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School Uniform

At Nova, we set and maintain high standards of dress for all our students. Dressing professionally sets the tone for days of committed hard work and learning. School uniform standards are checked in roll call each morning. 

Uniform for all students is:

  • Nova navy Blazer – there are two styles, unisex or a more fitted version for female students
  • Nova House Tie (clip-on) – Orion – red striped tie; Cygnus – blue striped tie;  Pegasus – yellow striped tie;  Aquila – green striped tie
  • Nova Charcoal Grey Trousers or Nova Charcoal Grey Skirt


  • Nova Jumper.

The items above should all be purchased from Famous School Branches, Sanford Street, Swindon. 01793 520843

Famous School Branches are currently operating on an “appointment only” basis in their shop.  Please click here for further information on how to order for existing students or to book an appointment for new starters.

Appointment can be booked on their website

The following items below can be purchased from any supplier:

  • plain white work-style shirt or blouse
  • plain black shoes
  • black socks
  • black tights












Acceptable in school

NOT acceptable in school

Trousers: DARK grey in a traditional full length, formal style.


Belts: Black only

No fashion styles e.g. skinny, leggings, jeggings, baggy or jeans

No trousers with metal studs, rivets, or accessories such as labels, fake zips or buckles

No cord, chinos, patterned fabric, casual trousers or branded items. No decorative belts or buckles

Skirts: DARK grey, traditional school style. (no more than 2 inches above the knee)

No fashion styles e.g. tight fitting, skater, side slits or wrap around

No figure hugging jersey material, patterned, or textured

No skirts with accessories, e.g. decorative belts, labels, rivets, obvious zips or pockets

Shirts: White, long or short sleeved, button collar, suitable for a tie

No T shirts to be worn underneath the school shirt

Jumpers: Optional Nova logoed navy V neck jumper may be worn under the blazer

No alternative jumper allowed

No cardigans, sweatshirts or hoodies

The jumper can only be worn with the blazer, not on its own

Coats: Should be worn over the school blazer to and from school as appropriate to the time of year and weather conditions

Coats cannot be worn inside the school building

Footwear: Black only. These should be plain, leather or leather look, substantial, hardwearing and of a formal style

No high heels, boots, trainers, skate shoes, canvas, suede, fur

No alternative coloured soles or laces

No branded logos

Socks: Black

Ankle socks to knee socks only

Tights: Black

NB: Tights or socks must be worn

Black only

No trainer socks/shoe liners/bare feet

No textured, patterned or embellished styles

No leggings

No socks to be worn over tights

Hair: Hair should be neat and tidy. Hair styles moderate and of a natural colour.

For some activities, long hair should be tied back

No extreme haircuts e.g. shaven heads, Mohicans No unnatural or extreme hair colouring

No tramlines

All hair accessories should be functional and not fashionable

Make up: Should be subtle, and kept to a minimum using neutral tones

No heavy or excessive make up e.g. dark brows, thick eyeliner, bright eye shadow or lipstick

No nail varnish, gel nails or artificial nails may be worn

Jewellery: Should be kept to a minimum. One pair of small plain gold or silver stud earrings which must only be worn in the ear lobe (one in each ear) and one wristwatch

No facial or oral piercings including nose studs, stretchers in the ears, tongue piercings or ear bars

No transparent retainers No facial tattoos

No bangles, beads, wristbands or rings No I-watches/SMART watches/fitbits


Aerosols of any kind

Mobile phones must not be seen or heard in school



PE Kit

  • Nova Hreod Academy Polo Shirt
  • Nova Hreod Academy reversible Rugby Shirt
  • Nova Hreod Academy blue shorts/skort (Skirt with built in shorts)
  • Trainers*
  • Navy Blue football socks*
  • Football boots*
  • Mouth Guard/Mouth Shield for rugby*

Items marked with an asterisk* can also be purchased from other suppliers. Optional PE Kit for cold weather only:

  • Black tracksuit trousers
  • Nova Hreod Academy fleece


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