3rd April 2017
I hope you are having a restful break. I thought I would take this opportunity to write to you in the holidays as I know that this is a time when parents replenish school uniform and equipment.
As you know, at Longfield Academy we pride ourselves on the smart appearance of our students. Uniform always has a high priority and we always challenge students who perhaps do not meet our expectations. There has been an increase lately in the number of students wearing trainers. As you will see from the uniform guidance on our website, the uniform expectation is that shoes are worn. I appreciate that there are a very small number of students that need to wear alternative footwear, and this will be accepted only when supported by a doctors note.
Similarly, the fashion for acrylic and gel nails has become increasingly noticeable. Nails should be of a natural colour and a length that enables students to undertake regular classroom based activities and sport without hindrance. Any students wearing brightly coloured or extremely long nails will be asked to remove them.
Upon our return to the Academy on Tuesday 18th April, there will be a clear focus on uniform and students in all year groups will be expected to have the correct uniform, including footwear. I thank you for your support in this, and as ever appreciate the power of working together with parents positively to encourage high standards.
It is always such a pleasure to compliment our students on their smart attire and I hope I can continue to rely on your support in ensuring the high expectations at Longfield Academy remain a priority.