Birches Head Academy

Our Uniform

School Uniform Code/Policy

 Click Here  to view/download a Birches Head Academy Uniform Leaflet.

At Birches Head Academy we expect a high standard of personal appearance and a readiness to learn. Students are required to dress  smartly and appropriately, wearing the school uniform, at all times.

We strongly believe that wearing the correct uniform is integral to students being ready to learn, having pride in belonging to the school, having a positive attitude and being prepared for the world of work.

Uniform for Boys 

  • Black blazer with grey edging and academy logo
  • Black V-neck Academy jumper with grey trim (compulsory)
  • Plain white shirt with a collar and a top button
  • Academy tie
  • Mid grey tailored school trousers (from any school wear provider)
  • Black school shoes (not trainers or canvas shoes)

    Please see the attached link which details the types of shoes that the school approves.

    Wydsors World of Shoes

Uniform for Girls

  • Mid Grey tailored school trousers (from any school wear provider) or
  • Grey Academy school skirt
  • Black tights-to be worn under Academy school skirt
  • Please see the attached link which details the types of shoes that the school approves.           Wydsors World of Shoes

Uniform Guidance

  • Shirts-must be tucked in at all times
  • Jumpers-are part of the full uniform and must be worn around the Academy at all times
  • Jeans and jean style trousers-whether in denim or any other material are not accepted. This includes leggings and jeggings.
  • Outdoor clothing-tracksuit/hooded leisure tops are not accepted. No hats or caps are to be worn around the Academy. Boots may be worn for travelling to the Academy in poor weather, however shoes must be brought to wear in school. All outdoor clothing, including scarves, are to be removed inside the building.
  • Inappropriate Uniform-it is a compulsory expectation that all students meet the uniform standard. Students are expected to borrow items of uniform from Academy stock if necessary, and will not be allowed to attend lessons if the uniform does not meet the expected standard.
PE Kit (new kit compulsory from Sept 2018)


  • Blue polo top (with logo)
  • School blue sweatshirt or hoodie (with school logo)
  • Blue PE shorts with logo (boys) / navy leggings with logo (girls)
  • Blue/navy PE socks (boys only)
  • Change of footwear (suitable trainers)

The school hoodie and blue tracksuit bottoms can be worn to cover arms and legs during PE if religious beliefs decree.

For guidance on all footwear please consult the school shoe catalogue produced in conjunction with Wynsors World of Shoes (

The Birches Head Academy authorised uniform suppliers are:

Motif Marketing, 11 Millrise Road, Milton, Stoke on Trent, ST2 7BN – Tel; 01782 534849

Parents can also buy from their online shop as well as visiting the shop in Milton. Items can be collected or they offer a postal service

Our shop in Milton will be open extra hours during the busy holiday period:

Saturday 17th, 24th and 31st August 9.30 am – 5.00 pm.

Sunday 11th, 18th and 25th August, 1st Sept 10.00 am – 4.00 pm.

Jewellery and cosmetics
  • A watch (bracelets or rings are not permitted)
  • One pair of studded earrings only
  • Light make-up only (this is at the discretion of the academy)
  • To adhere to health and safety regulations. Facial piercings of any kind including tongue piercings are strictly prohibited
  • Hair tones are to be natural with no extreme colours (this is at the discretion of the academy)
Personal Equipment
  • Students are expected to be equipped at all times, this includes the following items:

Pen, Pencil, Ruler, Rubber, Planner, reading book and school bag (required to be large enough to carry exercise books and all equipment).

If you require a paper copy of any of the pages / documents published on this website, please click here and complete the form stating which page(s) / document(s) you require along with your name and address.

Thursday 2nd April

Birches Head Academy will be joining the new national scheme for issuing free school meal e-gift cards whilst we are closed. For those who qualify, we will contact you and send your e-gift card by e-mail or we may ask you to collect from school as part of your daily exercise. This will commence next week as we see it as vital that we continue to support you over the Easter break. Vouchers will continue each week to the value of £15 per child.

We wish you a happy Easter.


The main office is closed from Friday 3rd April at 3pm until Monday 20th April at 8am. During the Easter period, we will be regularly monitoring emails but there will be a delay in dealing with any requests.

If you are having difficulty with the Free School Meal voucher code, we will forward your query and it will be dealt with as soon as possible. We apologise for any inconvenience whilst we navigate this new system.

In accordance with Government guidance, the Academy will be open to the children of Key Workers only over the Easter period. Spaces allocated by request.

Thank you for your continued support in these challenging times.