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    Uniform

    Secondary (Years 7-11)

    Oakgrove School is currently changing its uniform supplier from John Lewis/SWI to Maisies (www.maisies-superstore.co.uk). John Lewis remain the official supplier until the end of their contract period, being 10th July 2018. Items of sports-kit, which previously came from SWI, will now be supplied through with immediate effect.

    It is our aim at Oakgrove School to bring each individual to their full potential in a school atmosphere of harmony and shared community values. For this reason, we insist upon high standards in dress and appearance that prepare our students for successful careers in the wider community. In addition, movement around the school at times can become congested and it is important therefore that students are dressed appropriately and they are not wearing items that could become a safety hazard.  It is the responsibility of parents/carers to ensure that their child is in the correct uniform and ready to learn. 

    Students’ Main Uniform

    • Sensible flat black shoes (no logos/branding, trainers, trainer type shoes, canvas shoes/pumps or similar allowed).  Students are welcome to wear walking boots to/from school in extreme weather events and change into their normal school shoes once on site.
    • Plain black tights or white socks with skirts (no trainer socks)
    • Grey tailored trousers (not tight or lycra) with black socks
    • Grey knee length A-line skirt (not pencil, mini or tight). The skirt must not be rolled over or bunched and tied to make shorter.
    • Pale blue shirt/French collar blouse
    • French navy single breasted blazer with Oakgrove badge/House Badge sewn onto the front left chest pocket.
    • French navy V neck sweater (optional). NB: Hoodies are NOT to be worn under blazers.
    • French navy cardigan (optional)
    • French navy tie with silver stripe (optional with French collar blouse only) – minimum of 12 stripes showing on the front.
    • Outside coats are not to be worn inside the school buildings between 8.30-10.40, 11.00-13.00 and 14.00-15.00.Hoodies must not be worn inside the school buildings at all.
    • On days when the temperature is exceptionally high, students will be informed they are allowed to remove their blazers. However, if they choose to do so their V neck sweater must also be removed.

    Maisies is the named outfitters. (www.maisies-superstore.co.uk) from 11th July 2018.

    Each student will be provided (in the first instance) with a coloured pin badge that represents their respective House.  This is to be worn on the right hand side of their lapel of their blazer at all times. Replacement pin badges can be purchased directly at school. The new blazer badge (from September 2018) will include a coloured bar indicating the student’s house. Students with this type of badge will not be required to wear the coloured pin.

    PE Kit

    • All items of PE kit should be clearly named in a manner that should not wash off after a period of time.
    • No jewellery of any type may be worn in PE or Sport lessons. This includes any personal fitness tracking device e.g. FitBit’s, Garmin VivoFit/VivoSmart’s etc.
    • It is down to the discretion of the member of staff to determine if participation within an activity is safe or not due to the presence of jewellery that cannot be removed. Taping over piercings is not deemed suitable protection.
    • It is the responsible of students to ensure that any valuable items are given to a member of staff to be locked away at the start of the lesson. We strongly advise that valuable items are left at home on days when students have PE or Sport lessons.

    Year 7, Year 8 and Year 9 September 2018

    Essential items

    * Items of PE kit that must be purchased through Maisies .

     

    • Navy polo shirt *

    Boys Mercury Polo Shirt with Logo or Girl Venus Polo Shirt with Logo

    • Reversible games jersey *

    Boys & Girls Multi-Sport Shirt (Navy/Sky)

    • Plain navy shorts & Plain navy football socks
      • There should not be any patterns, strips or sections that are not navy
    • Trainers
    • Studded boots
    • Gum Shield
    • Shin pads

     

    Optional items

    • Plain navy tracksuit bottoms**

    APTUS Training Pant (Navy)

    • Plain navy leggings**

    APTUS Female Leggings (Navy)

    • Plain navy inner or base layer – To be worn underneath polo shirt or games jersey

     

    * Items of PE kit that must be purchased through Maisies.

    ** If these items are to be worn in lessons, they must be purchased through Maisies.

     

    Year 10 and 11 September 2018 (This only applies to students that have chosen the Level 2 Sport BTEC course as part of their options)

    Essential items

    * Items of PE kit that must be purchased through Maisies.

    • Navy polo shirt *

    Boys Mercury Polo Shirt with Logo or Girl Venus Polo Shirt with Logo

    • Reversible games jersey *

    Boys & Girls Multi-Sport Shirt (Navy/Sky)

    • Plain navy shorts & Plain navy football socks
      • There should not be any patterns, strips or sections that are not navy
    • Trainers

     

    Optional items

    • Plain navy tracksuit bottoms**

    APTUS Training Pant (Navy)

    • Plain navy leggings**

    APTUS Female Leggings (Navy)

    • Plain navy inner or base layer – To be worn underneath polo shirt or games jersey

     

    * Items of PE kit that must be purchased through Maisies.

    ** If these items are to be worn in lessons, they must be purchased through Maisies. .

     

    Jewellery and Body Art

    • Students are encouraged to wear a watch to help with punctuality and organisation.  However, smart watches are not allowed.

     

    • Pierced ears - one pair (one per ear) of either gold or silver studs is permitted. No other styles or colours are permitted and will be confiscated and returned via Student Services.  Students are not permitted to wear stretchers or spacers.

     

    • Nose studs or other forms of body piercing are not allowed. The use of plasters to cover items of jewellery is not acceptable. Any infringement will result in the student being removed to Internal Exclusion or potentially being excluded. Persistent failure to comply with this rule may result in a referral to Alternative Education.

     

    • No visible or permanent tattoos are permitted.

    (the Tattooing of Minors Act 1969 makes it illegal for anyone under the age of 18 to have a permanent tattoo)

     

    • Belts must be strictly functional – plain black, suitable for trousers only.

     

    • Trousers must be worn around the waist.

     

    • No rubber or plastic wrist bands or bracelets of any material are to be worn.

     

    • No necklaces allowed.  These will be confiscated and returned via Student Services.

     

    • Items of religious jewellery must be discussed with the Learning Co-ordinators.

    Make-up:

    • KS3 students are not permitted to wear any form of make-up.
    • In KS4 discreet foundation and mascara may be worn. No eyeshadow or lipstick is allowed. 
    • False nails, nail varnish and nail art are not permitted in any year group.

    Hair:

    The school uniform policy specifically requires that hair should not be at the extremes of fashion.

    • “Extreme” – not too short, nor too long, a “number 2” is the minimum acceptable in terms of shortness, and should be blended in with hair of other lengths.
    • “Artwork” on the scalp or eyebrows is regarded as a fashion extreme and is therefore not permitted.

     

    • Hair should be one tone and be close to the individual student’s natural hair tone.

     

    • Hair bands and head scarves should be strictly functional and navy blue or light blue or black or white.

     

    Any infringements of the school’s uniform policy will be dealt with by appropriate sanctions.