Behaviour & Uniform
Students are encouraged to develop self-discipline, demonstrate acceptable behaviour and show tolerance and respect to others all the time.
We believe that promoting good behaviour is the responsibility of all members of the Academy’s community, including students, teachers and parents.
One of the ways in which we promote the right standards and behaviour is through our uniform policy. The Governors, Staff and Students of The Boulevard Academy believe that uniform plays a valuable role in contributing to the ethos of The Academy and helps to promote a good working environment.
Students are expected to arrive at the Academy and leave the premises in full school uniform.
Interim Uniform Policy for September 2020
In light of the current coronavirus pandemic, please read and adhere to the below uniform policy for September 2020.
Uniform for Years 7-11
BLAZER: Black blazer embroidered with The Boulevard Academy logo. These can be obtained from our uniform provider, Rawcliffe’s. The blazer must be worn in the Academy at all times unless given permission to remove by the Class Teacher.
TIE: Black/White striped tie must be worn at all times. This can be obtained from our uniform provider.
TROUSERS: Plain, black trousers (there should be no large belts or buckles). Trousers should not be made out of a denim/denim type fabric or leather. Leggings are not permitted.
SKIRT: Black classic style skirt that should not be tight or slit (the hem of the skirt should be no more than 5cm above the knee). Pinafore dresses are not permitted.
SHIRT / BLOUSE: Plain white, long or short sleeved shirt / blouse with collar and a top button. The shirt / blouse should be tucked into the waistband when worn under a pullover so that it is not visible below it.
SHOES: Black shoes (not trainers/trainer style) of a sensible design with low/flat heels. Shoes must not display any logos or have any colour on them (soles and shoe rims must be plain black). No trainers, stilettos or platform shoes. Shoes should protect and support feet to comply with the school’s Health & Safety Regulations.
COAT / FLEECE: A suitable coat, sweatshirt/hoodie or fleece may be worn as outerwear to and from school. There should be no logos on this clothing.
SOCKS AND TIGHTS: Socks – plain black, grey or white. Tights – plain black, grey or flesh coloured.
HATS AND HAIR COVERING: No hats to be worn in school. The wearing of a head scarf or hijab, for religious reasons, is permitted- these must be plain black, grey or white (please speak with the student’s head of year if this colour scheme is an issue due to religious reasons). Garments covering the face or whole body, for example the abaya and niqab are not permitted. For safeguarding reasons, garments covering the face are not permitted. For health and safety reasons garments worn in practical lessons must be approved, such as religious robes.
PE KIT: Our PE Kit consists of:
- A white polo shirt (you can obtain a polo shirt with our logo printed from our uniform provider but these are not compulsory).
- Black shorts with no logos or bright markings.
- Training shoes and black socks with a non-marking sole.
- Football boots and shin-pads.
- Plain black sweatshirt (you can obtain a black sweatshirt with our logo printed from student services but these are not compulsory) and/or plain black tracksuit (hoodies are not permitted in PE).
- Skins (black/white) are permitted underneath t-shirts, jumpers and tracksuits.
SCHOOL BAG: Students should attend the Academy with an appropriate sized bag. The bag should be large enough to carry A4 folders and all necessary books for the day. This will enable students to move easily to their lessons and arrive to lessons equipped and on time with minimal disruption to their learning.
JEWELLERY: One small discreet stud may be worn in each ear. Facial piercings are not permitted however clear spacers may be worn. It is advised that students do not get new piercings during term time, as they will be required to remove studs for PE and other practical subjects. A wristwatch may be worn but no bracelets. A single chain with an item of jewellery representing the religious symbol of a student’s faith (such as a cross) is permitted but must be discreet. All jewellery must be removed for PE for health and safety reasons.
MOBILE PHONES: Students may bring mobile telephones to the Academy but their use is not permitted at any time whilst on the premises- devices must remained switched off in the students’ bag at all times. The Academy insurance does not cover loss, damage or theft of personal digital devices. Mobile telephones will be confiscated if students are seen to be using them (or if they are heard during class) and placed in the main office to be collected at the end of the day by the student or parent/carer.
HAIR/HAIR ORNAMENTS: No extremes of hair colour or style are allowed. Plain black, white or grey hairbands, scrunchies, hair bobbles and hair grips may be worn.
MAKE-UP & NAILS: Make-up must not be worn. Nail varnish if worn should be clear.
‘Non uniform’ Events
If students are not expected to wear uniform because of a charity event or because they are on a trip their clothing should be appropriate for the working environment/activities that they are taking part in.
In line with the dress code the following points should be noted:
- Examples of unacceptable clothing items are: – cropped tops, low cut vest tops, strapless tops, knee length shorts, very short skirts or shorts and ripped jeans.
- There should not be flesh on show between the top itself and the top of the skirt or trouser.
- No flip flop shoes.
- Tee shirts should not display extreme / offensive views or comments.
The Boulevard Academy is committed to supporting all of our students. If you are experiencing financial hardship please do speak to the student’s Head of Year and we will do our very best to support you.
Copies of our Behaviour and Uniform policies are available on the policies section.