School Uniform

School uniform standards and expectations serve as a unifying framework, fostering a sense of equality and high standards among students while promoting a focused and conducive learning atmosphere.

Leigh Academy Minster students are required to adhere to strict uniform standards at all times across all year groups, including Post 16. Failure to follow these standards will result in students sanctioned as per the academy’s Behaviour for Learning Policy.

Some second hand uniforms items may be available for sale. For further information, please contact the academy directly.

The academy uniform is as follows:

Students in Years 7 to 11

  • Leigh Academy Minster Blazer 
  • Leigh Academy Minster College Tie 
  • Plain White Shirt or Blouse* 
  • Charcoal Grey Smart School Trousers or Flat Top Wide Box Pleated Skirt 
  • Plain Black Socks or Tights
  • Plain Black Leather School Shoes – please see specific shoe expectations on this page
  • Black Rucksack (minimum A4 size)

*If a student wears a blouse they are not required to wear a tie. 

Optional Item

  • Plain Black or Navy Coat

Students in Years 7 – 11 are permitted to wear a wrist watch and have one set of piercings in the lower ear lobe with a small single stud. All jewellery is required to be removed for PE lessons. 

Students are not permitted to have slits/cuts in their eyebrows, or wear make-up, fake tan, false eyelashes or wear acrylic, false or painted nails. If a student attends the academy with these items, they will be asked to remove them before attending lessons. 

Students are prohibited from wearing tight fitting trousers, leggings, trainers or bringing in jumpers or hoodies. Students are not permitted to use handbags or shoulder bags as their school bag. Prohibited items will be confiscated if seen.

P.E. Kit

  • Academy Polo Shirt with logo 
  • Academy Tracksuit Jacket with logo 
  • Academy PE shorts or Plain Black or Navy Blue Tracksuit Bottoms 
  • Trainers

Students in Years 12 and 13

Students may choose from the following:

  • Formal business suit
  • Professional jacket
  • Professional trousers
  • Professional knee/ankle-length skirt
  • Professional knee/ankle-length dress
  • Smart plain jumper
  • Smart plain cardigan
  • Smart collared shirt
  • Smart blouse or similar top
  • Tie*
  • Bow tie*
  • Formal shoes

*Please note that a tie or bow tie is compulsory for students who identify as male.

Students may also wear:

  • One pair of small stud earrings
  • One small nose piercing
  • One ring
  • One wristwatch (please note smartwatches are not permitted in exams)
  • Painted nails 

School Shoes Expectations

Please see the guide below for the suitable and unsuitable shoes, as well as local providers of these.

School Skirt Expectations

Please see the guide below for the suitable and unsuitable skirts.

Equipment Expectations

All students are required to attend the academy each day with:

  • An A4 rucksack
  • A fully charged Chromebook
  • Black or blue pen
  • Pencil
  • Ruler

All specialist equipment, including maths sets and calculators, with be provided by class teachers during the lesson.