Uniform

Our ‘dressed for business’ uniform prepares students for the world of work; it is practical and smart and also helps our students develop a sense of belonging in our academy community.

 

All students are asked to wear:

  • black academy blazer showing the Co-op Academy Manchester logo (original academy branded items still allowed during rebrand period)
  • an academy tie
  • white shirt with a collar (not a polo shirt)
  • black trousers or plain black skirt (knee length or just above).  Trousers and skirts must not be Lycra, denim or similar stretchy/skin-tight material. Skirts must be straight and not pleated.
  • plain black socks, knee or ankle length
  • plain black shoes (No trainers, pumps, canvas, patterns or accessories or excessive decorative features). Shoes should not be on or above the ankle (i.e. no boots).

Students can choose to wear the following optional items, if they wish:

  • academy black jumper with red stripe
  • a plain black headscarf (for Muslim students)

 

Sports kit

For PE lessons, all students are asked to wear:

  • academy T-shirt and/or long sleeved polo shirt
  • academy shorts
  • suitable trainers

Students can choose to wear the following optional items for PE, if they wish:

  • academy tracksuit bottoms (from the academy uniform shop)
  • academy leggings (from the academy uniform shop)

 


 

A note on jewellery and hairstyles

Please be aware of the following rules regarding jewellery and hairstyles:

  • a watch and a small pair of stud earrings (1 in each lobe) are the only jewellery to be worn in the academy. Ear ‘gauging’ (stretched ear lobes) is not allowed. Hair bands are to be discreet and either black or dark navy blue. No facial/body piercings are allowed. For health and safety reasons all jewellery must be removed during PE lessons and hair tied back
  • hair colour must be of a ‘natural’ colour with no extreme haircuts/styles

 

Where to buy our uniform

New Year 7 students are invited to a special uniform collection day before the start of Year 7. Please note, only cash payments are accepted on this day.

As your child outgrows their uniform or needs new items, you can purchase new items from reception or from the Parent Pay online uniform shop. After your child starts with us in September, you will receive an activation code to be able to pay by credit or debit card for:

  • academy blazers
  • academy ties
  • academy V-neck jumpers
  • academy multi-sports tops for PE lessons
  • academy polo shirts for PE lessons
  • academy shorts for PE lessons
  • academy leggings or tracksuit bottoms for PE lessons

Parents and carers will need to buy their children the following items which are easily available from clothes shops or large supermarkets:

  • white shirt with a collar (not a polo shirt)
  • black trousers or plain black non-pleated skirt (knee length). Trousers and skirts must not be Lycra or similar stretch material
  • plain black socks (knee or ankle length)
  • plain black shoes (No trainers, pumps, canvas, patterns or accessories or excessive decorative features). Shoes should not be on or above the ankle (i.e. no boots)