Our school uniform shows that pupils belong to our school community and should be worn with pride. School Uniform is a requirement for pupils in Reception and Key Stage 1 to 4, sixth form students from the ages of 16-19 are not required to wear school uniform, but are expected to dress in smart clothing.

Hoodies, blue jeans and slogan t shirts are not permitted in school. The school expects all parents who accept a place at the Lime Academy Hornbeam to comply with the school uniform standards.


To provide a consistent approach to our school uniform which reflects the school’s ethos of high standards and promotes good behaviour and equality. Items with the Hornbeam Academy Trust logo, i.e., Royal blue jumper / sweatshirt or fleece can be purchased from My Clothing. All other items can be brought in clothes departments of larger supermarkets or department stores, e.g. Asda, Tesco, Sainsburys, Marks and Spencer. By choosing generic trousers, skirts and polo shirts we have ensured a reasonable price for all items.


That pupils dress with the school’s identity and high standards in mind
To ensure a smart and practical uniform, which is affordable.
That our uniform reflects our standards, ensuring respect and safety
That the uniform enables all pupils to be identified as a part of the Hornbeam Academy Trust and treated equally.

Support for uniform

The school will always source best value for money options for our families, ensuring durability and quality. If any parent finds that they are having financial difficulties they are welcome to speak to a member of the Senior Leadership Team to discuss the matter.

This policy has been written in line with the Department for Education’s guidelines on uniform.

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Lime Academy Hornbeam Closure


The Academy will remain closed to the majority of pupils until further notice for health and safety reasons.  We will continue to review the situation and keep you updated via our website and ParentMail, if the situation changes.   

Best wishes to you all.

Antony Clements

Interim Headteacher