All pupils are expected to comply with the dress code and maintain a high standard of appearance. The support of parents in this regard is appreciated.
Additional Guidance and Clarification was issued in a letter to parents from Mrs Ingham in December 2012.
Years 1 to 6 inclusive:
- White collared shirt (long or short sleeves)
- School tie
- “V” neck sweater or fleece (Navy or black only - no adornment)
- Black trousers or skirt
- Black shoes or trainers (no other colours)
- Shorts may only be worn in P.E.
- Headwear may only be worn in school for religious or health reasons.
Years 5 & 6
All pupils are expected to wear the dress code as outlined above and a navy blazer with the school crest. Christmas Leavers are not required to wear a blazer.
Prefects are expected to wear blazers with the school crest and gold braiding.
School Uniform Supplier: Border Embroideries
Our new supplier of Dress Code is Border Embroideries. All orders should be placed via the Border Embroideries website. Delivery can be made to your home address for £4.99 or to Knox Academy at no cost. See Border Embroideries website for detail surrounding delivery dates.
Extremes of Fashion
In general terms, pupils are expected to maintain a sense of decorum. Bare midriffs or shoulders are unacceptable.
Pupils involved in such activities are expected to dress formally (shirt and school tie).
Health and Safety
Pupils will be requested to remove ties in practical subjects when the wearing of them might breach Health and Safety regulations e.g. during a science experiment.
To participate fully in PE and sport pupils need gym shoes, shorts, t-shirts and football/ rugby/hockey boots if possible.
Assistance with Provision of Clothing and Footwear
The Council operates a scheme of provision to ensure that a pupil is sufficiently and suitably clad, to take full advantage of the education provided. Families in receipt of Income based Job Seekers’ Allowance or Income Support will qualify for such a scheme. Other cases may be considered in the case of exceptional personal circumstances. Parents who wish to apply for the scheme should complete an application form, which is available from the Department of Education & Children’s Services, Pupil Support, John Muir House, Haddington, EH41 3HA.
Pupils are asked to hand money and/or valuables to PE Staff during PE. At other times, they should hand their valuables to the school office for safekeeping, however the school cannot guarantee total security.