COVID-19 Safe Interim Uniform Adjustments 2020/21
Whilst we are broadly returning to or regular uniform in the Autumn, there will be some relaxations on expectations to enable frequent washing of clothes to minimise viral transmission via this source. Students are not required to wear a blazer in school or travelling to and from school. In addition, with ease and frequency of laundering in mind, we would encourage the use of polo shirts. Where white shirts are worn there will be no requirement to wear the tie.
Students will be required to wear face coverings in all indoor communal areas (unless there is a medical reason why they cannot be worn) from Monday 19th October. Face coverings will not need to be worn in lessons, due to the adverse impact on learning. We would also like to make clear that there will not be an expectation for face coverings to be worn in outside communal areas.
Academy staff will proactively reinforce and model good habits in the use of face coverings and we request that correct face coverings use is also reinforced at home - with an emphasis on not wearing the face covering hanging below the nose or mouth and carefully removing face coverings using the ear straps whilst avoiding touching the face at all times. There will be limitations on style/colours and we request that face coverings need to be either surgical style (disposal) or plain coloured - black, white, or grey - with no patterns, motifs, or writing. We would like to thank parent/carers for your support with these adjustments and pastoral health and safety considerations.
Students who do not come equipped to school with a face covering will have one provided by a Student Manager and a 20p charge for this will be added on to their Parent Pay account.
As you will appreciate, plans are subject to review and change, as per time frames and directives that are not always in our control. Therefore, we will be operating a 3 week cycle of review for adjustments that include uniform decisions relating to blazers and ties in particular. We will ensure that parent/carers are supported with reasonable due notice of any such changes.
THA polo shirt
THA polo shirt or white shirt, with the additional option of THA pink blouse
Black school trousers
THA wine pleated skirt or trousers
Whilst ties and blazers are not currently a compulsory part of the school uniform, they are available to purchase if parent/carers wish to do so.
The Harefield Academy uniform is only available from Pullens or via www.uniform4kids.com
The Harefield Academy navy shorts
The Harefield Academy navy polo shirt
The Harefield Academy Tracksuit bottoms - optional
The Harefield Academy ¼ Zip Tracksuit top - optional
The Harefield Academy Sports Jacket – optional
Navy football socks - optional
Plain black Sports leggings – optional
Trainers must be worn for all PE lessons
Black formal leather or leather type school shoes are allowed. Coloured stitching or laces are not permitted. Boots, trainers and canvas shoes are not acceptable as school shoes and must not be worn.
To be fully prepared for learning, all students should carry the following in a suitable bag: Reading book
Pens (including red pen for student feedback)
A charge of 20p will be added to Parent Pay for those students who require equipment as per our COVID-19 Safe Interim Uniform Adjustments.
Your child will be given a lanyard and plastic wallet, in which they can keep their timetable for ease of reference. Students will receive these in their first week of school. Students are expected to have the lanyard ribbon and plastic wallet and any replacements can be sourced from Student Services at Reception for £2.