We strongly believe that school uniform gives our pupils 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.

For further information about our school uniform and general appearance guidelines, please read our uniform policy.

Overview

For the academic year 2020/21 Years 8-11 may wear either their existing blazer or the new grey jumper (available from 25th July 2020). Should they wish, they may also wear both. For Year 7, the grey jumper is compulsory and students are not required to wear the blazer.

JUMPERS WILL NOT ARRIVE IN THE UK UNTIL 25TH JULY. PLEASE DO NOT PLACE ORDERS FOR JUMPERS UNTIL AFTER THIS DATE.

Compulsory from school supplier:

  • Academy tie
  • Grey jumper (compulsory for Year 7 / Optional for Years 8-11)

Compulsory from any supplier:

  • Plain white shirt, short or long sleeved
  • Black A-line skirt or black tailored trousers with waistband (not cropped trousers, canvas, jeans, chinos or tracksuit)
  • Black or natural tights or black or white socks
  • Black sensible shoes appropriate for the working environment

PE Kit:

Compulsory through school supplier:

  • ·         Navy and sky polo shirt
  •           Navy and sky fleece for outdoor sports (girls)
  • ·         Navy and sky reversible rugby shirt (boys)
  • ·         Navy and sky sports socks

Compulsory from any retailer:

  • ·         Plain black tracksuit trousers or plain black shorts or skort (no logos)
  • ·         Black or white trainers
  • ·         Shin pads
  • ·         Gum shield

Optional:

  • ·         Should students wish to have Navy track pants/shorts/skort rather than black, then this can be purchased from the school supplier

Ordering your uniform

If you need to order or replace uniform items please purchase these online through our supplier direct at  http://www.swidtp.co.uk/

Click here for The Whitehaven Academy Uniform Order Form 2020

Click here for Uniform ordering guide

Frequently Asked Questions

The Whitehaven Academy’s new uniform was introduced on 22nd April 2014 and was revised in June 2020 to introduce the new school jumper.

Yes, the uniform is fully machine washable at 40 degrees.

Unfortunately, the jacket cannot be tumble dried, but once washed it dries very quickly on a hanger.