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Carlton le Willows Academy

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Carlton le Willows Academy uniform is one of the main outward signs by which the local community recognises and makes judgements about our students. It is important that the way students present themselves is positive and professional and creates the impression of a disciplined and well-ordered establishment. The uniform policy strengthens the ethos of the Academy, promotes cohesion in the pupil community and simplifies the day-to-day management of students by determining the boundaries of acceptable dress.

It is expected that all students will come to the Academy every day in neat, clean uniform, giving a message that they take pride in their appearance and in belonging to the Academy. Members of staff are required to apply the uniform policy rigorously and consistently, in a class setting, around the campus and, if appropriate, when on a trip or visit.

The support of parents in ensuring a high standard of uniform is expected and we would encourage all parents to read the following information or download our uniform policy.

 Uniform Information 

Item Guidance
School blazer Compulsory for all students.
School tie (House colours) All students must wear a tie fastened to top button.

Black trousers or

Black pleated skirt

Skirts to be worn no shorter than knee length. Trousers must be secured around the waist, with a plain black belt if necessary and under garments must not show. Tight fitting stretch materials and trousers with zip side pockets are not allowed.
White shirt To be worn buttoned up to the neck and be long enough to tuck into trousers or a skirt.
School navy blue V-neck jumper Branded school jumper can be worn in addition to the blazer, but not as an alternative to it.
Black school shoes To be flat and polished. No boots, canvas or trainer style footwear.
School coat Coats should not display any large emblem or writing.
Black tights or black or white school socks Black tights or white socks to be worn with skirt. Black socks to be worn with trousers.


PE Kit must be brought to school on days when games and PE lessons take place

CLW games jersey

CLW white polo top

Navy blue sports shorts

Navy blue games socks


Football boots

CLW navy blue sweatshirt (optional)

Black or white base layers (optional in cold weather)

Plain black or navy blue track bottoms (optional in cold weather or for religious observance)

Shin pads and a gum shield



We expect all parents/carers to support the uniform policy by ensuring their child arrives at school in full uniform. If your child has to attend school without full uniform, we ask you to provide a valid reason on the day and also let us know when the matter will be resolved. You can do this by contacting a student advisor on the numbers below.

Student Services (Birch and Oak): 0115 9565008 ext 256
Student Services (Ash and Cedar): 0115 9565008 ext 257