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School Uniform

 Summer 2021 Ordering Information

Ordering deadlines:

  • For home delivery, the deadline for ordering uniform is Monday 2nd August at the very latest to guarantee delivery for September.
  • For delivery to school, the deadline for ordering is July 12th 2021 (for delivery into school w/c July 17th). Any orders made after July 12th will not be delivered to school until September 4th onwards.

The availability of all sizes for orders placed after this date cannot be guaranteed.

Order Information

Thomas Clarkson Academy uniform can be ordered online direct from our supplier. Please note that delivery to school is not currently available.

Click here to view the new parents' guide to the online ordering system.

School Uniform Guidelines

Our ethos and expectations  

Our standards at TCA are high and it is these standards that deliver the amazing culture, behaviour and results that we celebrate each year. We ask for parents/carers to give their full support in helping us to achieve our high standards. 

TCA uniform

  • White shirt & TCA tie

  • Black trousers (or optional pleated skirt) 

  • Black shoes 

  • Academy blazer 




 Black trousers. No skinny tight fit. No elasticated material, leggings, cropped   trousers showing shins or ankles. 

 Skirt (Optional)  

 Black pleated and knee-length.  


 Formal, loose fitting and plain white. Shirts will always be tucked into trousers or   skirts. 


 TCA Logo.


 V-neck jumpers with the TCA logo or plain black v-neck jumper with no logo.   Jumpers must be worn underneath blazers and not instead of the blazer.  


 Thomas Clarkson Academy tie. Worn correctly with all shirt buttons covered. 


 Black, flat heeled and can be polished. Trainers are not to be worn.


 Black tights.  


 Stud earrings, one small earring in each ear is acceptable. Any other visible   piercings must be left empty or have clear plastic retainers.  


 No visible jewellery.

 Make up  

 No visible make-up.


 No visible nail polish. No false nails.


 No brightly dyed hair. No styles which would not be considered suitable in a   business environment. 


  •  Navy blue polo shirt
  • Navy blue shorts
  • Outer garment (reversible Multi-Sport   Top with our logo for boys and a Racer Sweat with our logo for girls)
  • Navy tracksuit bottoms or black sports leggings
  • Navy game socks, long

 No logos other than TCA logo.  

No baseball caps or hoodies are allowed on site.

Students should have a plain coat for cold weather. 

Purchasing Uniform

Certain items are available to purchase through our uniform supplier — all other items can be bought in supermarkets/High Street shops etc.

Working with families from our school community we have identified suitable trousers for girls, available from well known retailers. This is because parents shared with us that sometimes retailers sell girls school trousers which don't meet our expectations.

Because not all the recommended examples from retailers have shops in the local area we keep examples of all recommended trousers in reception and you are welcome to come and view them.

We check links regularly, but if you find any of these items are out of stock, please inform us as we endeavour to keep this list updated.

If ordering online is a problem, please get in touch so that we can support you with your purchases.

Recommendations for Girls Trousers. Last updated 5th July 2021

Marks & Spencer - 2 Pack Girls Slim Legged Trousers - £15-17 

Sainsburys - 2 Pack Girls Black Woven Trousers - £10 (up to Year 11/12 only)


School Tie

Students also wear a tie of their Learning Community colours. A video showing how to tie your tie correctly is available below.