We are currently carrying out a consultation with parents and students over changes to the academy uniform.
Mannequins with both the male and female uniforms will be available to view in the Reception over the consultation period. The blazer will stay black but we are looking at the option to change the colour of skirt/trousers to grey.
This consultation period will also look at the fit and style of trousers for female pupils and school shoes (not trainers) for all.
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We require all our students to be properly dressed in their school uniform. Please help us to maintain good standards by ensuring students are appropriately dressed when they leave for school each day.
Following discussions with parents, students and staff, the list below details what clothing items are suitable for school uniform:
- Thetford Academy purple and silver tie
- Thetford Academy blazer
- Plain white school shirt with formal collar
- Black pleated or flat-fronted tailored trousers (no leggings, denim, corduroy, or slim/skinny fit)
- Black pleated or flat, knee-length skirt with black tights (optional)
- Black V-neck jumper or cardigan
- Black shoes (not trainers)
All students must have:
- Thetford Academy purple PE polo shirt, with logo
- Thetford Academy black PE shorts, with logo
- Thetford Academy black/purple PE socks
- Suitable sports trainers with non-marking soles – please note that these must have a leather upper. Canvas shoes, such as Converse shoes, are not permitted
- Football boots, shin pads and gum shields will be required for some sessions – please contact the PE department if you are unsure
When weather conditions require it, students would benefit from having the following kit:
- Thetford Academy purple/black rugby shirt
- Thetford Academy black PE jacket
- Black tracksuit/jogging trousers
How to order uniform
Our uniform is supplied by Stevensons, one of the country's largest schoolwear specialists.
Uniform can be bought in person at their store in Norwich, or online at https://www.stevensons.co.uk
Online orders can be delivered to the academy for free, or direct to your home for a small fee. We will also be hosting occasional 'pop up shops' at the academy; please keep an eye out for dates.
Stevensons School Outfitters
67 Ber Street, Norwich, NR1 3AD
Tel: 01603 230618
Accessories and hairstyles
Jewellery should be limited to one small stud per ear for girls and one ring per hand. Dangling earrings, necklaces, bangles and piercings other than in the earlobe as above are not permitted.
Hairstyles should be sensible and business-like. Long hair will need to be tied back in some lessons as directed by staff and no extreme styles or colour will be accepted. The judgement of ‘extreme’ will be at the school’s discretion.
If a parent or student is unsure as to whether or not hair colour, style, or any other item of clothing or decoration will be acceptable then we would advise you to contact the school before purchasing as students may be sent home for uniform infringements.
Note that piercings that may heal up if left without use should not be performed when students are about to return to school as this will not be an acceptable reason for not following uniform guidelines.