Archbishop Ilsley Catholic School Uniform

Parents and carers must ensure that all pupils follow the uniform standards outlined below.  This is a key part of being ready to learn and we appreciate your full support in this matter.


If for whatever reason, there is a uniform issue please contact the school and correct the matter as soon as possible.  Pupils who arrive to school in the incorrect uniform, will be expected to rectify this before attending Period 1.  Pupils can collect spare black footwear/ties and other uniform items from Pupil Services Shop. Ties can be loaned for the day or replacements purchased at a cost of £5

Uniform (Boys)
●    Navy blue blazer with a school badge 
●    White shirt and house tie
●    Medium grey, plain school trousers
●    Plain navy blue V-necked pullover (optional)
●    Plain black shoes – no logos, boots, trainers, fashion shoes, canvas - business/office footwear only
●    Plain grey, black or navy blue socks
●    Summer uniform can be worn after the Easter holidays until October half term
●    If choosing to have a shaven hair cut you must have a grade 2; no shorter, no lines, no patterns, no extreme partings
●    No artificial nails or nail varnish 
●    Hair must be of a natural colour and pupils are not permitted to wear brightly coloured or large hair accessories
●    Please note: the school will not accept a note for a pupil to wear trainers unless this is a note from a qualified doctor. Any other note will not be accepted
●    We will contact home whenever there is a problem with uniform - The school's decision is final.
 

Uniform (Girls)
●    Navy blue blazer with a school badge 
●    White blouse or shirt and house tie
●    Navy blue pleated skirt approximately knee length with strip sewn onto centre of waistband – this must be visible at all times
●    Pupils are not permitted to wear socks with skirts, only plain navy or black tights should be worn
●    Navy blue school full length tailored trousers - no leggings, tight trousers, jeggings, not skinny fit, not cropped
●    Plain navy blue V-necked pullover/cardigan (optional)
●    Plain black shoes – no logos, boots, trainers, fashion shoes, no canvas – business/office footwear only
●    Plain navy or black tights
●    If a Hijab is worn it must be navy blue – school tie must be visible
●    Summer uniform can be worn after the Easter holidays until October half term
●    No artificial nails or nail varnish
●    Hair must be of a natural colour and pupils are not permitted to wear brightly coloured or large hair accessories
●    Please note: the school will not accept a note for a pupil to wear trainers unless this is a note from a qualified doctor. Any other note will not be accepted
●    We will contact home whenever there is a problem with uniform -  The school's decision is final.
 

Other Regulations 


Jewellery is not permitted for boys or girls. Pupils are allowed one pair of plain stud earrings and a wrist watch. No other piercings, including nose studs, will be tolerated. Pupils with additional piercings will be asked to remove them. 


For pupils in Years 10 and 11 discreet make up will be allowed subject to it being recognised as reasonable and acceptable by the school. No makeup in KS3 Y7-Y9. Pupils must not wear nail varnish or artificial nails. 

 

Bags should be sensible and practical. Pupils need to be ready to learn and will require PE kit, books and other equipment.  Small pouches and fashion handbags are not permitted.


Outdoor clothing should not be leather, denim or suede. It is not advisable to wear expensive items. Plain coats or anoraks rather than the latest fad or fashion are permitted. No hooded sweatshirts or gilets of any kind. 

 

Variations from school uniform, however ‘fashionable’, are not acceptable and pupils who do not follow our rules are likely to be sent home until the matter is rectified, or placed into isolation. In some instances, school will provide temporary replacements for items of uniform.

Non-compliance with regard to uniform is a breach of school rules. There are a range of consequences which can be issued as appropriate.
1. Confiscations of inappropriate items(s)
2. Having to go home to get changed/clothes to be brought in by parent/ carer
3. Having to wash off make-up
4. Having to remove nail varnish
5. Not being allowed to take part in an extra-curricular activity or event
6. Isolation
7. Detention

 

The school's decision is final.

PE Kit

Parents and carers must ensure that all pupils follow the uniform standards outlined below for their Physical Education lessons.  This is a key part of being ready to learn and we appreciate your full support in this matter.

Compulsory PE Kit
●    AICS Navy Blue & Red polo shirt with school logo  
●    AICS Navy Blue & Red shorts
●    AICS Navy Blue & Red socks
●    Footwear - Lace up sports trainers (no Velcro/pumps/ converse/high tops)

 

Girls Optional Kit
●    AICS Navy Blue ¼ Zip Top
●    AICS Navy Blue Leggings

 

Boys Optional Kit
●    AICS Navy Blue ¼ Zip Top
●    AICS Navy Blue Tracksuit Bottoms
 


Please note that your child’s PE kit can only be bought through:

 

MIDLAND SCHOOLWEAR
1160 Warwick Rd, Acocks Green,
Birmingham B27 6BP

 

www.midlandschoolwear.co.uk
 

For Swimming

●    Swimming hat – in house colour (available from school - £1)
●    Any plain, Navy Blue/Black swimming costume (Girls)
●    Any plain, Navy Blue swimming shorts/trunks (above the knee)
●    Towel

 

Your child’s swimming kit can be purchased from any retailer.
 

EQUIPMENT

 

Students are expected to have the following equipment:

  • Clear Pencil Case

  • Pen

  • Pencils

  • Rulers

  • Rubbers

  • Pencil Sharpener

  • Green ball point pen for self and peer assessment