym Bag: suitable for all students

However, if you chose to purchase your own choice of bag, no Trolley Bags can be pulled in the Academy – these are a health and safety hazard and all bags must be carried.

P.E. Kit Requirements – all years

P.E. Kit – BOYS & GIRLS ALL YEAR GROUPS *

  •  Navy blue shorts or long tracksuit bottoms
  •  WSO Polo shirt – with a block of the students house colour (red, white, black, green)
  •  White sports ankle socks
  •  Plimsolls or Velcro trainers (no laces for FS1 – Year 2)
  •  Trainers for Year 3 and above
  •  Swimming costume/shorts – plain navy blue or black (Speedo/Adidas etc)
  •  House coloured WSO branded swim hat

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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