North Shore Academy

Inspiring Healthy Minds

Uniform & Equipment

Uniform & Equipment

Students must wear full Academy uniform at all times when they are within the Academy or on an Academy visit, unless otherwise stated.

All Students

Plain black blazer with Academy badge
Plain white school shirt with Academy tie
Plain black leather shoes or boots with no obvious decoration (no trainers or plimsolls).
Students may wear winter footwear to travel to and from the academy but must bring suitable footwear to change into on arrival.

Boys Only

Plain black tailored trousers

Girls Only

Plain black tailored trousers or a plain black skirt worn no shorter than just above the knee, respectable and business-like. Leggings or skinny jeans are not permitted.


Black Academy Jumper/Slipover (this must be worn with the blazer not instead of the blazer)

Uniform Guidance

Outdoor coats must be removed on entry to the Academy.

Hoodies and baseball caps/hats cannot be worn around the Academy.

Trousers should not be tucked into boots.

Blazers must be worn on the corridors but can be removed in class and at lunch particularly during hot weather.

Jumpers can be worn with the blazer but not instead of the blazer.

PE Kit

Academy blue socks with trim, blue shorts with piping and blue polo shirt. No other kit is permitted.

Stockists are:

Elizabeths Embroidery


All students must have a school bag with planner, pen, pencil, eraser and ruler.


Earrings - the Academy only permits a maximum of ONE plain stud in each ear. Expanding earrings are not permitted.

No other types of jewellery - including necklaces, bracelets, broaches, rings etc., are permitted.

Piercings and tattoos - All other forms of piercing and tattoos are not permitted.

Hair Styles

Hair styles must be simple and any hair colouring must look natural.

The Academy does not permit hairstyles that reflect the extremes of fashion - unnatural or extravagant colours, extensions, beads or designs cut into the hair are not permitted.


The Academy does not allow excessive use of make-up in particular bright lipstick, mascara and thickened or false eye lashes.

Students not in full Academy uniform will not be permitted to attend mainstream lessons.

Parents/carers will be asked to give assurance that their child will comply with the Academy's rules and regulations.