At Bolingbroke Academy our young people are proud to be Bolingbroke pupils and are proud to wear our smart uniform.

Pupils with inappropriate uniform will be sanctioned in line with the Behaviour Policy. Judgements about acceptability can only be made by Bolingbroke staff.

We value learning so highly that we hope we do not have to deal with even one transgression. All our pupils will adhere to the regulations regarding uniform outlined below.

Hair, Jewellery and Nails

No jewellery is to be worn except plain watches and one plain metal, discreet ear stud (which should be no larger than 4mm in diameter) in each earlobe. No other ear piercings are permitted (e.g. cartilage piercings). Hair must be worn in a style appropriate to a business environment and extreme hairstyles/colours (Including patterns in the hair) and hair bands that undermine the ethos or discipline of the Academy will not be permitted. Hair should be no shorter than Grade 2. Facial hair is not permitted and pupils should be clean shaven at all times. Make up, nail polish and false finger nails are not permitted. All judgements on acceptability can only be made by Bolingbroke staff.


Plain black leather shoes are an essential part of the Academy uniform. These must be closed toe and not made of canvas or suede. Lace up shoes are permitted. Kicker shoes are not permitted, shoes must be plain and with minimal branding.All uniform items should be clearly labelled with the pupil’s name. Examples of suitable school shoes can be found here

For PE, pupils should wear sports trainers with non-marking soles. Rugby/football studs are optional.


We have five tie colours which are linked to pupils' Houses. Please pay for an Academy tie with your Khalsa purchase and your child will be given appropriate House tie when they arrive at school.

Religious and Cultural

If, for religious reasons, a pupil has to wear a head covering then this must be the Academy hijab.

All Pupils

All pupils will use the Academy Portfolio or Academy Rucksack and PE kit bag. No ther bags are permitted on site.

Coats must be plain and black and have minimal logos or branding.

All hats, scarves and gloves should be plain black, grey or navy blue.

How to Order Uniform

Academy Uniform items must be ordered from Khalsa Schoolwear

Please note that only school ties may be purchased through Wisepay and collected from Pupil Services.

Khalsa Schoolwear

388 Bethnal Green Road, London, E2 0AH

Tel: 020 7729 3286

E mail:


To view the Bolingbroke Academy Uniform price list please click on the link below:

Bolingbroke Academy Uniform Price List 2020