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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.

If coats are worn, they should be removed on entering the school building. They should not be worn in classrooms.

Branded school uniform can be purchased from Schoolwear Solutions, 116-118 Bramcote Avenue, Chilwell or Just-School Wear Ltd, High Street, Arnold All uniform items should be marked clearly with the owner’s name.


IMPORTANT NOTICE: Due to the Covid-19 pandemic Just-Schoolwear in Arnold will only be selling uniform online at During national lockdown, delivery will be direct to home.

Following latest Government guidelines, their shops will only be open on Saturday 7th November 10am - 4pm (for collections only). The shops will then remain closed until restrictions are lifted.

For Back to School uniform September 2021, all orders must be placed by 6 August 2021. See the flyer from Just Schoolwear below or visit their website

Uniform stockist Schoolwear Solutions will also be closed during the second national lockdown.  They will be open online 24/7 and will be posting orders directly to the customers' address.


For more details visit their website . A letter from Schoolwear Solutions is available to download below.

School ties can be bought from the Academy or direct from our tie supplier Clement Taylor at:

 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 

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

YEAR 7 & 8 (from September 2019)



Carlton le Willows polo top

Carlton le Willows tracksuit bottoms (for outdoors October-Easter)

Carlton le Willows outdoor top and/or CLW baselayer top

Carlton le Willows rainjacket

Carlton le Willows PE shorts AND/OR Carlton le Willows PE skort

Carlton le Willows baselayer bottoms/sports leggings (plain navy – No logos)

Carlton le Willows football socks (Plain navy)

Football boots

 ‘Fit for purpose’ trainers (Not ‘fashion’ trainers eg Adidas Superstars or Converse.)  Can be any colour/pattern, branded or non-branded

Shin pads

Years 8-11 (From September 2019)


White polo top

(Can also be blue/yellow CLW top)

 Plain navy or black tracksuit bottoms. 
(for outdoors October-Easter)
Carlton le Willows outdoor top Carlton le Willows rain jacket

Navy blue PE shorts

(Can be plain navy or CLW branded shorts or skort)

Plain navy baselayer bottoms/sports leggings (optional in cold weather)

Must be worn with shorts

Plain navy football socks Plain navy baselayer top
White sports socks (indoors) Football boots

‘Fit for purpose’ trainers (Not ‘fashion’ trainers eg Adidas Superstars or Converse.)  Can be any colour/pattern, branded or non-branded

Shin pads

Expectations in PE lessons

*Students will be expected to wear shorts for all indoor activities, the only exception to this rule is for religious observance, and for safety and comfort whilst trampolining.

* Students can wear tracksuit bottoms for outdoor activities during the winter (October until Easter). 

* Students in Key Stage 3 have two PE lessons per week (a single lesson of 50 minutes, plus a double lesson).  It is crucial for personal hygiene that students have a change of socks for PE.  We suggest students wear the compulsory LONG BLUE SOCKS for outdoor lessons and bring sport socks for their single lesson.

* BASELAYER BOTTOMS/SPORTS LEGGINGS and BASELAYER TOP provided by uniform stockists are plain navy.  Students can wear alternative baselayers/sports lycra leggings, however they need to be PLAIN navy.  (No large logos).  Students are not permitted to wear ‘everyday’ leggings under any circumstance.

On the grounds of Health and Safety we ask:

  • All students to tie their hair up for practical PE lessons
  • A note from parents is required if a student is unable to participate in a PE lesson.  Students must still bring PE clothing so they can still access the curriculum (e.g. an officiating or coach role). Students who cannot join in practically will remain with the class, so a change of clothes is essential if the weather is poor and learning is taking place outside
  • A letter from a GP or consultant must be provided if a student is to be excused for a sustained period of time
  • Students cannot wear jewellery for PE, that includes earrings taped up as per whole school policy

Students cannot wear acrylic nails as per whole school policy.



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 adviser on the numbers below.

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