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Our uniform is sensible, practical and smart and we expect that students will wear it with pride.

Students can expect to be challenged where they fall short of our high expectations. Students are ambassadors for the school when they are out in the community and wearing school uniform and are expected to behave accordingly.


If there are any other issues concerning uniform, these need to be discussed with the Head of Year.  

  • Blazer: black with academy crest (compulsory). Available from uniform stockists.  Along with the academy tie, the blazer is how students are recognised as members of our academy community and consequently, it must always be worn.
  • Black tailored trousers: Students must not wear jeans, chinos, joggers, or slim/skinny fit etc. Belts must be black, plain and cannot be heavily branded.
  • Black pleated skirt: purchased from the academy uniform suppliers. Worn no shorter than 10cms (2 inches) above the knee. Skirts must be worn with plain black opaque tights and not leggings. As a reminder skirts should not be rolled or altered. Pencil and tube skirts are not permissible. Failure to wear the appropriate skirt or if repeatedly worn too short will result in students losing the privilege to wear skirts and will be required to wear black tailored trousers.
  • Shirt: plain, white, and tucked in with the top button fastened. No short, fitted shirts or blouses.
  • Academy tie: that is worn with the academy crest clearly visible. There must be a minimum of a 10cm gap from the top of the academy crest and the tie knot.
  • Sensible black shoes or plain black trainers: Footwear mustn’t have any additional colouring and any logos must be black. Shoes must be either flat or with low heels.  Students coming into the academy without the correct footwear will be given academy pumps to wear.
  • Pullover: (optional) plain, V-necked in black with the academy logo.  Available from uniform stockists.  No non-academy pullovers, jumpers, hoodies, or sweatshirts may be worn at any time and will be confiscated.
  • Socks (if wearing trousers): Plain black, grey, or white.
  • Coat: If it is wet or cold students can wear a coat outside at break and lunchtime over the top of the blazer.  These must be removed before entering the classroom. 
  • Headscarf (worn for religious reasons): if worn this needs to be black.
  • Jewellery: should not be worn except for one pair of students’ earrings and a watch. Earrings must be worn in each ear lobe. There must be no face, nose, tongue, or body piercings. If worn students will be required to remove them immediately, they will be confiscated and returned to parents.  'Retainers' worn in place of piercings, rings and bracelets are not permitted.
  • Make-up: is not allowed in Y7 - 9. Discreet make-up is permissible in Y10 -11. False nails or nail varnish is not permitted. Students coming into the academy and not complying with this will be expected to remove this. 
  • Lanyard: this is provided by the school at the start of their academic journey at The Skipton Academy. Students are required to wear this at all times during the school day.


Compulsory Items

  • Hoodie & Polo Shirt - Students to have their surname printed on the back
  • Gum Shield - for safety whilst partaking in contact sports
  • Football Boots - For winter sports. (Suitable footwear - moulded boots with plastic studs or Blades with plastic studs any football boots with metal studs are not allowed)
  • Trainers - Must be non-marking and in addition to their school trainers

Optional Items

The below items must be navy blue and there is no requirement to purchase all the listed items. Students can choose to have their initials embroidered/printed on them (there is an additional charge for this service). Due to the items not being branded

  • Plain Navy Blue Shorts
  • Skort - Purchased from the uniform supplier as it has sky blue pleating. 
  • Plain Navy Blue Sports Leggings -These must not have any branding and they must be suitable for sports.
  • Plain Navy Blue Tracksuit Bottoms - These must not have any branding and they must be suitable for sports. This can't be navy blue jogging bottoms.

Non-exhaustive list of recognised school uniform suppliers:

The TSA Eco-Leaders hold an annual pre-loved uniform sale each July, where quality second-hand uniform can be purchased at very reasonable prices.

For branded TSA items

For non-branded items of school uniform e.g. trousers and shirts

  • Primark
  • Marks and Spencer
  • John Lewis
  • Sainsbury's
  • Asda
  • Tescos
  • Morrisons
  • Or other mainstream suppliers of school uniform

Pre-loved Uniform

To support our families, further, we would like to make available, second-hand uniforms, which will not only help support families in need but also help towards achieving net zero carbon emissions. In order to make this possible we are requesting donations of pre-loved uniform, if items have been outgrown. These can include blazers, shirts, skirts, trousers, school jumpers, PE polo and the PE hooded top. If items need a small amount of repair, we would welcome these items, in order to review whether we could return them to a wearable standard. All donations can be made by dropping off the items in a suitable carrier bag to either the reception in during school hours or Discount Sport Skipton. With your support, we could support our families who are most in need and at the same time contribute towards saving our planet. We ask for the uniform to be laundered before being dropped off, please. Thank you for your continued support.  Parents wishing to make use of this service are asked to contact This is a confidential service, where students or parents can request particular items. If we have the requested item we will arrange a collection time with the parent or child.

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