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The Priory Ruskin Academy has a strict uniform code that sets out exactly what to wear.  In addition to this, we have provided additional guidance as to how the uniform should be worn. We seek the cooperation of students to wear their uniform with dignity and maturity.

Please find the latest Uniform list in the Ruskin Values planner:   

Lower School: Click Here

Upper School: Click Here

Sixth Form: Click Here

  • Trousers must be worn correctly and if required, the use of a plain black belt.

  • Girls' skirts must be harrow grey, knee-length with stitched down pleat.

  • Shirts must be tucked in at all times. 

  • Tie length must be to the waist. Knots must be tight, and cover the top button. Top buttons must not be undone.

  • A V-neck navy blue jumper may be worn.

  • Shoes should be black with flat or low heels.

  • Tights should be thick grey or opaque black (years 7-9).  Students in Y10-13 may wear natural coloured tights.

  • Coats must be plain black, grey or navy blue, with no large logos or patterns.

  • Sleeves must not be rolled up, but short sleeve shirts may be worn.

  • Bags must be black or navy blue, plain in style with minimal or no logos.  Reflective strips (for safety reasons) can be used. They must be fit for purpose in that they are big enough to hold books and equipment (no handbags) required for the day.

  • If plastic bags are used for bringing in cooking ingredients, they must be plain.  The use of plastic bags for carrying other items eg books and sports equipment is not acceptable.

  • Blazers and jackets can be removed in the summer, at the discretion of the Headteacher.

  • Hair must not be an extreme style or colour, and no make-up should be worn.   KS4 may wear minimal make-up

  • Scrunchies, Alice bands, winter hats, scarves and gloves must be plain black or navy blue.  Hair slides either black, navy blue or the colour of the hair.

  • Jewellery plain gold/silver earring studs.  One plain stud in each lower ear lobe.

  • No nail varnish (all years).

  • Muslim Hijab should be black or navy blue.

These standards must be observed whenever the Academy uniform is worn, including the journey to/from the Academy and when on Academy visits.

All items of uniform can be purchased from uniform direct and the Downtown Superstore  at Gonerby Moor, Grantham.  Purchasing items from either shop is highly recommended as this is the only way parents can be absolutely certain their child's uniform is correct.

Uniform price list from Oldrids/Downtown - click here