The Courtyard Uniform
The Courtyard does not have a school uniform, however all students in years 9 to 11 are expected to dress in a professional or business-like manner. Clothing needs to reflect the professional and academic environment of the school. Our Sixth Formers (years 12 to 14) are allowed to wear their own clothes but have to be mindful that they are regarded as role models to their younger peers.
Although there is no specific uniform we advise parents to encourage students to wear tailored trousers, skirts (at an appropriate length) and smart shirts. Trainers are allowed as long as they are black and comfortable. The following items of clothing are not allowed:
• Ripped clothing
• Flip flops
• Visible body piercings (other than earrings and nose stud)
• Clothing made of sheer fabric exposing underwear
• T-shirts with logos or football shirts
The Courtyard values and recognises the diversity of cultures, religions and disabilities of their students and will take a sensitive approach when this affects dress requirements. The Courtyard will accommodate appropriate religious and cultural dress and appearance unless it creates a health and safety risk to you or other people.
All pupils that attend St Mary Magdalene Academy for any of their lessons are expected to wear the SMMA uniform and we would require that parents/carers support the uniform expectations. SMMA school uniform can be purchased from:
Rough Cut Casuals at 16 Chapel Market, Islington, London N1 9EZ (phone: 020 7837 7924). Opening times are: Mon-Sat: 10am-6pm and Sun: 10am-3pm.
Uniforms can also be purchased online from Rough Cut Casuals. Please see the Secondary School Dress and Uniform Policy for full details.
The Courtyard does not have a PE uniform, but we expect our students to dress modestly (e.g. no extremely short shorts or low cut tops) and appropriately for a school environment.
When the students do PE they need to change from their school uniform into their exercise clothes. Most students bring a t-shirt, shorts, joggings bottoms and trainers.
It is expected that all students will take responsibility for their personal hygiene and arrive dressed clean, tidy and in a respectable manner. We ask parents to support the role in creating a sense of belonging to the school.