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KS3 & KS4 Uniform
Our School uniform has been selected to give our students a pride in their appearance and a sense of belonging to Lutterworth College. Our uniform reflects Lutterworth’s heritage and strong belief in traditions, but has been designed to be formal, comfortable and purposeful. All students are to wear uniform, which is not a fashion item, but ensures fairness for all.
We are committed to providing a safe college site and to support this all staff, students must carry their ID cards at all times. When they join us each student will be provided with an ID card personalised with their photograph and name. The photograph taken of your son or daughter during Induction Week will be used for this purpose. ID cards will be required in order for students to print their work from the college system.
From 1st May 2018 - ID must be carried by all Year Groups and Years 7-10 must wear their ID on a Lanyard with Card Holder
Our uniform policy consists of:
Grey blazer with embroidered crest
Navy blue/silver striped tie
Navy blue trousers/pleated skirt
All black footwear
Optional: Plain navy blue ‘V’ jumper with embroidered crest OR navy blue cardigan with embroidered crest
Correct uniform will be available to purchase from our supplier, Academy School Uniforms. To ensure your child's uniform meets the college's expected standards it is advised that all uniform is purchased from our supplier. We have worked closely with them to ensure that items are of an excellent quality and affordable price.
ID cards, lanyards & card holders
As from the 1st May 2018, Lutterworth Academies Trust, will strictly no longer accept cash for payment at any of its catering outlets.
You will be aware that a student’s ID card doubles-up as their payment card for food. The main reason for a move to a totally cashless environment are around security of cash on site but also to reduce the queuing time in our food outlets when students arrive with either cash or no ID/payment card. The use of cards as a means of payment for goods in society is long established and is a life skill that the Trust is happy to support. Our registers do have a ‘card touch’ payment facility much in the way that you would use a contactless debit card. We have investigated bio-metric recognition systems as an alternative to card payment but challenges exist around data protection in this regard that make it unworkable.
As such, there will be a recalibration of our uniform policy to ensure that from the 1st May 2018:
- All Year 7, 8, 9 & 10 students will have to wear a Lutterworth College lanyard with a card holder and the students own ID card.
- The current Year 11 will be exempt from this policy but will still need to carry their ID cards with them at all times. From September 2018 all Year 11’s (current Year 10) will be expected to wear lanyards and ID cards.
- Year 12 & 13 will be expected to have their ID cards with them at all times. Sixth Form students do not have to wear a lanyard.
From 1st May 2018 students arriving to school without their ID/ payment card will not be able to purchase food from any of the school outlets. They will also not be able to give their name for payment to be subtracted at a later date – this process has caused valuable wasted time and feedback from parents has caused concern about what items were purchased, when and for whom. Catering staff have been given strict instructions that this policy is to be upheld.
Hence, the following timeline should ensure that no student is disadvantaged by the implementation of this policy:
11th April – 13th April 2018 Pastoral Managers will be checking which students do not have ID cards, lanyards or card holders – students that don’t have a lanyard or card holder will be provided with these items free of charge whilst lost or damaged ID cards can be replaced at a reduced cost of £1 up until 20th April – payment for replacement cards must come from a student’s account.
16th April – 20th April 2018 There will be further checks made for students in Years 7-10 to ensure they are wearing a lanyard with cardholder & ID – Students who have previously been issued with, and have lost or damaged their ID cards, card holders or lanyards, can purchase these items for a reduced rate (£1 for an ID card, £0.10 for a card holder, £0.50 for a lanyard) during this period – again payment for replacement items must come from a student’s account.
23rd April – 27th April 2018 Trial run: Any student without an ID card will be referred to their Pastoral Manager and contact taken with home if the issues cannot be resolved.
For clarity, the cashless policy will also apply to all Lutterworth Academies Trust teaching & support staff.
We firmly believe that the above will have a positive effect on both working practices, safeguarding and moreover, it will shorten queuing time in our dining outlets enabling students to access their food faster and this will enhance their break and meal times.
We know that many parents would prefer to order online. Your child's school uniform can be purchased and will be delivered directly to your home or specified delivery address, incurring a delivery charge, or to the College free of charge (please note this may take slightly longer to arrive as deliveries are not every day) . Academy School Uniforms also hold pop up shops on site throughout the year. Please keep an eye out for specific dates being advertised.
Academy School Uniforms – Log on to www.just-schoolwear.co.uk.
Academy School Uniforms also supply non-school specific items of uniform.