Ortu Hassenbrook Academy Uniform Policy


  • Blazer with school badge.
  • Trousers: to be plain grey in a traditional style and NON STRETCHY fabric. No jeans, leggings, skinny fit trousers, tight fitting trousers, tracksuit bottoms or shorts. Jeans are defined as trousers with patch pockets and rivets.
  • Trousers which gather at the ankle are not considered appropriate.
  • Trousers should not trail on the floor and should be worn correctly at the waist, not slung low on the hips or buttocks.
  • Shirts: to be formal collared, plain white in a traditional style, short or long sleeves, to be tucked into trousers/skirt.
  • Academy Tie is compulsory. Prefects to wear grey and students dark blue.
  • A plain navy blue V-neck jumper or V-neck cardigan may be worn under the Academy blazer (not instead of the blazer) during cold weather. No other item may be worn under or instead of the Academy blazer.
  • Skirts: o be knee-length, checked pleated skirt or grey trousers and a NON STRETCHY fabric. Grey plaid-pleated skirt from our academy supplier.  Knee-length means when the student is standing, the knee cannot be seen. 
  • The skirt is not to be rolled at the waist.
  • Tights: are to be plain black opaque, alternatively plain black socks may be worn with no adornments. Socks go up to and not over the knee.
  • Socks: Black, dark grey, dark blue. Short socks only, to be worn with trousers.


  • Academy sports polo or tracksuit top
  • Academy shorts
  • Academy tracksuit bottoms, academy leggings
  • Sports socks are compulsory
  • No other sports branded clothing is permitted

Students are encouraged to wear suitable footwear throughout the year in relation to the sporting activity that they are participating in. Sports socks must be worn for trampolining.

Football boots must be worn for outdoor winter sports such as football and rugby. Sports trainers must be worn for indoor sports such as badminton, handball, table tennis.   

During winter months students are encouraged to wear layers underneath their PE kit. No hooded jumpers are permitted during physical education practical lessons.

No jewellery and no acrylic nails are to be worn during practical PE lessons in line with the schools uniform policy.


Footwear is an important part of the school uniform.

  • Shoes must be black in colour, flat, sturdy, smart (natural or synthetic leather) and worn at all times. 
  • Not trainers and not ankle boots.
  • Year 7 - 9 no make-up permitted
  • Year 10 - 11 minimal, discreet make-up only
  • Students who are deemed to have inappropriate make-up will be expected to remove it.
  • Eyebrows - natural eyebrows only. No fashion trends.
  • No artificial nails, eyelashes or coloured nail varnish.
  • Students’ hairstyles should be neat, tidy and complement the Academy uniform. Extreme styles and colours are not permitted.

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