Bishop Rawstorne Church of England Academy

Uniform

Academy Dress

Students are ambassadors of the school and, as such, are expected to dress and behave in a way that reflects our high standards. The uniform should be smart with all items clearly marked. If students are unable to wear the uniform for any reason, the school must be notified in writing by the parents with a supporting medical note. Under no circumstances will we tolerate clothing which is not in line with our dress code. The highest standards of uniform should be adhered to en route to and from school.

Below is a list of uniform items your child will need.  The aim is to be comfortable, economical, smart and practical for daily school activities.  School dress is an outward sign of our belonging to Bishop Rawstorne.  Students are expected to wear full uniform at all times with pride.  They act as ambassadors for the school and their dress both in school, and to and from school, should be of the highest order.  Uniform supplies must be obtained from 'Favourites', Town Road, Croston - www.favouritesofcroston.co.uk / 01772 600 142. The school crest, which appears on certain items of uniform, is subject to copyright and therefore, non-transferable to other brands. Favourites stock a wide variety of sizes and have a free alteration service for skirts and trousers (subject to the school's policy on what constitutes acceptable lengths).

For health and safety reasons, no jewellery is allowed.  A cross may be worn if tucked into a shirt and a basic wristwatch (no smart watches).  No make-up, false tan, false nails, false eyelashes, nail varnish or body piercings are allowed.

No extreme hairstyles, or colourings should be worn.  If parents are unsure, we strongly advise you to contact the group tutor in the first instance.  Any contravention of the school hair policy will necessitate parents being telephoned and students remaining in the inclusion room until the hairstyle is rectified.  Students must ensure that hair is of one natural colour at all times. Hair should have no bright or extreme colourings.  Long hair should be tied back or away from the face at all times (both boys and girls).  No shavings, etchings or extreme styling will be tolerated and hair must be no shorter than a Grade 2.

Outdoor coats should be plain navy blue or black only; no fur jackets, sweatshirts, denim jackets, hooded tops, band jackets, tracksuit tops or any other 'fashion' coats are allowed as outdoor coats. Understated scarves can be worn during inclement weather, but like coats, should not be worn inside the school buildings.

It is our policy to maintain a high standard of dress. Students not wearing full uniform will be offered spare items from school if available. If not available, students will be placed in our inclusion area until the uniform issues are resolved. If parents require assistance with funding the purchase of school uniform, they should contact the relevant head of year.

The school will be the final arbiter regarding suitability of dress and appearance.

ALL CLOTHING SHOULD BE NAMED.

 

Boys' School Uniform

 

Blazer: Plain blue with school crest
Shirt: Plain white shirt
Trousers: Plain black trousers with school crest (crests cannot be transferred and trousers should be obtained from Favourites)
Jumper (Optional): Plain navy blue v-neck with school crest (optional)
Tie: School Clip-on Tie (Year 11 wear a blue tie)
Shoes: Low-heeled, black, sensible
No boots or trainers
Laces must be tied
Socks: Plain black or navy socks
Scarves: Plan dark coloured - to be worn in inclement weather only

 

Examples of Boys' Shoes

Examples of Acceptable Shoes

Examples of Unacceptable Shoes

Girls' School Uniform

Blazer: Plain blue with school crest
Skirt: Plain navy blue box knee length pleated skirt with school crest (crests cannot be transferred and skirts should be obtained from Favourites)
Trousers Plain navy blue tailored trousers with school crest (crests cannot be transferred and trousers should be obtained from Favourites)
Jumper Plain navy blue V-neck with school crest (optional)
Blouse: Traditional plain white school blouse with buttons to collar - not fitted
Tie: School Clip-on Tie (Year 11 wear a blue tie)
Shoes: Low-heeled, black, sensible.
No boots or trainers.
Laces must be tied.
Socks Plain black or navy
Tights Navy or black tights may be worn.
(Socks or tights to be worn, but not both)
Scarves Plain dark coloured - to be worn in inclement weather only

Boys' PE Kit

Indoors:
  • Navy blue shorts with red piping and school crest
  • Red shirt with school crest
  • Navy socks
  • Training shoes (clean - non-marking soles)
  • A towel
Outdoors:
  • Football boots and shin pads
  • Red rugby jersey with school crest - reversible navy blue
  • A towel
  • Astroturf trainers (if clean & non-marking can be used instead of training shoes)

Girls' PE Kit

 
  • Red shirt with school crest
  • Navy blue shorts with red piping and school crest
  • Navy socks
  • Navy blue fleece with school crest
  • Plain navy blue jogging pants with school crest - optional extra in the winter term
  • White training shoes
  • Astroturf trainers (if clean & non-marking can be used instead of training shoes)
  • Shin pads
  • A towel