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Academy Uniform

Student in Years 7-11 at Accrington Academy are expected to wear uniform at all times. A student not wearing complete uniform must bring an explanatory note from home. An unexplained lack of uniform may result in a student being sent home to change. All uniform items are available from Whitakers Schoolwear located at Oswaldtwistle Mills and Abbey Street Shopping Centre, Accrington (swimwear is only available directly from the Academy).


Years 7-10 Uniform

  • Black tailored trousers/Academy Skirt (with Academy Logo)
  • White shirt/blouse (to be worn tucked in, top button fastened)
  • Academy tie with college colour
  • Academy sweatshirt with logo
  • Plain black shoes (no coloured marking/coloured laces – trainers or boots are NOT allowed)
  • Rucksack, with correct equipment for lessons, no handbags
  • Muslim students are permitted to wear a plain black Hijab

Year 11 Uniform

Year 11 students have an alternative uniform to replace the standard white shirt, tie and sweatshirt. Their specific uniform consists of a royal blue polo shirt and navy sweatshirt. Both of these items have the Academy logo on and are available from Oswaldtwistle Mills..

Additional Notes on Uniform

  • Headscarves may be worn for religious reasons and should be plain black
  • Outdoor coats must be plain navy blue or black. Multi-coloured or coats with writing and emblems on them are not allowed
  • All scarves, gloves and hats must be removed before entering the Academy building
  • We do not allow hoodies, baseball caps and hats
  • Shoes must be traditional black school shoes, Fashion shoes, boots, trainers or shoes with high coloured visible markings are not allowed
  • Denim, corduroy skirts and corduroy trousers are not allowed

If there is any doubt, please contact the Academy before purchasing an item of Academy clothing.


  • Mobile phones, MP3 players/iPods or similar electronic devices should not be brought to the Academy and will be confiscated if found.
  • Chewing gum is banned at Accrington Academy
  • Sharp objects and other potentially offensive weapons are banned. We reserve the right to search students, their lockers and other belongings
  • No family sized snacks or fizzy drinks


Boys Indoor PE Kit

  • Navy logo polo shirt
  • Navy logo shorts
  • Navy academy PE socks
  • Non-marking training pumps
  • Swimming Jammers


Boys Outdoor PE Kit

  • Navy logo polo shirt
  • Navy logo shorts
  • Logo tracksuit pants (optional)
  • Logo jacket (optional)
  • Navy PE socks
  • Football boots
  • Outdoor training shoes

Girls Indoor PE Kit

  • Navy logo polo shirt
  • Navy shorts
  • Navy socks
  • Non-marking training pumps
  • Swimsuit


Girls Outdoor PE Kit

  • Navy logo polo shirt
  • Navy shorts
  • Navy socks
  • Logo tracksuit pants (optional)
  • Logo jacket (optional)
  • Outdoor training shoes


Whittakers Schoolwear are the official suppliers of the Academy uniform.

Tel: 01254 871025

Opening Times: (please check with the store as these times may be subject to change)

Mon – Sat: 9:00 am – 5:30 pm 
Sunday:    10:00 am – 5:00 pm (10 am – 11 am browsing only)

Oswaldtwistle Mills
Moscow Mill
Colliers Street

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