Wearing the Academy Uniform

Wearing the Academy uniform is an important factor in establishing a pride in and identity with, the Academy and at the same time minimises social divisions between students. We expect all students to represent Ormiston Maritime Academy with very high personal standards and a high level of respect that they show towards themselves, and the Academy in the way they wear the uniform.

The uniform code states clearly that plain, black polishable shoes must be worn, this applies to both female and male students.

The retail shops that are found in any shopping centre or high street show students wearing uniform with black trainers or shoes, often stating the ‘back to school’ slogan.

We would ask you not to buy any of these advertised brands/examples and ensure that shoes are plain black and polishable with no coloured tags, logos, stripes, piping or decoration.

The Uniform

  • Plain black school trousers. Trousers must be worn outside socks
  • White plain collared shirt
  • Plain black or grey socks
  • Black polishable sensible shoes, not trainers or leisure shoes
  • Academy Clip on Tie
  • Black blazer with Academy badge
  • Academy cardigan (optional)
  • Plain black knee length skirt (Please note, the skirt must be approved by the Academy, no other skirt will be permitted in the Academy)
  • Plain black school trousers. Trousers must be worn
  • Plain black tights (40+ denier)
  • Plain black socks
  • White plain collared blouse
  • Academy Clip on Tie
  • Black polishable sensible shoes (no heels), not trainers or leisure shoes
  • Black blazer with Academy badge
  • Academy cardigan (optional)
  • Black or red and black top with Academy logo
  • Plain black shorts or black with red flashes
  • Red socks
  • ¾ or full length plain black bottom
  • Black hoodie with the Academy logo (optional)
  • Black microfleece with Academy logo (optional)
  • Black and red rugby long sleeved sports shirt (optional)
  • Students may wear any combination of the PE kit that they feel most comfortable in
  • These should be plain black
  • Gloves, scarves and hats are not allowed to be worn in the Academy building at all
  • They should be large enough to hold an A4 folder without it having to be bent or folded
  • A wrist watch
  • Earrings – no more than one small stud (plain gold or silver) in each earlobe
  • No other facial or body jewellery are permitted
  • Tattoos’ and multi-piercings, including facial piercings are not permitted and must not be visible
  • Rings and bracelets are not allowed
  • Should be neat and not follow the extremes of fashion
  • Should be of a natural colour and must not follow the extremes of fashion
  • No shaved patterns allowed
  • Hair accessories (hair bobbles, Alice bands, clips, slides etc) should be appropriate for the Academy and should be plain black
  • Long hair needs to be tied back in PE, Science and Technology
  • Nail varnish is not allowed (also false nails are not permitted). Make-up should be barely noticeable and of a natural look.
  • This must be a black Academy blazer with the Ormiston Maritime logo on the top pocket
  • This must be worn at all times – travelling on corridors, in social areas, entering and leaving classrooms, entering and leaving the Academy grounds. Teachers can grant permission to students to take the blazer off inside the classroom but if travelling between rooms on the corridor then students must be wearing it
  • Students are permitted to remove their blazer at break and lunchtimes if outside playing football
  • Sleeves must be down at all times
  • Collars flat
  • No badges to be worn unless presented by the Academy or its staff
  • Official Academy clip on tie
  • Coats must only be worn over the top of the blazer, not underneath
  • Hooded tops are not acceptable in the Academy or instead of a blazer
  • Outdoor coats should be removed as soon as the student enters the Academy
  • These should be plain black and polishable with no coloured tags, logos, stripes, piping, laces or decoration
  • They should be flat with no heel
  • They must have toes, sides and full backs
  • Black canvas pumps, boots and trainers are not permitted
  • During inclement weather students are permitted to wear alternative footwear for their journey to and from the Academy but they will be expected to change into their normal Academy footwear on arrival

Ormiston Maritime Academy Uniform can be purchased from

Uniform Direct

54 Victoria St S, Freshney Place, Grimsby DN31 1BL

Tel: 01472 347800

The Uniform Hut

123-125 Pasture St, Grimsby DN32 9EE

Email: [email protected]

Tel: 01472 250568

Please note the following uniform regulations, which apply to boys and girls:

The Principal reserves the right to send a student home if he or she is not in the appropriate uniform.

  1. Students are expected to wear their uniform correctly to and from the Academy. Whilst in uniform students are to follow Academy rules.
  2. Academy uniform is to be worn when representing the Academy.
  3. Students should wear their blazers inside the Academy building and on their journey to and from the Academy. Outdoor coats and scarves should not be worn inside the building.
  4. Permission must be obtained from the Principal if a student needs to change out of uniform before leaving the Academy.
  5. Any items of jewellery that do not meet the Academy requirements will be confiscated on sight. The member of staff confiscating it will seal it in an envelope bearing the students name and take it to the main office.
  6. Any jewellery confiscated for inappropriate use can only be collected by a parent or carer from the main Academy reception until 4pm each day.

Parents or carers should send a note in to the Head of Year if their child for some reason is not dressed in appropriate uniform. Students will be provided with Academy issue uniform or shoes (and expected to wear them) as a short term measure. However, it is the responsibility of parents or carers to ensure that their child has correct uniform at all times.