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Fairfax Academy Uniform

At Fairfax Academy we believe in the importance of taking pride in our appearance and in representing ourselves and the Academy in a positive manner at all times; including on the way to and from school.

We believe that wearing the correct uniform sets the standards for learning, conveys the positive image that the Academy warrants in the local community and also ensures that staff are able to focus their attention on students’ learning. In the same way many employers expect their staff to wear a uniform, we expect our students to wear the Fairfax Academy uniform correctly each and every day.

Uniform for 2022-2023

  • Black blazer
  • Fairfax pocket badge – mandatory branded item
  • Tailored black skirt OR tailored black trousers (previously branded items are acceptable)
  • White collared shirt
  • Tie in House colourmandatory branded item
  • Black plain v-neck pullover or cardigan (previously branded items are acceptable)
  • Black shoes; lace up shoes should have black laces only. Shoes should be leather or leather-look and polishable.
    Trainers, boots, canvas/fabric, high tops are not acceptable.
  • Coloured/white logos are not acceptable. Shoes should be completely black.
  • Plain black socks, or plain black or natural coloured tights
  • Narrow black belt with small plain buckle
  • Headscarves worn for religious purposes must be black
  • Jewellery: one stud in each ear and one watch
  • All other piercings are not acceptable
  • Smart watches are not acceptable
  • No extreme haircuts or colour

Uniform list for 2022-2023

Girls’ PE Kit

  • Fairfax sports polo-shirt in House colour, with school badge (with black panel) – mandatory branded item
  • Black shorts (loose fitting) OR sports leggings (lyra, not cotton) OR jogging bottoms (mandatory)
  • Sports running trainers (mandatory)
  • White sports socks (mandatory)
  • Outdoor trainers (optional)
  • Long black socks for hockey (mandatory) (previously branded items are acceptable)
  • Shin guards for hockey (mandatory)
  • Mouth guard to protect against injury (mandatory)
  • Black mid-layer in cold weather (optional) (previously branded items are acceptable)
  • Black long-sleeved base-layer for underneath polo-shirt in cold weather (optional)
  • Black base-layer leggings for underneath shorts/jogging bottoms in cold weather (optional

Boys' PE Kit

  • Fairfax sports polo-shirt in House colour, with school badge (with white panel) – mandatory branded item
  • White shorts (mandatory) (previously branded items are acceptable)
  • Sports running trainers (mandatory)
  • White sports socks (mandatory)
  • Outdoor trainers (optional)
  • Black rugby shorts (mandatory) (previously branded items are acceptable)
  • Black rugby short sleeved shirt (mandatory) (previously branded items are acceptable)
  • Rugby/football boots (mandatory) (previously branded items are acceptable)
  • Long black socks for rugby/football (mandatory) (previously branded items are acceptable)
  • Shin guards (mandatory)
  • Mouth guards to protect against injury (mandatory)
  • Head guards to protect against injury (optional)
  • Black mid-layer in cold weather (optional) (previously branded items are acceptable)
  • Black long-sleeved black base-layer for underneath polo-shirt in cold weather (optional)
  • Black base-layer leggings for underneath shorts in cold weather (optional)

Where to purchase our school uniform

Fairfax-specific uniform is available to purchase from Clive Mark, 11-13 Boldmere Road, Sutton Coldfield, B73 5UY and Crested Schoolwear (Trutex Erdington), 71 High Street, Erdington, B23 6SA, and this includes the full range of sports and PE kits.
Fairfax-specific blazers are also available to purchase from My Clothing Limited (Tesco)

All uniform, with the exception of the school blazer badge, school House tie and House sports polo-shirt, can
be purchased from other retailers as long as they meet the uniform standard, for example, blazers purchased
from Marks and Spencer or from Asda are acceptable if the school badge is bought and sewn on.