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We strongly believe that school uniform gives our students a sense of identity and of belonging to the Academy. It helps to ensure that no student feels disadvantaged in terms of appearance, removes the need to keep up with constantly changing and expensive fashion trends, and instils a sense of pride.


Main Uniform

  • Blue jacket with Colchester Academy logo
  • White shirt with collar
  • Academy tie
  • Mid-light grey or black school trousers with dark socks or knee-length, mid-light grey or black, box-pleated skirt with plain tights (navy, grey or natural)
  • Knee -length, dark-grey or black tailored shorts are permitted
  • Black v-neck jumper
  • Plain flat black shoes (no training shoes or boots)
  • A substantial school bag for books and equipment

PE Kit

  • Navy sports polo-shirt with Colchester Academy logo
  • Navy PE shorts
  • White socks
  • Reversible navy and red long-sleeved outdoor rugby top
  • Slim Leg tracksuit bottoms with Colchester Academy logo
  • Technical leggings with Colchester Academy logo
  • Quarter zip mid-layer with Colchester Academy logo

Students involved in contact sports are strongly advised to wear corrective protective clothing, this means:

  • Football – shin pads and football boots
  • Hockey – shin pads and mouth guard
  • Rugby – shin pads, mouth guard and football boots

Outdoor Coats

Students can wear a plain dark outdoor coat however these should not be worn as a substitute for the Academy blazer.

Personal Appearance

We do not allow any forms of jewellery (except one pair of small stud earrings and a wrist watch).

Uniform Orders

  • You can order the uniform online from Price & Buckland Ltd (https://www.pbuniform-online.co.uk/colchester)
  • You will need to register and set up an account before you can order
  • If you are unable to order online please download an order form or collect one from our reception and post it with payment directly to Price & Buckland Ltd, Benneworth Close, Hucknall, Nottingham, NG15 6EL 
  • To help you order the correct size, sample jackets are available for students to try on at our student reception

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How do I order the uniform? There are 2 options:
  • How do I order online? The first time that you place an order you will be asked to set up a user account by registering your name and a password. Payment can be made by debit or credit card, the same way you would use any other online ordering website.
  • How do I order if I do not have internet access? If you do not have access to a computer, you can download an order form or pick up one from our reception, once completed please send directly to Price & Buckland Ltd, Benneworth Close, Hucknall, Nottingham, NG15 6EL.
  • How do I know what size jacket to order? Sample jackets are available for students to try on at our student reception.
  • What are the delivery options? Deliveries to your home address should be delivered in five working days and a £3.95 delivery charge applies to each home delivery.
  • How do I return items? Parents must contact Price & Buckland Ltd directly to discuss any refunds or exchanges. They have a 14 day returns policy, provided items are returned in a new and unused condition. If you have any questions, you can all their Customer Service Team on 0115 964 0827.
  • What happens if my child does not comply with the Academy Uniform Policy? It is important that all students come to the Academy in the full uniform. If there is an issue, this needs to be addressed directly with us at the earliest opportunity. If your child does not have a full uniform, please contact us through your child’s Year Leader to let us know when this is expected to be rectified. In the meantime, your child will receive a uniform pass from their Year Leader. Students who fail to produce a slip for staff when challenged at any time may incur a uniform detention. When a piece of uniform cannot be worn by the student they are encouraged to wear clothing that best matches the expectation, for example smart dark trousers and not jeans or leggings.
  • Can I get any assistance with purchasing school uniform? If you are struggling with the cost of uniform, the school is part of the Essex Free School Uniform Exchange run by DNA Network. For further information  please see their website: