School Uniform

School Uniform


The school’s uniform is shared with both students and parents prior to the beginning of each year and has not changed. However, there has recently been a sharp increase in clothing that does not meet this uniform policy. At no time has the school been completely inflexible, understanding that at times there are individual circumstances that need to be met. Also, we have not had a zero tolerance policy where students are either sent home or removed from lessons. We do this because we understand the importance of students being in lessons learning. In the past, where students have fallen below expectations, warnings and detentions have been issued with the expectation that students will put right the wrong. Despite this, there has been a growing number of students being out of uniform. This is unacceptable, especially as it has been made very clear from the very first day what the school’s uniform is. Main concerns include

  • False Nails (a health and safety issue)
  • Earphones (being visible and tucked out of clothing is not acceptable)
  • Tight Pencil Skirts
  • Black Trousers
  • Hoodies
  • Students not wearing Blazers/Laureates Jumpers
  • Excessive Make-Up

Whilst I appreciate that some of these items are not ‘listed’ on the Uniform Guidance, the above is not in keeping with our Uniform, please see the extract from our current policy, which I believe, tackles the battles we are now having.

The following items are not acceptable:

  • Fashion belts e.g. large belts worn around the waist
  • Earrings – hoops and multiple studs (only one pair of studs allowed)
  • Ear stretchers, facial or tongue piercing
  • Tattoos (illegal unless over 18)
  • Extreme hairstyles or unnatural colours; Heavy make-up
  • Hats/caps/beanies

Staff will make the final judgement regarding suitability of uniform in any other cases. Final decisions rest with the year heads and senior members of staff.

If there is anything you are unsure of, then please consult the uniform on the website or contact your daughter/son’s Year Head. Failure to comply with the Uniform Policy will put your child at risk from isolation. It is simply not fair on the 99% of students and parents who do the right thing.

Laureates, Year 7 & 8

We would like to draw your attention back to our Uniform Policy.
It clearly states the following requirements:

  • Trousers – must be mid grey in colour (definitely not charcoal grey or black) and formal style
  • Skirts – must be mid grey in colour (definitely not charcoal grey or black) and pleated, formal style
  • Shirts – must be formal shirts with a collar and top buttons must be done up at all times
  • Ties – must be worn at all times
  • Shoes – must be completely black, polishable or patent leather type material, definitely no trainers or canvas shoes
  • Socks / tights – must be black, grey or white. Knee socks are permitted with skirts but should definitely not come higher than just below the knee
  • Laureates Logo purple jumper
  • Laureates Logo PE kit

There are a number of students who are currently wearing inappropriate items, including black trousers, polo shirts and trainer / converse style shoes.

Other unacceptable uniform items are; skinny fit jean style trousers (for boys or girls), skater skirts, patterned tights, large hair decorations (flowers or headbands), wristbands, large, coloured earrings (a pair of small silver or gold studs are permitted for both boys and girls).

Items of clothing that are designed to conceal identity are not permitted in school at any time. (An example of this type of clothing includes Jackets with hoods that include goggles)

Shirts, skirts and trousers can be purchased from local retail outlets (Asda, Tesco, M&S for example).

Logo items need to be purchased from LISS Sport – our official supplier. You can order items either over the phone or on the internet and items will be delivered to school as soon as they are available.

Key stage 3 school uniforms can be ordered directly from our supplier “Liss Sport” by visiting www.lisssport.co.uk, email: info@lisssport.co.uk or 01455 828086

Key Stage 3 PE Kit Policy
If a student is well enough to be in school then they are well enough to be in Physical Education. We do acknowledge, however, that there are times when students are unable to participate in lessons as a performer – in this instance, an alternative activity can be found for them, such as, timekeeper, match analyst, referee. For this reason students always are required to bring their PE kit to every lesson.

The kit expectations are outlined below and must be purchased from our designated supplier.

Key Stage 3 PE Kit to be purchased from Liss Sport:

  • Black, Bosworth Academy logo polo shirt
  • Black Bosworth Academy logo leggings/ joggers
  • Purple shorts
  • Purple football socks
  • Suitable footwear for the activity and venue (students must change from school shoes).

