• False/gel/acrylic/shellac nails, nail extensions and nail varnish are not allowed.
  • Make up and fake tan must be discreet.
  • Extreme hairstyles/non-natural colours are not permitted (The Academy reserves the right to define ‘extreme’).
  • Only one small pair of stud earrings are allowed in the lobes.
  • Nose studs, body piercing, tongue studs and rings etc are not allowed.
  • False eyelashes and eyelash extensions are not permitted.
  • Excessively short hair and shaved patterns are not permitted.
  • Only religious headwear is allowed (such as, hijabs and kippahs) and theses must be plain black with no visible other colour, adornments, or logos. They must be worn in such a way that they do not impede vision nor endanger the student’s safety.


Where a breach of this policy can be rectified immediately (for example, by placing the prohibited item in the student’s bag or by confiscation by the Academy), the student will remain in lessons as usual. Where the breach cannot be rectified immediately, internal isolation may be imposed for the remainder of that school day or break and lunchtime, or until the student has a break in which they can safely return home to rectify the breach. The Academy will advise the action that should be taken.

In the case of a hairstyle that the Academy deems to be extreme, the student may be internally isolated or excluded in accordance with the Academy’s Behaviour Policy. The student will be expected to adopt a compliant hairstyle before returning to Academy.