Uniform and PE Kit

AVA Uniform And PE Kit


At Avon Valley Academy (AVA) we recognise the benefits of school uniform, and are proud that our students are smart – they are our best ambassadors. We believe that our uniform:

  • Promotes high standards and a sense of community and belonging
  • Supports inclusion
  • Is fair to students from different backgrounds

At AVA we also recognise that students need to express their individuality and sense of identity, especially in their teenage years, and so our uniform is based on key non-negotiables with some limited freedoms to allow for personal expression.

Our uniform provider is SWi - click here to visit their website.

Non-Negotiable Uniform Items

  • AVA blazer from SWi
  • AVA tie from SWi.
  • AVA skirt from SWi with black or white knee length socks or black tights.


  • Black tailored short or full length trousers (no denim or leggings).
  • Black formal leather or leather-type shoes or boots (no trainers or sports branded). High heeled shoes are not permitted for health and safety reasons.

Your school PE kit should include:

  • Navy AVA PE polo shirt available from SWi.
  • Plain black/navy shorts, skirt or tracksuit bottoms (shorts need to be of an appropriate length).
  • Sports “Lycra style leggings” are now allowed- cloth style leggings are not allowed.
  • Navy or white socks.
  • Appropriate sports trainers.
  • You may also wear an AVA sports fleece or any other plain navy fleece/jumper which does not have a hood.


  • Optional Item.
  • Black AVA jumper with school logo (from SWi) is permitted under the blazer, but NOT as an alternative to the blazer. No other jumpers will be permitted.

Other Considerations

A coat is defined as a garment that can be fully zipped or buttoned at the front and should be large enough to fit over the full school uniform.  Piercings are acceptable as long as they are studs - hoops and bars are not permitted for health and safety reasons.  Acrylic/false nails are not permitted, for health and safety reasons.  Nails must be short enough that they pose no safety risk in practical lessons.  For some practical lessons, students may be asked to remove jewellery items, nail varnish and/or tie long hair up.  Students bringing in watches, jewellery etc. do so at their own risk. AVA takes no responsibility for lost or stolen items of jewellery.  Hair colour is not mandated but extreme styles will be reviewed by the Headteacher if necessary.

Final decisions about suitability of uniform rest with the Academy.


Click here to visit SWi, our uniform provider