At Smith’s Wood 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 school.


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 Smith’s Wood Academy uniform correctly each and every day.

Uniform Supplier

Our authorised uniform supplier is Clive Mark which is based in Sheldon, the store also has a website from which orders can be made.  The store can be found at 2282 Coventry Road, Sheldon, Birmingham, B26 3JR, telephone number 0121 722 2286.  All items with Academy logos will be need to be purchased from this company.

Uniform requirements

Girls’ Academy Uniform

  • Academy black tailored blazer with the Academy logo. Blazers must be worn with sleeves at full length.
  • Academy black knee length skirt with the embroidered Academy logo.
  • Academy black trousers with the embroidered Academy logo.
  • Plain white cotton, collared blouse which can be long or short sleeved. This must be tucked into the waistband of the skirt/trousers.
  • Clip-on Academy tie. The clip-on tie is part of uniform for all students.
  • Plain black or white socks, ankle or knee length, or plain black or skin-coloured tights
  • Black shoes as detailed below (see footwear)
  • School Bag with Academy logo. Students must carry their school bag at all times when in the school building.
  • Lanyard and ID card (supplied by the Academy)

Girls’ PE Uniform

Compulsory

  • Sports T-Shirt with the Academy logo
  • Black shorts with the Academy logo or
  • Black leggings with the Academy logo
  • Sports socks with the Academy logo
  • Training shoes and football boots
  • Black swimming costume
  • Black swimming cap
  • Towel

Optional

  • Academy Fleece with the Academy logo
  • Academy tracksuit bottoms with the Academy logo
  • Black rain jacket with the Academy logo
  • Shin pads

 

Boys’ Academy Uniform

  • Academy black blazer with the Academy logo. Blazers must be worn with sleeves at full length.
  • Academy black trousers with the embroidered Academy logo.
  • Plain white cotton, collared shirt which can be long or short sleeved. This must be tucked into the waistband of the trousers.
  • Clip-on Academy tie. The clip-on tie is part of uniform for all students.
  • Plain black socks.
  • Black shoes as detailed below (see footwear)
  • School Bag with Academy logo. Students must carry their school bag at all times when in the school building.
  • Lanyard and ID card (supplied by the Academy)

Boys’ PE Uniform

Compulsory

  • Sports T-Shirt with the Academy logo
  • Black shorts with the Academy logo or
  • Black tracksuit trousers with the Academy logo
  • Sports socks with the Academy logo
  • Training shoes and football boots
  • Black swimming shorts
  • Black swimming cap
  • Towel

Optional

  • Academy Fleece with the Academy logo
  • Black rain jacket with the Academy logo
  • Shin pads

Footwear

  • Shoes must be made of ‘leather’, nubuck or leather type material and be polishable
  • All visible parts of the shoe must be black
  • Shoes should not be made of suede, canvas or any other fabric
  • Shoes must be plain, without metallic decorations or elaborate bows
  • Shoes should have the appearance of shoes and not trainers
  • No sports branded footwear. This includes Nike, Adidas, Puma, Lacoste, Reebok, Vans, Converse and Creative Recreations

The Academy is proud of the incredibly high uniform standards that its students demonstrate on a daily basis; students represent the Academy with pride and dignity and come to school showing that they are ready to learn.  Wearing the uniform correctly is important at Smith’s Wood Academy, therefore the Academy will work hard to maintain high standards.