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Our governors, staff, pupils and parents recognise the important contribution school uniform has in establishing the right attitude to learning. Tile Cross Academy believes a school uniform for pupils is important to promote a good, well ordered, working environment.

The uniform items fulfill the criteria for clothing that is suitable, comfortable, affordable, practical and purposeful for an effective learning and teaching setting in a safe and healthy environment.

Uniform gives our children a sense of belonging in the school.


Any parent who has applied successfully to the Yardley Trust will be issued with vouchers in the next few weeks.

Any other uniform voucher queries should be directed to Birmingham City Council. These vouchers are not available from the school.

Uniform 2

  • BLAZER: mid grey with logo on pocket.
  • BLOUSE/SHIRT: plain white long or short sleeved and fully tucked in.
  • TIE: clip on tie must be worn in school at all times with shirt collar buttoned to the top.
  • TROUSERS or SKIRT: mid grey trousers standard fit (ankle length). A-line Skirt at least knee length or long length to ankle. (Jeans, jeggings, chinos, “stretch clothing” or similar ARE NOT ALLOWED).
  • JUMPER (Optional): house grey V neck jumper.
  • TIGHTS/SOCKS: plain black – socks to be ankle length.
  • FOOTWEAR: sensible flat plain black lace-up (with black laces), or slip-on shoes with solid soles are acceptable for boys and girls. (not trainers or boots).
  • OUTDOOR COATS: colour of choice.
  • HEAD SCARVES/ACCESSORIES: MUST be plain black and discreet. No fashion/outdoor scarves are to be worn in school


  • One pair of stud earrings or sleepers – must be discreet and worn in the ear lobe.
  • One neck chain worn under the uniform
  • A wrist watch
  • One small plain ring. Not Permitted – Bracelets, facial or other body piercing


  • Make-up worn should be natural, subtle and discreet. Only clear nail varnish can be worn


  • Hairstyles are not to be extreme in appearance nor of outrageous fashion/design. All colour of hair is to be natural

The wearing of a head scarf or hijab, for religious reasons, is permitted. Garments covering the face or whole body, for example the abaya and niqab are not permitted.



  • Black House Tile Cross Polo Shirt. Black Shorts or Tracksuit Bottoms or Leggings. Trainers.
  • For warmth – PE sweatshirt only or black base layers. If you do not have any of these items for your PE lesson you will be given a 30 minute detention. Students unable to participate physically must still bring PE kit and get changed to take part in the lesson in roles such as scoring recorder, coach, assessor or official.


Do not bring valuable equipment, jewellery or other items into school, particularly on the days you have PE. It is your responsibility to look after your own valuables, not the responsibility of your PE teacher or friend. Any losses/damages incurred will not be refunded by the school. Lockers are available in PE to keep valuables safe. These require a £1 coin which is returned when the locker is finished with. All jewellery MUST be removed for PE.

Uniform Supplier

Our school uniform can be purchased from Mansuri Schoolwear.

Mansuri Schoolwear Website


163-165, Yew Tree Lane, BR6 1AY

Opening Hours

Monday: 9am-5pm

Tuesday: 9am-5pm

Wednesday: 9am-4pm

Thursday: 9am-5pm

Friday: 9am-5pm

Saturday: 9am-5pm

Sunday: Closed

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@TileCross - 27 Jan
Teacher of Food Technology, Tile Cross Academy, Birmingham https://t.co/GzxM1jIGlB
@TileCross - 24 Jan
An important letter for parents/carers regarding Wednesday 1st February 2023 https://t.co/I85z7645wh
@TileCross - 18 Jan
It’s our Year 9 Parents and Options Evening. There’s still time to see the Options presentation at 5pm!
@TileCross - 5 Jan
Teacher of Food Technology, Tile Cross Academy, Birmingham https://t.co/iSLBDZADKw
@TileCross - 3 Jan
Happy New Year! We can't wait to welcome all our students back on Wednesday 4th January 2023
@TileCross - 16 Dec
Well Done Kaitlyn for winning the 5 days of Christmas 100% Attendance raffle! The winning prize was an amazing Hamper and an enormous chocolate bar https://t.co/QkySPDbkah
@TileCross - 16 Dec
Here is our December Newsletter containing important news for the New Year and exciting reports about our fantastic students https://t.co/uMjurk3TiO
@TileCross - 16 Dec
We're ready for the last day of term and a celebration event for our Top VIP awarded students. It's a movie morning with treats and snacks served by the Head's of Year https://t.co/AS92NKHU9T
@TileCross - 15 Dec
The Christmas Concert was a great success with lovely readings from our pupils. It was streamed Live on YouTube and the link below lets you watch the recording https://t.co/nGaiwOz55P https://t.co/bVL3W0Emvy
@TileCross - 12 Dec
Today we’d like to give a shoutout to Ayub, who is in year 7 at , for this cool trainer design created in art class! We’ve been told it’s inspired by Iron Man, and we think it’s great 😊 Thank you Team Unity for sharing with us; we love seeing students’ creativity! ✨ https://t.co/sWCN0xIaZ3
@TileCross - 12 Dec
Hegartymaths Champions! Please click the link to see if you made the leader board and won a prize! https://t.co/vN1uqD0XvS This term we have: answered over 76,000 questions correctly; spent over 1,500 hours on hegartymaths; completed over 6,800 unique skills correctly!!
@TileCross - 12 Dec
Reminder from West Midlands Police https://t.co/hzsl8GhBY7
@TileCross - 12 Dec
Important news on the last day of school in our End of Term letter https://t.co/RvXZ6M7Ov3
@TileCross - 9 Dec
We're celebrating Christmas Jumper Day at TCA and raising money for charity! https://t.co/C6vSgsiB0V
@TileCross - 7 Dec
Important letter to all families of TCA students Letter: https://t.co/GEa32GfJjd Factsheet: https://t.co/4p213lTczi
@TileCross - 7 Dec
Excited and happy faces for TCA students on Mock Exam Results Day Remember perseverance is key! It is a marathon and not a sprint! https://t.co/lQ4uVvbx1q
@TileCross - 6 Dec
Here is the link to our November Newsletter https://t.co/E2qnQxm3mf read for all our good news on becoming a Unicef Gold Rights Respecting School, fun school trips and fantastic sports reports! https://t.co/aED90VQcRC
@TileCross - 6 Dec
Our students have excellent trips with Watch the amazing video by UKSA showcasing the Sea.Change Foundation Trip Experience we enjoyed this year https://t.co/2k59SNYyka
@TileCross - 6 Dec
Have you read some of the amazing things our students and school have achieved? Keep up to date with our Newsletters! https://t.co/hpHijoqW0K https://t.co/tmOCDuvXV2
@TileCross - 13 May
Fab session with a student this morning . We have been focusing on sentence building through Shape coding this term and today he built some excellent sentences independently! https://t.co/wHaoeZUNcT