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Uniform & Equipment

Uniform and Expectations

Arriving in full school uniform helps students feel equal and supports them to be ‘Ready to Learn’. Full school uniform should be worn to and from school. Our students are ambassadors for the Academy at all times.

The Academy 'Uniform and Expectations' apply to all students within the Academy, when travelling to or from the Academy and whilst on trips and visits.

Sweatshirts/hoodies, caps and trainers are not permitted and will be confiscated.

Make up in not permitted. Jewellery including rings (with the exception of one pair of small gold or silver studs on each earlobe, and a watch) are not permitted and must not be worn. If worn on school site, jewellery will be confiscated. Woolly hats are allowed in the winter months but should not be worn in the school building.

We do not allow any facial piercings or more than one piercing in each ear lobe. You will be asked to remove such piercings (even if they have just been done).

No nail varnish or false nails are allowed and nails should be of a reasonable length.

Hair must be worn in an appropriate style and there should not be any markings cut into the hair, dyed hair or any extreme fashion which would create and undue interest in the student.

Only plain black school shoes are permitted.

If you are considering buying a winter coat or waterproof jacket please note that this should be plain black or navy blue.

Students in Year 7-9 are also required to carry the Capital City Academy bag.

It is expected that uniform expectations apply when students travel to and from the academy, which includes:

  • School blazer with logo
  • School jumper with logo
  • School tie in their year colour
  • Dark blue trousers / skirt (not skinny trousers or skirts above the knee)
  • Pale blue shirt/blouse (Years 7 & 8)
  • White shirt/blouse (Years 9, 10, 11)
  • Plain smart/formal ankle length socks in black or white. Plain black tights can also be worn. Fluffy socks are not permitted.
  • PE polo shirt
  • PE tracksuit bottom / shorts
  • PE tracksuit jacket
  • Capital City Academy school bag (Years 7-9)
  • Dark blue/black outdoor coat

Items of clothing that are not part of the school uniform will be confiscated. If a student does not have the correct uniform the will be sent to the APS room. If a student is unsure of our uniform expectations they should confirm these with their Learning Advisor or Year Team Leader.

Our uniform is supplied by ACE Clothing Company. Uniform can be purchased by visiting their store at: 5a Courtenay Road, East Lane Business Park, East Lane, Wembley, HA9 7ND. Telephone: 020 8045 0296.

Alternatively, an online ordering service is available by clicking on the following link

ACE Clothing website


Students must bring a minimum of:

  • a clear pencil case to carry their equipment
  • 5 black pens
  • 3 green pens
  • 3 pencils
  • black whiteboard pen
  • rubber
  • ruler
  • maths set
  • a casio scientific calculator
  • Capital bag (Year 7-9)
  • School bag that can fit an A4 folder (Years 10-11)
  • a reading book
  • reading log
  • planner
  • Academy's PE kit
  • exercise books (as per students timetable)

We have an - “On Show Expect To Go” policy on all of the following items:

  • Coats (in the building)
  • Hoodies & sweatshirts
  • Hats
  • Music/game players and earphones
  • Trainers (in the building)
  • Small bags
  • Mobile phones
  • Chewing gum (plus junk food including fizzy and energy drinks and sweets)

Mobile Phones and iPods/Headphones

We know that many young people have mobile phones, however they are easily lost or stolen which can cause upset and wasted time. They can also cause a distraction. Therefore we will be enforcing the school rules which states that mobile phones must be turned off at all times whilst on the school site and any mobile phone OR headphones seen at any time on site will be confiscated. These will be returned to students after school at the end of the prep detention that will be issued if a mobile phone or set of headphones is seen and therefore confiscated.

It is important to note that parents wishing to contact students in case of an emergency can use the school telephone line and a message will be relayed. Contact details for Year Team Leaders can be found HERE. It is also important to note that no responsibility can be taken for students mobile phones whilst on the school site although we will endeavour to keep all students belongings safe.