NUAST is open to children of key-worker parents and those classed as vulnerable. From the 15th June Year 10 and 12 students should attend only on the days detailed in the letter sent to parents.

Student Dress and EquipmentDress code for Year 12 and 13 students

School uniform is available from our uniform supplier Justschoolwear. Justschoolwear will arrange to measure students at NUAST and uniform can be collected from their shops.

Parents/Carers will need to provide school trousers/skirt, shoes, shirt/blouse as detailed in the dress code below.

Students in receipt of pupil premium funding will be eligible for free school uniform.

Dress code for Year 7–11 students

The following uniform is deemed appropriate and professional for all Year 7–11 students at NUAST.

MALE STUDENTS

  • A blazer appropriate for the academy environment
  • Black tailored trousers
  • A NUAST tie must be worn appropriately at all times
  • A NUAST PE top must be worn during PE lessons
  • A long-sleeved shirt with stiff collar (only white shirts are permitted)
  • Plain black V-neck knitwear sweater may be worn
  • Smart, polished shoes (no velcro fastening)
  • Hairstyles must be suitable for a business environment
  • A wrist watch (smartwatches are not permitted)
  • One set of discrete studs worn in the ear lobes are permitted
  • Black or grey plain ankle socks
  • Turbans to be of a plain, dark colour

Male students must avoid/not wear:

  • Visible tattoos or any body piercings other than detailed in the guidelines above
  • Words, logos or diagrams on clothing (other than the NUAST logo)
  • Open shoes, training shoes and flip flops
  • Sweatshirts or hooded sweatshirts
  • Denim jeans of any description
  • Wearing outer coats, hats and scarves inside the building
  • Extreme hair styles, including unnatural colours

FEMALE STUDENTS

  • A blazer appropriate for the academy environment
  • Black tailored trousers OR black skirt (if worn, the skirt must be knee-length and students must wear 60+ denier black tights—no bare legs allowed)
  • A NUAST tie must be worn appropriately at all times
  • A NUAST PE top must be worn during PE lessons
  • A long-sleeved shirt should be worn with stiff collar (only plain white shirts are permitted)
  • A black V-neck knitwear sweater may be worn
  • Smart, polished flat shoes with a sturdy sole that can have up to a one inch heel (no velcro fastening)
  • Make-up must be discrete and suitable for a professional environment
  • A wrist watch (smartwatches are not permitted)
  • One set of discrete studs worn in the ear lobes are permitted
  • Only Hijab to be worn (this should be a plain, dark colour)

Female students must avoid/not wear:

  • Visible tattoos or any body piercings other than detailed in the guidelines above
  • Words, logos or diagrams on clothing (other than the NUAST logo)
  • Wearing sweatshirts/hooded sweatshirts/leggings
  • Jeans (of any fit or style)
  • Wearing outer coats, hats and scarves inside the building
  • Low-necked tops, vest tops and crop tops
  • Hair styles with extremes of colour or style
  • Nail varnish, false nails and false eyelashes

PE kit

In addition to a PE top, students are required to have the following items for PE lessons:

Boys

  • Plain black shorts

Girls

  • Plain black shorts or tracksuit bottoms/leggings

All

  • Black football/sports socks
  • Plain black sports jumper (optional)
  • Plain black sports waterproof jacket (optional)
  • Suitable sports trainers
  • Football boots
  • Shin pads
  • Plain black woolly hat/gloves (optional)

Hooded sweatshirts (hoodies) will not be acceptable as part of NUAST’s PE kit.

Supplier

NUAST's uniform is supplied by:

Justschoolwear

T: 0115 9652869

Dress code for Year 12 and 13 students

Unlike most sixth forms, NUAST has a dress code that all our students must to adhere to. Students must dress for a business environment. That essentially means suits; a full suit with jacket, shirt and tie for male students and the equivalent trouser-suit, blouse and skirt/ smart trousers or business dress for female students. Because of this dress code our students look fantastic and always make a big impression on employers who come to visit us.

If you are unsure what will be acceptable, as a general rule think: Would this outfit be suitable for working at a professional company like Experian? If the answer is yes then it is right for NUAST.

MALE STUDENTS

  • A suit appropriate for a professional environment—the choice of suit is up to you
  • A long-sleeved shirt with stiff collar—appropriate for a professional environment
  • An appropriate tie—suitable for a professional environment
  • V-neck knitwear sweater may be worn without logo
  • Smart, polished shoes or boots
  • Hairstyles must be suitable for a business environment
  • A wrist watch
  • One set of discrete studs worn in the ear lobes are permitte
  • Turbans to be of a plain, dark colour

Male students must avoid:

  • Visible tattoos or any body piercings other than detailed in the guidelines above
  • Words, logos or diagrams on clothing
  • Open shoes, training shoes, flip flops or any shoes not suitable for a business environment
  • Wearing sweatshirts or hooded sweatshirts
  • Wearing outer coats, hats and scarves inside the building
  • Hair styles with extremes of colour or style
  • Hats or facial coverings

FEMALE STUDENTS

  • A skirt, dress or trouser suit appropriate for a professional environment (formal style and knee-length or longer)
  • Tops/blouses/shirts suitable for a professional environment
  • V-neck knitwear sweater may be worn without logo
  • Smart, polished supportive shoes or boots shoes with a sturdy sole that can have up to a one inch heel
  • Make-up must be discrete and suitable for a professional environment
  • A wrist watch
  • One set of discrete studs worn in the ear lobes are permitted
  • Only Hijab to be worn (this should be a plain, dark colour)

Female students must avoid:

  • Visible tattoos or any body piercings other than detailed in the guidelines above
  • Words, logos or diagrams on clothing
  • Short skirts or dresses, leggings or other thin material, non-businesswear trousers
  • Wearing sweatshirts or hooded sweatshirts
  • Wearing outer coats, hats and scarves inside the building
  • Low-necked tops, vest tops and crop tops
  • Hair styles with extremes of colour or style
  • Hats or facial coverings

Suitability of clothing will be at the Principal’s discretion. Please ask if you are unsure.

SPECIALIST CLOTHING REQUIRMENTS

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) must be worn when working in laboratories and workshops. NUAST will provide:

  • A workshop apron
  • A laboratory coat
  • Eye protection
  • Ear protection

Laptop and lockers

NUAST has excellent IT facilities. In addition, every student will be able to borrow a laptop on a daily basis to support his or her studies. In addition each student will have their own locker on site.

Equipment

It is an NUAST expectation that every student arrives each day ready to work.

Students should have:

  • Pencil case
  • Black or blue pen
  • Pencil, pencil sharpener and eraser
  • 30mm ruler
  • Maths set
  • Scientific calculator
  • Dictionary

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