Leeds West Academy



Academy Uniform

A high standard of personal appearance is expected of all students.  Academy uniform must be worn at all times.

The Academy uniform comprises of:

  • Black blazer with teal trim; jacket style for girls
  • Tie
  • Jumper with teal and mustard banding on the v-neck (optional)
  • White traditional full-button shirt for Year 7 - Year 10
  • Plain black socks or tights
  • Black school-style trousers for boys
  • Black school-style trousers for girls (no jeans, leggings, cut-off trousers or trousers with decorative zips are to be worn)
  • Completely black school-style shoes (no high heels, pumps, trainers or high boots)
  • For Year 11 students only, black shirt
  • Appropriate school bag

General Appearance
  • Outdoor clothing may be worn over uniform to and from the Academy but not in class or assembly
  • Make up may only be worn by girls in moderation (please note: If a girl is wearing too much she will be asked to remove it)
  • There must be no extremes of hairstyle and/or unnatural hair colours
  • No jewellery except one small gold/silver stud in each ear.  No other piercing anywhere on the face or tongue is allowed; covering with plasters is not acceptable
  • No nail varnish is allowed including shellac and acrylic nails

Uniform will be monitored upon entry to the Academy and action will be taken against students who are not fully within the guidelines.

Physical Education & Dance

All students are expected to participate in PE / Dance.  Suitable PE and/or Dance kit should be brought to every lesson.  PE kit will be available from school. See the PE staff for details. The PE kit consists of:

  • Sports top, short sleeve
  • Jogging pants / shorts
  • Rugby top
  • Appropriate footwear for sport

Basic Equipment

For each lesson students will need:

  • Planner
  • Pens x2
  • Pencils (including colours) x2
  • Ruler
  • Eraser
  • Sharpener
  • A bag big enough to carry all equipment (handbags and bootbags are not acceptable as an alternative bag for school equipment)