School uniform Policy

City Academy Norwich requires all students to wear a school uniform. Our school uniform helps our pupils to feel part of our school community and has been chosen to be comfortable and appropriate for the activity’s pupils will undertake during the school day.

Government guidance on the cost of school uniforms

In the Autumn of 2021, the government issued new guidance to schools on uniform. The aim of this guidance is to minimise the cost of uniform for parents through a reduction in school branded items, allowing parents to purchase uniform from a wider range of suppliers.

City Academy Norwich and the Sapientia Education Trust fully support making school uniform affordable and accessible for all children, and we have reviewed and changed our school uniform to reflect the requirements outlined in the statutory guidance.

Branded Items:     From September 2023 we are reducing the number of branded school uniform items required. These branded items will now also be available from multiple suppliers allowing parents to choose the most convenient and cost-effective solution for their needs.

There is no expectation that parents will need to replace branded items with non-branded items and students can continue to wear branded items that are no longer a requirement.

If you are struggling to access any item of uniform during the school year, please contact your child’s Progress Leader  for guidance and support.  You may also be eligible for help from Anguish’s Educational Foundation.  You can contact them by emailing or leave a message on 10603 621023, and a Grants Officer will contact you.

Unbranded Items

Parents will need to ensure that uniform follows the school requirements which are provided below but can purchase uniform items from any retailer.

Our Uniform

Whilst we have reduced the requirement for branded uniform items, it is still important that our uniform policy is followed to provide a shared identity for all students in our school. Our behaviour policy provides further details of the systems and sanctions regarding uniform compliance.  You can find this on our website.

Please click HERE for details of our uniform requirements and suppliers