The academy has a dress code that all students and families are expected to adhere to. There is an emphasis on being presentable. Students should recognise that conflict over the dress code is inappropriate. Our dress code is practical and allows a choice within very clear boundaries. The dress code applies both within school and on the journey to and from school.
- Students must wear an academy jumper with an academy polo shirt.
- Students must wear full-length black trousers / salwar and plain black kameez or abaya / jubbah / blouse with the academy polo shirt and jumper over the top*.
- The top button of the polo shirt must always be done up.
- All trousers should be black and tailored; jeans / tracksuits / leggings / very flared trousers / very tight trousers / knee length trousers are not considered appropriate wear. Jeans are defined as trousers with patch pockets and rivets. Trousers should not trail on the floor*.
- Socks must be worn irrespective of the type of shoe selected; they must be plain black.
- Hijabs, scarves, headwraps, turbans, crowns and top knots, worn must be plain (with no additional design / embellishment) and well secured*.
- Shoes must be sensible and entirely plain black, (not dark brown), laces must be fastened and be plain black. All shoes should be flat. Trainers are not acceptable. Boots, heeled or flat, are also unacceptable. If a student is wearing the wrong footwear, their family will be contacted to bring the correct footwear into school and the student will be asked to change into academy footwear*.
- Velcro fastening is not appropriate for secondary school. The soles and the upper part of the shoe must be black. There must be no additional design / embellishment in any colour / metal.
- Religious jewellery and plain watches may be worn, as well as one plain gold or silver nose stud. No other jewellery or smart watches/fitness trackers are allowed.
- Make up, if worn by older students (Year 10 onwards), should be entirely discreet. No nail varnish, gel or acrylic nails at any time.
- Mehndi/henna may be worn.
- Hair must be appropriate to a place of work and we champion the right of staff and students to embrace all Afro-hairstyles. We embrace the Halo Code: the Halo Code for Schools can be found on halocollective.co.uk.
- Shaved lines in hair are not allowed.
- Students are allowed plain block colour hair accessories. A student may be asked to tie hair back for health and safety reasons.
- Eyebrows should be natural with no modifications or shavings (such as ‘slits’).
- Belts, if worn, should be plain black and not worn as a ‘fashion statement’ over jumpers and polo shirts. ‘Fashion’ belt buckles are unacceptable.
- Hats and caps need to be removed before entering the building.
- In colder weather, students are permitted to wear their PE hoodie either as the outermost layer or under their academy jackets. When it is extremely cold or wet, we understand that a sensible winter coat may be appropriate as the outermost layer. At such times, it is not necessary to place the academy jacket over the top. This will only apply if the winter coat is more suitable than the academy jacket; it should be dark in colour and only when permission has been granted by the academy. Gilets and sleeveless jackets are not allowed.
- Students are always allowed to wear their PE hoodie or the academy jacket as their outermost layer.
- In extremely cold or wet weather, a winter coat that is more suitable than the academy jacket is acceptable when permission has been granted by the academy*.
- All students are allowed to wear their PE hoodies underneath the academy jacket to provide an extra layer of warmth.
- For students wearing a suit in Year 10 and 11, they may wear a smart dark coat*.
- Leather, bomber and denim jackets are not considered a smart coat and are therefore not permitted.
- Alternative hoodies or sports tops are never permitted.
- Sleeveless jackets are never permitted.
From Year 10, students are welcome to begin to transition into our upper school uniform, all students must be wearing upper school uniform by the start of Year 11.
Upper School (Y10-11) Uniform
Suit jacket and trousers / skirt.Single colour (matte finish) – dark grey, navy, black or tweed (no contrasting panels / patterns). Classic in cut.
All garments must be appropriate to a place of work.
Cuffs and collar must match the colour of the shirt.
All tops/dresses/jumpsuits must fasten to the neck.
Jumpers must be smart and worn with a shirt or blouse underneath and suit jacket on top.
Dresses, skirts or abayas / jubbah must be loose fitting and to the knee or below. Dresses should not be a jersey fabric and should be smart and appropriate to the workplace.Jumpsuits must be loose fitting and fasten to the neck.
|Three options for each house. Available only through the academy. Only school ties are permitted.
- Students must wear their PE kit on the days they have PE or co-curricular games. Every other day, students should wear their usual school uniform.
- Students must wear the academy PE t-shirt, hoodie (with or without a zip) and either academy tracksuit bottoms or academy shorts. Skins may be worn underneath.
- Suitable trainers should be worn with PE kit*.
- Socks must be worn that are neutral in colour*.
- All students require a pair of football boots*.
If, at any point, you are unsure whether your upper school uniform is appropriate, please ask your Head of Year for advice before wearing it into school.
On days when students are not in uniform, students are expected to dress sensibly and modestly and still observe the jewellery, hats and caps code.
Our uniform suppliers are:
Natasha's Schoolwear, 37 Westgate, Bradford BD1 2QT
Rawcliffes Schoolwear, 42-44 Darley Street Bradford BD1 3HN
Academia Schoolwear, 11a Edward Street, Bradford, BD4 7BH
Items with an asterix (*) can be purchased from most supermarkets or local shops and not the academy uniform supplier.