Uniform and Equipment

We believe good standards of dress promote a positive attitude to work and behaviour and identify students to local residents and future employers as members of an efficient organisation.  The co-operation of all parents/carers is requested to ensure that students are in correct uniform to and from the academy as well as during normal school hours.

Our uniform is available to purchase from Danielle's shops in Hockley and Rayleigh. Online ordering is available through their website:  www.daniellesshop.co.uk.  Their latest price list is here

Any parent/carer who has any issues with purchasing any items of uniform should contact the academy as we may be able to support with second-hand items. 

Please note that Greensward Academy makes the final decision as to what is or is not acceptable in all aspects of a student’s appearance.  

Required Items

Greensward Academy Blazer*

Plain mid grey tailored trousers / plain mid-grey pleated skirt*

Plain white shirt (short or long sleeved) to be worn with 

Greensward Academy clip-on tie*

Plain navy or black socks (ankle or trainer socks)

Neutral or black tights

Greensward navy jumper (optional)*

Items marked with an asterisk (*) must be purchased from Danielle's.

Sports Kit 

Required Items                                     Optional Items

White sport t-shirt *                                  Royal blue hooded top *

Royal blue & white shorts *                     Navy tracksuit bottoms/leggings *

Royal blue & white socks *            White thermal base *     

Trainers with a non-marking sole, Astro trainers or moulded stud boots (for football only) and shin pads (for contact sports) if required.


Students are allowed to wear a watch (no smart watches), one pair of small stud earrings (i.e. one in each ear lobe only) and a medic alert chain if necessary.  No other jewellery should be worn.  No body piercing is allowed, including tongue, eyebrow and nose and in any part of the ear other than in the lobe


Hairstyle is an important aspect of the image central to the individual and the image the individual creates for Greensward Academy.  No extreme hairstyles or non natural coloured hair are permitted.  Any hair bands, clips, etc should be plain navy, white or black.


The rules are very clear.  There is to be no make-up worn by any students in Years 7-9 inclusive.  Minimal or very discreet make-up is permitted in Years 10 and 11.  This, however, does not include the wearing of fake tan, false eyelashes, tinted or coloured eyebrows, false nails or nail varnish.  

If any student is deemed to be wearing make-up they will be asked to remove it.  Persistent offenders will risk further sanctions.

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Any parent/carer who has any issues with purchasing any items of uniform should contact the academy as we may be able to support with second-hand items.  


For Lessons:

Pens (blue or black ballpoints), pencil, ruler, rubber, scientific calculator, colouring pencils, glue stick, reading book, highlighters and a green pen.

Food Technology:   A large, labelled Tupperware type container 

English:  Reading book,  mini dictionary/thesaurus.

Spanish:  Small Spanish-English dictionary (compulsory).

Art and Design:  A4 sized sketchbook with good quality paper.  You can either buy your own or ask your parents to purchase one through their ParentPay account.  Sketchbooks can be collected from the Art department during your lesson.  You must bring basic stationery equipment to all Art lessons and a couple of good sketching pencils (2B/4B) would also be advantageous.

Maths:  Ruler, protractor, compass, Casio calculator fx85-GTX (solar powered preferable).