The school takes great pride in the appearance of its pupils and in the co-operation of parents on this matter. We all need to work together to maintain our high standards. This is extremely important to the general discipline and tone of the school.

Appearance and Uniform Policy

Compulsory Uniform

The school uniform is available to order online through our suppliers Schoolwear Solutions, the Morleys store in Chilwell or Academy School Uniforms. All pupils must be in school uniform from Years 7 – 11 inclusive.

  • Blazer with school logo - Plain black with school logo.  Sleeves must not be rolled up.
  • Tie - Black & Gold (clip on)
  • Trousers - Plain black tailored (suit type)
    • Must not be rolled up/must cover ankles.
    •  (jeans, cords, chinos, tracksuits, leggings, jeggings and other fashion style trousers are not permitted)
  • Skirt – knee length (if worn).  Pleated, plain black with school logo
  • Shorts - knee length and tailored (during summer term only).
  • Shirt/Blouse – Formal plain white long or short sleeved with top button to wear with the school tie.
  • Pullover with school logo (if worn) - V-neck, plain black
  • Shoes - Plain black leather school – no boots/trainers/logos
  • Socks - Plain white or black
  • Belt (if worn)- Plain black
  • Coat (if worn) - Plain black – No large logos (coats with discreet reflector strips will be allowed). Hoodies are not permitted in school.
  • Hijab - Black or white
  • Black Kamiz with school logo

Compulsory PE Kit

Please ensure your child has appropriate PE uniform for outdoor PE lessons by observing to the uniform policy below. Students will be outside for PE lessons for around 80% of the school year through all types of weather.


Black shorts with school Logo

White ankle socks

Black/Gold sports top with logo (polo style with buttons or fitted v-neck)

Trainers with non-marking sole


Black shorts with school logo

Black football socks

Black/Gold multi sports rugby top or cuatro zipped fleece top (fitted)

Outdoor trainers

Football boots

Shin pads


Cuatro track pants

Black sports rain jacket

Black base layer

Astro turf trainer

Gum shield

Please note: Footwear needs to be ‘fit for purpose’ therefore training shoes with good support, protection and traction NOT CANVAS PLIMSOLLS, should be provided.      

Optional: Track suits are only to be worn for outside activities during November to April.  Exceptions to this rule are made for religious and medical reasons.

Health & Safety

Recommended: gum shield for Hockey and Rugby


The school takes great pride in the appearance of its students and in the co-operation of parents on this matter.  We all need to work together to maintain our high standards.  This is extremely important to the general discipline and tone of the school.  Fashion items are not part of the school uniform e.g. short skirts, tight hipster trousers, jeans, cords, leggings or tracksuit trousers, jeggings, short trousers which do not cover ankles or fitted fashion shirts.  The overriding factor in our choice is that pupils should wear safe, practical clothing which reflects a smart, dignified appearance.


For health and safety reasons NO jewellery may be worn.  If a student wears jewellery it will be confiscated and returned to parents who may come into school to collect it.  Alternatively students can collect their property at the end of the last day of each half term.  In order to comply with our policy, if a student wishes to have their ears pierced this must not be done during regular term time. We would expect this to be done at the beginning of the long summer holiday so that the wound has sufficient time to heal.  Plasters may NOT be worn to protect earrings or any other piercing.  Thank you for your co-operation.

Hair, Make-up and Nail Polish

Students are expected to ensure that their hair is well groomed and of natural colour (no streaked hair or tips).  For health and safety reasons make-up, nail polish, false nails or excessive hair accessories are not permitted. No extreme hair styles i.e. Mohicans or patterns cut into hair.  Please check with school if you need clarification or require advice. Students who breach the uniform rules will be required to rectify the situation immediately and complete a uniform detention on the same day.  Students not in the correct uniform may need to spend time in our Internal Exclusion Room rather than be in general circulation around the school.

Shoes and headwear

During cold weather, plain black woollen hats (not caps) may be worn outside the school buildings. Scarves and gloves may be worn but must be removed with coats.

  • Turbans must be plain black.
  • Black or white hijabs may be worn.

Hair ties must be plain black or plain white and of a simple design. No other form of headgear is permitted.

Plain black sensible, robust shoes are needed at all times for school wear and, because of accident risk on the large number of stairs in the school, trainers, shoes without backs, or with very high heels and boots will not be permitted.  Trainers should only be used for PE lessons.

In icy weather we accept that students may need to wear boots on the way to school, however, students must change into their normal school shoes on arrival.


Valuables must not be brought into school – this includes electronic devices, mobile phones or internet enabled watches.  If students have an emergency one-off situation where a mobile phone is required they must speak in advance to their Head of Year.

If a student brings a mobile phone into school without prior consent, it will be confiscated and returned in person only to the parent/carer who will need to come into school to collect it. Students found with a mobile phone in their possession in school will immediately receive a C3 detention.

Regular random bag searches are conducted by the Senior Leadership Team and key pastoral staff to ensure the school rules regarding valuables and mobile phones are stringently adhered t


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12 High Street, Arnold, Nottingham, NG5 7DZ

11 Compton Acres, West Bridgford, Nottingham, NG2 7RS

73 Derby Road, Long Eaton, NG10 1LU

Telephone: 0115 9652869
Online: Academy School Uniforms

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Schoolwear Solutions (Morleys)
118 Bramcote Avenue

Telephone: 0115 9258046

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School uniform is available online for parents to purchase and have delivered to their home address

Pre-loved Uniform

We have pre-loved uniform for sale (recycled, good quality uniform and PE kit).  Please contact for further information.

If you would like to donate good quality, clean uniform to the school please bring it to school reception during term time office hours (08:00 - 16:00 Monday to Friday).



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Goodwood Road, Wollaton
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