The uniform reflects our high standards, expectations, motto and core values and is designed with both boys and girls in mind and is smart, comfortable and economical.
Uniform is one of the outward signs by which the local community recognises and makes judgements about our students and it is important that our students present themselves in a positive, professional way that conveys a disciplined and well-ordered learning environment. Smart uniform ensures that all students are prepared for work both in school and beyond. Students arriving at school without the correct uniform will be refused entrance and returned home at parents’ expense. It is parents’ responsibility to ensure that their child changes into appropriate school uniform so that they can be readmitted to school.
We expect parents to endorse these principles and support the school to ensure the uniform code applies to every student in Years 7 to 11. All students are required to wear full school uniform whilst journeying to and from school, and whilst inside and outside the school buildings. The uniform should be neat and clean, communicating that our students take pride in belonging to Sir Herbert Leon Academy.
Uniform expectations will be re-stressed with parents regularly and will be on display in the tutor board in each classroom as a reference:
Black school blazer with the school logo (purchased from Maises)
School house tie in the appropriate colour (purchased from school reception)
Plain WHITE formal shirt, long or short sleeve – with collar which must be fastened at the neck
Plain BLACK formal tailored trousers, slim or straight leg (the trouser must not touch the skin at the ankle - no skinny leg, no jeans style, jeggings or leggings)
Plain BLACK KNEE length formal tailored skirt, pencil or pleated (no tight fitting skirts)
Plain BLACK V-neck jumper, fine knit not sweatshirt material
Smart plain BLACK shoes, no canvas shoes, trainers or converse. No heels or boots are allowed. No dolly shoes.
Socks – Under the knee and ankle socks are permitted
Tights – flesh colour or black opaque (no patterns)
• Hijab headscarves should be plain black in accordance with school uniform colours
Tube skirts, footless tights, cropped trousers, tight trousers or over the knee socks are not allowed
Hoodies, coats and items that are not listed above need to be removed before a student enters the building.
Jewellery must not be worn in school. The only exception is a small pair of studs (i.e. one in each ear). There must be no other visible piercings; this includes tongue/lip/nose piercings and any type of stretchers/bar. Retainers may be worn.
Extremes of hair colour and hairstyle or patterns are not allowed.
If a belt is worn it should be in accordance with school uniform colours (Black).
False nails are not permitted. No nail varnish to be worn.
Make up should be kept to a minimum.
Students not in correct uniform or compliant with the expectations above will be:
Stopped on entry into the school for a conversation about this
If a student is wearing something that is not part of the uniform they will be asked to remove it. Disallowed piercings will be confiscated on sight. These will be available for collection at 3pm the same day.
If a student is missing an item and it is in their bag they will need to put this on before entering the main school
If a student needs an alternative or replacement item this will be provided on loan
If a student refuses to take a loan item this is an example of failure to comply and the student should expect a phone call home and time in the base while the matter is resolved, along with negative behaviour points
If a loan item is not available, parents will be contacted immediately to address the situation and the student may be placed in the Base until the matter is resolved.