Student Uniform Code
In order to provide a clear identity and a business-like approach within the Academy, there will be STRICT dress and appearance regulations for ALL. We believe that high standards of personal appearance equate to high standards in all other matters. Appropriate action will be taken to ensure that, in the interests of all students, these standards are maintained.
Appropriate safety clothing will be provided, when required, for work in laboratories and workshops.
The Academy colours are navy and black. When attending the Academy at any time, students must adhere to the Academy dress-code, unless otherwise specified.
DENIM, irrespective of colour, (including jackets to and from Academy) MUST NOT BE WORN.
TRAINING SHOES, TRACKSUITS, ETC are to be worn for SPORTING ACTIVITIES ONLY.
The expectation is that all students should be smart in their appearance, with ties worn properly, shirts fastened at the neck and tucked into the waistband of skirts/trousers. Skirts must be of knee length not rolled at the waist.
The Principal reserves the right to send students who are inappropriately dressed to isolation, or in extreme cases, request that they be sent home.
We advise that all items of clothing must be clearly marked with the student’s name.
In all matters, appearance must be reasonable. Make-up may be worn discreetly but should not be excessive. The wearing of false nails/acrylics and false eyelashes is prohibited for they are not appropriate in the school working environment and can pose a risk for students undertaking practical work in many subjects.
Hair accessories and headscarves must be navy. No other head coverings are permitted. Hair – if longer than shoulder length – should be tied back when appropriate, and hairstyles should not be extreme (no patterns or unnatural colours).
BFA skirts are being phased out, therefore if your child has a skirt, they can wear it until it no longer fits, however you will not be able to purchase a skirt in the future. If skirts are still being worn, this must be with tights; If skirts are still being worn, they must be of a respectful length and worn with tights; socks (of any length) are not permitted.
The school considers government guidance when deciding on requirements and cost of the uniform.
As part of our transition package, all Year 7 students will be provided with a voucher to purchase a blazer (from our official uniform suppliers) and a year tie.
All students must purchase a tie from our uniform suppliers.
Students are now allowed to wear plain black trainers or plain black shoes; footwear must be entirely black with no other colour at all. This is in response to feedback from students and their parents and carers. The following types of footwear are not allowed:
- Crocs – even if they are plain black
- White or coloured trainers
- Trainers with white soles
- Trainers with coloured logos or laces.
- Boots of any kind (unless surgical/for medical reasons)
If you choose to send your child into school with trainers, please be aware that they will be wearing these in all lessons including practical lessons such as art. School accepts no responsibility for damage to footwear. We recommend that shoes are sensible and reasonably priced. If you still wish to purchase more expensive, branded trainers, please refer to the images provided to ensure you do not pay for trainers that will not be accepted by school.
The Academy may provide appropriate footwear for students to wear if rules are breached.