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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 with 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

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


West Yorkshire

WF13 1PU

Telephone: 01924 465510

  • Trutex

79 Northgate



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

Horbury Academy believes that students should be smartly dressed. We expect all our students will attend wearing the Academy’s uniform correctly at all times. We believe that a uniform gives students a pride in their appearance and 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 business 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. In warm weather conditions, blazers will be permitted to be removed.
  • All skirts and trousers must be Horbury Academy official uniform which have our castle logo. No other skirts or trousers may be worn.
  • In inclement or cold weather, a dark-coloured outdoor coat may be worn to come to the Academy but not inside the building. No scarves or gloves should be worn in the building.
  • Top buttons of shirts should be fastened at all times and all shirts must be tucked in to a student's skirt or trousers.
  • Ties need to be worn correctly; fastened to the shirt at the collar.
  • 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 only).
  • Students are not allowed to wear denim jackets, denim trousers/jeans or skirts anywhere on our site.
  • Black low heeled sensible school shoes should be worn. Black trainers and fashion boots such as Uggs/Timberland/Vans/Converse are unacceptable. For safety reasons open-toed shoes, very small or stiletto-type heels, platform soles or backless shoes are not allowed. Trainers may only be worn if a doctor’s note has been provided, a note from home will not be accepted.
  • Discrete make-up is allowed. Students will be asked to remove make-up deemed to be inappropriate or excessive. This includes nail varnish and nails must be kept at a sensible length.
  • Jewellery is not allowed. The only exception is one watch that is not a smart watch. Body and facial piercings are not allowed. For health and safety reasons students will not be allowed to wear any other jewellery items. 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.
  • 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. bright red / blue / green. If in doubt please ask prior to a change of hairstyle).

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 shoes to wear instead. Students will be instructed to have their shirts tucked in and must not have their blazer sleeves rolled or pushed up.

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.

What does the Horbury Academy uniform look like?

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

  • Black uniform blazer with Horbury Academy logo
  • Plain white fitted blouse/shirt either long or short sleeved with a collar, which must be worn with an Academy tie (clip-on).
  • Black uniform skirt with Horbury Academy logo or black uniform trousers with Horbury Academy logo.
  • Black or white socks or thick tights.
  • A black hijab may be worn.
  • Black V-necked jumper with Horbury Academy logo. (Logo jumpers may only be worn in addition to blazers, not instead of. Jumpers are not compulsory items.)
  • Black low heeled sensible and sturdy school shoes (not trainers or boots).
  • Academy Tie (clip on) with House colours:

Blue = Europe House

Red = Asia House

Yellow = America House

Green = Africa House

Uniform for Students in Year 11

As above, with the following difference:

  • Year 11 Academy Tie (clip on)

Student PE Kit and Sportswear

  • Maroon/cyclone blue polo top with Horbury Academy logo.
  • Navy shorts/skort or plain black or navy leggings.
  • Maroon socks with 2 sky blue stripes.
  • Horbury Academy logo tracksuit bottoms / plain navy tracksuit bottoms (optional)
  • Horbury Academy maroon/cyclone blue hooded top with logo (optional)
  • Sports trainers with non-marking soles.
  • Sport specific footwear such as rugby boots, astro shoes, running spikes (optional)
  • Mouthguard (optional)

Please note: that no other hooded top/tracksuit top can be worn instead. Tracksuit bottoms/leggings that have stripes or are heavily branded cannot be worn.

Summer Uniform

  • Blazers are optional after May half term until July (end of Summer term).
  • Jumpers may only be worn in addition to blazers, not instead of them.
  • Short-sleeved fitted white shirts may be worn but with a tie.


Download our June 2018 Uniform Information Brochure (PDF).