School Uniform

Peterhead Academy Uniform

We expect all pupils to maintain a high standard of dress coming to school.  This can only be maintained by all pupils co-operating fully with the school uniform policy.  The parental advice leaflet can be accessed here

The following clothing options are the only accepted uniform at Peterhead Academy

 Junior School (S1-3)

  • Plain black footwear
  • Plain black trousers
  • Plain black skirt with black or neutral tights

 

Option 1: Plain white polo shirt and plain black sweatshirt, preferably with school crest

Option 2: Plain white or black shirt school tie and plain black V-neck sweater or cardigan, preferably with school crest

Senior School (S4-6)

  • Plain black footwear
  • Plain black trousers
  • Plain black skirt with black or neutral tights
  • Plain white or black shirt and School tie
  • Plain black V-neck sweater or cardigan, preferably with school crest
  • *Burgundy school blazer with school crest

*Optional for S4-5 but the school has a clear expectation that all S6 students will take pride in wearing the school blazer.

Items of clothing should only have the school crest on them. Items of clothing which have commercial logos on them are not appropriate for school uniform. No denim or jeans of any kind or colour should be worn in school.

To ensure we can get any lost or misplaced clothing items back to the owner, we advise that you make sure your child’s/young person’s name is permanently marked on all items of uniform.

 

All Pupils

To keep warm to and from school, pupils may wear hats, coats, scarves, jackets, tops and boots (especially during cold spells) to and from the school. These clothing items must not be worn in class (with the exception of boots during periods of inclement weather).

As part of our emphasis on ethos and high standards at the school, any type of jeans, jeggings, leggings and/or sports dress are not part of our school uniform. Likewise, “hoodies” and other fashion clothing associated with the street culture (tracksuit bottoms and baseball caps or any hats) are also not part of our school uniform.

We ask that all children and young people attending the school wear plain black footwear. Footwear such as Ugg boots and pumps made from soft materials provide insufficient protection, compromising H&S, and therefore do not form part of our school uniform.

Should your child decide to wear a black skirt to school, we would ask that their school skirt is of a reasonable and modest length. We would ask all parents/carers for their support on this matter.

We expect all pupils, attending Peterhead Academy, to wear the uniform at all times and this includes attendance at the school for their prelim and final SQA examinations.

Likewise, a pupil representing the school at a formal event, they will be expected to wear the school uniform, to reflect the high standards of our school.

 

What to wear in P.E.

In promoting health and hygiene, the following are required for P.E:

  • T-shirt/sweatshirt
  • Shorts/tracksuit bottoms
  • NO football strips for S1-3 pupils
  • Non-marking trainers
  • Waterproofs may be worn for outdoor lessons (not school jacket)
  • All jewellery MUST to be removed for practical lessons
  • Long hair MUST be tied back.

Your child/young person will be taken outside for part of their PE course and it is important that they arrive to lessons with appropriate clothing for this. Your child/young person will require a swimming costume/trunks and a towel for swimming lessons.

 

What to wear in Home Economics

To help promote health and hygiene, the following guidance must be followed during practical lessons in Home Economics:

  • A clean apron each lesson
  • Remove all jewellery
  • Wear sensible shoes – no high heels or open toes
  • Wear no nail varnish for practical lessons
  • If you have long hair, bring bobbles for practical lessons.

What to wear in Technical Education

To ensure health and safety, the following guidance must be followed during practical lessons in Technical Education:

  • A clean apron each lesson (supplied by the Faculty) for all practical work
  • Eye protection (supplied by the Faculty) when operating machinery
  • Remove all jewellery before operating machinery
  • Wear strong shoes or boots – no high heels or open toes when operating machinery
  • Bring hair bobbles for practical lessons when operating machinery
  • Do not wear loose clothing when operating machinery.

 

PLEASE NOTE: THE COUNCIL DOES NOT ACCEPT RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY LOST or DAMAGED ITEMS