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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.

We are always looking at ways to save money whilst of course maintaining high standards. We are reducing the items of uniform specific to Walthamstow Academy. This means that these other, non-branded items of clothing can be purchased anywhere. Compulsory Walthamstow Academy items will be the blazer, the knee length skirt, the tie, the PE top and the WA PE kit worn by those playing in our competitive teams. Grey trousers, navy school jumper, grey ankle length skirt and navy PE ‘bottoms’ are not specific to Walthamstow Academy and can be purchased anywhere.

Academy uniform

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:

SpeedStitch, Unit 32 Walthamstow Business Centre, London. E17 4SX

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

Walthamstow Academy Uniform

Schools Summer Info

Sixth form dress code

Sixth Form students are no longer required to wear the Walthamstow Academy 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.