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Academy Uniform

The LongsandsAcademy uniform is only available from our suppliers – SWI (with the exception of trousers and shirts which can be purchased from SWI or High Street suppliers). SWI, who can offer an online or telephone ordering service and good quality items representing, we believe, good value for money. The Academy will not hold any stock of this uniform, so orders must be placed directly with SWI.

Placing your order 

  • Online: Visit the SWI website at and order via DIRECT TO PARENT, Login/Register;
  • By Post: Send your completed order form with payment by cheque or credit card to:
    • Banner (North) Ltd, Fairoak Lane, Whitehouse Industrial Estate Runcorn WA7 3DU 
    • Please note all cheques are to be made payable to SWI;
  • By telephone 01928 752 610;
  • By fax – send you completed order form, including credit card details to 0845 519 0055.


  • Orders ‘over £70’ are delivered to home ‘free of charge’.
  • For orders ‘under £70’ there is a ‘£4 charge’ to have them sent to home.
  • Throughout the year SWI offer a free of charge weekly delivery into Longsands Academy.

Examples of Longsands Academy uniform 

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Girl’s Jacket Boy’s Jacket V-neck jumper Tie – Black with single
white stripe
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Girl’s Trousers Boy’s Trousers Skirt
Trousers must be mid-grey in appearance.

Light grey or charcoal grey are not acceptable.


ALL students in Years 7-11 must wear plain black shoes, and not trainers. 

Shoes which must be completely plain black (including laces, uppers and soles) and have a smart appearance suitable to be polished. 



Examples and guidance for purchasing PE kit can be found here:

Each student should be equipped with:

  • red PE top, with logo;
  • shorts, plain black;
  • socks, full length red;
  • socks, white, no logos;
  • reversible rugby shirt for boys;
  • trainers, indoor/outdoor (non-marking soles);
  • boots (football, hockey, rugby) essential for safety;
  • gum shields (hockey/rugby), safety studs (rugby) and shin pads (football, hockey, rugby) are essential for safety.

Plain navy/black gloves/hat – at teacher’s discretion in extreme weather. Plain navy jogging bottoms are optional.

Please name every item of your son/daughter’s kit.

If you have any further questions or comments please contact the Finance team at Longsands, or 01480 353535 x4241 or x4257.