Uniform & Equipment
All Uniform & PE Kit is available from Best Look, Affordable Schoolwear or Jacobsons. Full details and order forms can be found at the bottom of the page.
The change to white shirts will be compulsory for Year 7 and Year 8 but will be phased in across the other year groups as and when they need to replace existing uniform.
Box pleat skirts are compulsory for Years 7, 8 and 9 and will be phased in for the other year groups from September 2022.
Blazers will be compulsory for Years 7, 8, 9 and 10 and optional at this stage for the other year groups from September 2022.
Purple and Black tie will be compulsory for new Year 7 starting in September 2022.
All students must have the following equipment in school everyday – a pencil case that contains blue or black ink pens, pencils, ruler, eraser, pencil sharpener, a pen with green ink and a highlighter. Students should also have a Maths set, scientific calculator and their Yondr Pouch.
We also advise students to have their own glue, scissors and colouring pencils.
- Hair should be kept tidy, of one natural colour and appropriate for working
- Patterns should not be shaved in to the hair
- Jewellery worn must be sensible, of low value. One pair of stud type earings. No jewellery to be worn in Physical Education lessons or activities
- Visible body/facial piercings are not allowed for either sex apart from a single, clear nose stud.
- If make-up is worn it should be discrete in nature
- Hats/hoods should not be worn indoors
- Nail varnish, if worn, should be clear, not coloured. Nail extensions are not appropriate in the academy.
- Students must come to the academy equipped for lessons. It is expected that students will have:
- A suitable bag large enough to carry a number of A4 exercise books, pencil case and the Academy Planner
- Pencil case for pens, pencils, rubber, ruler, maths equipment (see Maths Department order form)
- A particular requirement at Manshead CE Academy is that students should have a green biro, a mini whiteboard and a non-permanent marker pen
- Academy Planner to be carried to Form Time and to all lessons
- Equipment for Art lessons is shown on the Art Department order form
Phones and MP3 players
We ask parents & carers please to bear in mind that all items are brought in to the academy entirely at the individual’s risk. This includes mobile phones, MP3 players, wallets, money, jewellery etc. Valuable items such as MP3 players and mobile phones are the responsibility of the student and should only be used at break or lunchtime, outside of the buildings (unless the teacher gives permission to do so). In lessons mobile phones and MP3 players must be switched off and out of sight. If MP3 players or phones are used inappropriately they will be confiscated and parents will be asked to collect the item from the academy. Phones and MP3 players can be a significant distraction to learning – we follow this policy rigorously and expect to have parental support if we need to deal with an incident involving misuse of phones or MP3 players.
During lessons such as PE & Dance, when students have to leave their clothes in the changing rooms, we provide a valuables box. We will do our best to keep any items in the valuables box safe, but no system is perfect and we cannot accept responsibility for loss or damage from the box. The best protection is not to bring in to school any items of higher value than is strictly necessary.
Photographs of Students
We take and use photographs of students in celebration and promotional material (e.g. the academy prospectus, the photo galleries that are on our corridor walls, our website, newspaper articles etc). We adhere to the following rules when we use photographs:
- We never publish names and photos alongside one another except with permission
- We are careful about the appropriateness of individual photos
- We respect the wishes of individual students not to have their photo used (within reason, eg we might not withdraw a group photo/display because one student objected unreasonably)
- We do not ban photography by the audience at academy events, but we do make admission ticket-only wherever possible.
If you do not wish photos of your child to be displayed please write to the Headteacher to that effect. NB: withdrawal of consent cannot apply to group photographs or the academy productions, for reasons of practicality.
All Uniform & PE Kit is available from:
- Best Look, 68 High Street North, Dunstable, LU6 1LE, Tel: 01582 603603 or
- Affordable Schoolwear, Highways Little Green Lane, Caddington, LU1 4EW, Tel: 01582 742460 / 07901 555951 email: firstname.lastname@example.org , or
- Jacobsons, 206 High Street North, Dunstable LU6 1AU, Tel 01582 660353.
Alternatively order forms and/or price lists are at the following links: