Our Academy uniform is a shared symbol of our values as a school. We want students to take pride in wearing their uniform. All permitted items are listed on this page; any items not listed here are not allowed as part of the Academy uniform.


White tailored shirt with buttons right up into collar


Academy tie in house colours with black and silver stripes (red, green blue or yellow)


Black V-necked knitted jumper with embroidered academy logo. These can be purchased form Initially Yours.


A line kick pleat skirt.                                                Slim fit Trousers

Boys must wear formal, plain black trousers. Girls must wear formal, plain black trousers or a formal, plain black, knee- length skirt. These should be purchased from Initially Yours on the page;

http://www.initiallyyours.co.uk/schools/hanham_woods_academy/school_uniform_and_sports_kit.htm or be identical in style to those sold on this page.


No uniform coat is prescribed , but black grey or navy is preferred.  Coats should be in a block colour.


All students will need to wear formal, black shoes. These would be the kind of shoes you would wear to a wedding or an interview. Sports brands such as Vans, Converse, Nike, Puma and Adidas do not make footwear that fits with this definition and so are not allowed in the Academy.

Black school shoes meeting the following criteria:

  • All black
  • Low heeled
  • Leather / leather look
  • Durable
  • Fitted

Please follow the link below for further clarification and examples of the shoes that are acceptable and unacceptable.

Socks / Tights

Plain black, grey or white socks or plain black / natural coloured tights.


Watches, SOS bracelets, ear studs only.

Student Appearance

Make Up – At Hanham Woods Academy the wearing of make up, including nail varnish, is discouraged as it is contrary to the business like values the Academy aims to promote.If make up is worn, then it must be of a very discrete nature. Acrylic nails should not be worn at any time.

Hairstyles – For Health and Safety reasons, and to support the general business like values of the Academy, Hanham Woods Academy expects students to have no extreme hairstyles. If the Principal, or a member of staff acting for the principal, considers a students hairstyle to be unreasonable, then the student will be asked to rectify the matter.

School bags – All students should bring a ‘school bag’ to school everyday. A ‘school bag’ is defined by the school as a  bag which is suitable to carry of up to A4 size, basic equipment and kit for other subjects. Typically, students carry small waterproof rucksacks.

Jewellery – One small ear stud may be worn in each ear. Apart from this, for health and Safety reasons and to promote the general business like values of the Academy, no jewellery may be worn. This includes rings, neck chains and facial piecing such as nose and lip studs.

Where can I purchase the new uniform?

211 Soundwell Road
BS15 1PT
Tel: 0117 9674472
EMail: soundwell@initallyyours.co.uk
Web: http://www.initiallyyours.co.uk/schools/hanham_woods_academy/school_uniform_and_sports_kit.htm