School Uniform

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School Uniform Code/Policy

At Birches Head Academy we expect a high standard of personal appearance and a readiness to learn. Students are required to dress  smartly and appropriately, wearing the school uniform, at all times.

We strongly believe that wearing the correct uniform is integral to students being ready to learn, having pride in belonging to the school, having a positive attitude and being prepared for the world of work.

Uniform for girls

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  • Black blazer with grey edging and academy logo
  • Black V-neck jumper with grey trim (compulsory)
  • Plain white shirt with a collar and a top button
  • Academy tie
  • Embroidered grey skirt (authorised supplier) or tailored mid grey school trousers (from any school wear provider)
  • Grey Jilbab, showing the school logo, this should be purchased from an authorised supplier
  • Plain grey head Hijab or Al-amira (these should not have decorations, tassels  or embroidery on)
  • Black school shoes (not trainers, long boots or canvas shoes)

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Uniform for boys

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  • Black blazer with grey edging and academy logo
  • Black V-neck jumper with grey trim (compulsory)
  • Plain white shirt with a collar and a top button
  • Academy tie
  • Mid grey tailored school trousers (from any school wear provider)
  • Black school shoes (not trainers or canvas shoes)

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PE Kit (new kit compulsory from Sept 2018)

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  • Blue polo top (with logo)
  • School blue sweatshirt or hoodie (with school logo)
  • Blue PE shorts with logo (boys) / navy leggings with logo (girls)
  • Blue/navy PE socks (boys only)
  • Change of footwear (suitable trainers)

The school hoodie and blue tracksuit bottoms can be worn to cover arms and legs during PE if religious beliefs decree.

For guidance on all footwear please consult the school shoe catalogue produced in conjunction with Wynsors World of Shoes (http://www.wynsors.com/school_shoes).

The Birches Head Academy authorised uniform suppliers are:

Motif Marketing, 11 Millrise Road, Milton, Stoke on Trent, ST2 7BN – Tel; 01782 534849

Smart Uniform, 9 Barracks Road, Newcastle Under Lyme, ST5 1LG – Tel: 0800 068 1782

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Jewellery and cosmetics

  • A watch (bracelets or rings are not permitted)
  • One pair of studded earrings only
  • Light make-up only (this is at the discretion of the academy)
  • To adhere to health and safety regulations. Facial piercings of any kind including tongue piercings are strictly prohibited
  • Hair tones are to be natural with no extreme colours (this is at the discretion of the academy)

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Personal Equipment

  • Students are expected to be equipped at all times, this includes the following items:

Pen, Pencil, Ruler, Rubber, Planner, reading book and school bag (required to be large enough to carry exercise books and all equipment).