Our Academy


We do not have a specific uniform provider. Items which include the academy logo, including polo shirts, cardigans, jumpers, book bags and PE bags, can be purchased from Uniform Direct, if preferred. Uniform can be purchased from other retailers providing it meets the criteria below.


All children are expected to wear the correct uniform at all times. Our uniform is not specific to gender and children may choose from the uniform items below.

  • Navy blue sweat shirt or cardigan (all years except Year 6)
  • Purple sweat short or cardigan (Year 6 only)
  • White polo shirt;
  • Dark grey trousers, shorts or skirt;
  • Grey or black pinafore dress;
  • Blue gingham summer dress (summer term);
  • Sensible black shoes;
  • Tights and socks should be grey, white, navy or black.
  • Wrist watch.

Children are very active during the day both inside the school and in the playground. Their shoes need to be comfortable and safe. Sandals are more likely to cause trips and falls and boots are not allowed – in extreme weather children will be allowed to wear boots/wellingtons for their journey into school, and should change into school shoes once they have arrived.

Jewellery and Hair accessories

For safety reasons, children should not wear jewellery; the only exception is stud earrings – hoops and dangly earrings are not allowed.

Plain black or green hair ties, headbands and flat clips are acceptable. Please do not send your child to school with large headbands, bows and clips – they are not part of school uniform.


Haircuts should be sensible and appropriate for school. Hair should be natural in colour; dyed, brightly coloured hair is not appropriate for school, nor is it permitted. Where hair is long enough to do so, it should be neatly tied back for health and safety reasons; this is to prevent hair getting caught or trapped, to help prevent catching head lice, and to keep hair out of eyes when working and/or playing sport. Extreme hairstyles such as mohicans, ‘zero blade’ shaved sides of head, or patterned lines are not appropriate for school, nor are they permitted. Whilst we would never wish to stifle creativity, such hair cuts or colourings can be enjoyed in the school holidays.


Makeup, including nail varnish, is not allowed in school. If your child is wearing nail varnish they will be asked to remove it.

Physical Education Kit

Children are expected to have the appropriate clothing for PE lessons.

  • White t-shirt (separate from their school polo t-shirt);
  • Black or navy shorts;
  • Black or navy jumper/sweatshirt/hoodie and tracksuit/jogging bottoms (for colder weather);
  • Trainers or plimsolls;
  • Change of socks when necessary.

PE kit should be brought into school on a Monday and kept in school until Friday each week.

The wearing of any form of earrings for PE & sport (including swimming) is strictly prohibited at all times – this includes ‘taped’ earrings.


The complete Uniform Policy can be read by clicking the link below.


Click here to visit the Hartsholme Academy school uniform supplier