All students are required to wear school uniform. It is designed to be smart, serviceable and inexpensive. It creates a sense of belonging, and reduces arguments at home about what is or isn't acceptable dress for school.
The wearing of uniform is strictly enforced. However, a few students attempt to bend the rules, and the vast majority of students who do abide by the regulations see this as unfair. We look to our parents to support us by ensuring that their child leaves home wearing the correct uniform.
Below are the non-negotiable items of school uniform expected to be worn by all students.
Currently there are two places you can buy Big Wood School uniforms from:
Just Schoolwear based in Bulwell and
Schoolwear Solutions based in Mapperley.
Ties and shirts
Trousers, skirts and socks
Black school trousers should be in a traditional 'loose fitting' trouser style and not tight fitting. Denim/Denim Style, stretchy tight materials or 'skinny' type trousers are not acceptable. Trouser legs should have the capability of covering a school shoe. Socks should be plain black.
Black knee length skirts are permitted but must be accompanied by plain black tights. Skirts should be made from a conventional material and not stretchy fabric.
Plain black shoes of a conventional material which can be polished. No trainers are permitted.
Ankle boots are acceptable so long as they are completely black and completely covered by trousers. Students are not permitted to tuck their trousers into their ankle boots. UGG style boots or knee boots are not acceptable for school.
Pupils who are unable to abide by these straightforward rules will not be allowed to participate in PE and where appropriate, other sanctions will be set.
If pupils bring a note from home to excuse them from physical activity in PE, we will still expect your son/daughter to change into their PE kit. They will be given a coaching role in the lesson, with reduced physical activity as appropriate. The exceptionto this rule is pupils with casts or medical dressings which prevent them from changing their clothes.