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Uniform Information 

We believe that our uniform gives students a pride in their appearance, a sense of belonging to Horbury Academy and goes a long way in assisting the discipline and reputation of the Academy. Horbury Academy is a place of work and it is important that students recognise the need for appropriate dress. We expect that all our students will attend wearing the full Academy uniform correctly.  

1.    Suppliers

The current approved retailers of the Horbury Academy uniform are listed below.

  • Trutex Online

www.trutex.com

Please create an online account and use the code LEA00322SD to see the Horbury Academy uniform.

Uniform can be purchased from the following retailer:

  • Rawcliffes

18 Crackenedge Lane

Dewsbury

West Yorkshire

WF13 1PU

Telephone: 01924 465510

  • Trutex

79 Northgate

Wakefield

WF1 3BX

Telephone: 01924 299820

Please note that a number of other retailers in the local area may try to sell unofficial Horbury Academy uniform.  Due to these circumstances, we would advise you not to buy from these retailers as the garments have not been quality assured by the Academy, and may not conform to official uniform standards.

2.    Uniform Policy

Uniform Rules (as per Student Planners)

Horbury Academy believes that students should be smartly dressed.  We expect all our students will attend wearing Academy’s uniform correctly.

We believe that a uniform gives students a pride in their appearance, a sense of belonging to the Academy.  Horbury Academy is a place of learning and it is important that students recognise the need for appropriate dress.

The basic principles are:

  • Blazers with the Academy logo are compulsory wear within the Academy. In addition knitted v-neck jumpers with the Academy logo may be worn. No other jumpers/ hooded tops/sweatshirts can be worn on the Academy site nor can such items be worn instead of a coat.
  • Items of uniform should conform to traditional style uniform and not be “fashion items”.  Trousers in the style of jeans, with skinny legs or with rivets on the pockets are not acceptable.  Skirts should be knee length and traditional style. Jersey and stretch fabric skirts are not acceptable.
  • Students are not allowed to wear denim jackets, denim trousers/jeans or skirts anywhere on our campus.
  • Top buttons of shirts should be fastened at all times and ties clearly visible.
  • Black low heeled traditional style school shoes should be worn. Black trainers and fashion boots or shoes such as Uggs/Timberland/Vans or similar are unacceptable. For safety reasons open-toed shoes, very small or stiletto-type heels, platform soles or backless shoes are not allowed.
  • Discrete make-up is allowed. Students will be asked to remove make-up deemed to be inappropriate.
  • Jewellery is not allowed. The only exception is one stud or small sleeper in each ear. Body and facial piercings, stretchers, ear bars, ear spikes and any other large items are not allowed. For health and safety reasons students will not be allowed to wear jewellery in any body piercing. Parents are advised that any valuable items worn are at the owner’s risk and that the Academy takes no responsibility for the loss of any valuable items.
  • In inclement or cold weather, a dark-coloured outdoor coat may be worn to come to the Academy  but not inside the building
  • No baseball caps are allowed anywhere on the Academy site and no other hats should be worn inside. (Students with a medical condition may wear a plain black baseball cap by arrangement).
  • Extreme hairstyles or colouring are not allowed and will be measured by what is appropriate in an Academy environment. (This includes shaved patterns, or hair dyed in un-natural colours e.g. blue / green.  If in doubt please ask prior to a change of hairstyle).
  • Trainers may only be worn if a doctor’s note has been provided.

Uniform checks take place every morning as students arrive at the Academy. Any student wearing items that do not conform to policy are asked to change into the Academy’s skirts/trousers. Students in non-regulation shoes are issued black plimsolls to wear instead. We will ask for any make-up or jewellery that does not conform to Academy policy to be removed.

Please note: Horbury Academy will reserve the right to ask a child to go home and change his/her uniform if it does not fulfil the criteria in this policy (subject to parental permission). In addition, failure to adhere to our uniform expectations can result in students being isolated from lessons. 

