Academy Uniform Policy

Our uniform is how the local community recognises and makes judgements about us as an Academy and so it is important that students always present themselves in a positive disciplined way. We want all students to be proud to wear the uniform and have a sense of pride that they belong to The St Lawrence Academy. The uniform policy supports the ethos of the Academy where we expect all students to have respect for each other and for their appearance. Students are our ambassadors and this applies as much to their appearance going to and from the Academy as when they are studying in the Academy.

A smart appearance will be expected at all times and parents / carers are asked to ensure that this is respected. Students are expected to wear the correct uniform at all times.

  • Optional items:– Reversible black and teal rugby shirt with embroidered Academy logo.
  • Academy knitted jumper with teal stripe to be worn under the blazer.
  • Black microfibre training bottoms.
  • All students should carry a school bag for books and equipment.
  • If a hijab is to be worn for religious reasons, it must be plain black.

Personal Appearance

  • No extreme hairstyles or colours (judgement on hair will be made by the Head of school or SLT).
  • No long, painted or acrylic nails
  • No jewellery allowed except for a watch and one small stud earring in each ear, nor should there be any other studs visible elsewhere.
  • No hats/scarves or coats are to be worn in the building at any time. Coats must be placed in the cloakroom at the start of the day or carried in a school bag
  • Shirts must be tucked in at all times

The Academy reserves the right to send a student home if they are not in the correct uniform.

The Academy commits itself to creating an environment for everyone that is characterised by our core values of Truth, Justice, Forgiveness, Generosity and Respect. These values have been used to determine this policy. This policy is updated annually.

Where to purchase the uniform

We have partnered with Shah’s School and Academies Uniform service to support you with the purchase of Blazers, Ties and Skirts and from summer 2021 PE Kit also. CLICK HERE or visit

Trousers, shirts, socks and shoes are available from all good uniform stockists

School Meals

We are a cashless academy and all our payments are processed through
Parentpay. Lunch money can be allocated to your child’s dinner card online,
as well as payments for any trips or resources. You will need to activate
your account and log online to do this. If you do not have access online,
you can do this at the academy reception. If you require your activation
username and password please contact the academy.

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Free School Meals

Free school meals are offered to children of families who receive one of the following:

  • Universal Credit with an annual net earned income of no more than £7,400
  • Income Support
  • Income-based Job Seekers Allowance
  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
  • Support under Part 6 of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • The guarantee element of Pension Credit
  • Working Tax Credit run-on (paid for the four weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit)
  • Child Tax Credit (with no Working Tax Credit) with an annual income of no more than £16,190

If your child qualifies for free school meals you may also receive a school clothing grant. 

Registering for free meals could also raise an extra £900 per child for the academy, to fund valuable support like extra tuition, additional teaching staff or after school activities.

How to apply:

You can apply online: Apply for free school meals here

Alternatively, you can complete this form: Free School Meals Registration Form [Word document, 8Kb] and return to [email protected] 

If you would prefer a paper version of the form you can request this by contacting [email protected] or by calling 01724 297000

Food is available to purchase from the academy diner at break and lunch times.
A meal deal is £2.65 which consists of 1 main meal (from the the meal of the day list) & EITHER water or a cake or a cookie
The free school meal allowance is given to the value of £2.65 per day which can be used at either break or lunch time.
Lunch money should be added to your child’s lunch card via Parentpay to purchase items or any additional items over the free school meal allowance.  There is a daily amount for all students at £4.50 per day as a maximum spend, however you can choose to either increase or decrease this amount by emailing [email protected]. Students need to ensure they use their lunch card to make purchases and if this is lost, you will need to purchase a new one via Parentpay. You can also track your child’s usage via your Parentpay account.