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Uniform & Equipment

At The Kingston Academy we have a smart school uniform and other rules relating to appearance because it:

  • Instils pride in the school;
  • Supports positive behaviour and discipline;
  • Encourages identity with, and support for, school ethos;
  • Ensures pupils of all races and backgrounds feel welcome;
  • Protects children from social pressures to dress in a particular way; and
  • Nurtures cohesion and promotes good relations between different groups of pupils.

The majority of the school uniform is available from SchoolZone which is located on the top floor of Bentalls Department Store.  Generic items, such as Charcoal Grey trousers, may be purchased from a retailer of your choice (e.g. Marks and Spencer, Next). TKA specific items can only be puchased from School Zone (as identified below) these are branded items except the TKA skirt, which is a particular style item.

School Zone at Bentalls

3rd Floor Bentalls Department Store

Wood Street, Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey KT1 1TX

Opening Times:

Monday to Saturday 9:30am til 7:00pm

Sunday 11:00am til 5:00pm

Second-hand uniform is made available to parents through periodic second-hand uniform sales in school (usually termly) and to prospective parents at an annual second-hand uniform sale held in school as part of the Year 6 Transition Day in July.

Pupils are expected to wear the uniform, as prescribed in Appendix 1 of the Uniform Policy (link below), neatly and to keep up a good standard of personal appearance, as appropriate for school. Pupils may wear a single plain stud in each ear and a watch, but no other jewellery is permitted except for valid religious or cultural reasons. Excessive make-up, nail extensions and false nails are not permitted.  Coats and other outdoor clothing such as hats, gloves and scarfs may be worn in cold weather, but are not to be worn inside school buildings. Sturdy, smart black shoes must be worn by all pupils.

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All elements of uniform required by pupils attending TKA:

TKA SCHOOL UNIFORM – worn in Years 7-11 for school days, evening events and to and from school 

TKA specific items of uniform below are available from SchoolZone, Bentalls – marked ‘TKA’


Compulsory items

  • TKA navy school blazer 
  • White shirt – smart, buttoned to the neck and worn with tie or white open neck blouse
  • TKA school tie KS3/4 have different ties
  • Charcoal grey trousers or TKA charcoal grey skirt worn to knee or Charcoal grey shorts worn to knee
  • Plain black/dark grey socks or black opaque tights – leggings are not permitted
  • Sturdy smart black shoes lace up or slip on, no velcro/trainers/ballet pumps
  • School bag-not a handbag, and able to hold Chromebook and A4 books

Optional items

  • TKA navy badged v-neck jumper – the jumper is not to be worn instead of a blazer
  • TKA waterproof or a coat/smart jacket – coats/jackets must not be worn inside the school building


Compulsory items

  • TKA polo shirt
  • TKA sports shorts or TKA skort
  • TKA football socks – navy with TKA down the back
  • Trainers – non-marking sole
  • Sports bag 

Optional items

  • Plain navy base layer
  • TKA navy tracksuit top
  • Track pants – black or navy, no logos
  • TKA Hoodie
  • TKA Rugby shirt

The detailed school uniform policy may be found here: TKA Uniform Policy 2022

TKA Equipment List

  • Strong waterproof bag
  • Chromebook (fully charged)
  • Wristwatch
  • Pencil case
  • Blue/black pen
  • Red pen (for pupil feedback)
  • Spare pen or spare cartridges if you have a fountain pen
  • Two pencils
  • Pencil sharpener
  • 30cm ruler
  • Eraser
  • Pair of compasses
  • Calculator preferably a scientific calculator such as Casio FX83GT Plus
  • Protractor
  • Set of colouring pencils
  • Glue stick
  • Pair of scissors
  • Pair of headphones with a small jack (iPod style headphones are fine – may only be worn for
  • academic purposes)
  • Reading book
  • Water bottle

Digital devices must be used in school within the conditions specified in the TKA ICT Acceptable Use Agreement.

Please note: ALL equipment should be clearly named

TKA Equipment Requirements