Dress Code

At Charleston Academy we believe it is important for all of our young people to follow our policy on school dress at all times. By wearing dress code pupils show that they identify with the school and that they accept and strive to reach the standards that we expect of everyone. We want pupils at Charleston Academy to be proud of the skills and abilities they are developing and to show it by wearing the school dress code.

All pupils must wear the school tie and a white, black or blue shirt from August 2019.  A smart pair of trousers or dress or skirt that matches the shirt and tie and a V necked black jumper.  


All pupils will be issued with a school tie.  Shirts and other school wear can be purchased at a reasonable cost from a multitude of suppliers.  A V-neck black jumper can be worn alongside the shirt and tie.

CLICK HERE to download a PDF of the Highland Council Application Form for clothing grants and free school meals.


The primary reason is for school security.  It helps us identify who should be in the school building.

The following items are NOT permitted

  • Anything displaying advertising, slogans or logos
  • blue denim or blue jeans of any description
  • football strips / scarves
  • inappropriate leggings
  • hoodies
  • tops that cover the tie


Our PE Department require that all pupils bring separate clothes for PE (shorts and T shirt for example). There is no formal PE kit required. Pupils participating in competitions outwith school may have to wear a specific kit though. Please see our PE Kit Policy for more information

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