Uniform for Girls in Years 7, 8, 9 and 10 

  • Black blazer with Horbury Academy Logo (please note that this is compulsory wear)
  • White fitted blouse/shirt which must be worn with an Academy tie (clip-on).
  • Black traditional style school skirt at least knee-length or
  • Black traditional style school trousers – these may be a bootleg style but underwear should not be visible
  • Black or white socks or tights
  • A black hijab may be worn.
  • Black V-necked jumper or with Horbury Academy Logo. Jumpers may only be worn in addition to blazers.
  • Black low heeled traditional style school shoes should be worn (not trainers and fashion boots or shoes such as Uggs/Timberland/Vans or similar)
  • No other jumpers/hooded tops/sweatshirts can be worn on the Academy site, nor should such items be worn instead of a coat. In inclement or cold weather, a dark-coloured outdoor coat may be worn to come to the Academy in but not worn inside the building.
  • No baseball caps are allowed anywhere on the Academy site and no other hats, scarves or gloves should be worn in the building.
  • Academy Tie (clip on) with House Colours:
    • Blue = Europe House
    • Red = Asia House
    • Yellow = America House
    • Green = Africa House

Uniform for Girls in Year 11

As above, however the following items are optional:

  • Maroon V-necked jumper with Horbury Academy Logo. Jumpers may only be worn in addition to blazers.
  • Year 11 Academy Tie (clip on)

Girls' Summer Uniform

  • Blazers are optional after May half term until July (end of Summer term).
  • Jumpers may only be worn in addition to blazers.
  • Short-sleeved fitted white shirts may be worn but with a tie.

Girl’s Sportswear

  • Maroon/Cyclone Blue polo top with Horbury Academy Logo Regular or Girl’s Fit
  • Navy shorts or black leggings
  • Maroon socks with 2 sky blue stripes
  • Mouthguard (optional)
  • Horbury Academy or plain navy tracksuit bottoms (optional)
  • Horbury Academy Maroon/Cyclone Blue Hooded Top (optional)

Please note that no other tracksuit bottoms or hoodies can be worn instead

Please note: Horbury Academy will reserve the right to ask a child to go home and change his/her uniform if it does not fulfil the criteria in this policy (subject to parental permission).

Uniform for Boys in Years 7, 8, 9 and 10

  • Black blazer with Horbury Academy Logo (please note that this is compulsory wear).
  • White standard shirt which must be suitable to be worn with an Academy tie (clip-on) and tucked in.
  • Black traditional style school trousers (underwear should not be visible).
  • Black or white socks.
  • Black V-necked jumper with Horbury Academy Logo. Jumpers may only be worn in addition to blazers.
  • Black traditional style school shoes should be worn (not trainers and fashion boots or shoes such as Uggs/Timberland/Vans or similar)
    • No other jumpers/hooded tops/sweatshirts can be worn on the Academy site, nor should such items be worn instead of a coat. In inclement or cold weather, a dark-coloured outdoor coat may be worn to come to the Academy in but not worn in the building.
    • No baseball caps are allowed anywhere on the Academy site and no other hats, scarves or gloves should be worn in the building.
    • Academy Tie (clip on) with House Colours:
      • Blue = Europe House
      • Red = Asia House
      • Yellow = America House
      • Green = Africa House

Uniform for Boys in Year 11

As above, however the following items are optional:

  • Maroon V-necked jumper with Horbury Academy Logo. Jumpers may only be worn in addition to blazers.
  • Year 11 Academy Tie (clip on).

Boys' Summer Uniform

  • Blazers are optional after May half term until July (end of Summer term).
  • Jumpers may only be worn in addition to blazers.
  • Short-sleeved fitted white shirts may be worn but with a tie.

Boy’s Sportswear

  • Maroon/Cyclone Blue polo top with Horbury Academy Logo
  • Navy shorts
  • Maroon socks with 2 sky blue stripes
  • Mouthguard (optional)
  • Horbury Academy navy tracksuit bottoms (optional)
  • Horbury Academy Maroon/Cyclone Blue Hooded Top (optional)
  • Please note that no other tracksuit bottoms or hoodies can be worn instead.

Please note that no other tracksuit bottoms or hoodies can be worn instead.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can students were any tracksuit bottoms and tops in PE?

Academy logoed tracksuit bottoms and hoodies will be available but not compulsory items of PE kit. However, no other tracksuit bottoms or hoodies can be worn instead.

What do we mean by traditional style trousers?

What do we mean by a traditional knee-length skirt?

What do we mean by sensible school shoes?

The photos below show what our uniform looks when correctly worn and shows acceptable trousers, skirts and shoes as modelled by some of our students. Click on the image to view them all.

 

Download our Januray 2016 Uniform Information Brocuhre (PDF).