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School Uniform

Our uniform policy allows every member of our school to feel equal, irrespective of their background. By wearing the school uniform, they can feel smart and professional in their learning, preparing them for the world of work. Wearing their school uniform with pride also allows them to represent Dudley Academies Trust positively in the local community and beyond. 

We ask that parents and carers support their child to meet the uniform expectations by ensuring they have the correct uniform, by understanding what is needed and encouraging their child to take proper care of their uniform and wear it correctly. Please be aware that buying clothes from the school section of a shop does not mean they will necessarily comply with our uniform policy. If in doubt please contact the academy for guidance.

On this page, we highlight the key information parents/carers and learners need to know about our expectations for both school uniform and PE kit (further down this page).

For more detailed and comprehensive information on all aspects of our expectations, including any religious or medical exceptions, please refer to the Parent/Carer Guide.

Tie

  • Learners must wear their tie at all times
  • The tie must be kept in good condition with no pulls or graffiti and with no accessories attached (such as hair grips).

Blazer

  • Learners must wear their school blazer at all times when in the school building with the exception of break/lunch when they are permitted to remove the blazer should they wish
  • Learners are not permitted to wear a jumper or a cardigan under their blazer
  • Learners must not wear their blazer with rolled or pushed up sleeves.

Skirts & Trousers

  • Learners must only wear black trousers or skirts
  • Trousers should be tailored, not stretch, and full length
  • If a learner wears a skirt it must reach at least the top of the knee at all times including when walking (it is unacceptable for the skirt only to be the correct length if the learner pulls it down)
  • A variety of skirt styles are permitted within school including box pleats, A-line, pencil
  • Leggings, denim and jeans are not permitted
  • Learners may wear a plain black Shalwar Kameze

Belts

  • Belts must be black with plain buckles
  • Decorative buckles of any description will not be permitted.

Hair

  • Hair accessories such as bows, flowers and wide bands are not permitted; however, thin Alice bands may be worn
  • Only natural coloured hair dyes are permitted
  • Hair should be no shorter than a grade 1 and no design lines/patterns are allowed
  • Plain black headscarf (if worn).

Bags

  • All learners require a school bag large enough to accommodate several A4 exercise books, a school planner and equipment for practical subjects.
  • Small pouches and handbags (and any other bags that cannot accommodate these items) will not be permitted.

Shirts

  • Learners must wear a white shirt under their blazer
  • Both long and short sleeved shirts are permitted
  • The shirt must be long enough to be tucked into the trousers or skirt
  • The shirt must be tucked into the trousers or skirt all the way around the waist at all times
  • The shirt must be buttoned up to the collar at all times with the tie clipped on
  • Long sleeved and/or coloured t-shirts must not be worn instead of school shirts.

Shoes (see images below for examples)

  • Learners are required to wear formal, smart, black leather or patent shoes to school
  • Learners are not permitted to wear trainers. This includes black leather trainers including those without markings
  • School shoes should have no visible branding (whether the branding is in a different colour or black) including Nike ticks or sporting logos
  • If the learner chooses to wear black ballet pumps, these should be plain black without any accessories, such as studs
  • Boots are not acceptable (a boot is defined as anything that touches or comes above the ankle bone).

Jewellery

The only jewellery that is permitted at Beacon Hill Academy is a single metal stud in each year and a watch.

Any learners who are wearing other items of jewellery will have it confiscated where it will be stored securely until the end of the day where it can be collected from the school safe.

Make-up

  • No make–up is allowed unless to conceal a skin complaint/condition. In this instance, learners are permitted to wear subtle skin make-up: foundation, tinted moisturiser, concealer
  • Skin make-up will not be considered as subtle if it leaves a mark on the collar of the shirt.

Nails

  • Learners are not permitted to wear nail varnish
  • Acrylic or false nails must be removed for school.

Examples of Acceptable and Unacceptable Shoes


PE Kit

As with school uniform, our learners are expected to take pride in their PE kit and be prepared for learning. In the table below, you can see which items of PE kit are compulsory and which are optional. Items which are stocked by our PE kit provider, Surridge Sports, are hyperlinked and can be clicked/tapped.

Girls

Boys

Blade Polo (Compulsory, Surridge Sports)

Blade Polo (Compulsory, Surridge Sports)

Blade Shorts (Compulsory, Surridge Sports)

Blade Shorts (Compulsory, Surridge Sports)

Match Socks (Compulsory, Surridge Sports or any supplier)

Match Socks (Compulsory, Surridge Sports or any supplier)

Shin Pads (Compulsory, any supplier)

Shin Pads (Compulsory, any supplier)

Football Boots (Compulsory, any supplier)

Football Boots (Compulsory, any supplier)

Trainers (Compulsory, any supplier)

Trainers (Compulsory, any supplier)

Dual Ladies Active Short (Optional, Surridge Sports)

Mouthguard for Rugby (Compulsory, any supplier)

Blade Performance Top (Optional, Surridge Sports)

Blade Performance Top (Optional, Surridge Sports)

Ripstop Track Pants (Optional, Surridge Sports)

Ripstop Track Pants (Optional, Surridge Sports)

Tek Slim Pants (Optional, Surridge Sports)

Tek Slim Pants (Optional, Surridge Sports)

Training Jacket (Optional, Surridge Sports)

Training Jacket (Optional, Surridge Sports)

Ankle Trainer Sock (Optional, Surridge Sports or any supplier)

Ankle Trainer Sock (Optional, Surridge Sports or any supplier)

Quarter Gripper Sock (Optional, Surridge Sports or any supplier)

Quarter Gripper Sock (Optional, Surridge Sports or any supplier)

Additional guidance

Compulsory and optional items in the above table can be purchased from Surridge Sports unless otherwise stated. For optional items, other suppliers are acceptable where identified in the table above. Please note that socks or any other optional items must be plain black. The PE department has high standards and one way of maintaining these standards is for all the learners to be smartly dressed in the correct PE kit.

Football boots have become a necessity rather than an optional item in order to reduce the risk of injury caused by slips and loss of grip. There is no need to buy expensive pairs if they will not be used outside of PE lessons. We would also recommend that boots with rubber blades or moulded studs are purchased. As learners will experience indoor and outdoor sports on a rotational basis, it may be best to wait until September before considering purchasing the boots.

We do often find a lot of unclaimed lost property is PE kit; it is, therefore, essential that you NAME ALL items of PE kit, including trainers with both first name and surname.

Thank you for your continued support.