Uniform - guidelines for parents
Why does uniform matter?
Students represent themselves, their families and Hewett Academy every time they step outside their door in their school uniform. At all times they are in school uniform or representing Hewett Academy, we expect them to conduct themselves as they would in school, as an ambassador for our school and an example for others.
Our uniform is something our students council have taken the time to discuss and agree upon. As such it is gender neutral and accessible for all. If you have any concerns about affording a uniform for your child then please do let us know and we will support you.
Our uniform shows our pride in our community, our belonging and our inclusion and respect for each other. At Hewett Academy we take this very seriously and students will receive consequences for not wearing their uniform correctly.
Gender neutral uniform and PE kit
Our main uniform supplier is Stevensons and items can be purchased online at www.stevensons.co.uk, by phone on 01603 622355, or instore at 67 Ber Street, Norwich.
All items of uniform can be purchased through our official supplier.
Shirts, shorts, skirts and trousers can also be purchased from any retailer as long as they are smart and suitable for school. If in doubt please check with us. Shoes, PE trainers, coats, and bags can be purchased from any retailer.
There are a number of items that a pupil needs to be able to take a full and active part in learning at Hewett Academy. These are outlined below, and should be carried by pupils at all times.
To be purchased by parents/carers
To be provided by Hewett Academy
2 black pens
1 ruler (at least 15 cm)
1 reading book (can be borrowed from the Hewett Academy library)
Folders to store work
1 purple pen for students to correct and improve work
If subject specific resources are required, such as calculators, chromebooks, instruments, paints etc. then these will be provided by school. Lack of equipment should never be a barrier to learning and we will work with you to ensure that your child has what they need, in school and at home, to be successful in their studies.
We are a community that champions equality, diversity and inclusion. We recognise that your child may have needs that require some modification to our uniform and equipment list. If this is the case please do not hesitate to get in touch and speak to us. With this in mind below are our basic standards for personal presentation that all students are expected to adhere to.
Standards of Personal Presentation
Help with uniform costs
The Anguish's Educational Foundation offers grants to help pay for school uniform and other educational costs for families living in Norwich. The foundation offer grants of £140 every two years, plus £50 on starting high school. Please click here to visit their website or call on 01603 621023 for full details.
The academy encourages families to donate any uniform in good condition that students have grown out of, to be passed on to other families. For more details, please contact the school office to donate or check current stock.