All 11-16 students who attend Ashington Academy must wear a school uniform. Wearing a uniform creates a sense of community and we believe ours is both practical and fair. LEAP points are awarded to students who consistently wear correct uniform.

Why have a uniform?

Here at Ashington Academy we are proud of our uniform. We believe that proper school uniform is important because it:

  • instils pride in the students and the wider community
  • encourages identity with, and support for, our school ethos
  • protects children from social pressures to dress in a particular way
  • nurtures cohesion and promotes good relations between different groups of students
  • supports effective teaching and learning.

Our uniform

Find our full uniform policy here including information on general appearance. 


Blazer, Shirts, Jumpers, and Tie

  • School blazer with school badge (required, only available from the uniform supplier).

  • Plain white school shirt (no logos) buttoned to the neck (required, generic).

  • Academy tie (required and available from the uniform supplier. Supplied to Year 7

    students in the first instance).

  • Navy V-neck jumper with light blue inset and the Academy badge (optional item and only

    available from the uniform supplier). (No other alternatives are acceptable).

Trousers and Skirts

While we are more than happy for parents and students to purchase school uniform from a wide variety of sources, we have worked closely with Emblematic to create trousers and skirts with the academy logo, which meet our uniform rules. Should parents choose to purchase items from other suppliers then the style and cut of the trousers/skirt should be the same as those provided by Emblematic.

  • Charcoal grey tailored school trousers – not leggings, jeans or stretch style. The bottoms of the trouser must be at least 7.5 inches/18 cm wide at the bottom. (required and generic however trousers purchased elsewhere MUST be the same style and fit as those provided by the uniform supplier).

  • Charcoal grey pleated or straight skirt – not tight fitting or stretch material and must be no more than 5 cm above or below the knee. (required and generic however skirts purchased elsewhere MUST be the same style and fit as those provided by the uniform supplier).


Plain black, formal, leather or leather style shoes which can be polished. No trainers, plimsolls, pumps, or boots.

  • Socks must be black or grey with trousers (required and generic).

  • Grey opaque tights must be worn with skirts (required and generic).


  • Outside coats (generic) must be removed when entering the school building.

  • Caps are not to be worn on the Academy premises.

  • Woollen hats may be worn between the autumn and spring half terms but must be removed

    when entering the school building.

PE Kit

All items are available from Emblematic.

  • PE polo shirt – (required and only available from the uniform supplier).
  • Navy shorts/tracksuit bottoms/black sports leggings- (it is required for students to have at least one of these items).
  • Mid layer top (optional).
  • Hoodie (optional).
  • Rain jacket (optional).
  • Skort (optional).
  • Sports sock (optional).

A black base layer may be worn underneath (optional).

  • Trainers with non-marking soles are to be worn in the sports hall (compulsory).

  • Students can wear studded boots when participating in certain activities on the grass.

  • Moulded boots and Astro trainers are allowed on the 3G sports pitch. Metal studs, blades and flat sole trainers are not accepted.

  • Plimsolls, Converse, or canvas type shoes are not suitable.


Did you know?

Each of our school blazers save 46 plastic bottles from landfill! Our blazers are made with RE-VIVE fabric - an innovative, eco friendly material produced by Trutex. 

Here’s how it works...

  • Plastic bottles are shredded into ‘flakes’ and heated to make the material workable (known as the depolymerisation process). 
  • The flakes undergo further complex heating processes to form recycled chips which are then put through a special machine to form a fine polyester yarn which can then be woven into a durable fabric.

... and voilá, our school blazers are ready to be worn, helping to save the planet! 

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Wansbeck 4 Affordable School Uniform

In order to support families, we are pleased to be able to share with you that we have made links with a charity shop in Ashington, Wansbeck 4 Affordable School Uniform.  We recommend you contact them through their Facebook page here.

They are willing to receive donations of school uniform that is still in good condition and that can be bought second-hand for future or existing students at our school. The shops themselves will set the prices for the different parts of the uniform. 

If you do have any items of school uniform that your child no longer needs and you are happy to donate, please donate them to Wansbeck 4 Affordable School Uniform. 

The address is: 3 Lintonville Terrace, Ashington, Northumberland, NE63 9UN.