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School Uniform

Students  wear school uniform as a sign of identification with, and pride in, Elgin Academy and its activities.  While wearing the uniform, students carry Elgin Academy’s reputation wherever they go.

All students should wear uniform as follows:

Black trousers or skirt of any suitable style (optional school tartan skirt)

White shirt or blouse of choice

School tie (red for S1-S3; striped for S4-S6)

Black EA zip top or plain black jersey or cardigan of choice

Black EA waterproof jacket or suitable outer jacket of choice

Black footwear

A School Blazer was introduced in 2012-2013 for S6 students. Following consultation in 2013, the balzer is available as an optional item for all students in the Senior Phase (S4 – S6)

Jeans (including black jeans), coloured tops or trainers are not acceptable dress.


Physical Education Kit

Students should have the following kit for PE:

Indoors Outdoors
A change of trainers and socks

Black or white T-shirt

Black or white shorts or tracksuit


Football/rugby/hockey boots   for team games

Black or white T-shirt & black sweatshirt

Black or white shorts or tracksuit

Rain jacket

This ‘PE Kit’ must be a complete change of clothes and should be carried to school in a bag.

Orders for school dress can be phoned into school or an order form collected from reception.  Cheques should be made payable to the Elgin Academy School Fund.

 Financial help for school wear may be available to children who are under 16 whose parent/carer is in receipt of the following benefits:

  • Income Support (or to children who receive it themselves)
  • Income Based Jobseeker’s Allowance
  • Any income related element of Employment and Support Allowance
  • Child Tax Credit, but not Working Tax Credit, and who have an annual income (as assessed by the Inland Revenue) of below £15,860
  • Child Tax Credit and Working Tax Credit with an income below the threshold for receipt of maximum Working Tax Credit, currently set by the UK Government at £6,420
  • Guaranteed Pension Credit


Students between 16 and 18 years old and who receive any of these benefits in their own right, can apply for a clothing grant themselves.  Students may also be eligible if you are an asylum seeker receiving support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999.  Application forms are available from the school office.   Queries concerning clothing grant payments is The Moray Council Payments Helpdesk in Elgin (01343 563144).

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