Basic Equipment:

Equipment to be carried at all times: A well-equipped pencil case to contain:

  • Blue or black inked pens
  • Pencils
  • Eraser
  • Ruler
  • Pencil sharpener
  • Colouring pencils
  • Small glue stick
  • Black fine liner


  • A scientific calculator
  • A fiction reading book

All students will be issued with a Learning Diary. A notebook is also a useful item on a daily basis.



  • A single style of black Academy skirt. This is a loose fitting pleated skirt and is the only skirt acceptable.
  • Plain, formal, full length trousers which should be loose fitting and not made of stretch material.
  • A plain white formal shirt with short or long sleeves
  • North Kesteven Academy blazer and tie (college specific)
  • Socks (over the ankle, plain black or white only) or tights (black or natural)
  • Black formal, lace up, slip on or Velcro leather style shoes
  • A black or navy outdoor coat with no logos


Physical Education & Dance Kit:


  • A North Kesteven Academy grey PE T-Shirt
  • North Kesteven Academy grey shorts or plain black sports leggings with no logos
  • Trainers
  • Dark coloured one piece swimming costume and hat


  • Blue/black tracksuit bottoms and white T-shirt


A North Kesteven Academy grey half-zip sweatshirt; black tracksuit bottoms or plain black sports leggings with no logos, swimming goggles, shin pads, gum shield


  • A North Kesteven Academy grey PE T-Shirt
  • A North Kesteven Academy long sleeved grey PE top for outdoor use in cold weather
  • North Kesteven Academy grey shorts
  • Trainers suitable for sports – no ‘leisure’ trainers
  • Studded football boots
  • Swimming trunks/shorts, (no Bermuda shorts)
  • Towel
  • Swimming hat for those with hair longer than the eyebrows.


  • Blue/black tracksuit bottoms and white T-Shirt


A North Kesteven Academy grey half-zip sweatshirt; black tracksuit bottoms, swimming goggles, shin pads, gum shield.

The following items are not allowed to be worn on the school site: Any visible items of clothing except those listed above:-

  • Patterned or casual-style/informal white shirts  
  • Shorts, leggings, tight fitting trousers, denim, tracksuit bottoms, jeans-style, combat-style or cargo-style trousers, chinos or corduroys.
  • Trainers, canvas shoes, trainer-style Velcro fastening shoes
  • Leather jackets, hoodies, zipped tops, tracksuit tops, non-school uniform sweatshirts

In addition:

Jewellery – a watch and one plain stud in the lower lobe of each ear for pierced ears are the only items allowed. No other piercing, including top of ear, nose, eyebrow or tongue is permitted. Ear ‘stretchers’ ‘spacers’ or ‘tunnels’ are also not permitted. (Please note: we would require any unauthorised piercings to be removed and that it is not permissible to cover these up or wear a clear ‘spacer’ in place of the piercing.)

Excessive make-up is not allowed in Years 7-11; nor is coloured nail varnish, gels, shellac, acrylics or false nails of any kind. Hair longer than collar length must be tied back in lessons where it will create a health & safety risk.

Extremes of fashion or hairstyle are not permitted (e.g. unnatural hair colours) and staff may have to give individual students guidance on occasions.

Failure to resolve some extremes immediately may result in immediate parental involvement or students working in other designated spaces in order to allow time for such issues to be resolved.

The Academy reserves the right to send students home to change, with parental permission, if they are not in the correct clothes and to confiscate items of inappropriate clothing. If parental permission is not granted then students will be internally isolated until the matter can be resolved.

The Academy’s decision is final regarding whether or not a student’s uniform/presentation is deemed acceptable.