Students reading books in the library


Black Jacket
(Cut differently for boys and girls) with embroidered Academy logo – available from the Uniform Shop.

Black trousers
(In matching material to the jacket, standard length and style) – girls have the option of wearing a matching black skirt (standard length and style) – both from the Uniform Shop. Trousers and skirts should be pressed and well maintained. Belts should be black and of standard width and size with standard buckles.

White shirt with collar

Academy grey jumper with purple trim
Available from the Uniform Shop.

Purple clip-on tie with silver stripes
Available from the Uniform Shop.

Dark coloured socks without contrasting trim
(Or dark coloured tights for girls).

Black, sensible and safe shoes
Trainers (e.g. with logo or stripes) or boots are unacceptable. Sensible and safe shoes means easy to move around and without risk of breaking an ankle.

In addition to the above, appearance must always be neat and tidy and appropriate for school.

Extreme hairstyles such as shaven heads, tramlines, shaven patterns or hair colours outside those regarded as natural are not acceptable.

Make up should not be worn by Year 7, 8 and 9 students, and for Year 10/11 students make up should be discreet (the definition of discreet is based on academy staff’s professional judgement in each case).

Jewellery should be discouraged as the school cannot accept responsibility for damage, theft or loss.

However, the following items are acceptable:
• Watch
• One fine gold or silver coloured chain around the neck
• One pair of plain stud or small sleeper earrings, one unobtrusive ring.

These items are unacceptable:
• Facial and body piercings, visible undershirts.

Parents are reminded that these rules are subject to change in certain subjects i.e. rings are dangerous if worn in workshops, an apron is necessary for Food Technology, Pottery and Workshop activities and jewellery must not be worn during PE or Games. If you are in doubt, please speak to the academy rather than make a mistake. If you have any difficulties, are unable to access the website or require any advice, please contact your child’s tutor.

The Head Teacher’s decision is final in all matters of uniform.

Financial Support

Financial support is available from the Bishop Fox’s Educational Foundation. Please click the link for more information: Uniform Grants (bfef.org.uk)