Parents please note that because we do not have astroturf or 3G pitches at Bydales, we rely on the field for football, rugby etc. Historically we have therefore asked for football boots (or equivalent) for field sports, rather than outdoor trainers as listed below, simply to try to get more grip. We do have a limited supply of spare football boots.

Required Academy Uniform

Academy uniform must not be altered in a way that changes the style of the item.

  • Academy or plain white long or short sleeved shirt with a stiff collar
  • Academy trousers or skirt – black
  • Academy clip-on tie
  • Academy jacket – black
  • Plain black socks or 40 denier tights
  • Plain black shoes – no trainers, boots, pumps or canvas shoes will be allowed

Optional Academy Uniform

  • Academy V neck jumper – sleeves need to be at full length
  • Academy V neck slip (tank top)

Shirts, Jumpers and Jackets

  • Jackets must be worn with the sleeves down.
  • Sleeves on shirts, jumper or jackets must not be rolled up at any time.
  • Shirts must be tucked in.
  • Only badges issued by the academy may be worn on jackets. Other badges, e.g. charity badges, must only be on outdoor coats or bags.
  • Consequences can/will be issued for any uniform misdemeanor.


Only plain black shoes are allowed to be worn with the uniform. No trainers, boots, pumps or canvas/fabric/suede shoes will be allowed. Heels should be no higher that 2.5 cm/1inch.

n.b. – If students are not wearing the correct footwear they will be expected to borrow a pair of shoes from the student information desk – the shoes will be treated with a hygienic spray after each use. Failure to wear the shoes provided will result in an exclusion (refusing a reasonable request).

Outdoor Coats

Outdoor coats should be fit for purpose and have no large logos. Please note that hoodies, fur, denim and studded leather jackets are not allowed.

Outdoor coats should be removed at the entrance to the Academy buildings as outdoor wear is not permitted indoors.


Students require a school bag which can fit in an Academy planner and A4 workbooks.

Required PE Uniform

  • Purple Academy polo top
  • Purple/black Academy reversible games top
  • Black Academy shorts
  • Plain black knee length games socks
  • Indoor trainers – None-marking sole with laces, providing support to ankle & foot
  • Outdoor trainers – Good grip with laces providing support to the ankle & foot
  • NB – Pumps do not provide adequate support for the foot or ankle

We strongly recommend:

  • Gum shield – for rugby/hockey
  • Shin pads – for football/hockey

Optional PE Uniform

  • Football boots
  • Academy tracksuit top
  • Academy tracksuit bottoms or plain black tracksuit bottoms
  • 3/4 zip fleece
  • if you have an Academy tracksuit top you do not have to buy the reversible games top.


Where students change for Drama, please see below:

  • Academy tracksuit bottoms or plain black tracksuit bottoms
  • Purple Academy polo top


Where students change for Dance, please see below:

  • Plain black cotton leggings
  • Academy tracksuit bottoms or plain black tracksuit bottoms
  • Purple Academy polo top


We strongly advise that students use a hard case to transport their instrument to and from the academy to offer the best possible protection for the instrument. The case must be clearly labelled with the student’s name. Students are responsible for ensuring their instrument is stored safely. The Academy will not be responsible for damage caused due to improper storage or unsuitable protection.


Tights must be plain black, opaque (not patterned) and a minimum of 40 denier. Nothing else should be worn on top or under the tights such as additional socks.

Nail Polish

Nail polish and any type of false nails (including clear gels, acrylics, extensions, Shellac etc) are not allowed.

Jewellery and Makeup

No jewellery is allowed except a wrist watch and a Medic Alert necklace or bracelet. Smart watches are not allowed in the Academy. If any student is thinking about having their ears pierced, or any other piercing, this should be done at the start of the summer holiday, as no student will be allowed to wear earrings or any other jewellery at any time.

Noticeable make-up is not allowed. Any make-up must be discreet. The decision as to what qualifies as discreet rests with the Principal and Executive Principal of the individual Academy. False eyelashes are not to be worn. Henna is not allowed.


Hairstyles and colour should be sensible.

Please check with your child’s Learning Manager before considering any dramatic changes to style or colour. No offensive patterns should be shaved into hairstyles. No scarves or bandanas are allowed (unless for religious reasons). Hair accessories can only be worn in the hair and must be black or Academy purple; hair bobbles cannot be worn on the wrist.

Other Equipment

Key Stage 4 students studying Food Technology will require a cotton apron. The apron should be non- plastic and non-offensive, and can be purchased from high street stores.

All students will need a pen, pencil, ruler and rubber. A scientific calculator; we recommend Casio FX-85, a pair of compasses, a protractor and a dictionary would also be useful.

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Next Trutex Uniform Events

Thursday 27 February 2020 3.30pm – 6pm (Trutex Selling Event) Open to all parents to try and buy
Thursday 16 July 2020 8.25am-11.00am (Measuring – Dining Room) – for Y6 students on Transition*, for measuring
Wednesday 12 August 2020 10.30am – 3.00pm (Collection – Main Hall) – for collection of new Y7 free uniform (1pm-3pm available for all parents to try on extra uniform)

*please note that students after measuring, will be given dimensions/order form to take home, for where parents want to purchase additional uniform online.

Supplied Uniform to New Students joining the Academy

New students in Year 7 will receive a free uniform consisting of: blazer, tie, trousers or skirt, two white shirts, PE kit: polo shirt, rugby shirt, shorts, socks. Where parents purchase ‘spares’ or additional items in the future these must be the official branded versions available online from Trutex. Last year we also established Bambini of Guisborough as a stockist of replacement/spare items.

Local Uniform Supply – Bambini

In addition to being able to order all of our uniform online, via Trutex (see bottom of page) we are pleased to announce that from August 2015, spares of our official uniform are also available for trying on and purchase from Bambini of Guisborough. Their contact details are: Bambini, 19 Chaloner St, Guisborough, TS14 6QD Phone: 01287 639421 Please note the cost of purchasing from Bambini, rather than directly from Trutex, is slightly more.OGAT or Trutex do not have control of the prices in these stores* Please remember that all replacement trousers and skirts must be official branded items.


Uniform Supplier - Trutex

Outwood Academy Bydales has one online official supplier of uniform – Trutex.
All uniform apart from blazers for Years 8-11 has now been issued.
All students must wear the correct Outwood uniform from 1 January 2015.
Spare shirts, trousers, skirts etc can be ordered online.

Three easy steps to ordering online:

1) Log onto www.trutexdirect.com

2) Register/Sign in using our code – LEA00658SC

3) Place your order to be delivered to your door

Please follow this link to order from Trutex: www.trutexdirect.com

Please click the button below to download the uniform leaflet for more information and contact details.