The Alford Academy school uniform is:

S1-S6 Pupils:
• School tie
• Plain white shirt (long or short sleeves)
• Plain black tailored trousers for boys/girls (no leggings)
• Standard black knee-length skirt as an option for girls
• Black shoes or black trainer-type shoes

S1-S3 Pupils:

• Black fine knit V neck jumper* with embroidered school badge or black fine knit girls’ cardigan with embroidered school badge.

S4-S6 Pupils:

• Black blazer* with embroidered school badge

• (Optional for S4-S6 in addition to blazer) Black fine knit V neck jumper* with embroidered school badge or black fine knit girls’ cardigan with embroidered school badge .

School Ties
Ties can be ordered direct from the School Office. If you would like to purchase a tie please complete the order form and return it to the Academy pupil drop box or school office together with £5 payment by 6 June (for collection week commencing 10 June). Order forms are available from the school office or can be downloaded from the Alford Academy School Blog Please note ad hoc orders for school ties that are lost or need replaced can be made any time during the school session.

School Jumpers/Cardigans and Blazers
These can be ordered direct from our supplier Academy Uniforms Ltd. Staff from Academy Uniforms will be in school on the dates detailed below to provide a fitting service for pupils and advise pupils and parents on appropriate sizes of blazer and jumper. A professional fitting is particularly important for the first blazer purchased – therefore a fitting date has been arranged for S3 pupils – pupils will be given information on their blazer size and how to order to take home. Please note the cut-off date for online orders for free delivery to Alford Academy on 15 June is 7 May 2019.

Fitting Dates:

Thursday 18 April Period 4 (11:30-12:20) Alford Academy, D0-68/69
(Fitting only – S3 pupils and any S4/5 pupils requiring fitting for a new blazer)

Saturday 15 June 1.00 – 3.00 pm Alford Academy, Dining Area
(Distribution of blazers to new S4/5/6 pupils ordered prior to 7 May, fittings and/or sales for knitwear for new S1 pupils, fitting and/or sales for all pupils for replacement items)

Options for ordering / payment:
• Pupils/parents can be issued with their sizes on a fitting date and blazers/jumpers can then be ordered and paid for online from the Academy Uniforms’ website ( Please note online orders must be placed prior to Monday 8 July for free delivery to school for collection on the Distribution Date – see below.

• Parents can purchase uniform on the fitting date Saturday 15 June. They can opt to pay for their blazer/jumper in full and take it home on the same day or place the order on the fitting date (a minimum deposit of £10 is required) and pay the balance on collection at the Distribution Date. Payment is direct to the supplier – due to connectivity issues with portable switch machines, the supplier recommends parents that wish to pay for and take away uniform on the day bring cash (cheques not accepted).

• Individual items can be ordered online at any time and sent to home address if preferred (a delivery charge is payable).

Distribution Day: Staff from Academy Uniforms will be at Alford Academy (Dining Area) on Thursday 15 August from 11 am to 12 noon to distribute pre-ordered blazers and jumpers to pupils/parents and collect in balance of payment where applicable. Staff can also answer any queries and deal with any exchanges on that day.

Girl’s/Boy’s Blazer (with embroidered badge) £31.50
Girl’s/Boy’s fine knit V neck Jumper (with embroidered badge) £16.50
Girl’s cardigan (with embroidered badge) £17.50

Girl’s Blazer Chest 22”-48”
Boy’s Blazer Chest 22”-52″
(larger sizes available to order if required)
Jumpers/cardigans (all) Age 9/10 (30), age 11/12 (32), age 13 (34), Small (36), Medium (38), Large (40/42), XL (46)

Additional Information
Please note that blazers and jumpers are purchased direct from the supplier Academy Uniforms Ltd – Website,
Phone 01355 244879, Email
School ties can be purchased via the Alford Academy School Office.

Financial Assistance
Further information on how to apply for a school clothing grant can be found on Aberdeenshire Council’s website


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