Our Uniform

Personal Appearance

Changes to our Uniform Ordering Process 2017

How to Order Uniform

In Partnership with Tesco


Our Uniform

Students in uniform

For all Year groups:

  • Grey Business Jacket with embroidered Academy logo (separate male & female fit)
  • Tie: Years 7 to 10 – Blue and grey striped clip on tie Year 11 – Grey and blue striped tie
  • White Shirt
  • Black loose fitting, formal trousers or Skirt (knee length which can be straight or pleated)
  • Black Shoes (not trainer-style shoes, boots or plimsolls. Wellington boots may be worn in snow but the aforementioned must be brought and worn once students are in school).
  • Plain black belt, no more than 3 cm wide, if required.

Optional item: Academy black jumper with blue strip – no alternative is acceptable.

Sports kit

Navy and sky blue Academy sports tops (indoor and outdoor)

  • Navy shorts
  • Navy tracksuit bottoms
  • Navy blue sports socks
  • Football boots or training shoes

Additional items that can be purchased:

  • Rain jacket with Academy logo

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Personal Appearance

We are always conscious of health and safety risks both to the owner and others in the wearing of jewellery.  Therefore the only jewellery allowed is a wrist watch.    

Piercings, facial or bodily, are not allowed due to Health and Safety considerations.

In the Academy's programme of Personal and Social Education we ask pupils to consider their appearance and the impression it makes on others.  This is particularly important when on interview or representing the Academy for instance.


Make-up, if worn at all, should be discreetly used and not be excessive. Nail varnish and nail decoration is not allowed. 

Hair styles

Hair Styles should be practical, clean and suitable for a working environment. In this academy, hairstyles representing various cults e.g. punk, mohican, hair shaved in bands, stripes, initials or dyed in unnatural colours are unacceptable. Eyebrows shaved in stripes are also unacceptable.

  • Plain black or navy head scarf as appropriate, no jewellery within the head scarf
  • School bag as appropriate to carry all equipment needed for the day

Pupils should not bring large sums of money or any valuable items into the Academy.  If there is no alternative they should hand them to a member of staff for safe keeping.

Changes to our Uniform Ordering Process 2017

Following a number of educational and operational reviews we are introducing a Direct To Parent (DTP) uniform purchasing scheme in partnership with our current uniform supplier, Sportswear International (SWI).  Unlike many other schools in our area we have avoided taking this route but we now feel that the time is right for us to promote and invest the gain time in other areas.  This online system will be effective from 15th June 2017 and will give parents/carers more control over the uniform ordering/delivery process.  Please note that the following items will not be available to order online until 14th July; Boys Jacket CADA111504 (size 33”), Girls Jacket CADA111506 (size 30”), Girls Fitness Leggings AAAA111888 (all sizes)

SWI are one of the UK's leading suppliers of schoolwear, who deliver a premium quality personalised clothing through a DTP route to over one hundred and sixty schools and colleges across the country. They have well embedded online processing systems that will ensure swift and trouble free delivery turnarounds with excellent customer service provision.  Standard delivery turnaround is 48 hours from placing the order.

What will this mean for parents:-

All orders will need to be placed directly online with SWI www.swidtp.co.uk.  Deliveries direct to the Academy are free of charge and will typically be made once per week during term time. If you choose to deliver to the Academy, you will see our Academy delivery information on the delivery page during checkout. Home deliveries are charged at £4 for all orders under £70. Orders over £70 are free. When you log in to your SWI account, you will be able to see which items of school uniform are compulsory or optional.

From 7th June Consett Academy will:-

  • no longer accept uniform orders

  • continue to provide sample sizes of all uniform items

  • continue to sell pre worn uniform items and half cost price

  • continue to accept pre worn uniform items

  • continue to sell ties

Please see SWI’s Frequently Asked Questions Page  and SWI Direct to Parent Guide that is designed to help you through the process.


