At Twickenham Academy we believe that dress and presentation help to create good personal standards among students. Parents / carers are requested to give their full support to the school in adhering to the range of clothing recommended.
It is especially important that uniform is correctly worn by students on the way to and from school. The school uniform is the corporate identity of the school that links students to Twickenham Academy and all that it stands for. Students who arrive at school incorrectly dressed may be sent home to rectify the matter.
Throughout the school day we expect to see that:
- ties are done up to the collar and are of the appropriate length
- top buttons are fastened
- shirts are tucked into school trousers and skirts
- Make-up, this must be ‘subtle’ and unnoticeable
- the uniform code, including footwear, is correctly followed.
Where to Purchase our School Uniform
All of the Twickenham Academy uniform is available to purchase at:
Address: Schooldays & Just Dancing, 94 High Street, Whitton TW2 7LN
Tel: 0208 898 4881
I am sure that you understand the importance of both the school and home working together to help ensure that your child has a positive and productive time at Twickenham Academy. In order to promote a happy and healthy learning environment we must jointly uphold the standards that the school has set and expects from all of its students.
New School Uniform
- New school tie for all Year groups (7 – 11) priced £8.00 from School Days in Whitton or Stevensons in Twickenham
- Blazer Badge - families can either buy a new blazer with our badge stitched on or they can just buy the badge that they will need to attached to the blazer pocket.
|Skirt||Must be the plain black skirt with Twickenham Academy embroidered logo (no shorter than 3 inches above the knee). No others are acceptable|
|Tights||Must be plain black, without patterns|
|Socks||Must be plain black or white and below the knee|
|Trousers||Boy’s and girl’s trousers must be plain black worn appropriately, not below the hip
Underwear should not be visible
Trousers should not be tucked into socks
If trousers are bought from other retailers please be aware that jeans, skinny jeans, jogging bottoms, leggings or coloured belts are not allowed
|Shirt and Blazer||White long or short sleeved shirt, Academy tie and plain black blazer
Twickenham Academy jumper or cardigan may also be worn under the blazer (but not alone)
Plain black polishable shoes. If laces are worn they must be black
|Outerwear||Plain dark coloured coat (must be tidy & smart with no logos. Leather jackets are not permitted).
Hoodies are not to be worn to and from the Academy or inside the building
Hoods and hats may not be worn inside the building
|Jewellery||No facial piercings are permitted e.g. nose, lip, eyebrow in any year group
One plain gold or silver stud earring may be worn in each ear.
A single stud worn in only one ear is not allowed
No ear tunnels or spikes are permitted
Pendants/chains should be discreet and inside collars
No rings or bracelets are permitted
|Hair, Nails and Make-up||Conventional colours only (black, brown, auburn, blonde)
No extremes of fashion e.g. crew cuts, tramlines, no less than grade 2
Clear nail polish only. No nail extensions or false nails.
Make-up, this must be ‘subtle’ and unnoticeable
|PE Tops||Purple and sky blue PE polo shirt
Purple and sky blue rugby top
White or black long sleeved tops are acceptable under rugby/PE top
School shirts/jumpers/cardigans are not acceptable as PE wear
No hoodies allowed
|PE Bottoms||Black plain shorts (discreet logos only)
Black plain jogging bottoms (discreet logos only)
For PE tights/leggings are not acceptable
Plain black leggings or school trousers may be worn FOR DANCE ONLY
For PE sky blue socks must be worn (white ankle socks permitted in summer term)
|PE Footwear||For PE Trainers must be worn (astro boots acceptable)
For PE Canvas or ‘Converse’ style footwear is not acceptable
For dance feet must be bare or jazz/ballet shoes worn
|Tattoos||No student is allowed to have temporary or semi-permanent tattoos in any visible position (including visible during PE). Permanent tattoos are of course illegal for any one under the age of 18 (Tattooing of Minors Act 1969), so we would assume that no student will come to school displaying one of these.|
The school reserves the right to send students home to correct infringements of uniform and appearance rules, in line with current exclusion guidance.