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Uniform shows that we are in a community. Wearing it says we’re all in this together.

Academy uniform is compulsory and must be worn at all times in school and on the way to and from school; when representing the school and at any other time specified by the Academy. 24 hour slips are issued if an item of uniform is incorrect and parents are informed via text message.

Students must wear their uniform correctly.

All uniform and property brought into school must be clearly marked with the owner’s name and family. The school cannot be held responsible for any private property.

Where to buy

The Academy uniform can be purchased from Zutti’s who have both a website and a local shop in Oldham on Yorkshire Street.

We also operate a Uniform Exchange during the summer holidays where you can donate old uniform and exchange it for larger or new uniform. All uniform donated to the school is washed and dried.

Zutti’s website

Main Uniform

  • Co-op Academy Failsworth Blazer
  • Co-op Academy Failsworth Jumper
  • Co-op Academy Failsworth Year Tie
  • Plain White Shirt
  • Plain black trousers (No jeans, skinnys, canvas or linens)
  • Plain black pleated skirt, knee-length
  • Plain black socks, no frills or patterns.


Plain black flat leather / leather like business type footwear (Not suede, nubuck, large logos, patterns or coloured markings).

No boots above the ankle, trainers or canvas pumps.

PE Kit

  • Black Failsworth Polo Shirt
  • Black Failsworth Shorts
  • Plain Black Football Style Socks
  • Trainers (No Converse, Toms, Vans, Keds or any other pumps or fashion trainer)
  • Gum Shield (Optional)
  • Additional Kit Items: Plain Black Tracksuit Bottoms


Watches are allowed, but other kinds of jewellery may not be worn.

Students with pierced ears may wear one pair of small sleeper/ studs – 5mm or less in diameter, and only in gold, silver, black or diamante.

No other visible piercings are allowed.

Plasters or other coverings over a piercing are not acceptable.

Sunglasses should not be worn in school

Make Up

Make up is not allowed.

This includes mascara foundation, blusher, bronzer, highlighter, eyeshadow, lipstick, lip gloss and eyeliner.

In addition to this false tan, false eyelashes and false and or painted nails are also not allowed to be worn.


Hair for boys and girls should be neat and tidy.

Extreme hairstyles are not permitted e.g. Tramlines, shaved patterns or bright non-natural colours

School Bag

A suitable rucksack is necessary for carrying books and equipment. Plastic bags and handbags are not suitable.


Every pupil should bring the following everyday equipment; a pencil case, a black or blue pen, a green pen, a pencil, a ruler, a rubber and a calculator.


These are not part of school uniform. Pupils are required to come to school wearing the correct footwear- NOT trainers


Coats must be big enough to be worn over the blazer and need to be longer than the blazer. Coats cannot be worn in school except in periods of extreme cold when students will be informed of the change.

Any other outer wear (sweatshirts/hooded tops, cardigans, jumpers) that is not part of school uniform should not be worn in school and will be confiscated and returned at the end of the day.

We may also make uniform announcements in the event of very warm weather.

No caps/hooded sweatshirts/hoodies at all anywhere in school, they will be confiscated