Our students are expected to wear school uniform and we seek the support and co-operation of our parents at all times in this.

We consider uniform is the most appropriate form of clothing for school wear. We believe it makes a real difference to the tone and atmosphere of our school if our students are neatly and appropriately dressed. Our students are expected to wear full uniform to and from school.

Our Academy uniform






Black and blue striped 

Available from Reception or Karl Sports 


White, with collar



TAILORED  Black Trousers to be worn.



Pleated or pencil check school skirt  - only available from school supplier



Black leather formal footwear-  ALL LEATHER BLACK SHOE - NO CANVAS or MATERIAL

PE/GAMES KIT - Boys and girls

For boys the compulsory items of PE uniform will be:

  • Outdoor Uniform
  • Reversible Rugby Shirt
  • Rushden Academy Shorts
  • Rushden Academy Football Socks
  • Football/ Rugby Boots
  • Gum Shield (for rugby)
  • Indoor Uniform
  • Rushden Academy T-Shirt
  • Rushden Academy Shorts
  • White Sports Socks

For girls the compulsory items of PE uniform will be:

  • Rushden Academy T-Shirt
  • Rushden Academy Shorts
  • Black Sports Leggings
  • White Sports Socks

Both girls and boys will be able to purchase the below optional items:

  • Rushden Academy Sweat Shirt
  • Rushden Academy tracksuit Bottoms

You can order your PE kit from Karl Sports

Uniform FAQ

Can we wear boots?

No. Ugg boots and similar are not acceptable.

Can we wear leggings instead of trousers?

Absolutely not. Leggings are unacceptable.

Do we have to wear a blazer?

Yes. You can wear a black V neck jumper underneath, but you must still wear a blazer. Ideally, your blazer should have the school logo badge sewn onto the lapel.

Can we wear a jumper?

Yes, black V neck underneath your blazer, but not instead of a blazer.

Can we wear a hoodie?

Absolutely not. If you need to keep warm on the way to school you should wear a plain waterproof jacket or coat. It must not be worn around school.

Can we wear a baseball cap or a hat?

No. In really cold weather you may need a hat on the way to and from school, but you must not wear it in school.

Can we wear make-up?

School is a place for learning and hard work. In years 10 and 11 only we allow subtle and natural make-up only.

Are there rules about hair styles?

Hair should be neat and tidy. We do not have rules about hair length but if students colour their hair it must be in a natural tone, not a vivid, bright or unnatural colour.

What about piercings?

Facial piercings other than simple ear studs are not allowed.

Rushden Academy

Rushden Academy

01933 350391


KS3 Head of Years

Head of Year 7 - Mrs K Monkman

Head of Year 8 - Mr C Smith

KS4 Head of Years

Head of Year 9 - Mrs S Finney

Head of Year 10 - Mr S Harris

Head of Year 11 - Mrs A Gurnham

KS5 Head of Year

Head of Year 12 & 13 - Mr P Chapman

Deputy Head of Year 12 & 13 - Mrs A Owen

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Contact Information

Rushden Academy

Hayway, Rushden, Northamptonshire. NN10 6AG
Tel: 01933 350391
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