All students in Year 7 to 11 are required to wear the approved school uniform. We expect high standards of work and behaviour from our students, and believe that these are helped by high standards of dress and appearance. All items of school uniform are worn conventionally and we expect all Parents/Carers to support our simple and practical requirements.

The Bishop Young Church of England Academy Uniform

  • A black blazer or a black V-neck jumper with the Academy crest
  • A plain white school style shirt with the top button fastened and of sufficient length to be tucked into trousers or a skirt.
  • The school tie is to be worn clipped at the neck
  • Plain black school trousers or a knee length black skirt. Skirts made from jersey fabric are not allowed.
  • Plain grey or black socks or plain black tights. Socks are not to be worn over tights.
  • Plain black shoes. No trainers style and/or shoes that have flashes, logos, patterns or coloured soles.

PE Kit

Indoor Kit: (Boys & Girls)

  • Navy Polo Shirt (with logo)
  • Navy Shorts
  • Navy tracksuit bottoms
  • White Socks

Outdoor Kit: (Boys)

  • Navy Rugby shirt
  • Navy Shorts
  • Navy football/hockey socks
  • Football Boots
  • Shin Pads

Outdoor Kit: (Girls)

  • Navy Polo Shirt (with logo)
  • Navy Shorts
  • Navy tracksuit bottoms
  • Navy football/hockey socks

Optional Items: (Boys)

  • Navy Sweatshirt
  • Navy tracksuit bottoms

Optional Items: (Girls)

  • Navy Sweatshirt
  • Football boots
  • Shin Pads (although advisable)

Please note the following:

  • Blazers or jumpers are to be worn at all times, unless otherwise directed by staff in classrooms. If students are wearing a blazer, they must always leave their lesson with this on.
  • The only jewellery / adornments a student may wear are a wristwatch and a simple cross and chain. Earrings, nose rings and other piercings may not be worn or covered.
  • Students in all years can wear discrete make-up.
  • Extremes of hairstyle including patterns, designs, lines and unnatural hair colours are not permitted. These include brightly coloured weaves. Heads must not be shaved completely. Extensions are allowed but they must be of a natural hair colour. Students are allowed to change their hair colour, but it must be changed to another natural hair colour.
  • Students are not allowed to have beads in their hair.
  • Where a headscarf is worn it must be plain navy blue, black, grey or white.
  • Nail varnish is allowed. Any acrylics or artificial nails must be of a suitable length to allow a student to work productively and safely. If this is not the case then a student will be expected to remove them.
  • Students can use any suitable bag / rucksack which is large enough to hold school equipment and folders.
  • Belts if worn, must be plain black
  • Fashion badges are not to be worn in school

Outdoor clothing

  • Students must wear a plain, practical coat which offers them good protection in bad weather. The term coat does not refer to sweatshirts, cardigans, hooded tops, or sports tops. These are not allowed and will be confiscated. Denim and leather items are not allowed. Coats must be taken off as soon as     students enter the building. Hats, caps, hoods, and bandanas must not be worn on the school site. These will also be confiscated.
  • Jeans, cords, tracksuits, leggings, jeggings, combat trousers, hipsters and other fashion style trousers are not permitted.

All items that are not in line with the school policy will be confiscated.

Mobile Phones

Mobile phones must not be used on the school premises. If a student is caught using a mobile phone, then it will be confiscated and returned to them at the end of the week. Parents / carers will be required to collect the phone if this happens again.