Call us 01204471277
Email all enquiries [email protected]
Northern Education TrustMobile Menu
Northern Education TrustSide Menu

Discover our useful links and additional resources within this section. If you require any information, please contact our Academy Enquiries email address.


Northern Education Trust believes that students learn most effectively and achieve their best outcomes when they are comfortable, able to be themselves, and are dressed in such a way that sets an appropriate tone for education.

A consistent academy uniform policy is vital to promote the ethos of the academy and provide a sense of belonging and identity for all students, regardless of their protected characteristics or socio-economic circumstances.

Our uniform policy lays out the measures taken to ensure a consistent, fair and inclusive uniform policy; to implement a uniform that reflects the needs of all students; and a uniform that is affordable and the best value for money for the academy and students’ parents/carers.

Students must wear full academy uniform at all times when they are within the academy or on an academy visit, unless otherwise stated.

A copy of our academy uniform policy and uniform checklist including PE kit requirements can be found in the links below.



Students attending The Ferns Primary Academy are expected to wear the appropriate uniform.

We encourage the children to take pride in their appearance. The school uniform is:

  • A jade green sweatshirt/cardigan, badged with school logo (Year 6 wear purple)
  • A gold/yellow polo shirt,
  • Choice of either trousers, shorts, pinafores or skirt  in grey
  • Sensible black shoes – there must be no other colour on the shoe
  • Black socks for boys
  • White socks for girls
  • Reversible waterproof fleece in bottle green, badged with school logo
  • Winter hat in bottle green, badged with school logo/hajab in bottle green [as required]
  • Hair accessories, such as bobbles, should be green, gold or black and of a reasonable size. Extreme haircuts, such as shaved lines/patterns are not part of school uniform.
    • No jewellery of any kind other than a wrist watch
    • No nail varnish of any kind
    • No fake, acrylic or enhanced nails
    • No make up


  • Book bag in bottle green, badged with school logo
  • Drawstring  gym bag in bottle green, badged with school logo

During warm weather the uniform for girls and boys in addition to the above would include:

  • Gingham dress in bottle green or yellow
  • Grey shorts
  • Sun hat in bottle green, badged with school logo

The PE kit consists of grey jogging bottoms, a yellow t-shirt ( both with school logo) and black pumps. The PE Kit should be kept in a draw-string bag and should be brought to school at the start of each half term and taken home for washing during the school holidays.

Please ensure that your child’s name is in all their clothes.


Expectations for Wearing Uniform

Having a uniform demonstrates that students are a member of the academy community and therefore The Ferns Primary Academy has high expectations for how the uniform is worn and a catchphrase “be smart think smart”.

If there is a reason your child cannot wear full school uniform please contact the school office before the beginning of the school day to give reasons why. Could we please ask for your full support to maintain a high standard of school uniform at all times.


Additional Points

Students should not:

  • Wear outside clothing in assembly/lesson times and on the corridors, this includes overcoats, jackets, hoodies, hats, gloves.

The only exception to this will be at the Principal’s discretion in severely inclement weather.

Mobile phones/ smartwatches and other electronic technology must be switched off at the academy gate, kept out of view and remain switched off until students exit the academy gate at the end of the day. If a child is seen with any of the items above in the academy, they will be confiscated, placed in the safe, and will only be returned to a parent/carer.

The Ferns Primary Academy is a member of Northern Education Trust The Northern Education Trust includes a diverse range of schools across the North of England.

All of our inspected academies are rated GOOD or OUTSTANDING by ofsted.

View our academies