Bosworth Academy logo rain jackets are also available to purchase from Liss Sport. Under no circumstances can students wear their school coat for a Physical Education lesson.

Should students forget their PE kit then specific, Bosworth Academy spare kit will be provided for them to wear and the Academy’s behaviour policy will be followed for being unprepared for learning.

The following expectations are applicable to all students in practical Physical Education lessons:

  • All jewellery must be removed
  • No chewing gum
  • Long hair must be tied back
  • Mobile phones must not be used in lessons

Key Stage 4, Year 9, 10 & 11 Uniform

Any successful learning community looks to ensure that they offer students the best possible start to their adult life. We are a popular school with an excellent track record of student achievement and progress. Bosworth Academy is currently on a journey that has and will continue to see considerable change as we strive to become one of the best 11-19 schools in Leicestershire. A part of moving Bosworth Academy forward is having an ethos of high expectations and standards in all aspects of school life. “School uniform supports effective teaching and learning and engenders a positive, calm and respectful teaching and learning environment.” (Department for Education).

The Charcoal Grey Blazer, Grey Sweater and Tie are all purchasable using our online Price & Buckland store.

Key Stage 4 PE Kit Policy
If a student is well enough to be in school then they are well enough to be in Physical Education. We do acknowledge, however, that there are times when students are unable to participate in lessons as a performer – in this instance, an alternative activity can be found for them, such as, timekeeper, match analyst, referee. For this reason students always are required to bring their PE kit to every lesson.

The kit expectations are outlined below and must be purchased from our designated supplier.

Key Stage 4 PE kit to purchased from Liss Sport:

  • Black Bosworth Academy PE polo shirt
  • Black Bosworth Academy sweatshirt/hoodie
  • Black joggers/leggings/shorts (Purple KS3 are still appropriate to wear)
  • Change of socks/footwear suitable for the activity and venue (students must change from school shoes).

Bosworth Academy logo rain jackets are also available to purchase from Liss Sport. Under no circumstances can students wear their school coat for a Physical Education lesson.

Should students forget their PE kit then specific, Bosworth Academy spare kit will be provided for them to wear and the Academy’s behaviour policy will be followed for being unprepared for learning.

The following expectations are applicable to all students in practical Physical Education lessons:

  • All jewellery must be removed
  • No chewing gum
  • Long hair must be tied back
  • Mobile phones must not be used in lessons

Use the links below to download the letter to parents regarding the new uniform and our uniform guidance.
KS4 Uniform Letter To Parents 2017 [pdf]
Uniform Update Letter to Parents September 2016 [pdf]
KS4 Uniform Guidance [pdf]

Items of clothing that are designed to conceal identity are not permitted in school at any time. (An example of this type of clothing includes Jackets with hoods that include goggles)


Sixth Form Dress Code Guidance

The guidance is not unduly restrictive but it is important that students appreciate that the Sixth Form at Bosworth Academy is a serious work environment and that they are in a school with much younger pupils present.

    • Students should be clean and well presented
    • Shorts may be worn but must be mid-thigh length or longer
    • Cleavage should not be visible
    • Baggy jogging bottoms are not permitted
    • No extreme hairstyles or colours
    • Underwear should not be visible
    • No offensive slogans
    • Sandals may be worn (not flip flops) – restrictions apply in some curriculum areas
    • Clear studs/retainers must be worn in facial piercings
    • Top which are low cut and/or revealing, including midriffs should not be worn
    • Items of clothing that are designed to conceal identity are not permitted in school at any time. (An example of this type of clothing includes Jackets with hoods that include goggles)
    • Girls skirts should be mid thigh length or longer
    • Hats, caps and hoods should not be worn inside the building

Sanctions

First Occasion The student will be required to change or wear an item of school uniform. Parents will be informed if they need to return home. We will contact parents to explain that they were unsuitably dressed for school and enclose a copy of our dress code.
Second Occasion As above but the email/letter will inform parents that repetition may lead to fixed term exclusion.
Third Occasion As above and the student will receive a fixed term exclusion.