Bluecoat Beechdale Academy has clear and strict guidelines on dress code, we pride ourselves on high standards and all students are expected to wear the Academy uniform detailed below. The wearing of our distinctive uniform gives students a sense of belonging and helps foster a pride in the Academy.

Academy Uniform

Our uniform consists of:

  • A BBA blazer
  • A BBA clip-on tie
  • A black V neck jumper is optional underneath blazer – no cardigans
  • A white school shirt with top button fastened
  • Black tailored trousers (non-stretchy, not skinny) or black knee-length skirt (non-stretchy)
  • Black or white socks or tights
  • Flat leather-look black shoes – no boots or sandals.
  • A wrist watch is optional – no other jewellery must be worn.

Identification of Uniform

All items of clothing, including PE kit, should be clearly marked with the owner’s surname and initial, preferably by nametape.

Additional Uniform Rules

Students are not permitted to wear hoodies, jeans/jeggings, hats, jewellery (including all piercings, bracelets and necklaces), make-up, nail polish/false nails or dye their hair non-natural colour hair dyes (e.g. blue, green).

Trainers are not to be worn, except when playing Football at lunch on the playground, or when taking part in PE.

Students are reminded these rules apply from 8:25am until they leave at the end of the day.

Summer Uniform

Students are allowed to wear white short-sleeved collared shirts, which button up to the neck.  At times of extreme heat the Principal will tell students when blazers and/or ties may be taken off in the Academy.

Please ensure your son/daughter has the correct uniform every day. Students who do not meet our expectations of Academy Uniform will receive afterschool detention and persistent offenders will receive further sanctions and have items confiscated for a parent/carer to collect from reception.

Uniform Size Guidance

If you would like to know how to measure School Uniform; Blazers, Skirts, Trousers etc… Please click the link below.


PE Department Uniform

All students are required to wear the Academy PE kit.


  • Black Polo Top
  • Rugby Shirt
  • Black Shorts
  • Black Football Socks
  • Non-marking Trainers (No plimsolls)
  • Football Boots and Shin Pads for Boys



  • Black Polo Top
  • Black Skirt or Shorts
  • Plain Black Tracksuit Bottoms
  • Black Sports Socks
  • Non-marking Trainers (No plimsolls)

During the winter months (December-February) students are normally allowed to wear black tracksuit trousers and/or a black thermal base layer (under shirt) whilst taking part in sport outside.

Each student in Year 7 takes part in swimming, on rotation for 1 half-term per year. These students will need:

  • Dark Swimming Costume/Plain Swimming trunks/shorts with no pockets
  • Towel
  • Optional: Goggles/Swim Cap

PE staff have the discretion to make decisions about appropriate dress depending upon the activity undertaken and environmental conditions, including the weather.

BBA Nearly New Uniform Shop

We currently hold a small stock of nearly new uniform, if you would like to know what we currently have in stock please contact us at the Academy on 0115 913 5211.

Prices are:

Blazer £10

Trousers / skirts £2

PE Polo Shirt £2

PE Shorts £2

Ties £2

Shirts 50p

Contact Us

Bluecoat Beechdale Academy
Harvey Rd
NG8 3GP (for Sat Nav purposes please use: NG8 3BB)

Tel: 0115 913 5211

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