School Uniform

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PE Kit Requirements

·       Black polo shirt with academy logo. 

·       Either Albion Academy badged performance training and team wear (quick dry) shorts or Albion Academy badged performance training and team wear (quick dry) leggings. 

·       Black or white tennis/ankle style sports socks.

·       Trainers suitable for use on the Multi Use Games Area (MUGA), Sports Hall and Fitness Suite. Fashion trainers/pumps are not suitable for PE.

·       Artificial ground (AG) or multi ground (MG) studded boots are highly recommended for use on the 3G pitch. Generally, AG or MG football boots have short, plastic studs which can work effectively on both dry grass fields and artificial grass pitches. Soft ground (SG) football boots with metal studs are not suitable.

During the Autumn and Spring terms, students are permitted to wear the following items in cold weather: 

·       Plain black jogging bottoms 

·       Black base layer style/thermal leggings worn underneath Performance training and team wear (quick dry) shorts 

·       Plain black jumper

PE Additional Information

·       All PE kit must be clearly named.

·       Students will be expected to take personal responsibility for collecting items which have been left in changing rooms.

·       Un-named/unmarked items will be put into lost property in Student Reception and retained until the end of the half term.

·       Students excused from PE with a note from a medical professional MUST bring suitable kit to allow them to participate as officials, coaches or sports leaders.

·       Students with long hair are required to tie hair back for health and safety reasons.

·       Students are required to remove all jewellery items (including earrings) for health and safety reasons.

·       In some activities, students will be required to remove spectacles which are not designed for sport and physical activity. If spectacles are worn for PE lessons, both the frames and lenses should be made of plastic rather than glass and should be secured so that they are not likely to slip or fall off.

·       In some activities PE teachers will advise students on specific personal protective equipment (PPE) for specific activities (for example shin pads and longer football socks in football). It is the responsibility of the parent/carer to ensure that PPE is provided as advised to students by their PE teacher. 

·       In some styles of Dance and exercise to music, students are expected to remove footwear and socks. This is for health and safety purposes as well as supporting the highest possible level of performance. Whilst we would prefer barefoot, students may opt to wear suitable black or white nonslip/grip style socks. Suitability will be discussed with students individually if it is deemed necessary. 

·       We recognise that for parents/carers of students in their final year at the academy, it may not be financially viable to replace PE kit if it is lost or students grow out of it. For this reason, students in year 11 are allowed the privilege of additional flexibility with their PE kit. They are permitted to wear a suitable plain black sports t-shirt or polo shirt and plain back shorts, jogging bottoms or sports leggings. Suitability of individual items will be discussed with students individually if it is deemed necessary. 

PE kit is available: 

·       Online at https://www.mclellanclothing.com/albion/ - this handy service means that items will be delivered for free to the school office for students to collect

·       At Mals Schoolwear, Salford Shopping Centre, 77 Pendleton Way, Salford M6 5FW 

*You may find that items vary in price at different retailers - we encourage you to do your own price comparison to ensure maximum cost effectiveness. 

Uniform Swap Shop

School uniform can be expensive, even though we try to keep our uniform as affordable as possible, we understand that circumstances can change and parent's priorities need to be on keeping their children fed and warm.

Uniform swap shops are a new initiative gaining traction across the country that lets parents/carers donate their old or unused uniform for the use of others who might need it more.

This system works very well for quickly growing children who can swap their old uniform for ones that fit for free.

If you would like to use the swap shop please email uniform@albionacademy.co.uk let us know what items and sizes are required. We will do our best to provide what is needed. Donations (must be clean and in good, wearable condition) can be dropped off by students at the finance office. 
We will email you when your swap is ready for collection. If there are items we can’t provide, we will let you know. Students can collect their swaps, in confidence, from the finance office at the end of the day.

Pendleton Gateway, 1 Broadwalk, Salford M6 5FX, have a free uniform exchange scheme where you can also obtain winter coats and shoes.