Key Information

Expectations and Uniform

The style and design of our uniform was chosen in the first instance by our students and we hope when you see the uniform being worn you will agree it looks very smart.

The ‘A’ Game – Appearance

September 2022

Unless given specific permission by a member of staff, the school blazer must be worn at all times in school (this does not include break and lunchtime). This does not apply to half-term 6 (after May half-term) when the blazer is not compulsory.

The school uniform provider is ‘Stevensons’

Blazer: Plain black blazer with pre-sewn on Harleston Sancroft Academy badge – it is not permitted to roll up the sleeves of the school blazer

Shirt: Plain white, with a top button: Shirts must be worn tucked into trousers or skirt with the top button fastened at all times. Short or long sleeves are permitted

Tie: House coloured and worn at all times

Trousers: Plain black, suit style trousers are the only style permitted. Not permitted are, skinny fit trousers (fitted at the ankle), leggings, denim, black cotton jeans-styles, flares, combat trousers or trousers with studs on the pockets. Tailored shorts are permitted but must be knee length or below. Any belt worn must pass through loops and be plain black. We recommend that trousers are purchased directly from the school uniform provider (click here) or see link below) to prevent confusion.

Skirt: ONLY the school black pleated skirt. Skirts are to be worn no more than 5cms above or below the knee – available from Stevensons uniform supplier. 

Jumper: (Optional) School black V-neck jumper with red stripe in the V

Socks: Plain black. Socks must be below the knee

Tights: Plain black or natural coloured

Shoes: All students must wear low-heeled, black leather shoes (synthetic leather alternatives are also acceptable). Students are allowed to wear black, leather trainers with black soles and no other evident colours, markings or visible branding. (Any visible branding would need to be coloured out using black permanent marker). High heels (greater than 2cm) are considered dangerous on the grounds of health and safety and are not permitted. Mixed coloured trainers, canvas shoes and boots (including ankle boots, ugg-style or chelsea boots) are not acceptable.  Students not in correct footwear will be required to change into school shoes provided by the pastoral team.

Coat / Outerwear: Coats and other items of cold weather clothing (including hoodies, scarves and pashminas) are not permitted to be worn other than on arrival to and departure from school or at break and lunch times.  At all other times these should be stored in lockers or a school bag.

Jewellery: Students are permitted to wear one small plain stud earring per ear. No hoops or large ‘diamond’ studs of any sort are permitted. It is recommended that students wear a watch. 

Body piercings (other than earrings outlined above) are not allowed and students will be asked to remove it/them. 

Hair and Make-up: Hair is to be one natural colour and be of conventional style and cut. Extreme styles, including shaved, coloured (bold and not of standard colouring – brown, blonde, black, red) or styles with wedges or razored lines are not permitted in school. A fade haircut is acceptable but a number one clipper grade all over the head is not permitted

The wearing of discrete make-up is permitted. However, eyeliner, lipstick and heavy makeup is not. Students in Years 10 and 11 are permitted to wear nail varnish or gel polish. Nails should reflect appropriate business dress and should be subtle in colour. Nail extensions are not permitted.

Failure to meet the school’s expectations and requirements as outlined above in relation to uniform will result in an appropriate action as determined by HOH or a member of the SLT.


I feel valued as a member of staff. I like the fact the school has a clear vision, a vision that I feel a part of.

Current member of teaching staff


Every single person who works at the school contributes to who I am. It truly is a special place where we are all one big family.

Current Y11 student


The Harleston Sancroft Academy has evolved to where it is now with dignity, strength and kindness.

Current parent of Y10 student