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.
Our Academy uniform is only available to be purchased online directly through the Just-Schoolwear website: Just-Schoolwear.co.uk
Orders placed on the Just-Schoolwear will be available for home delivery or to Click & Collect from Bluecoat Beechdale Academy or one of the Just-Schoolwear shops. For Click & Collect orders Just-Schoolwear will notify you when your order is ready to collect from the shop or the Academy.
The Just-Schoolwear shops are only open for sizing and Click & Collect. Uniform cannot be purchased from the Just-Schoolwear shops, it must be purchased online through their website.
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 ankle socks or tights (no knee length socks)
- Flat leather-look black shoes – no boots or sandals.
- A wrist watch is optional – no other jewellery must be worn.
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.
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.
All students are required to wear the Academy PE kit, this consists of:
- BBA PE Top
- BBA PE Shorts
- Plain Black Jogging Bottoms
- Plain Black Sweatshirt
- Black Sports Socks (optional)
- Football Boots (optional)
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
- 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.
PE Polo Shirt £2
PE Shorts £2