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Dress Code

Our students are expected to wear their uniform with pride. 

The uniform is: 

  • smart 
  • unique
  • practical
  • machine washable

It has a number of different options to meet the cultural and religious needs of the community we serve. We are currently able to subsidise the uniform for new students offering financial support for families whose income is below a certain level.

Please note amendments to our uniform policy:

  • Students who choose to wear the Academy skirt must ensure their skirt is no shorter than knee-length. When you buy the skirt from Speedstitch, please ensure you purchase the correct length for your child as well as the correct waist size.
  • Our previous uniform policy stated that coats and bags must be black, but we have amended this to dark coloured coats and bags based on feedback from students, parents and teachers.

Academy Uniform


Academy Blazer*
Light blue shirt or blouse
Academy tie* (at least 6 stripes showing)
Academy jumper* (optional)
Grey trousers, grey shorts, Academy skirt* (knee-length) or long grey skirt
Plain black socks
Black tights
Patterned or coloured socks and tights are not permitted
Dark coat


Plain, black, leather-style or leather shoes
No heels, plimsolls, canvas shoes, trainers, sandals, open toe shoes or boots


Dark bag
- at least A4 in size



No caps
Head coverings must be plain black with no visible other colour, adornments or logos.  They must be worn in such a way that they do not impede vision nor endanger the student’s safety.
Hairstyles should be professional and hair should not be excessively coloured



Single, small (less than 5mm in diameter) plain metal stud allowed in each ear lobe.
No visible necklaces, rings or bracelets allowed
The only visible piercings you may have are one earring in each ear

Make up


No excessive makeup allowed
No false eyelashes
Nails should not be longer than fingertip length
Nail extensions/wraps/tips and nail varnish not allowed

PE Kit


Academy T-shirt with logo*
Academy shorts* or tracksuit bottoms*
Academy jumper* (not compulsory)
White sports socks or navy football socks
Trainers: soles must have grip, no plimsolls and no football spikes



Items marked with an asterisk must be purchased from our uniform supplier:




Unit 32 Walthamstow Business Centre
E17 4SX

Full details of our supplier and costs can be found by going to the supplier's website below:



Sixth Form Dress Code

Sixth Form students are no longer required to wear the Walthamstow Academy school uniform, but they are expected to dress in business wear, this includes a blazer for all students. Students must also wear their ID card and Sixth Form lanyard at all times to conform to Health and safety policies. Clothing considered business wear are suits, blazers, smart trousers/skirts, shirts/blouses, ties, smart dresses and leather style shoes. Please do not wear jeans, leggings, trainers, hoodies, sweatshirts, polo shirts or sports/casual wear.

Our Sixth Form business wear policy is designed to help students feel professional while in a high level educational environment and encourage them to be the best version of themselves.  It also helps to prepare students for the adult world by making them comfortable in business settings as well as ensuring they feel confident walking into interviews and professional settings representing the best version of themselves

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