School Uniform and Appearance
Our School Uniform is important to us. It is one way in which we identify ourselves as a school family and it promotes a strong, cohesive school identity which supports high standards and expectations in all areas of school life. It promotes a genuine sense of readiness to work and a focused frame of mind.
Smartness and high standards of appearance are expected at all times.
At Burscough Priory Academy, we believe that a school uniform is important, because it:
- Looks smart
- Is cost effective
- Contributes to a sense of belonging
- Fosters a feeling of pride
- Reduces ‘fashion competition’ between students
Our uniform has been chosen after extensive consultation.
Our School Uniform
- White shirt with top button fastened and shirt tails tucked into trousers/skirt
- Grey school trousers with school logo or grey skirt with school badge (skirts should be knee length)
- Navy blazer with school badge
- School tie (different version for Year 11
- Grey V-necked school jumper with purple trim (optional)
- Plain, black socks
- If wearing the skirt, socks should be long but no higher than the knee (no patterns or bows), or plain black tights (minimum 40 denier) can be worn
Fashion Items / Other
- Earrings: no more than one piercing per ear, (ear lobes only) with one plain gold or silver stud, which should be removed for P.E. Any other piercings will be removed in school.
- Nose studs or retainers are not allowed and students will need to remove these in school.
- No jewellery except for earrings (as above) and a watch. If a student needs to wear a piece of jewellery for medical or religious reasons, it should be removed or covered up during physical activity or during practical learning. Jewellery worn for medical or religious reasons will only be allowed once approval has been sought and agreed in writing in advance.
- Hair should not obscure a student’s vision. Extreme hairstyles or colourings are not allowed. Hair should be cut no shorter than grade 2. If parents are unsure as to the suitability of a hairstyle, they should check with the pastoral team in school first. Hair accessories should be small, plain and black. No flowers or bows should be worn. Shaved patterns in hair or eyebrows will not be permitted.
- Any make up, including false tan worn in school should be discreet. Nail varnish or false nails are not allowed.
- Facial hair should be tidy and is therefore at the discretion of the Headteacher.
- No student should have any tattoo which is visible (including swimming kit).