Uniform & Lockers

Uniform

School dress is smart, economical and encourages identification with the school. Pupils are expected to wear school uniform while at school and when participating in organised school trips. Uniform has been strongly supported by parents in the past and it is hoped that parents will continue to play their part in promoting the wearing of school dress by all pupils at Mearns Academy.

Acceptable school dress is as follows:

  • Blazers are compulsory for all prefects and there is an opportunity for pupils in all other year groups to wear blazers. Blazers can be purchased from academyuniformsltd.co.uk.
  • White shirt, school tie, plain black jersey or cardigan, black trousers/skirt.
  • It is also requested that black/brown shoes are worn or completely black trainers with no other colour.
  • Hoodies should not be worn in classrooms, assembly etc.
  • A suitable change of clothing is also required to attend PE lessons

Shirts should be tucked in trousers/skirts, unless they are ‘fitted’ when they can be left out. Ties should be worn at or near the neck.  School sweatshirts and polo shirts are available from logo express school wear.  If cardigans and sweatshirts have logos on them (other than the school crest), these should be small and discreet. Jackets may be worn to move around the school, but must be removed in class and at assemblies. These should be dark in colour and free from large motifs or legends. Denim or denim-look jackets, denim or denim-look jeans, football scarves and other cult emblems or badges should not be worn to school.

 

Lockers

We are now accepting applications for lockers and you can apply using the following link:  https://forms.office.com/r/jKGDHD6tJk

The costs associated with hiring a locker are as follows:

  • A £20 refundable deposit will be charged when hiring a locker at Mearns Academy.
  • If a pupil returns their key when they leave Mearns Academy the full £20 will be refunded.
  • If a pupil loses their key at any point a new key can be collected from the janitors office. The will result in £4.00 being deducted from the £20 deposit.
  • Each time a pupil loses their key a further £4.00 will be deducted from their deposit.
  • If a pupil damages the locker door or lock then £5.00 will be deducted from their deposit.
  • The remaining balance will be returned to the pupil when they leave Mearns Academy.  We only aim to cover our costs when hiring out lockers.
  • Pupils can keep their locker for anywhere between 1 and 6 years and the same rules listed above will apply.
  • Should a pupil no longer require the locker they can return the key to the janitors office at any point.
  • We do not have enough lockers for all pupils that attend Mearns Academy.  If there is more interest that there is available lockers we will allocate lockers in a fair and equitable fashion.

 

If you have any questions or queries please send them to mearns.aca@aberdeenshire.gov.uk