Uniform

The uniform is part of our school ethos. In coming to Wigston Academy, parents and carers agree to support our policy. In line with our code of conduct, it is expected that pupils will dress smartly and take pride in their appearance and we would ask you to support the school in ensuring that your child is correctly dressed in uniform. Uniform must be worn at all times, including the journey to and from school. There may be special fund-raising non-uniform days, but these will be made clear in advance. Pupils on day trips and visits will be expected to wear uniform unless they are told otherwise. Our uniform is practical, looks smart and is designed with health and safety in mind.

Boys Girls
Black traditional blazer with school badge

Plain black trousers

Plain white shirt with collar

Wigston Academy clip-on tie

Plain black V-neck sweater

Plain black shoes

Plain white, grey or black socks

Black traditional blazer with school badge

Plain black trousers or plain black knee-length skirt

Plain white blouse with collar

Wigston Academy clip-on tie

Plain black V-neck sweater

Plain black shoes

Plain white, grey or black socks or plain natural skin tone or plain black tights

Trousers:
Trousers are to be tailored and of a traditional style, made of standard school trouser fabric. The following are not allowed: jeans, denim trousers, trousers with rivets, trousers with low waist, trousers which are tight on the legs, leggings, trousers which are not full length, trousers which follow a current trend, cords, culottes, ski pants, trousers with large buckles, frills or fashion accessories.

Skirts:
Skirts are to be knee-length, of a traditional style and made of standard school skirt fabric. The following are not allowed: lycra skirts, netted skirts, denim skirts, tight skirts, skirts with any patterns, skirts with rivets or frills or skirts which follow a current trend.

Shirts/Blouses:
Shirts and blouses are to be plain white with no logos, frills or decoration. Polo shirts are not allowed. Shirts and blouses are to be worn tucked in with no visible T-shirts underneath and sleeves rolled down. Blouses must be of a suitable style to be worn with the school tie.

Sweaters:
These should be wool, cotton or blend. The following are not allowed: sweat shirts or items made from sweat shirt material, cardigans, items with zips or logos and vest tops.

Shoes:
These must be plain black, low-heeled shoes which cover the instep of the foot and suitable for school. This does not include any of the following: shoes which cannot be polished, fabric or canvas shoes, trainers, pumps, plimsolls, ballet-style shoes, shoes with high heels (more than 4cm), shoes with any marking or logo, sling-back or backless shoes, open-toe sandals or strappy sandals. Laces are to be black.

Boots:
Boots may be worn during the winter months. (For girls, these can be worn with trousers only, not with skirts). The trousers must be worn over the boots. Boots must be plain black, able to be polished, without logos and of a traditional design, not fashion boots. Heels to be no higher than 4cm.

Coats:
An additional coat will be needed according to the weather. Coats must not be worn in school. Hooded tops may be worn as a coat over the top of blazers but not underneath.

Jewellery:
Pupils are not allowed to wear any type of jewellery whist on school premises.

As a concession, pupils who have had their ears freshly pierced are allowed to wear small, plain studs for up to six weeks. The wearing of more than one stud in each ear is not allowed. This concession does not apply to any other piercing. No jewellery as a result of body piercing is allowed. Earlobe stretchers and bars are not permitted. This ruling has been made on the grounds of health and safety. Wigston Academy will not accept responsibility for the security of items of jewellery.

Although wrist watches are allowed in most lessons, these have to remain the responsibility of the pupils. Smart watches are not permitted.

Make up:
Pupils are not allowed to wear any type of make-up, nail varnish or false nails

Hair colour and styles:
Hairstyles should be reasonable and appropriate for being in a learning environment at school. Colouring is only allowed if it is of a single normal hair colour, although natural-colour highlights are acceptable. (No bright colours). Patterns, Mohicans, logos, coloured braiding, shaved patterns and tramlines are not permitted.

Any item of clothing or accessory which may cause health and safety problems will not be permitted.

Please note that uniform with the school logo, school badges, ties and PE kit are all available from the school office and are sold at cost price from our suppliers. Standard items of our uniform (ie: blazers, trousers, skirts, shirts, blouses etc) can be purchased from major retail stores and supermarkets at a reasonable price. These and our customised items of uniform (ie: badge and tie) can also be purchased from the following:

Uniform Direct, shop at 54-56 Humberstone Gate, Leicester, next to Sainsburys City Store. (www.uniform-direct.com)

If parents or carers are experiencing difficulties with regard to purchasing uniform, please contact the school for support and guidance.

PE Kit

Boys Girls
1 black football shirt

1 pair of black shorts

1 black polo shirt

2 pairs of sports ankle socks

1 pair of black football socks

1 pair of football boots preferably with rubber studs

1 pair of trainers

I pair of black tracksuit bottoms

1 black sweatshirt

Shin pads (compulsory), gum shield (recommended for football, rugby and hockey)

1 pair of black shorts

1 black polo shirt

2 pairs of sports ankle socks

1 pair of black football socks

1 pair of trainers

I pair of black tracksuit bottoms

1 black sweatshirt

Shin pads (compulsory), gum shield (recommended for football, rugby and hockey)