Uniform

MKA Guidance

Uniform promotes a strong sense of self discipline, self-esteem, equality and a sense of belonging to a community with a shared set of values. At Milton Keynes Academy we value enterprise and employability skills alongside academic achievement. We want our students to be well prepared for the world of work where first impressions are very important. We believe that if young people look smart, they will act smart and be smart. Appearances matter. Uniform encourages a professional and business-like attitude that aims for quality and success. We want our students to be proud of their appearance and their academy.

Our Uniform Policy and Studio 6 Dress Code are about looking smart for the work place. Our Policy contributes to the ethos and culture of our Academy.

Boys Uniform

Uniform Item Description
Black, single breasted boys’ blazer with Milton Keynes Academy logo
  • Blazers without the logo are not permitted
  • To be worn at all times, including as students arrive and leave school. Teachers may give permission to take off, and it may be removed at break and lunchtime
  • Must be worn with the sleeves rolled down
Plain black, smart trousers (plain black belt, without oversized decorative belt can be worn)
  • No jeans or jean style
  • No skinnies
  • No cargo style
White shirt, long or short sleeved
  • Neck size to allow the top button to be fastened comfortably
  • Shirts should be tucked in

Year 7 & 8, black and grey stripped tie

Year 9 and 10, black, grey and gold striped tie

Year 11, gold Tie

  • Clip-on style
Plain black smart shoes
  • Formal black leather
  • No boots, trainers, pumps, dancing shoes & informal shoes
  • Shoes with sports logos are not permitted
  • No trainers of any kind (please refer to footwear guide)
Plain black socks
  • No logos/decoration
Black school back-pack with Milton Keynes Academy logo
  • No other bags permitted
Jumper, V-neck, sleeveless (optional, but only available through approved supplier)
  • No hoodies or any other style of jumper or cardigan permitted
White short sleeved t-shirt or vest (optional) Can be worn under shirts only

Girls Uniform

Uniform Item Description
Black, single breasted girls’ blazer with Milton Keynes Academy logo
  • Blazers without the logo are not permitted
  • To be worn at all times, including as students arrive and leave school. Teachers may give permission to take off, and it may be removed at break and lunchtime
  • Must be worn with the sleeves rolled down
Plain black, smart trousers (plain black belt, without oversized decorative belt can be worn)
  • No jeans or jean style
  • No skinnies
  • No cargo style
  • No leggings or jeggings
  • No cropped
  • No exposed zips
Plain black skirts
  • No “tube” skirts (or stretchy material such as jersey)
  • Plain black tights must be worn when wearing a skirt 
  • No socks/ankle socks to be worn over the top of tights
White shirt, long or short sleeved
  • Neck size to allow the top button to be fastened comfortably
  • No open necked, or V-necked shirts or blouses  Shirts should be tucked in

Year 7 & 8, black and grey stripped tie

Year 9 and 10, black, grey and gold striped tie

Year 11, gold Tie

  • Clip-on style
Plain black smart shoes
  • Formal black leather
  • No boots, trainers, pumps, dancing shoes &  informal shoes
  • Shoes with sports logos are not permitted
  • No trainers of any kind (please refer to footwear guide)
  • No boots
  • 4cm maximum heel height
  • No thin heels, eg, stiletto or “kitten”
  • No sandals, sling-backs or flip-flops
Plain black socks
  • No logos/decoration
Black school back-pack with Milton Keynes Academy logo
  • No other bags permitted
Jumper, V-neck, sleeveless (optional, but only available through approved supplier)
  • No hoodies or any other style of jumper or cardigan permitted
White short sleeved t-shirt or vest (optional) Can be worn under shirts only

Hair and make-up

  • All hair must be natural
  • Hairstyles should not be extreme
  • Long hair to be tied back in PE, DT and science
  • Hair products should be avoided due to safety issued around flames in science, DT etc.
  • Students will be given 24 hours to change inappropriately coloured hair
  • Hair extensions must be the wearer’s hair colour
  • Hair accessories must be sensible and plain black (nor sparkles or decorations)
  • Make-up must be subtle. School defines what subtle is and students will be asked to remove excess
  • No nail extensions: these prevent students from effectively participating in activities and pose a safety risk. Only clear varnish - no colours
  • Hijabs/religious headwear: Plain black, no sparkles or decoration

Jewellery

  • One small gold/silver ring is permitted
  • One pair of small gold/silver sleeper/stud earrings is permitted
  • No other jewellery items are permitted
  • No facial piercings, no hoops, no multiple studs, no tongue studs, no spacers

If students wish to have any part of their body pierced they must arrange this at the beginning of the summer holidays so that the wound has sufficient time to heal. If students disregard this they will be isolated from other students until they comply with the regulation.

Coat

  • Outdoor coat (to fit over the blazer)
  • Not to be worn instead of blazer or under blazer
  • No hoodies