All students are expected to maintain a high standard of personal appearance. A negative comment will be issued where uniform is not correctly worn. Where a uniform issue cannot be resolved e.g. trainers, Isolation may be issued in line with the academy Positive Discipline policy. The following is school dress:
Students are expected to:
Wear a plain white, classic collared shirt (not a blouse) which must be tucked into your waistband with a top button that must be fastened.
Wear the school tie which must be fastened using a sensible sized knot, not exceeding 4cm at its widest point) and which must sit between the collars of the shirt. The length of the ties must be such that it is able to touch the top of the trousers.
Wear the Bruntcliffe Academy V neck, grey jumper with the academy logo. This must also be worn at all times unless stated otherwise by a member of staff. At no time must the sleeves be rolled up. The jumper should not be tucked into trousers.
Socks should be black.
Religious head coverings may be worn but must be black.
Wear plain black tailored trousers with black socks. Tailored means not tight fitting/skinny fitting or figure hugging and not made from stretchy fabrics. Any other style of trouser is not permitted. They must also not have excessive buttons or zips on the pockets. Below are examples of appropriate tailored trousers.
If a student chooses to wear a belt, it must be black with a non-branded, plain buckle. Above are examples of appropriate belts.
Wear plain black leather or ‘leather-look’ shoes. All shoes must be free of any patterns or branding and must have black laces. All shoes must have a flat sole and sit below the ankle (not ankle boots). Student should not wear backless sandals, boots (above the ankle) trainers or ‘leisure’ shoes. Shoes which could reasonable be considered to be trainers will not be allowed. Below are examples of appropriate shoes.
Other than the school jumper displaying the academy logo, no other jumper should be worn. No hooded tops or sports tops are to be worn on the premises of the academy unless they are being worn for PE.
Outdoor items such as outdoor coats, hats and scarves can be worn to and from the academy, however, these should be removed before entering the school buildings.
Please note: Students are not allowed to wear denim, cords, jeans or trainers.
Unnecessary jewellery should not be worn for safety reasons:
Jewellery: students are allowed to wear a watch (smart watches/ fitbits are not allowed), one discreet ring per hand and one earring per earlobe – small stud only. Earrings may be plain gold, silver, diamante or pearl, but must not be any colour or in any pattern other than a stud. These must be removed for PE. No other facial piercings are allowed. Students are not permitted to wear necklaces and bracelets/bands (other than for faith reasons), however, students are allowed to wear one charity band.
Excessive make-up: is unnecessary and should not be worn. If make-up does not comply with academy policy then the student will be sent to their Pastoral Support Officer/ Student Services and will be required to wash it off – a negative comment will be issued. Appropriate make-up is allowed and is defined as: foundation (appropriate to the student’s skin tone), black or brown mascara which should be worn discretely, a small amount of neutral eye shadow if required. No eyeliner, blusher or bronzer is to be worn.
Fake eyelashes: are not permitted – a negative comment (U) to be issued and students should not wear them in the future.
Nails: false / acrylic nails should not be worn. Coloured nail varnish is not permitted.
Hairstyles: hairstyles should not reflect the extremes of ‘youth culture’ for example; shaved at the sides and longer on the top. Hair must not have patterns or lines cut into the hair. Colourings should be subtle and of natural colours only i.e. no pinks, red, blues or purple, two tone colour patterns or dip dye. Students with inappropriate hairstyles will be sent to the Pastoral Support Officer and placed in Isolation.
Tattoos: Tattoos or body piercings must not be visible.
School bags must be able to hold an A4 book – handbags are not permitted to be used by students.
Sports/Gym bags, handbags and messenger bags are not appropriate and should not be used
Students must come to school with a sturdy bag. The bag must be of a suitable size to hold their planner, equipment and books.
From September 2018, we changed our PE uniform, including the logo and colour. The new PE uniform is be compulsory for all students from September 2019.
The correct PE kit must be brought to every PE lesson. Failure to do so will result in a negative comment. If a student is excused from a PE lesson they are still required to bring their PE kit in order to participate in lessons, for example as an umpire. If students do not have the correct PE kit they will be required to borrow a PE kit in order to take part.
If the injury or illness is severe enough to warrant the student taking no part in the lesson whatsoever, or if the student is physically unable to get changed into their PE kit, a note from the doctor or hospital is required and should be shown to the student’s PE teacher before the start of the lesson.
The following is compulsory dress for all students in PE from September 2019.
- Black socks.
- Black shorts.
- Black polo shirt branded with the Bruntcliffe Academy logo.
- Black hoodie branded with the Bruntcliffe Academy logo.
For all other year groups the new PE uniform will be compulsory from September 2019. This means that students can still wear their existing PE uniform for an additional year, should they wish to do so.
In addition to this (optional):
Girls may wear a grey hooded top with the ‘Bruntcliffe Sport’ logo.
Boys may wear a royal blue rugby shirt with the ‘Bruntcliffe Sport’ logo.
Students must come to school with the following equipment so they are ready to learn.
- Planner – provided by the school
- 2 x Black pens*
- 2 x Pencils
- 1 x Purple pen (pink is not permitted)
- 1 x Green pen (dark green only)
- 1 x black non-permanent whiteboard pen
- 1 x Rubber
- 1 x Ruler
- 1 x Scientific Calculator (Recommended: Casio FX-83GTPLUS / FX-85GTPLUS)
- 1 x English Dictionary
- 1 x Glue Stick