Our Academy

Academy Uniform

At Erdington Academy we believe in the importance of taking pride in our appearance and in representing ourselves and the Academy in a positive manner at all times; including on the way to and from the academy.

We believe that wearing the correct uniform sets the standards for learning, conveys the positive image that the Academy warrants in the local community and also ensures that staff are able to focus their attention on students’ learning.  In the same way many employers expect their staff to wear a uniform, we expect our students to wear the Erdington Academy uniform correctly each and every day.

Erdington-specific uniform is available to purchase from Clive Mark Schoolwear and Crested Schoolwear (Trutex Erdington), and this includes the full range of sports and PE kits.

All uniform, with the exception of the school blazer badge, school House tie and House sports polo-shirt, can be purchased from other retailers as long as they meet the uniform standard, for example, blazers purchased from Marks and Spencer or from Asda are acceptable if the school badge is bought and sewn on.

Uniform

  • Black blazer with Academy logo or Black Blazer with Erdington pocket badge – mandatory branded item
  • Tailored black skirt OR tailored black trousers
  • White collared shirt
  • Tie in House colour – mandatory branded item
  • Black plain v-neck pullover or cardigan (previously branded items are acceptable)
  • Black shoes; lace up shoes should have black laces only.

            Shoes should be leather or leather-look and polishable.

  • Trainers, boots, canvas/fabric, high tops are not acceptable. Coloured/white logos are not acceptable. Shoes should be completely black.
  • No Nike Air force/max trainers are allowed
 
  • Plain black socks, or plain black or natural coloured tights
  • Narrow black belt with small plain buckle
  • Only religious head coverings are allowed
  • Headscarves worn for religious purposes must be black
  • No acrylic/fake nails
  • No piercings are allowed except single stud earing in each ear
  • No nose studs
  • No pouches or Hoodies are allowed
  • No extreme haircuts/colour or hairstyles
  • Smart watches are not acceptable
 

Uniform Suppliers:

Clive Mark – clivemark.co.uk

Trutex Erdington – www.crestedschoolwear.co.uk

Girls’ PE Kit

  • Erdington sports polo-shirt, with school badge – mandatory branded item
  • Plain black shorts, skorts, OR jogging bottoms (mandatory)
  • Outdoor trainers (mandatory)
  • Erdington football socks or plain black football socks.  (mandatory)
  • Mouth guard to protect against injury (mandatory)
 

Boys’ PE Kit

  • Erdington sports polo-shirt, with school badge – mandatory branded item
  • Plain black shorts, or plain black jogging bottoms
  • Erdington football socks or plain black football socks.
  • Outdoor trainers
  • Shin guards (optional)
  • Mouth guards to protect against injury (mandatory)
 

PE Kit Suppliers:

Clive Mark – clivemark.co.uk

Trutex Erdington – www.crestedschoolwear.co.uk