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School Uniform

 Summer 2023 Ordering Information

Ordering deadlines:

  • For home delivery, the deadline for ordering uniform is the 1st August at the very latest to guarantee delivery for September.

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 black skirt (knee-length)

  • Black shoes 

  • Academy blazer 

Uniform Guidance:



Black - Slim/Straight Fit.

Business material, typically the same fabric as the Blazer.

No Elasticated/Stretchy material.

Not leggings/jeggings/Jeans/brushed cotton.

Not cropped in length, must touch shoes with ease.


Optional, but if chosen must be:

Made of Business Material, typically, the same fabric as the Blazer. 

Not elasticated/stretchy material/skin-tight.

Skimming above the kneecap (within 1inch).


Formal, Plain white.

Worn tucked into trousers/skirt.


Business Material with standard TCA logo.


Optional, but if worn must be:

V-neck Knitted.

Not sweatshirt material/Not branded.

Plain black.

Optional with TCA logo.

Jumpers are not an alternative to the Blazer.


TCA branded tie.

Worn at full length to cover all shirt buttons.


Black (polishable).

Flat heeled.

Trainers, Canvas shoes, Boots of any length are not permitted. 


Small stud earrings (one stud in each ear).

One ring.

One watch (Smartwatches are not permitted).

No bracelets or necklaces are permitted.


Facial Piercings:

One small discrete nose stud.

No hoops, studs, bars, chains, cuffs to be worn in the nose, septum, lip, cheek, eyebrows.

Make Up:

Must be discrete and natural.

No stick-on lashes.


Natural nail colour/neutral tones are acceptable.

Neon colours/Gemstones/Brightly coloured/significant nail art is not permitted.

Nails of significant length:

Are a risk to safety and worn at your own risk.

If damage is caused by a person wearing false nails, they will be expected to have the nails removed. 

Participation in PE is mandatory. If the length of the nails prevents participation, you will be expected to have them removed.

Engagement in practical subjects, Art, DT, Food Technology is mandatory. If the length of the nails prevents participation/engagement, they will be expected to have them removed. 

Hair Style:

Hairstyles must be suitable for a business environment.

Students must always look presentable and tidy.

Elaborate patterns shaved into the hair, or excessive use of gel/spray to maintain an elaborate style will not be accepted.

Hair Colour:

Hair colour should be suitable for a business environment. 

Hair that is dyed a colour that could not be grown naturally, will not be permitted. Hair will be expected to be returned to a suitable colour with urgency.

  • Navy blue polo shirt
  • Navy blue shorts
  • Outer garment (reversible Multi-Sport Top with our logo)
  • 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 

Sainsbury's - 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.