Uniform Policy 2021

We strongly encourage schools to have a uniform as it can play a key role in:

  • promoting the ethos of a school
  • providing a sense of belonging and identity
  • setting an appropriate tone for education

Complying with the school uniform is one of the minimum behaviours set out in our expectations at the point that parents enrol their children at Hillsgrove. We are very proud of how our pupils present themselves.  Our uniform is very smart and practical, and it reflects what we think of ourselves and our academy.  Please could we ask that ALL uniform items are clearly marked with your child's name.

The Uniform consists of:

  • Navy blue sweatshirt *
  • Navy blue cardigan *
  • Grey trousers or skirt
  • Grey pinafore dress
  • Light blue and white gingham dresses (during Summer)
  • White polo shirt * / shirt / blouses
  • Grey, navy or black tights
  • Grey, navy, black or white socks
  • Black school shoes (not black trainers)

PE kit consists of:

  • White t-shirt *
  • Navy shorts
  • Navy tracksuit
  • Plain white or black trainers (for outdoor PE)
  • Black plimsolls (for indoor PE)

Jewellery is not acceptable in school except for small stud earrings (which will need to be removed for PE by your child).  If your child is planning to have their ear(s) pierced, please could this be done at the beginning of the Summer holiday.


*starred items are available to purchase on Pay 360 (A quick-link can be found on the homepage). We also have a selection of bags available on Pay 360 to purchase. Uniform orders are processed on Fridays and will be given to your child to bring home.

Please note that it is not compulsory to purchase logo items from school, you may purchase plain uniform items from a shop of your choice - something that we actively encourage you to do.

Second-hand uniforms can benefit all parents, particularly those on low incomes. In addition, by extending the life of garments, it is more sustainable.

We ensure that arrangements are in place so that second-hand school uniforms are available for parents to acquire (through periodic second-hand uniform sales or swap shops). We organise the provision or sale of second-hand uniforms via our Parent Teacher Association (PTA), which happens throughout the school year.