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          Uniform Reminders - September 2020

          *****SEPTEMBER 2020*****

          Woodkirk Academy has a very clear dress code. It is important that we maintain our high standards of dress. As such, we would like to remind parents of the existing uniform policy regarding trousers and shoes. Please bear this in mind when purchasing new items from this point on. FULL UNIFORM POLICY - CLICK.

          We will return to our policy on school uniform and appearance in September and would like to remind parents and students of our expectation with regard to this by clicking here.  Please note that as hairdressers have reopened students are expected to meet our expectations with regard to hair colour and length.  Whilst we try to keep the cost of our uniform low, if you are concerned please do contact uniform@woodkirkacademy.com  and the school will endeavour to support you.  

          Students wearing a coat will need to store this in their bag, so please ensure that this is large enough to accommodate such.  At breaks and lunchtime they will be required to leave these in class taking only what they need with them.

          As a reminder, which was communicated to parents last year, shoes for boys and girls must be black leather only, with any branded label being extremely discreet (see photo example). Shoes must be plain black including the laces (if applicable) and soles etc. 

          Trousers must be straight leg or boot cut, not excessively tight below the knee. Trousers that cling to the lower leg are not suitable and, therefore, not allowed. Fashion trousers designed to cling to the leg are not acceptable school wear. Skinny fit or tapered trousers are not allowed. Trousers should have a waistband and a traditional zip. Zips anywhere else on the trousers are not suitable eg pockets. For any clarification, please refer to the photos for further guidance OR CLICK HERE FOR FULL DETAILS.

          Smart Uniforms provides Woodkirk Academy Uniform.  1-3 Cheapside, Bradford Rd, Batley, WF17 5ND- Telephone Number: 01924 44 22 94 (Smart Uniforms). ****new message THURS 27 AUGUST****
          Smart Uniforms is offering a 15% discount on trousers, skirts, shirts and blouses upon presentation of this message

          If you would like us to check any items of uniform before you remove the tags / labels, there will be a 'Uniform Surgery' on Wednesday 2 September (prior to the return w/b 7 September). Please email woodkirkreception@woodkirkacademy.com to arrange a convenient slot for a member of staff to check the item(s).

          May we also take this opportunity to remind parents of our expectations with regards to hairstyles. The main issues at the start of any new term tend to be with the length of boys' hair and the colour of girls' hair.  Hairstyles must not draw particular attention to the individual and must be blended with no largely contrasting lengths. ‘Undercut’ hair is not suitable and will not be allowed. As set out in the student planner, a more detailed reminder can be found below:

          All students: 

          • Part shaven styles will not be allowed even if Grade 2 or above. (successful trial)*

          • Grade 2 is the minimum acceptable length for hair. This change in 'grade' was following a successful trial period*, resulting from feedback from the Student Leadership Group.

          • Hair must be one natural colour. 

          • Highlights are not allowed. 

          • Elaborately braided, beaded or extended styles should not be worn. 

          • Hair extensions must not be worn. 

          • Large and elaborate hair decorations are not allowed and must not be worn in school.


          MOBILE PHONES ARE NOT PERMITTED. Students must not bring them to the academy.

          SEPT 2019
          Following extensive feedback from the Student Leadership Group and their Form Reps, from September 2019, Woodkirk Academy will trial a ‘grade 2’ for hair cuts. 

          Students have been informed in assemblies prior to the summer holiday.

          Should students abuse this modification during the trial period, the ‘grade’ will revert back to a ‘3’.