Mr T Mills-Bishop
Head Teacher

Rowans, Welwyn Garden City,
Hertfordshire, AL7 1NZ.
Waterside Academy is a business name of Agora Learning Partnership.
A charitable limited company, registered in England and Wales No 10290954
Registered Office The Orchard Primary School, Gammons Lane, Watford, WD24 5JW

01707 321203

Waterside Academy

School Uniform

 School Uniform

Daily Uniform

PE Kit

Navy sweatshirt/cardigan

White polo shirt/cotton shirt or blouse

Grey trousers/skirt/pinafore dress

White or dark coloured socks or tights

Black shoes

Warm coat, hat and gloves for winter


Summer Uniform

Tailored style grey shorts

Navy/light blue checked dress

Navy shorts,

White t-shirt,

Jogging bottoms and jumper for cold weather in plain, dark colours.

Plimsolls or trainers


Other Items

Water bottle


PE Bag


(Children are asked not to bring backpacks into school as we do not have enough room to store them)


School uniform is available at Tylers Sports Wear



Please note:    

  • Classrooms do not have enough space to store large backpacks. Ideal bags are those that have long, thin straps that hang low on a hook and are therefore hard to knock off a small peg. They must also not be oversized. Ideal bags are ‘messenger’ bags, drawstring bags or satchel type bags. For most children a simple book bag is enough. Should you feel that your child requires a large backpack, please discuss this with your child’s teacher.

  • All but the shortest hair should be tied up. Hair that touches the collar, or a fringe that falls into the eyes, should be tied up or clipped back.

  • Hair accessories should be practical for school and neutral in colour.

  • The school does not permit children to have ‘extreme’ haircuts that could serve as a distraction to other children. This includes patterns cut into the hair, Mohican styles, artificial colours, or spiking. The definition of an extreme hairstyle is at the discretion of the Headteacher.

  • Any earings should be plain studs. They will need to be removed for PE.

  • No jewellery to be worn, except a watch, unless it is religious in nature and a parent has confirmed this.

  • No nail varnish is to be worn. Please keep nails short and practical for school.

  • Please name all items of clothing. A biro marking on the label is usually enough.

  • Shoes should be practical for school - If trainers are worn as school shoes then these trainers must be entirely black - No flip flops, jellies, clogs or boots are allowed.