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Exceptional Education at the Heart of the Community

Uniform

Uniform Requirements

We take pride in each and every one of our pupils at the academy and know that they are equally proud to be wearing their academy badge on their uniforms. 

Please read this guidance, alongside the Oasis National Uniform Policy - which outlines responsibilities held by the academy, parents/carers and students. You can also access this policy through our Policies page. 

Why do we have a uniform?

We recognise the value of having academy uniforms for the following reasons:

  • Inclusion – uniforms promote our belief of inclusion for all
  • A sense of belonging – the uniform promotes a sense of belonging in each student, academy and the Trust.
  • Safety – if all the students in our Trust wear a clearly recognisable, correctly branded uniform it is easy to identify strangers in the academy. On the way to and from the academy it also affords a degree of safety as the students are part of a large body of young people who will look out for each other
  • Preparation for the future – many jobs require staff to wear a uniform and even if there isn’t a uniform there is often a dress code. Uniform helps young people get used to dressing to a prescribed standard. It also helps them know the difference between formal and informal dress
  • Value for money – good quality uniform should be seen as effective value for money by most parents / carers
  • Relieves students from fashion ‘stress’ – a localised academy uniform eliminates the stress placed on students to purchase and wear expensive, fashionable items
  • A sense of pride – we all feel proud of our young people when they are well dressed in the uniform. Uniform and PE/sport kits also help students to demonstrate pride in their academy
  • Helps raise aspirations – the smarter you feel the more you believe you can achieve

Uniform Suppliers

You can purchase non-branded uniform from high street shops or supermarkets.

Branded items are only available from Skoolkit – 31 Leigh Road, Eastleigh, SO50 9FF or online - Skoolkit

Academy Uniform 

Item

Is this a branded item?

Optional or required?

All year or seasonal?

Academy blazer

Yes

Required

All year

Academy Tie

Yes

Required

All year

White shirt with collar and top button

No

Required

All year

A black knee length skirt – one of two choices the Charleston or Thornton.

Or

Plain black trousers - no jean material; no leggings, or tight trousers

Yes

Required

All year

Flat, black, leather shoes which can be polished - no trainers, or branded shoes, or boots are permitted

No

Required

All year

Plain socks – black or grey

No

Required

All year

Academy jumper/cardigan

No

Required

All year

Black, dark grey- or flesh-coloured plain tights

No

Optional

All year

Black tailored shorts 

No

Optional

All year

PE Kit

Item

Is this a branded item?

Optional or required?

All year or seasonal?

Academy Polo shirt

Yes

Required

All year

Academy sports socks

Yes

Required

All year

Academy Sports shorts

Or

Academy Skort

Yes

Required

All year

Navy base layer (long sleeved top)

No

Optional

All year

Academy rain jacket

Yes

Optional

All year

Plain navy-blue sweatshirt/hoodie suitable for PE

No

Optional

All year

Sports leggings

No

Optional

All year

Training shoes suitable for sport

No

Required

All year

Football boots (Astro)

No

Optional

All year

General Uniform/Appearance/Jewellery

One plain gold/silver stud earring is permitted in each ear lobe.

No other piercings, stretchers or retainers are allowed, this includes nose studs.

A watch is permitted.

Rings, bangles, bracelets or other hand/wrist jewellery with no religious observance should be worn.

No shaven, extreme hair styles or obviously bright coloured hair will be allowed - any hair bands must be plain blue or black.

No painted or false nails are permitted.

Makeup must be light and un-noticeable. Any student deemed to be wearing excessive makeup will be asked to remove it.

Sensible school bag.

Sensible school coat, which must be removed on entry to the academy (Denim jackets or hoodies are not permitted).

Personal Belongings

Please do not send you children to the academy with personal belongings other than those required for study, such as their iPad. Mobile phones, electronic devices and earphones must not be used in the academy. If seen, they will be confiscated.

The school accepts no responsibility for lost items. 

Physical Education

For safety reasons, all jewellery should be removed for all PE activities and long hair should be tied up. If students are unable to remove jewellery, it should be covered with tape.

Usually, students are expected to change into PE kit for every PE lesson.

Religious items

Some students may wish to wear distinctive garments for religious reasons. As an academy we consult with our parents and community representatives to determine which religious garments are allowed at school. Any religious headwear must however be black and plain in style.

Should parents/carers require their child to wear a specifically religious garment or symbol, they should contact the academy who, after consultation, will contact the parent/carer with a decision.

Second hand uniform

To ensure that uniforms are affordable for everyone and to reduce our carbon footprint, we have arranged for acquiring and swapping second-hand items.  If you have any un-used items, we ask you send them into the academy via reception. 

Uniform costs and support

The academy takes the cost of the uniform seriously and works hard to ensure that those items that are required can be purchased for a reasonable price that provides good value.

If any parents are concerned about the cost of uniform items, please contact your child’s Head of Year so we can explore what support is available.