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Orchard Park High School

Uniform Requirements

Academy Uniform

All uniform items including PE kit can be either purchased from Hewitt’s of Croydon, from their shop or ordered online via their website.  Our uniform is non-gender specific and boys and girls can elect to wear any variation or combination of the uniform they wish.  For example, girls can wear shirts and ties with skirts or with trousers. However, all shirts must be worn with ties and blouses with non.


Contact details: 0208 680 4555 / 45-51 Church St, Croydon CR9 1QQ

Uniform Item


What this means

School Blazer

Blue with embroidered Academy logo

Compulsory item. Must be worn every day. During lessons, teachers will give permission for blazers to be removed when appropriate.


Academy Tie. Red stripe

Compulsory item (if wearing a shirt). Must be worn every day.


White (short or long sleeved)

Shirts should be tucked in at all times.

‘V’ neck sweater

Plain navy with embroidered Academy logo and specific Year Group coloured trim

Compulsory item. Must be worn every day. Teachers can authorise removal during hot periods of weather.  This is at the discretion of the Headteacher and will be communicated to families


Tailored, full length, plain mid-grey colour.   Must be bought through Hewitt’s of Croydon and should be emblazoned with school logo

Full length to the ankle.

No ‘skinny’ trousers or leggings will be accepted.  Shorts or cropped trousers are not acceptable.


School skirt, grey.  Must not be rolled up or worn above the knee.

Skirts are available in 22 or 24 inch length.


Plain black, or grey.

PE Socks bought from Hewitt’s of Croydon only

Coloured, white or patterned socks are not acceptable. Socks with branded logos are also not acceptable.


Plain black, low heeled. Leather or similar polish-able material.

No Canvas or trainer style shoes will be accepted.


Plain black opaque or flesh coloured.

Coloured or patterned tights are not acceptable.

Outer garment

Plain navy/dark colour

No hoodies. Hoodies will be confiscated if worn to the school.


Only the school bag from Hewitts is permitted for school.

No logos of any kind are allowed. Plain black or blue only. Large enough to carry all necessary equipment and kit.


Uniform expectations that apply to all students


The only jewellery which is acceptable is a wrist watch.  Any other form of jewellery is not allowed. Orchard Park High School does not allow facial piercings of any kind, including transparent piercing retainers. Students will be asked to remove any other piercings if they are visible.


No extreme hairstyle or unnatural dyed colours of hair will be permitted including dip-dyed hair colours. This includes tramlines, Mohican or skinhead-type styles. Students arriving in school with an unacceptable hairstyle will be sent to the OLP until it can be rectified. Male and female students with long hair must tie it back for PE, Technology and Science lessons.


Makeup should be discreet and not noticeable. Nail varnish including false nails and false eyelashes are not permitted. Students arriving in school wearing extreme or heavy makeup, nail varnish or false nails will be asked to remove it/them.

Year Group Jumper Colours 

Jumper colours by year group:

Year 7 - Blue

Year 8 - Yellow

Year 9 - Red

Year 10 - Green

Year 11 - Purple


PE Uniform

All PE uniform items can be purchased from Hewitt’s of Croydon, either from their shop or ordered online via their website.

PE kit should be taken to PE lessons at all times. When students are unable to participate fully in activities they will be expected to assist in some way e.g. officiating, scoring, supporting etc.

Parents are strongly advised to name all PE kit items.


PE Item

PE Kit Supplier

*Sports T-shirt

Hewitt’s’ of Croydon ONLY

*Sports shorts – navy

*Sports socks knee length – navy

*PE Bag

Trainers – non-marking sole

Supplier of your choice

Mouth guard

Shin pads

Black football boots



Optional PE items

PE Item

Additional Information

PE Kit Supplier

Sports zip training top

Optional for PE lessons. This is the only long sleeve top which is allowed.

Hewitt’s’ of Croydon ONLY

Ankle length leggings

(for religious reasons)

Plain navy. Only to be worn under regulation sports shorts for PE lessons

Supplier of your choice