We pride ourselves on high standards of dress in school and ask for the co-operation of students and parents in maintaining these. A high standard of dress impacts on the working ethos of the school and how the wider community views our students. It is the expectation of this school that students attend dressed smartly, safely and that appropriately. Students wear the correct items of uniform in the correct manner. The Principal’s decision on the way all items of clothing should be worn is final.
We are always looking at ways to improve how we do things at Weavers Academy. Students wear their uniform with pride and correctly and arrive at school on time and equipped to learn. We are looking to further improve the uniform at Weavers Academy.
Below is the uniform check list. We are raising expectations by ensuring everyone follows the uniform expectations and are currently focusing on the following areas:
- Tightly fitting trousers are not appropriate for school. Please follow the guidance on trousers in list below
- Casual shoes or trainers which have sports logos (e.g. Nike ticks, Adidas stripes, Kappa figures etc.) are not allowed
- Shoes are expensive please check the recommended styles to avoid having to purchase correct footwear
- Unfortunately nail extensions have prevented students from effectively participating in activities and also pose a safety risk – therefore we are adding them to our not to be worn list. Varnish if worn should only be clear
- The rolling up of blazer sleeves is not in line with how the uniform should be worn
- We have increased the expectation for students to be well equipped with two pencils and two pens – pupil office sell these for 5p. We have removed the need for a compass – the maths department will provide this if required in lessons.
Students not in the correct uniform
To ensure the high expectations on uniform are kept by all, students who disregard the standards will be isolated from other students until they comply with the regulations. If students are not in the correct uniform the school will provide the correct items whenever possible.
Parents can apply in writing to the School governing body if they wish their child to wear different items for religious, cultural or health reasons
Uniform can be ordered online at https://www.pbuniform-online.co.uk/weavers.
In cases of financial hardship parents can apply in writing to the Principal/Governors for financial support. Such cases will be treated with due sensitivity and in confidence.
Hair and make-up
All hair must be natural. No shaved patterns. Hairstyles should not be extreme. Parents should consult, in advance, with the Raising standard leader if they are unsure as to the suitability of a change of style. The school decides what is ‘extreme’.
- Long hair to be tied back in PE, DT and science
- Hair products should be avoided due to safety issued around flames in science, DT etc.
- Students will be given 24 hours to change inappropriately coloured hair
- Hair extensions must be the wearer’s hair colour
- Make-up must be subtle. School defines what subtle is and students will be asked to remove excess
- No nail extensions: these prevent students from effectively participating in activities and pose a safety risk
- Only clear varnish—no colours
- Two 5mm studs – one per ear
- No facial piercings, no hoops, no multiple studs, no tongue studs, no spacers
- No necklaces, bracelets or rings
- No wrist bands
- Hair bands must be on hair or in pockets, not around wrists
- Students may wear a watch but no other jewellery is permitted due to health and safety issues and liability in case of loss
If students wish to have any part of their body pierced they must arrange this at the beginning of the summer holidays so that the wound has sufficient time to heal. Plasters may not be worn to cover body jewellery. If students disregard this they will be isolated from other students until they comply with the regulation.
- School colours
- Clip on for safety and uniformity
- Formal, in white cotton and with stiff collar. Must have buttons to neckline
- Must be worn tucked in to trousers or skirt
- Must be worn with the sleeves rolled down
- Dark grey with school stripe
- School blazer with badge
- Only school badges to be worn on blazer*
- To be worn at all times, including as students arrive and leave school. Teachers may give permission to take off, and it may be removed at break and lunchtime
- Must be worn with the sleeves rolled down
* Poppies may be worn up to 11 November or remembrance Sunday. We will consider other charity events when appropriate again for set periods of time.
- Trousers or skirt
- School regulation, black, formal long trousers or a black, knee length skirt.
- No jeans
- No leggings or jeggings
- Not tight fitted, no lycra material
- Skirts must be smart and tailored: not skater style, tight fitting or of jersey/lycra material
- Black or dark grey
- Socks should be above the ankle and knee length with skirts
- Formal in black leather, with a smooth upper, rigid sole and heel
- Not trainers, not pumps, not dancing shoes, not informal shoes
- Shoes with Nike ticks, Kappa, adidas stripes etc. and other sports logos are not permitted
- Outdoor coat (to fit over the blazer)
- Not to be worn instead of blazer or under blazer
- No hoodies
- In extremely hot weather, a cap or sun hat may be worn outside in hot weather. The school decides what is ‘extreme’
- School tops
- Black shorts/ black joggers / sports leggings (can be ordered from Price and Buckland)
- black sports socks
- Trainers (any colour)
- Football boots (as needed)
- Large enough capacity to fit A4 books, lever arch folders, pencil case and other equipment
- A sports bag on PE days may also be required. *May be brought in a second bag if school bag not large enough
- Pencil case containing pencils x2, pens x 2, ruler, colour pencils, eraser, and calculator
- Equipment can be purchased from pupil office.
Boys wearing uniform correctly:
Girls wearing uniform correctly: