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Harris Academies
All Academies in our Federation aim to transform the lives of the students they serve by bringing about rapid improvement in examination results, personal development and aspiration.

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Uniform & Equipment

Students in years 7-11 are expected to be of smart appearance and to wear the Academy uniform on the way to and from the Academy as well as during the Academy day.  An acceptance of a place at the Academy implies an acceptance our uniform and dress code.  By requiring students to wear the Academy uniform, we hope to develop a sense of loyalty to the community of which they are members, and encourage them to take a pride in their appearance.

Individual fashion statements such as extreme hair styles or colours (unnatural red or dip dyed hair), designer shirts, trainers and decorated footwear are not permitted.  No decorative attachments are to be worn in the hair, hair bands must be plain black, white or purple with a maximum of 50mm width.  Tram lines or other shaved shapes or areas in the hair and ‘bar codes’ in eyebrows are not permitted.  Make-up, nail varnish, false or gel nails, fake tan, false eyelashes must not be worn at any time.  Tinted or cosmetic contact lenses and decorative dental wear are not permitted.  Birthday balloons are also not permitted. 

Black or purple scarves, hats (no bandannas, hoods or caps) and gloves are only to be worn to and from the Academy and these must be removed once inside the Academy buildings.  Hijabs worn for religious purposes and agreed by the Academy must be plain black, and must not cover either the face or uniform. 

Blazers are to be worn at all times other than when eating in the dining room or in lessons when a teacher has given permission for them to be removed.

No jewellery except for one wrist watch and a maximum of one small plain silver or gold coloured (no stones) stud earring in each ear.  Nose studs or tongue studs and other forms of body piercing are not permitted.  No accessories are to be worn around the neck, wrists or attached to clothing.

Large amounts of money and expensive personal effects should not be brought to the Academy.  Harris Academy Falconwood will not accept liability for any claim arising from theft accidental loss or damage to personal effects, money, belongings or clothing whilst at the Academy.

Personal stereos, mobile telephones, pagers, computer games, etc. MUST NOT be brought to the Academy.  Forbidden items will be confiscated and only returned at the end of term after the Academy assembly.

Details of the Sixth Form dress code can be found on the Harris Sixth Form website.


Blazer - Harris Academy Falconwood black blazer with Harris Academy Falconwood logo and trimmings

Shirt - Plain white school shirt
Worn tucked in and fastened at the neck.  No fitted blouses.  Underwear worn underneath should not show or be visible through the shirt.

Tie - Faculty colour
In good condition with colour visible in the stripes and worn with a closed knot to the neck.  Worn at a sensible length that reaches the waist.

Pullover - Black v-neck with Harris Academy Falconwood logo
No other jumpers, cardigans, body warmers,  sweatshirts or waistcoats are permitted.

Trousers/Skirt - Black, classic style
No jeans, washed grey, navy blue, corduroy, jean like material or high fashion trousers or skirts.  Skirts should be knee or calf length and of traditional skirt material, with slits of a minimal length and no side slits. Both should be worn on the waist not the hips. If a belt is worn, it must be plain black with a small, plain buckle.

Socks/Tights - Plain black
Socks should be worn below the knees with no ribbons or decorations on.  No footless, patterned or fishnet tights or leggings.  Socks should not be worn underneath.

Hijabs - Plain black
Worn for religious purposes and agreed by the Academy. Must not cover either the face or uniform .

Shoes - Plain black with black laces and stitching
No trainers, ankle boots, knee-length boots, heels, plimsolls, fabric shoes or shoes with open toes or heels.  Laces and stiching lust be black with no buckles, labels, tags or decorations.

Coat (years 7 & 8) - Black Harris Academy Falconwood coat
With Harris Academy Falconwood logo.

Coat (all other years) - Plain black outdoor coat/jacket
No denim, cardigans, jumpers, body warmers, sweatshirts, tracksuit tops, waistcoats or hooded tops.

Technology & Art - Suitable craft apron

PE Kit (Indoor) - White Harris Academy Falconwood polo shirt with embroidered name, plain black shorts, white socks, black or white training laced shoes

PE Kit (Outdoor) - White Harris Academy Falconwood polo shirt with purple Harris Academy Falconwood PE sweatshirt or Harris Academy Falconwood football/rugby shirt, plain black shorts, black tracksuit trousers, black and purple football socks, shin pads, black or white laced training shoes
Tracksuit trousers are only for outdoor activities taking place in extreme winter weather conditions, where students will be given permission to wear these over the top of their black shorts.

Bag (years 7 & 8) - Black Harris Academy Falconwood bag.
With Harris Academy Falconwood logo.

Bag (all other years) - Plain black holdall or rucksack
No logos or branding.


We expect every student to have the basic items of equipment for every lesson:

  • black pen
  • red pen
  • pencil
  • ruler
  • eraser
  • sharpener
  • scientific calculator
  • student planner

Text books and certain specialist equipment may be issued on loan.  You will be given an exercise book or a folder for each subject.  If you lose or wilfully damage anything, you will be expected to pay for a replacement. This also applies to furniture and the Academy buildings.

Purchasing Uniform

All our Academy uniform can be purchased from our local retailer, Caseys of Blackfen.  For more details, please click the link on the left of the page.