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Academy Uniform

Shireland Biomedical UTC is committed to maintaining high standards regarding students wearing Academy uniform correctly. We maintain a simple yet strict uniform policy. Research shows that school uniform plays a critical role in contributing to the ethos of a school. If students are dressed for success and look smart, it can instil a sense of pride, aspiration and can also support positive behaviour and discipline. Families, students and staff will work together to enforce and support the following expectations.


Uniform Expectations

Compulsory Items:

  • Blazer with the Academy badge sewn onto the pocket.
  • Academy tie with logo.
  • White blouse or shirt.
  • Plain black trousers or plain black knee length skirt (no jeggings, leggings, or jeans).
  • Plain black shoes or ankle boots. Trainers are not acceptable.
  • Students should bring a sensible school bag with the correct equipment needed for the day.
  • In adverse weather, a suitable coat can be worn over a blazer. Hoodies are not acceptable.


Optional Items:

  • Salwar Kameez and headscarves may be worn and should be plain black. Students are still required to wear the Academy blazer and white shirt and tie.

PE Kit

Shireland Biomedical UTC’s PE Kit includes:


  • Shireland Biomedical UTC shirt with Academy logo.
  • Academy logo branded tracksuit bottoms or plain black tracksuit bottoms (no visible or large branded logos).
  • Quarter Zip sports jumper with Academy logo.
  • Shorts with Academy logo (optional).
  • Skort with academy logo (optional).
  • Long hair must be tied up with jewellery removed, including earrings, nose rings, watches, rings etc.

Uniform supplier

Our suppliers are CC Uniforms in West Bromwich.

Items of uniform with the Academy logo on must be purchased from here, other items may be purchased from retailers of your choice, provided they meet the requirements on this list.

Hair Cuts and styles

  • Extreme hair cuts are not permitted. This includes bright, multicoloured hair and shaved tramlines.
  • If students wish to dye their hair, it must be of a natural colour.
  • Hair clips, bands and beads must be black, grey or white.

Nails, make up and false eyelashes

  • Nail varnish must be of a neutral tone. Bright colours and long nails are not acceptable.
  • If make up is to be worn, it must be natural and discrete.
  • No other jewellery is permitted other than stud earrings. Students will be required to remove these for practical lessons.
  • False eyelashes are not permitted and will result in staff asking students to remove them.

For Health and Safety reasons, students must observe these rules:

  • Stud earrings may be worn but should not be excessively large.
  • If the Academy considers that a student’s earrings present a Health and Safety risk, the student will be required to remove them.
  • One nose stud may be worn. No other facial piercings.
  • Earrings and nose studs must be removed for PE and practical Science lessons (please provide students with a hair fastening).
  • Nails must be kept short to avoid injury to self and others.

Student Equipment

It is expected that students will bring their own set of equipment that they need to use in lessons each day.


Essential Equipment:

A pencil case containing:

  • Black or blue pens
  • Pencil
  • Rubber
  • Ruler


Desirable Equipment:

  • Pencil crayons or felt tips
  • Highlighter pens
  • Glue stick
  • Safety scissors
  • Geometry set
  • Calculator
  • Post-it notes
  • A4 folder containing divider


Students will be provided with a student planner (diary/notebook) for recording homework.


Students will be able to purchase a student lanyard by using their e-praise reward points. No other design of lanyard is acceptable.

Dinner Cards

  • Dinner cards support our academy cashless system.
  • All students have received a dinner charge card. A replacement card, if lost, will cost £2.
  • Students who present their dinner card will join the priority queue and will be the first to enter the dining hall during their allocated sitting.

Academy Trips

  • Trips and visits are extremely rewarding for both students and staff.
  • For the safety of students, the specified uniform stated on the letter must be worn correctly.

Continuous failure to adhere to the uniform policy will results in the following

Form Tutors will:

  • Contact family.
  • Set student detentions.
  • Record the event on student profiles.
  • Remove from Academy trip/external visit.


Head of Year will:

  • Meet with family.
  • Set student detentions.
  • Record the sanction on student profiles.
  • Make referrals to Behaviour Management Services.


Behaviour Management Services will:

  • Remove students from lessons and isolate until the matter is resolved.