At Chellaston Academy we pride ourselves on our high expectations.  Uniform is no exception.  Chellaston Academy is first and foremost, a place of learning and our uniform promotes the responsibility and discipline in students that contribute to their success.  All KS3 and KS4 students are expected to follow the guidelines below.  Parental/carer support is essential in ensuring our focus is on learning and achievement; for this reason, your support is anticipated and greatly appreciated.

The information below provides a helpful reminder of our uniform expectations.

Student Uniform

  • Black blazer with school badge on left breast pocket.
  • Black formal trousers or black formal pleated skirt.
  • White formal shirt.
  • Academy tie.
  • Academy lanyard.
  • Formal, plain black shoes.
  • Optional, plain head covering for religious observance or medical condition.
  • Optional, plain black jumper (no logos) worn under blazer.

We would like to remind all parents that the following are not permitted.

  • Leggings or jeans.
  • Unnatural hair colours.
  • For safety reasons, long false or acrylic nails.
  • (Including plain, black trainers that look like shoes and other leisure trainers), high heels, suede, pumps, canvas, boots that are above ankle-height, and coloured or multi-coloured laces.

Students may be placed into RICE if our uniform expectations are not met.

Shoes and boots (additional guidance)

  • Shoes/boots should be entirely black, flat-heeled and leather or leather style in appearance.
  • They should not have any logos or writing on them.
  • Plain, ankle-height, black leather or leather-look boots are permitted.
  • Shoes and boots should only have black laces.


  • Due to Health and Safety reasons, only studs are permitted for piercings. A single nose stud piercing and/or a single stud in each ear is also permitted.
  • Items of jewellery and wrist watches should not be worn in PE or examinations.
  • PLEASE NOTE: it is not an acceptable excuse for a student to ask to wear unapproved jewellery to prevent a pierced ear or nose from closing up.  In these circumstances, a student refusing to remove an item of jewellery will be placed in our RICE room and parents/carers contacted.


  • Students can wear a discrete amount of make-up.
  • False eyelashes and false nails are not permitted.

Connect Uniform

  • Black formal trousers or black formal pleated skirt.
  • ‘Connect’ polo shirt.
  • Optional plain black jumper.

Student PE Kit 

Please find details of the Chellaston PE kit list – Here

Chellaston Academy Uniform from September 2023

As we look forward to celebrating our 50th Anniversary in 2025 we will be maintaining a high expectation in the standard of our uniform. Over the past year we have been working hard to ensure that our uniform remains smart but as affordable and as widely available as possible. All current uniform and PE Kit can still be worn and we will be encouraging students to recycle wearable items that they have outgrown until they are no longer fit for purpose. We have made slight adjustments to our existing uniform to make it more sustainable and we are introducing a new and exciting tie design which features our unique school emblem.

All compulsory items, except the blazer badge, tie and short sleeved PE top are widely available from supermarkets and retail outlets. We recommend that uniform items are purchased in good time for the start of the new academic year as stock in many outlets quickly becomes unavailable.

Before purchasing any items of uniform from retail outlets other than our uniform supplier, please use our checklist to ensure you buy items which meet our uniform criteria. We will not accept items that do not meet the uniform criteria even if they are sold as ‘schoolwear’.

Our uniform supplier, Uniformality, Borrowash has all items available to order and will continue to have supplies throughout the year.

We anticipate having a large selection of recycled uniform available from the end of June. Details of when these items will be offered for sale for a small donation will be sent at a later date. If you currently have any uniform that is ready to be recycled, please bring it to our reception where there is already a dedicated box.

Uniform suppliers

Name: Uniformality


Uniformality Flyer 2022

Location: 21-23 Nottingham Road Borrowash, Derby DE72 3JU

Call: 01332 677498

Parents are asked to contact the school if in doubt before purchasing uniform.


Students may be sent home if their appearance is deemed inappropriate.  The school reserves the right to decide whether any individual’s choice of clothing is acceptable.