Goffs Academy Uniform

We expect a very high standard of appearance and rely upon the support of parents in this matter. If a student is wearing incorrect uniform they will be subject to isolation until the correct item is brought into school.

No jewellery other than a watch and one pair of discreet stud earrings worn in the lobe of the ear only. No other body piercings are allowed.

In aiming to create a smart appearance, we expect hairstyles for boys and girls to be conventional and acceptable to the school. As a guideline, there should be no extremes of unnatural colour or two-tone colours (dip-dye). Hair should be tidy and tied back where appropriate on health and safety grounds.

Shaven heads are not acceptable unless there are religious grounds in which case, a signed letter from the appropriate religious organisation is required.

Make-up including nail varnish, fake tan, false nails and false eyelashes are not permitted below the Sixth Form.

Outdoor Clothing

  • Boys and girls may wear a smart coloured coat or anorak to and from school
  • The fabric must not be leather, PVC or denim
  • Students are not permitted to wear sweatshirts, hooded tops or baseball caps in and around school
  • A scarf and gloves may be worn in winter. Hats may be worn to and from school in winter but not during the school day

Boys’ Uniform – School blazer and badge, Clip on School House tie, plain white shirt, V-neck oxford blue pullover, plain black trousers, plain black belts, plain black, dark blue or dark grey socks, plain black leather hard sole shoes (NO TRAINERS/PLIMSOLLS/HIGH TOP BOOTS*). No sweatshirts, hooded tops or waistcoats.

Girls’ Uniform - School Blazer and badge, Clip on School House tie & plain white shirt, Vneck oxford blue pullover, plain black kilt – mid knee length only (ORC and Hawkins have been advised not to sell skirts shorter than the stated length. Students are advised not to shorten skirts themselves as they will be unacceptable for school use) or plain black bootleg trousers, plain black tights or plain black socks, plain flat black leather hard sole shoes, or with a very small heel (NO TRAINERS/PLIMSOLLS/HIGH TOP BOOTS*). No sweatshirts, hooded tops or waistcoats

*The following styles of shoes are not permissible:


For Boys’ P.E. and Games

  • Navy polo shirt with Goffs logo from ORC Sports
  • Footwear suitable for Astroturf and Sports Hall School rugby jersey - navy with sky blue band from ORC Sports
  • Navy rugby shorts
  • Navy football shorts School rugby socks - navy with sky blue tops
  • Rugby boots/football boots (non plastic studs)
  • Shin pads (football)
  • Gum shield
  • School tracksuit 

For Girls’ P.E. and Games

  • Navy polo shirt with Goffs logo from ORC Sports
  • Navy blue shorts
  • Navy with sky blue top socks
  • Footwear suitable for Astroturf & Sports Hall
  • Shin Pads (football)
  • School tracksuit 

The PE kits are grouped in sizes Year 7 – Year 8 and then Year 9 – Year 11 as students grow at different rates.

If parents are uncertain about any aspect of the uniform requirements, please contact the school for clarification.

We appreciate your support in maintaining our very high standards of uniform at Goffs Academy.

Authorised Uniform Suppliers 

Our authorised uniform suppliers are:


Unit 2 Hillgrove Business Park


Essex EN9 2HB

01992 890260


27 College Road


Herts EN8 9LS

01992 623868

House ties can also be purchased from us; please send your child in with the correct money (currently £8.50) to Student Support Reception.