Why do we have an Academy Uniform?

There is a school uniform which is worn throughout the school. All children at Kestrel Mead are expected to wear the school uniform. School uniform, including book bags, can be purchased from myclothing.com and will be delivered to your home. School uniform is an important part of a child’s school life as it:

• Gives the children a sense of belonging and being part of the school
• The risk of bullying regarding a pupils clothing is significantly reduced
• When attending school outings, children can easily be identified as belonging to Kestrel Mead
• It prepares children for secondary school
• Book bags support children’s reading progress and links with home/school

Please see the document below for a visual and description of the uniform expectations at Kestrel Mead.

School Uniform Policy

Expectations (please see document above)

  • Black jeans are not acceptable
  • Red sweatshirt/cardigan – ideally with Kestrel Mead Logo (not black or grey) and not hooded


Due to limited space within the cloakroom areas we ask that children refrain from bringing in large rucksacks. Instead we highly encourage foldable bags which can be stored in the children’s lockers.


No jewellery should be worn at school except for a medic-alert tags, a simple watch and/or stud earrings. No jewellery should be worn during P.E. or swimming lessons, except for a medic-alert tags.


We request that your child has a waterproof coat with them in school on any day when it may be required.

Expectations (please see document above)

  • Please keep P.E. kit within school in the smallest bag possible


Targeted junior year group go swimming on a Tuesday/Thursday afternoon. Class teachers will make you aware if you are in a targeted year group. Appropriate swimwear must be worn. Kit must include a towel and a bag. Jewellery must removed prior to swimming lessons. Children may wear goggles, but a permission letter must have been received prior to the lesson.