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Barnes Wallis Academy

At Barnes Wallis Academy we aim to provide each and every one of our students with the guidance and support they need to excel.

Uniform

At Barnes Wallis Academy we enforce our uniform policy. We believe that wearing uniform gives our students a sense of belonging and identity and helps create pride in the Academy.

Our students are our ambassadors in the community. Therefore, we expect students to wear full uniform, with ties on and with shirts tucked in, when travelling to and from the Academy, This includes all Academy functions, while on extra-curricular visits and appropriate Academy kit when taking part in sports events.

All students are expected to wear the designated Barnes Wallis school uniform and we expect our students to be neat, clean and smartly dressed.

All clothing should be clearly marked with the owner’s name

Boys' School Uniform

  • Black blazer with blue trim and Academy crest
  • Black V neck sweater with Academy crest (optional)
  • Traditional leg black school trousers (no jeans or jeans branded by supermarkets as “school
  • trousers”. No tight fitting trousers of any description)
  • Traditional white buttoned school shirt with collar and a top button (long or short sleeved). The
  • shirt needs to be long enough to remain tucked into trousers
  • House tie
  • Black socks only. No white or patterned socks.
  • Black leather or leather-style shoes that can be polished, with a flat sole. No boots or trainers,
  • or trainer-style shoes, are allowed
  • Rucksack with academy crest supplied by the Academy

Girls' School Uniform

  • Black blazer with blue trim and Academy crest
  • Black V neck sweater with Academy crest (optional)
  • Traditional leg black school trousers (no jeans or jeans branded by supermarkets as “school
  • trousers”. No tight fitting trousers of any description)
  • Traditional black pleated skirt (official BWA style only - available from Uniform Direct) Skirts
  • should be no shorter than 5cm above the knee, tight/skinny fit or stretch material skirts not
  • permitted)
  • Traditional white buttoned school shirt with collar (long or short sleeved) the shirt needs to be
  • long enough to remain tucked into trousers or skirt.
  • House tie
  • Plain black tights or black socks. No white or patterned socks and not over the knee
  • Black leather or leather-style shoes that can be polished, with a flat sole. No boots, sandals,
  • high heels or trainers, or trainer-style shoes, are allowed
  • Rucksack with Academy crest supplied by the Academy

School Shirts should be tucked in at all times for all students.

PE Kit

Boys PE Kit

  • White/blue polo shirt with crest
  • Long sleeved blue rugby top with crest
  • Black shorts
  • Blue socks
  • Traditional sports trainers with non-marking soles (no fashion trainers i.e. 'converse')
  • Gum shield, shin pads and studded boots as a recommendation

Girls PE Kit

  • Girls' PE Kit
  • White/blue polo shirt with crest
  • Long sleeved black sweatshirt with crest
  • Black shorts
  • Blue socks
  • Traditional sports trainers with non-marking soles (no fashion trainers i.e. converse)
  • Gum shield, shin pads and studded boots as a recommendation

Hair

Hair should be a suitable, neat style. They should not be excessive and should have a natural colour/tone. No patterns should be cut into hair. Extremes of hairstyles or hair colour, as decided by he Academy, are not acceptable in any circumstance.

Jewellery

  • One small, flat ring is permitted to be worn only
  • One pair of earrings are permitted in the lower ear lobe, small plain studs only
  • No other piercings of any kind are permitted including eyebrow, nose, tongue, cartilage, lipstuds or rings
  • No other jewellery of any kind may be worn at the Academy
  • Retainers and ear stretchers are not permitted
  • No nail varnish or false/ acrylic nails are permitted at the Academy
  • Minimal make-up permitted, provided it is subtle and discreet. You will be asked to remove, if it is felt it is not discreet. This is at staff discretion.

Coats

A warm suitable coat for the journey to and from the Academy. Denim coats, hoodies (with or without a zip), body-warmer-style coats, tracksuit tops, cardigans and caps are not allowed.

Incorrect uniform

Students that come into the Academy not wearing the correct uniform may be isolated until it can be corrected. Parents will be contacted. Thereafter, students may be sent home to correct the uniform and return to the Academy with it corrected. Only medical notes will be accepted for agreed exceptions to our uniform expectations. There will be consequences for repeated failure to comply with the uniform policy.

Electronics and Mobile Phones

Electrical items, such as mobile phones, speakers and iPad should not be seen or used on the Academy site. We have a very clear “see it, lose it” policy. If seen, these will be confiscated by staff and will be returned to pupils at the end of the day. Parents may also be asked to collect them if it happens more than once. There will be consequences for repeated misuse of our mobile phone policy. If you need to contact your child urgently, please contact the Academy and Student Services will support with this.