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Robert Smyth Academy

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Years 7, 10 & 11

Please find below a booklet which details the Academy’s dress code for Years 7, 10 and 11 students with effect from August 2016. We pride ourselves on our students’ appearance and hope you are keen to support us in this matter.
Students must wear uniform which is purchased through Uniform Direct. You can visit the supplier’s shop in Leicester (see page 6 of the booklet below for further details) or alternatively purchase items via the link below.
The uniform has been agreed following consultation with students and parents, particularly in relation to the type of trousers suitable for girls.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us.

Uniform Guide 2016-2017

Order Uniform

Uniform Direct Logo

Uniform Direct is our supplier of uniform. They supply our polo shirts, sweatshirts and suitable school trousers for all students. Orders are dealt with directly by the company as follows:

  • Order on line (24 hours) www.uniform-direct.com or by phone (office hours) – 01522 510016.
    For delivery to home one off charge of £3.96 for any number of items
    For delivery to school during term time – no delivery charge
  • The address of the shop in Leicester is:
    54-56 Humberstone Gate
    LE1 3PJ


All PE kits should now also be bought through Uniform Direct.  See our uniform booklet for more details.

Equipment for Every Day

In order to be prepared for work every day, you should bring the following:

  • Your planner (Year 7)
  • Writing equipment.
  • A calculator.
  • A bag large enough to contain the above, together with books for the day and P.E. equipment.
  • Bus/lunch pass if applicable.

Years 12 & 13

Students are expected to wear smart, casual clothing which would be suitable for a workplace.

  • Jeans are permitted but must be clean and ‘unripped’.
  • Trainers may be worn. Flip flops must not be worn for health and safety reasons.
  • Shorts are not permitted.
  • Hats should not be worn inside the building.
  • T-shirts may be worn but should not display offensive language or slogans. Tops should have modest necklines and be long enough to cover the midriff.
  • Hairstyles should not be extreme, either in terms of colour or cut.
  • Jewellery is discouraged in case valuable items are lost. When it is worn it should be unobtrusive with only small ear studs being preferred for those with pierced ears. An unobtrusive nose stud is permitted; eyebrow jewellery is not.

Last updated: January 30, 2017