The school uniform standards are high.
We operate an ‘entrance mat check’ each morning to ensure students uphold our high standards with regard to the dress and appearance code and to check on essential items for a successful day. This includes checking that students have the correct uniform and that it is worn professionally.
As a reminder our uniform code is as follows:
From September 2022:
Students should wear their uniform with pride and always have their shirts tucked in, their top buttons fastened and an appropriately fastened tie.
We expect all students to borrow correct uniform in the morning if they arrive incorrectly dressed. Defiance is never acceptable behaviour.
Jewellery, Piercings and Watches
- Only a standard watch may be worn on wrists – no smartwatch’s, Apple watches’ etc.
- No bracelets, Pandora chains, belchers, chains etc. to be worn in school
- Nose piercings must be replaced by a clear plastic retainer in school
- A small discreet pair of plain ear studs may be worn (one stud per ear only).
No other jewellery is allowed and will be confiscated (this includes rings, lip piercings, nose rings, eyebrow piercings, bars in ears, necklaces etc.).
For health and safety reasons any other type of body piercing is not allowed.
Hairstyles/Cuts – Students are only allowed to have natural hair colours. Extreme haircuts such as under cuts, shaved lines, patterns and Mohican styles are not allowed.
All forms of outdoor clothing including hoodies, hats and coats should not be worn in any of the school buildings, including the atrium, corridors and classrooms.
Nails and Eyelashes
Eyelash extensions and false eyelashes are not allowed.
False/acrylic nails must be a reasonable length.
Staff decision on what is an appropriate length is final. If they are longer, students will be provided with the opportunity to remove them or shorten them.
PE kit can be purchased from the uniform suppliers listed. BBEC PE kit consists of:
- BBEC t-shirt (black)
- BBEC tracksuit bottoms (black)
- BBEC shorts (black)
- BBEC PE jumper may also be worn
- Training shoes
In cold weather, students may wear layers of clothing underneath their PE kit. (If these show, they must be black in colour). Coats must not be worn during PE lessons.
Following Student Voice, a slimmer-legged BBEC tracksuit may now be purchased – this style is not compulsory and the older styles may still be worn. Leggings must not be worn for PE.
Students in the Sports Academy may wear their official Sports Academy uniform for PE lessons. Students must wear the official BBEC PE kit, no other sportswear will be allowed.
We expect that all students come to school ready to learn. Please ensure that you child has the correct equipment. All students should be ready and have the equipment to learn; at least:
Casio (model fx-83GT X) scientific calculator (these are available to purchase from school at the price of £11.00)
Please ensure all personal property is marked with your child’s name (including your child’s calculator) in a suitable bag. Bags need to be large enough to hold equipment, planner and exercise books.
We will ask your child in the morning to return home before school starts to change into appropriate uniform if the code is breached or to get key items such as those listed above. Any who cannot do so will be asked to work in our Green Room for the day.