North Birmingham Academy has a policy that all students wear full Academy uniform, it is adhered to by all, the students have a sense of belonging.  A uniform encourages pride and creates a good image inside and outside the building.

Students dressed incorrectly may be withdrawn from lessons or sent home until their appearance is acceptable.

If there are any problems, we request parents contact the Group Tutor for help and advice.

Uniform can be purchased from:

Clive Marks Schoolwear
11-13 Boldmere Road
Sutton Coldfield
B73 5UY

or ordered online Clive Mark

High Street

or ordered online Trutex

The correct uniform for students is listed below, all items are compulsory unless marked otherwise. Variations are not allowed:

All students must wear:

  • White school shirt (regulation collar, short/ long sleeves)
  • Black blazer with purple trim and Academy badge
  • Academy Tie
  • NBA V-neck black jumper with Academy badge (optional)
  • Plain black (non-logos) Coat
  • Skirts must be knee length (non-lycra)

PE Kit

All pupils wear:

  • Astro turf trainers
  • NBA Polo shirt
  • NBA shorts
  • Plain Black sweatshirt
  • Plain black jogging bottoms
  • Black sport’s socks

Useful information on uniform

  • Trousers should be black. No tight/skinny fitted trousers or denim allowed
  • Skirt should be black and minimum knee length
  • Shoes should be black.  No trainers, canvas pumps, high heels or tall boots

All uniform and kit must be clearly marked with the student’s name.

Please note

  • Make-up is not allowed
  • No long nails or false nails (including nail varnish)
  • Trainers are not allowed, except for PE lessons
  • Studs and sleepers are not allowed in any other part of the body
  • Extremes of hairstyle, especially those likely to cause offence to other members of the community, are not allowed
  • No unnatural hair colours
  • Only thin, purple, black or brown hair bands are allowed
  • No patterned or shaved eyebrows
  • Religious headwear must be black
  • No hats, caps, scarves, gloves and hoodies to be worn inside the Academy building
  • No visible tattoos


  • 1 plain ring with no setting
  • 1 pair of simple gold or silver ear studs.  Stretchers are not allowed due to Health and Safety
  • 1 watch
  • no bracelets

Students will be sent home until they conform



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