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Mercia Uniform and Appearance Policy

We take pride in our school and our pupils, and we think it is important that is reflected in how our pupils look as they go about their studies. Our uniform is aimed at giving pupils a professional and purposeful outlook, reducing bullying by removing expensive branded items, and giving a sense of community and belonging. Mercia uniform is available from:

Whittakers Schoolwear
Junction 6 Business Park
Whitebirk Industrial Estate
Lower Philips Road
Blackburn
BB1 5UD

Tel: 01254 582685

Website: https://www.whittakersschoolwear.co.uk/product-category/sheffield/

Our uniform consists of the following:

Please note items marked with an ‘*’ should be bought from our uniform supplier, Whittakers.

Boys
  • *Mercia grey and red pipe blazer with the Mercia badge on the pocket
  • Plain white shirt with collar
  • *School tie, tied correctly and no more than 5cm above the waist line
  • *Mercia grey and red pipe V-neck jumper with the school badge on the pocket (optional).
  • Plain black, full length, tailored trousers. Not very tight-fitting legs. Not jeans, leggings, jeggings, jogging or tracksuits, or cords. 
  • Plain black socks.
  • Plain black formal shoes (no trainers, no boots, no suede, no velcro, no hybrids)
  • Belts where worn should be plain black with a small buckle.
  • *Black school bag with Mercia logo. This must be brought to school every day. 
  • Coats must be worn in adverse weather. No denim, no leather, no logos or patterns.
  • Plain gloves without logos (optional).
  • Plain scarf without logos (optional).
Girls
  • *Mercia grey and red pipe blazer with the Mercia badge on the pocket.
  • Plain white shirt or blouse with collar.
  • *School tie, tied correctly and no more than 5cm above the waist line.
  • *Mercia grey and red pipe V-neck jumper with the school badge on the pocket (optional).
  • Plain black pleat skirt, below knee length, not excessively tight; OR
  • Plain black, full length, tailored trousers, not very tight-fitting legs. Not jeans, leggings, jeggings, jogging or tracksuits, or cords.
  • Plain black socks; or black plain un-patterned tights. Black knee-high socks are permitted.
  • Plain black, flat shoes with enclosed toe and heel (no trainers, no boots, no suede, no velcro, no hybrids).
  • Belts where worn should be plain black with a small buckle.
  • *Black school bag with Mercia logo.
  • Coats must be worn in adverse weather. No denim, no leather, no logos or patterns.
  • Plain gloves without logos (optional)
  • Plain scarf without logos (optional).

Please note

  • We do not allow full or partial face covering;
  • Hijabs should be completely plain black. These should be fully tucked into the pupil’s school shirt so that the complete shirt collar and tie are fully visible;
  • Shirts and ties should be worn appropriately, i.e. shirts must be tucked in and collars buttoned and ties worn neither too long nor too short;
  • Coats, gloves and scarfs are not allowed to be worn in the school building. Hats are not permitted;
  • Full school uniform should be worn correctly on the way to school, throughout the school day, and on the journey home;
  • All items of clothing (including bags) must be clearly marked with the pupil’s full name. Sew-on labels are preferable to iron-on labels;
  • Should there be any questions as to what acceptable school uniform is, please contact the school to clarify matters before purchase.
  • If pupils are found to be wearing incorrect uniform or inappropriate clothing we will contact parents to resolve the issue, the pupil will be placed in isolation. Uniform is checked during the ‘line up’ every day.
  • Pupils must go home in full uniform, unless they have had sport/PE. 

PE Kit

Please note items marked with an ‘*’ should be bought from our uniform supplier, Whittakers

Boys
  • *Mercia red and black reversible jersey with Mercia logo AND/OR
  • *Mercia red and black unisex polo with Mercia logo
  • *Elite red and black sport short AND/OR
  • Black tracksuit bottoms
  • *Mercia black and red sport sock. No other sock is permitted unless specified. 
  • Trainers for indoor use
  • Trainers/boots for outdoor use
  • In winter a plain black tracksuit top or sweatshirt is permitted for outdoor activities.
Girls
  • *Mercia red and black reversible jersey with Mercia logo AND/OR
  • *Mercia red and black girls fitted polo with Mercia logo
  • *Elite red and black sport short OR
  • *Elite red and black sport skort
  • Black tracksuit bottoms
  • *Mercia black and red sport sock. No other sock is permitted unless specified. 
  • Trainers for indoor use
  • Trainers/boots for outdoor use
  • In winter a plain black tracksuit top or sweatshirt is permitted for outdoor activities.