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Academy Uniform

We are proud of our Oak Academy uniform and the smart way in which our students present themselves.  Uniform can be ordered through the Oak Academy Brigade online shop at:

Parent/Carers can log onto the Brigade website and purchase the uniform then make payment either through PayPal or Sage Pay using credit or debit cards.  Uniform will then be delivered free of charge to a home address at no extra cost.

Below is a brief reminder about uniform expectations.  If at any time your child is unable to wear full uniform, please inform us of the reasons in writing.  Students may be isolated if they do not follow the Academy’s uniform policy.

To assist parents and carers in getting the correct size blazer for your child, please see sizing guidelines in this link:  sizing guidelines.

Details of deadlines for ordering are also included in this link: order deadline.

Blazer:  A black blazer with the Oak Academy logo purchased only through Brigade.  With the change to our uniform, a blazer will be compulsory from September 2018.

Jumper: a jumper is not compulsory but if students do wish to wear one, an Oak Academy branded jumper can be brought from Brigade. This is the only jumper that can be worn

Trousers / Skirt: Black trousers which need to be tailored (no leggings or tight fitting trousers or any visible zips, buckles, buttons or belts).  These can be brought from a range of uniform / supermarket/ clothing suppliers. Girls are recommended to wear trousers but may choose to wear a black pleated skirt.  If girls do wish to wear a skirt, it should be knee length and not tight fitting.

Shirt / Blouse:  A white school shirt which buttons to the neck for both boys and girls. These can be brought from a range of uniform / supermarket/ clothing suppliers. T-shirts are not to be worn under school shirts or blouses.

Tie:  ALL pupils are required to wear an Oak Academy tie purchased only through Brigade.

Academy Bag: All students are expected to bring their Oak Academy bag each day.

Shoes:  Plain, sensible and business-like black school shoes should be worn. Trainers, canvas style shoes, Ugg boots or backless shoes are not permitted. Any student choosing to wear inappropriate footwear to the Academy will be loaned black plimsolls for the day. For examples of appropriate shoes, please click here.

Socks: Plain black, grey or white socks only.

Hair: Extreme hair-cuts (i.e. below Grade 2) / tramlines, coloured hair using unnatural hair colours or blocked two tone hair colours are NOT permitted.

Jewellery:  The only jewellery to be worn is a watch, one signet ring and a pair of small stud earrings.  Facial or tongue piercings are NOT permitted.  No brightly coloured nail varnish, acrylic nail art or nails of a length where health and safety becomes an issue.

Headwear:  Hats, hoods and scarves must not be worn anywhere on the premises.

Coats: Plain and sensible coats should be worn. They should be discrete and dark in colour. Fashion coats, sportswear or coats with excessive labels / slogans are not permitted. Coats should be weatherproof to provide outer layer protection against the cold and rain in the winter months. For examples of appropriate coats, please click here.

Ethnic Considerations, Symbols and Clothing:  Appropriate consideration is given where feasible and desired for pupils with special dress or religious observance requirements or needs because of religious or cultural background.  The wearing of a headscarf or hijab for religious reasons, is permitted.  These should be short and in keeping with our school uniform, therefore black or navy with no designs, logos or sequins.

Garments covering the face or whole body, e.g. the abaya and niqab, are not permitted.

PE Kit:

  • Polo shirt with Oak Academy logo purchased from Brigade.
  • Black jumper
  • Black jogging bottoms or girls can wear black leggings
  • Black shorts or skirts
  • Trainers

If you require clarification about any of these uniform expectations, please speak to the School Office.

We would expect, for example, that ear-piercing would only take place at the beginning of the Summer holidays, so that earrings can be removed for PE when the Autumn Term begins.

If uniform is not correct, students will be given the opportunity to correct it or may be isolated until the uniform can be corrected.

Please click on the link below to go directly to our uniform supplier and their ordering guide for parents. When prompted, please enter “Oak Academy” as the school name and you will be taken to the Oak site.

Brigade Uniform Guide for Parents

2019-20 Uniform Expectations Letter