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Dear Parents/Carers,

As we are enjoying the good weather and moving towards the end of the academic year, I would like to take this opportunity to remind you of the standards, expectations and rules at The Halley Academy.

Students must arrive at the Academy in full uniform. We expect our students to wear their uniform with pride. The Halley Academy tie must be worn at all times, this includes when travelling to and from the Academy and during break times, lunchtimes and lesson changeovers. No jeans-style trousers, leggings or tight trousers are allowed to be worn as part of the uniform. Skirts should be no shorter than knee high and must be either pleated or a tailored pencil skirt, not jersey/stretchy/tube skirts. Skirts must not be rolled up at the waist. Although we are in summer uniform, any coat must be a plain black coat and should not be worn instead of a blazer. Hoodies, tracksuit tops, denim jackets or hats (apart from a woollen style hat in the wintertime weather) are not allowed in the Academy. Items that do not meet our uniform code will be confiscated from students. High expectations for uniform are also expected from students on the way to and on the way home from the Academy. If students fail to adhere to these standards of uniform they will not be in mainstream lessons and you will be contacted by your child’s small school. If there are issues with your child meeting these standards, then please contact your child’s small school immediately, as the Academy can support families in cases of hardship.

Students are only allowed to wear a maximum of one small stud (no hoops or dangly earrings) in each ear, worn in the lower lobe, and a wristwatch. Rings, bracelets (with the exception of medical bracelets) and piercings additional to one in the lower ear lobe are not permitted. This means that nose piercings are not permitted. All piercings must be removed to participate in Physical Education lessons. We ask for your assistance in making sure that your child does not leave the house in the morning wearing any fake tan, nail polish, acrylic or false nails, or false eyelashes as these are not allowed at the Academy.

From Monday 26th June, any student who is failing to meet the expectations around jewellery will be issued with a 30-minute Loss of Personal Time to be served on the same day. Please support your child in meeting these expectations by checking uniform standards in the mornings, having regular discussions, and explaining the contents of this letter to them. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact your child’s small school.

Yours faithfully,

Karen Cronin
Head of Easley School/Vice Principal