Uniform

Our uniform is supplied by Stevensons and can be ordered from the website, by phone on 01603 622355, or in the shop on Ber Street, Norwich (near John Lewis).

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

  • Royal blue blazer with The Hewett Academy logo

  • Blue and gold tie

  • Grey knit jumper with gold trim (optional item)

  • Grey trousers and/or

  • Grey tailored shorts or skirt no shorter than 10 cm above the knee.

  • White long- or short-sleeved shirt, with buttons up to collar

  • Black/grey socks or tights

  • Black shoes (no trainers or canvas shoes, high boots, or heeled shoes)

  • Black PE Top

  • Black PE shorts

 

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.

 

Equipment

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

2 pencil

1 rubber 

1 sharpener

1 ruler (at least 15 cm)

1 reading book (can be borrowed from the Hewett Academy library)

Student planner

Exercise Books

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

  • Coats are to be functional.  We would encourage parents to choose coats with reflective strips, for safety. Students can store them in their locker throughout the day.

  • Bags need to be suitable for carrying student books and equipment (e.g.a backpack with two shoulder straps).

  • Extreme hairstyles such as close shaved heads, tramlines, or razor cuts are not permitted. Hair colours should be natural colours only. The Principal reserves the right to make decisions about hairstyles; if you have any doubt about a style please ask prior to having it cut or dyed.

  • Only light makeup is permitted; it should be discreet. Teachers reserve the right to ask students to remove excessive makeup at their discretion.

  • No coloured nail varnish, gel, or false nails. Teachers reserve the right to ask students to remove nail varnish, gel or false nails at their discretion.

  • Leggings and patterned tights do not meet our expectations and should not be worn.

  • No false eyelashes are allowed as they are unhygienic.

  • Jewellery may be worn only in moderation: one necklace; one pair of earrings (no bigger than a 5p piece); one discreet ring; and a watch. All jewellery must be able to be removed for PE.

  • No facial jewellery is allowed. Any facial jewellery (nose studs etc.) should be replaced with a clear plastic retainer while at school (because it will fall out rather than cause injury if caught).

 

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.