The Academy Uniform Policy

Students are expected to wear the correct Mulberry Academy Shoreditch uniform both in the school and on the way to and from the school. 

Girls’ Uniform

Compulsory items

  • School black blazer
  • School black school skirt (knee length)
  • or black straight fit trousers in the same fabric as the blazer.
  • White shirt/blouse
  • School House tie
  • Short black or white socks or black
  • opaque tights
  • Smart black shoes (flat with black sole). Boots other than Kicker boots are not permitted.
  • Plain black school bag that is large enough to carry books and A4 size folders such as a back pack or sports bag. No handbags are permitted.
  • Plain black or navy waterproof outdoor coat

Optional items

  • School black V-neck jumper or cardigan with green trim
  • School black Shalwar Kameez with school trim (where applicable)
  • Plain black Jilbab/Burka with green trim (Years 8-11)
  • Plain black head scarf (where applicable). Coloured trims or designs are not permitted.

Boys’ Uniform

Compulsory items

  • School black blazer
  • School black, straight fit trousers in the same fabric as the blazer.
  • White shirt
  • School House tie
  • Black socks
  • Smart black shoes (with black sole). Boots other than Kicker boots are not permitted.
  • Plain black school bag that is large enough to carry books and A4 size folders such as a back pack or sports bag.
  • Plain black or navy waterproof outdoor coat

Optional Items

  • School black V-neck jumper

PE Kit

Compulsory Items

  • School black short sleeved t-shirt
  • Black tracksuit bottoms
  • Black shorts (plain)
  • White socks
  • Trainers (no pumps or plimsolls)

Optional Items:

  • Black hoodie

Hairstyles

  • Students are expected to be of a smart and sensible appearance. Hair must be worn in a style appropriate to a business environment and extreme hairstyles/colours that undermine the ethos or discipline of the school will not be permitted.
  • Excessively shaven hair (where the skin on a student’s head is visible), razor cuts, shaved eyebrows or any shaven step/lines/pattern/fashion trims are not acceptable.
  • Only small black decorative attachments/hairbands are to be worn in the hair.
  • Judgments on acceptability can only be made by staff at the school.

Jewellery

No jewellery to be worn, except for a single/pair of small gold or silver stud earrings and a watch. No other form of body piercing is allowed. Jewellery must be removed before doing P.E. lessons.

Facial piercing and nose studs, bracelets, large hoop or stud earrings with diamonds, rings, chains or loom bracelets are not permitted.

Make up (including nail varnish)

  • No make-up may be worn in Years 7-11
  • Nail varnish, acrylic and false nails are not permitted

Items that are not permitted:

  • Trainers (apart from in PE lessons)
  • Fashion boots
  • Soft canvas shoes or soft leather shoes e.g. Vans
  • Shoes with coloured stitching and laces
  • Long skirts
  • Footless tights, patterned tights or socks
  • Leggings
  • Tight jeans or trousers
  • Sportswear (outside of PE lessons)
  • Caps
  • Knee high black socks
  • Nose piercings
  • Hoodies (apart from in PE lessons)

We expect our culture of high expectations to be reflected in our students’ uniform. We ask that parents and carers support their child by ensuring that the correct uniform is purchased and worn by students. Should there be any questions about elements of the uniform, or if an expectation is unclear, we ask that parents and carers do not hesitate to contact their child’s Head of Year who will be happy to clarify the uniform policy.

The requirement for adherence to the school’s uniform will be reinforced by all staff at the school, both teaching and non-teaching. Staff at the school will ensure that when students enter the school grounds, they are in proper uniform. If students are not in full uniform, they will not be able to attend lessons. Students will be sent home to change and they will be expected to return to the school. Judgements on acceptability can only be made by staff at the school.

Bespoke school uniform items (blazer, tie, PE t-shirt, jumper, Shalwar Keemez) can be obtained from Khalsa Schoolwear or Ocean Designs Schoolwear Ltd at the addresses below.

All other uniform items can be obtained from other suppliers of your choice.

Khalsa Schoolwear, 388 Bethnal Green Road, London, E2 0AH.

Ocean Designs Schoolwear Ltd, 10 Watney Market, London, E1 2PR.