Our academy uniform and 6th form dress code is important to us. It is one way in which we identify ourselves as an academy community and it promotes a strong and cohesive identity, which supports high standards in all areas of academy life. Our uniform policy reflects our values and reinforces our culture of high expectations, pride in our appearance and academic achievements. It promotes harmony between different groups in the academy and enhances self-esteem and a sense of personal security. Academy uniforms and dress codes unite the academy community and support equality – whether families have high incomes or low incomes everyone wears the same. Whether a pupil leaves Ark Acton for a top third university or high-quality apprenticeship, they will have developed a sense of pride in how they present themselves and the importance of being ready to work. Please find the link here to the full version of our uniform policy, which explains what items of uniform are optional or required.

Please see below details of how to obtain school uniform & PE kit for your children, both online and by visting Sanco (our partner supplier, in Hounslow)

Purchasing Online

You can order from Sanco’s website 24/7. To do so, please click on the following link, which will take you directly to the Ark Acton page on their website: -


Visiting Sanco

Alternatively, if you wish to visit the store you must make an appointment first. To do so, please click on the link below to book a fitting appointment: -


Appointments are for 10 or 20 minutes, depending on whether you are topping up or organizing a full uniform. Sanco’s booking policy is on the website, which gives you all the details you need to visit Sanco safely and seamlessly. Parents/carers with appointments will be able to enter the store at their scheduled time. Anyone without an appointment will be asked to queue and Sanco will only be able to serve them, if maximum numbers permit and after parents/carers who have appointments.

Making Early Arrangments

It is very important to organize uniform early.

You are strongly urged to arrange uniform in June or July, and by 31 July at the latest. If left till August, you may have to queue, or the items or sizes required may not be immediately available in case stock runs out.

Exchange & Refund Policy

To ease concerns over buying early and children having a ‘growth spurt’, Sanco have maintained an exchange policy of 90 days (refunds 30 days)


Please click here for a list of equipment students should have in their school bag each day.