Student Dress and Equipment

Uniform

The following uniform is deemed appropriate and professional for all Year 7–11 students at NUAST and is designed with cost in mind.

A blazer appropriate for the academy environment

Black tailored trousers OR black skirt (if worn, the skirt must be knee-length and students must wear 60+ denier black tights—no bare legs allowed)

A NUAST tie must be worn appropriately at all times (each year group has a specific colour). In Sept 2022 Y10-->11 will keep the current tie. Y8, Y9, Y10 will have the new tie provided free of charge.

A long-sleeved shirt with stiff collar (only white shirts are permitted)

A black V-neck knitwear sweater may be worn

Hairstyles must be suitable for a business environment

Black or grey plain ankle socks

A NUAST PE top must be worn during PE lessons

Smart, polished flat shoes (not with velcro fastening) with a sturdy sole that can have up to a one inch heel

A wrist watch (smartwatches are not permitted)

One set of discrete studs worn in the ear lobes are permitted

Turbans to be of a plain, dark colour

Only Hijab to be worn (this should be a plain, dark colour)

Make-up must be discrete and suitable for a professional environment

Students must not wear:

Visible tattoos or any body piercings other than detailed in the guidelines above

Words, logos or diagrams on clothing (other than the NUAST logo)

Open shoes, training shoes and flip flops

Sweatshirts or hooded sweatshirts (black V Neck only)

Leggings or denim jeans of any description

Extreme hair styles, including unnatural colours

Low-necked tops, vest tops and crop tops

Hair styles with extremes of colour or style

Nail varnish, false nails and false eyelashes

PE Kit

In addition to a NUAST PE top, students are required to have the following items for PE lessons

Plain black shorts or tracksuit bottoms/leggings

Black football/sports socks

Plain black sports jumper (optional)

Plain black sports waterproof jacket (optional)

Suitable sports trainers

Football boots (moulded type)

Shin pads

Plain black woolly hat/gloves (optional)

Hooded sweatshirts (hoodies) will not be acceptable as part of NUAST’s PE kit.

Branded joggers, tracksuit bottoms and leggings are not acceptable.

School uniform is available from our uniform supplier Justschoolwear. Justschoolwear will arrange to measure students at NUAST and uniform can be collected from their shops.

Parents/Carers will need to provide school trousers/skirt, shoes, shirt/blouse as detailed in the dress code below.

Students in receipt of pupil premium funding will be eligible for free school uniform.

Supplier

NUAST's uniform is supplied by:

Justschoolwear

Uniform can be purchased online directly from Just School Wear, please visit the link below.

https://just-schoolwear.co.uk/product-category/nuast-nottingham-university-academy/

Just Schoolwear stores are only open for Collections and Returns, and will not hold any uniform stock. A uniform fitting service is provided in store if you are unsure of which size to order.

Store locations and opening times: https://just-schoolwear.co.uk/our-stores/

If you have any questions regarding uniform, please contact Just Schoolwear at info@just-schoolwear.co.uk.

Dress code for Year 12 and 13 students

Unlike most sixth forms, NUAST has a dress code that all our students must to adhere to. Students must dress for a business environment. That essentially means suits; a full suit with jacket, shirt and tie for male students and the equivalent trouser-suit, blouse and skirt/ smart trousers or business dress for female students. Because of this dress code our students look fantastic and always make a big impression on employers who come to visit us.

If you are unsure what will be acceptable, as a general rule think: Would this outfit be suitable for working at a professional company like Experian? If the answer is yes then it is right for NUAST.

MALE STUDENTS

  • A suit appropriate for a professional environment—the choice of suit is up to you
  • A long-sleeved shirt with stiff collar—appropriate for a professional environment
  • An appropriate tie—suitable for a professional environment
  • V-neck knitwear sweater may be worn without logo
  • Smart, polished shoes or boots
  • Hairstyles must be suitable for a business environment
  • A wrist watch
  • One set of discrete studs worn in the ear lobes are permitte
  • Turbans to be of a plain, dark colour

Male students must avoid:

  • Visible tattoos or any body piercings other than detailed in the guidelines above
  • Words, logos or diagrams on clothing
  • Open shoes, training shoes, flip flops or any shoes not suitable for a business environment
  • Wearing sweatshirts or hooded sweatshirts
  • Wearing outer coats, hats and scarves inside the building
  • Hair styles with extremes of colour or style
  • Hats or facial coverings

FEMALE STUDENTS

  • A skirt, dress or trouser suit appropriate for a professional environment (formal style and knee-length or longer)
  • Tops/blouses/shirts suitable for a professional environment
  • V-neck knitwear sweater may be worn without logo
  • Smart, polished supportive shoes or boots shoes with a sturdy sole that can have up to a one inch heel
  • Make-up must be discrete and suitable for a professional environment
  • A wrist watch
  • One set of discrete studs worn in the ear lobes are permitted
  • Only Hijab to be worn (this should be a plain, dark colour)

Female students must avoid:

  • Visible tattoos or any body piercings other than detailed in the guidelines above
  • Words, logos or diagrams on clothing
  • Short skirts or dresses, leggings or other thin material, non-businesswear trousers
  • Wearing sweatshirts or hooded sweatshirts
  • Wearing outer coats, hats and scarves inside the building
  • Low-necked tops, vest tops and crop tops
  • Hair styles with extremes of colour or style
  • Hats or facial coverings

Suitability of clothing will be at the Principal’s discretion. Please ask if you are unsure.

SPECIALIST CLOTHING REQUIRMENTS

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) must be worn when working in laboratories and workshops. NUAST will provide:

  • A workshop apron
  • A laboratory coat
  • Eye protection
  • Ear protection

Laptop and lockers

NUAST has excellent IT facilities. In addition, every student will be able to borrow a laptop on a daily basis to support his or her studies. In addition each student will have their own locker on site.

Equipment

It is an NUAST expectation that every student arrives each day ready to work.

Students should have:

  • Pencil case
  • Black or blue pen
  • Pencil, pencil sharpener and eraser
  • 30cm ruler
  • Maths set
  • Scientific calculator
  • Dictionary

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