The overarching principle for the academy uniform policy is that uniform should be worn in such a way as to promote a professional appearance. For example, shirts should be tucked in and skirts should be of a length suitable for an office environment. Uniform should be 'incongruous' and not invite comment.
The academy is committed to smart, formal dress for all students and students are expected to wear the uniform with pride. Students must be a credit to themselves and the academy at all times, within and beyond the academy premises. Students contributed to the design and choice of colours for the academy uniform.
Our uniform suppliers are:
Pullens Ltd, 48-50 Church Road, Stanmore, HA7 4AH. Tel: 01923 840 050
They are open Monday – Saturday: 9:00am – 5:30pm. Sunday: closed.
Orders can be placed online via http://www.uniform4kids.com/shop.php?app=gbu0&ns=catshow&ref=BusheyAc
Sixth Form Dress Code
Sixth Formers do not wear uniform, but a professional standard of dress is maintained. Students are required to adhere to the following guidelines:
- males should be in smart business suit and wear a collared shirt
- females should also be in smart business suit and wear a smart blouse or shirt
- shoes must be suitable for a professional working environment. Trainers, plimsolls, lightweight fabric or suede shoes, or shoes with a heel higher than 1" are not acceptable.
For the Summer Term, academy jumpers and blazers are optional, while white shirts are replaced by a black polo shirt with logo and fuchsia pink stripe. Jumpers and balzers should be worn in colder weather and it is not acceptable for hoodies or other outerwear to replace these items.
- polo shirt with logo
- black shorts
- black socks
- boys in Years 7, 8 and 9 will have an academy rugby shirt with panels in the house colour
- girls in all year groups and boys in Years 10 and 11 have a black 1/4 zip microfleece with the academy logo
- tracksuit bottoms (tracksuit bottoms are optional but any worn must be predominantly black)
- Leggings (leggings are optional for girls only, but any worn must be predominantly black)
- training shoes
- football boots (compulsory for boys, optional for girls)
- shin pads (compulsory for boys, advisable for girls)
- gum shield
Other Aspects of Appearance
- For outdoor wear, denim jackets are not acceptable. Any coat or accessory may have the manufacturer's logo but must not contain images or words that could cause offence
- Football scarves and hoodies are not permitted
- Extremes of hairstyles are not allowed. Jewellery and make-up may be used to the extent that they do not detract from the uniform and the image of the academy
- One plain stud may be worn in each pierced ear, but earrings are not permitted. Facial and other piercings are not permitted
- The Principal is the ultimate judge of acceptability on any of these matters, and delegates this to the Heads of House on a day-to-day basis
- If there are any requests on religious grounds to vary the uniform for an individual student, then these must be made by the individual's parents to the Vice-Principal: Pastoral Care and Safeguarding
- Parents are asked to ensure that all items are marked with the student's name.
- The academy reserves the right to issue further guidance and clarification about the uniform if it proves necessary to do so.
Students will need a strong, lightweight bag for carrying books and equipment. Students will find it helpful if there is at least one compartment with a zip for small items. It must be large enough to hold several A4 size books without creasing or damaging them. String bags are only to be used as PE or boot bags.
Students will need:
- a pencil case with pen, pencil, coloured pencils, ruler, sharpener and eraser; for key stage 4 and post-16 students, a colourless transparent case is needed to meet examination room rules
- a calculator with basic scientific and mathematical functions
- a pair of compasses and a protractor
- access to an English dictionary at home.