The South Wolds Academy and Sixth Form

School Uniform

Uniform gives an identity to all academy students. We take great pride in the appearance of our students and in the co-operation of parents on this matter.

The school's decision on the appropriateness of any item of uniform is final. If you are uncertain of any purchase you wish to make, please take a photograph to share with Student Services.

Temporary Uniform Adjustment COVID-19

As part of the COVID-19 measures we are putting in place from September, classrooms will be well-ventilated and cooler than usual.  Therefore, with immediate effect, students will have the option of wearing a plain black, long sleeved v-neck jumper underneath their blazer. These can be purchased from a wide variety of suppliers including larger supermarkets. 

An example is shown below and it is important to note that the jumper should have no logos, no hood  and no zips. The jumper is not to be worn instead of the blazer at any time in the school day.  There is also the option of a school jumper with a school logo which can be purchased from John Lewis. Details of this can be found below. 

This is a temporary adjustment to school uniform and we will notify parents when this arrangement ceases to be in place. If you have any questions prior to purchasing a jumper please contact your child’s Head of Year. 

The South Wolds Academy Uniform


School Expectation


Shirt and South Wolds Academy Tie*



Plain white shirt with a collar, buttoned to the neck and tucked in
Long or short sleeved
South Wolds Academy School tie*

A plain white blouse with revere collar
- this is a fitted garment that does not need to be worn tucked in

Polo shirts
T-shirts Patterned, coloured or T-shirts with logos, worn underneath the school shirt
Shirt with collar worn without the tie

South Wolds Academy Skirt*

or Trousers

John Lewis South Wolds Academy uniform skirt*

Plain black school trousers
Straight leg or boot cut

Any other skirt

Skinny or tapered trousers
Jean, denim or stretch material
Cropped or ¾ length trousers
Stitched on pockets and/or studs
Embellishment or adornments
Leggings, jeggings or tracksuit bottoms

South Wolds Academy Jumper*

John Lewis grey jumper with logo*

Plain or patterned jumper of any colour
Sweatshirt or hoodie


Black footwear – completely black with no adornments on the laces

Boots, open toe sandals, flip flops, no coloured areas or logos, metal tags on trainer laces even if these are black

South Wolds Academy Blazer*

John Lewis South Wolds Academy blazer*

Any other blazer


Plain black, grey or natural tights
Plain black socks

Footless, patterned or coloured tights


One small stud earring in each ear
1 flat ring

Bracelets, extra rings, necklaces
Hooped or large earrings
Facial or body piercings


Plain dark coat
(Fluorescent arm bands may be worn)

Denim jackets
Leather/suede jackets
Hoods, sweatshirts or jumpers
Brightly coloured coats

* Items must be purchased from the South Wolds Academy uniform department at John Lewis.

Hair, Accessories and Make Up:

  • Unnatural hair colours, unconventional styles or cuts (under grade 2) are not allowed. This includes cut patterns or designs in the hair.
  • Nail varnish is not allowed. False nails are not allowed and nails should be a suitable length for school.
  • Makeup should be natural and not excessive and this includes the prohibition of false eyelashes and extensions.

We also have a compulsory PE Kit for all students:

  • Royal blue polo shirt with PE Faculty logo - available from John Lewis
  • Royal blue sweatshirt with PE Faculty logo (with or without hood) or royal blue reversible rugby shirt with navy blue stripe - all available from John Lewis 
  • Black shorts, black sports leggings or black tracksuit bottoms. These may have a coloured logo but should not be patterned. It is recommended to have shorts or leggings for indoor lessons and warm weather, and tracksuit bottoms for outdoor lessons in cold weather.
  • Trainers with laces and non-marking soles
  • Black or white ankle socks. Please note for health and hygiene reasons, students are not permitted to wear tights for PE lessons.
  • OPTIONAL KIT - Mouth guard, football boots or astro boots, shin pads, royal blue football socks.

If you are having difficulties obtaining any items of uniform from John Lewis please call the dedicated school uniform team on 08456 049 049

Example of acceptable uniform