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.
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 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 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.
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.
Footwear (no boots)
These must be plain black, low-heeled footwear which cover the instep of the foot and suitable for school. This does not include any of the following: 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.
An additional coat will be needed according to the weather. Coats must not be worn in school during lessons or change overs. Hooded tops may be worn as a coat over the top of blazers but not underneath.
The only jewellery that is allowed is a single pair of small stud earrings. Pupils are not allowed to wear any type of jewellery whilst on school premises. Any other piercings are not acceptable. Although wrist watches are allowed in most lessons, these have to remain the responsibility of the pupils. Smart watches are not permitted.
It should be discreet and natural. Nail varnish or false nails are not allowed.
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.
It is very important that ALL pupils are in the correct PE kit for PE lessons and the general rule is that all kit should be PLAIN black. If kit does not meet these requirements, pupils will be issued a B1 and expected to borrow the correct kit.
Ordering Uniform and PE Kit
Uniform and PE kit can be ordered by filling in an order form from the school office, by ordering on Uniform Direct’s website or by visiting their Leicester store – Uniform Direct, 54-56 Humberstone Gate, Leicester, LE1 3PJ.