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School uniform

At Hermitage Academy, our school uniform is an important expression of our pride in our school. Regardless of background or ability, wearing a smart school uniform promotes equality and a feeling of community. We ask that everyone, students, parents and carers, help to ensure that our school dress code is always observed.

Hermitage uniform 2020

We believe that proper school uniform is important because it:

  • instils pride in the students and the wider community
  • encourages identity with, and support for, our school ethos
  • protects children from social pressures to dress in a particular way
  • nurtures cohesion and promotes good relations between different groups of pupils
  • supports effective teaching and learning.

Uniform is compulsory for all students in Years 7 – 11. Sixth Form students may wear their own clothes which must be 'smart casual' and suitable for a working environment. Uniform should be worn in the correct manner and coats must be removed upon entry to the school building.

How to order

Uniform items are available to purchase online here

Shirts, trousers and skirts can be purchased from external suppliers as long as they adhere to the school uniform policy below.

Hermitage school uniform

Blazers, jumpers and shirts

  • Navy blue blazer with embroidered school badge (only available from Emblematic)
  • Navy blue v-neck jumper or cardigan with embroidered school badge (only available from Emblematic - this is not compulsory)
  • Plain light blue school shirt buttoned to the neck with school tie 

Trousers and skirts

  • Plain navy formal straight cut trousers – available from Emblematic.
  • Pleated skirt - only available from Emblematic.

While we understand some parents may wish to purchase trousers from other sources, we would like to emphasise that trousers must not be made of jean-style materials. They must be school approved and must not be tight fitting. They must not have any adornments or fashion zips.

Footwear

Plain black, formal, leather or leather style shoes which can be polished. No trainers, plimsolls, pumps or boots. Socks must be black, grey or white.

Optional PE kit  

  • Sector polo - only available from Emblematic.
  • Sector panel shorts and/or skort and/or cuffed tracksuit pants and/or leggings - only available from Emblematic.
  • Knee high navy sports socks - available from Emblematic or any supplier
  • Other optional items are available - see uniform visuals below.

Trainers must be worn in PE lessons. Plimsolls, Converse, or canvas type shoes are not suitable. Students are advised to wear football boots for football and rugby. Optional items are available and can be viewed on the website.

Outerwear

Outside coats must be removed before entering classrooms. No caps or hats in the building.

Uniform rules:

Item

Details

Hermitage Academy navy blue blazer

  • Blazers must be worn at all times unless given permission by a member of staff.
  • No outdoor clothing to be worn within the school building.

Plain, light blue shirt with standard collar (to be worn with Hermitage Academy School tie)

  • May be short or long length sleeves.
  • Must be tucked in.
  • Top button must be fastened.
  • PE shirts to be worn ONLY for PE.

School skirt 

  • Available from Emblematic.

Plain, navy blue school trousers 

  • A plain black or navy, discreet belt with a small buckle may be worn on trousers with belt loops. 
  • No canvas, linen, denim or similar fabric.
  • No combats, jeans, hipsters, low-rise, combats, cropped or fashion trousers.
  • No additional accessories.
  • Trousers must not be tight fitting.

Socks, tights and shoes

  • Black, formal, leather or leather style shoes which can be polished - any bows or tassels must be black. 
  • Socks must be black, grey, blue or white.
  • Plain tights only may be worn.
  • No platforms, stilettos, kitten heels or other fashion shoes.
  • No boots of any description – in bad weather students must change out of boots or wellingtons immediately upon arrival at school.
  • No trainers of any description.
  • No canvas shoes or trainer-type fabric.
  • No coloured laces, coloured stitching or accessories.

Make-up and nail polish

  • Makeup should not be visible.
  • False eyelashes are not to be worn. 
  • Lipstick is not to be worn.
  • Nails are not to be painted and false nails are not to be worn.
  • Haircuts should not be less than a ‘one’
  • Students are not permitted to have tram lines or sculptures in their hair or any extreme hairstyles
  • Students should not dye their hair an unnatural colour
PE uniform
  • Details in the uniform leaflet below. 
Jewellery
  • Students are allowed to wear one plain stud in each earlobe.
  • Diamante earrings are not allowed.
  • No other jewellery is permitted including necklaces, bracelets or rings.
  • Body piercings that are visible are not allowed, including tongued piercings, nose and eyebrow studs.
  • Visible tattoos are not allowed.
  • Plugs/expanders are not allowed.
  • Watches are allowed but please ensure they are suitable for a school environment.