How to Order Uniform

Parents/students can place their orders:

  1. Online: www.swidtp.co.uk
  2. Phone: 01928 752 610
  3. Post:
    Sportswear International Ltd, Fairoak Lane, Whitehouse Industrial Estate, Runcorn,WA7 3DU

Uniform Order Form

Online Ordering

Online Ordering

Ordering online couldn’t be easier. Simply visit our website www.swidtp.co.uk and choose to either login or register a new account.

New customers will be asked to register and follow the online instructions to link their account to a chosen school. Once you are registered you can begin to order straight away.

All of the Uniform and PE Kit products will be displayed with an indication if the product is compulsory or optional.

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Adding items to the basket

To add an item to your basket, click on the picture or the name of the product then select the size required from the drop down menu and click Add to Basket button.

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Simply type the quantity you wish to order into the quantity box which will automatically update. Once all items have been added to the basket click View Basket button.  



You will be taken to the basket page to confirm your order.

Quantities can be increased / decreased within this screen.

Should an item need to be removed from the order click Red Remove button.

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Delivery Notes

If the parcel is to be delivered to home these are the notes that you would like us to pass on to the carrier company if you are not home when they come to make the delivery e.g. Leave with in porch, Leave with neighbours etc.

If the parcel is being delivered into school simply type the child’s name.

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Once delivery notes have been entered click onto Green Checkout Now button.

Delivery Options

Select delivery option then click Green Confirm Delivery Method button.



Payment can be made by Visa, MasterCard, Solo, Maestro.

Unfortunately we do not accept American Express.

Once you have made payment you will be given an order reference number.

Please print this page for your records.

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Click Green Continue Checkout button.

Order Confirmation

You are now ready to complete your order. Please review your order below, and then click the Green Place Order button only once to process your order.

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Order Completed

Once the order is complete you will receive and order number and email confirmation.

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Phone and Postal Orders

The school will have paper order forms and a downloadable copy on the school website. If you wish to pay by cheque or do not have access to the internet then you can phone or post your order using the paper order form.

Home Delivery Charges

  • Orders over £70 are sent to home free of charge
  • Orders under £70 sent to a home address (or other specified) incur a £4.00 delivery charge
  • Orders sent to school are free of charge (see below)

Delivery into School
We operate a free of charge delivery service into school every week during term time. Orders must be placed by 5pm on the Friday for delivery into school the following Tuesday for collection on Wednesday.  This allows parents to avoid the delivery charge and makes it easy for students to collect their order from within the school.

Returns Procedure

In every dispatch we include a form with full details of how to send items back for a refund.

We offer a 30 day returns policy. Full terms and conditions can be found on our website.

Web Helpdesk

SWI has a dedicated Web Helpdesk. If you are having difficulty with your online account or logging in then please contact the Team on  0845 519 00 99.


In Partnership with Tesco

We have a partnership with Tesco Consett, and their clothing department has agreed to keep a note of the trousers which we deem as suitable for our uniform. If they do not have the trousers in stock, there is a touch screen booth where you can order the trousers and they will be delivered in store within a few days.

All of the trousers below are suitable uniform for Consett Academy.

We do not accept skinny fit trousers, jeans or leggings
as part of our uniform.


• F&F Jersey School Trousers (Black)
• F&F School trousers (Black)
• F&F Girls belted school trousers (Black)
• F&F Basics straight leg trousers (Black)
• F&F Straight leg formal trousers (Black)


• F&F 2 pack of boys school trousers (Black)
• F&F boys pleat front trousers (Black)
• F&F 2 pack of boys pleat front school trousers (Black)
• F&F Black regular fit trousers (Black)
• F&F Black tailored fit trousers

The Direct to Parent supply solution gives parents the ability to order Uniform and PE Kit 24 hours a day via online the SWI ordering system. Orders can be placed either online, by phone or post. We offer a school and home delivery service as well as an easy Returns System