School uniform

School uniform

At Rye Hills Academy, our school uniform is an important expression of our pride in our school. Regardless of background or ability, wearing a smart school uniform promotes equality and a feeling of community. We ask that everyone, students, parents and carers, help to ensure that our school dress code is always observed.

Our uniform

Blazers, ties, shirts and jumpers 

  • Navy blazer with the school badge
  • Plain white school shirt buttoned to the neck
  • School tie
  • Navy v-neck jumper - optional

Trousers and skirts

While we are more than happy for parents and students to purchase school uniform from a wide variety of sources, we have worked closely with Motif8 to provide trousers and skirts which meet our uniform rules. Opaque grey tights must be worn with skirts - no socks are allowed with skirts.

Should parents choose to purchase items from other suppliers then the style and cut of the trousers/skirt should be the same as those provided by Motif8.

  • Plain grey formal straight cut trousers - not jeans, leggings or stretchy style (Must be at least 7.5inches/18cm wide at the bottom).

  • Plain grey pleated or straight pencil skirt - not tight fitting or stretch material and must be no more than one inch above the knee.


    Plain black, formal shoes. No boots or trainers.
    Socks must be black. No trainer socks are permitted.
    Tights can be worn with a skirt but they must be opaque grey.


    Outside coats and hats must be removed when entering the school building.

PE kit

All items are available from Motif8.

  • PE polo shirt with Rye Hills logo, must be purchased from Motif8 – compulsory item
  • Black shorts – compulsory item
  • Tracksuit bottoms/leggings – optional item                          
  • Mid layer top – optional item
  • Hoodie – optional item
  • Black sports sock – compulsory item

Indoor trainers with non-marking soles must be worn in the sports hall.

Students are required to wear studded boots and shinpads when participating in certain activities on the grass.

Trainers are the only suitable footwear which will be accepted on the 3G Sports Pitch). Metal studs, blades and flat sole trainers are not allowed.

Plimsolls, Converse, or canvas type shoes are not suitable.

A black base layer may be worn underneath the PE t-shirt and shorts/leggings during the colder months.



Where to buy

Our blazer, tie and jumper can only be purchased from Motif8.

Partnership with British Heart Foundation

We have partnered with the British Heart Foundation shop in Redcar who stock second-hand Rye Hills Academy uniform items. All profits made from these items go to the British Heart Foundation. If you have any good quality uniform you no longer need, including PE kit, please drop it off at the shop, or bring it in to school and we will see that it gets to them.


Each of our school blazers saves 46 plastic bottles from landfill! Our blazers are made with RE-VIVE fabric - an innovative, eco friendly material produced by Trutex. 

Here’s how it works...

  • Plastic bottles are shredded into ‘flakes’ and heated to make the material workable (known as the depolymerisation process). 
  • The flakes undergo further complex heating processes to form recycled chips which are then put through a special machine to form a fine polyester yarn which can then be woven into a durable fabric.

... and voilá, our school blazers are ready to be worn, helping to save the planet!