The wearing of school uniform is a key significant feature of our academy and our uniform code is strongly enforced. School uniform plays a valuable role in contributing to the ethos of a school and setting an appropriate tone.

At Oriel Academy we believe that school uniform is important for the following reasons:

  • It helps to foster a sense of belonging to the school community.
  • It enables a child not only to identify with, but also to be seen as a member of the school.
  • It helps children to understand that school is important and should be taken seriously.
  • It helps children to behave well.
  • It assures both parent and teacher that the child is wearing clothes that are smart and sensible, and helps remove the   potential problems that fashion and competition could bring about.

In accepting a place at Oriel Academy parents and pupils agree to support this aspect of our school philosophy.  We ask all parents and pupils to sign our Home School Agreement which emphasises this aspect of the school’s expectations.

Boys (Years 1 to 6):

  • Oriel Academy tie
  • Oriel Academy navy blue blazer
  • Black Tailored trousers
  • White shirt
  • Oriel Academy Navy blue v-necked pullover with logo and yellow trim
  • Socks Black
  • Black School Shoes. No Trainers or plimsolls

Girls (Years 1 to 6):

  • Oriel Academy school tie
  • Oriel Academy navy blue blazer
  • Oriel Checked Skirt / Black Tailored trousers
  • Blouses – White
  • Oriel Academy Navy blue v-necked pullover with logo and yellow trim
  • Black Socks or black tights


There are no uniform requirements for children in the Nursery or Reception but you may wish to follow the Oriel school colours of black and white.

Head Coverings:

Turbans, patkas, rumals and Hijabs (Hijaabs), head scarves, hair bands –  black.  PE Hijabs in safe stretchy material are available in shops.


Plain black flat soled shoes should be worn. No high heels, boots or open toed sandles.

Indoor PE Kit:

White t-shirt or polo shirt, black shorts and plimsolls.  PE kit should be left at school at all times in a P.E bag.

Outdoor PE Kit:

As above plus:  Black fleeces and black jogging bottoms with trainers for outdoor PE


Boys: Swimming trunks (not shorts), swimming hat, towel  + a bag
Girls: One-piece swimming costume, swimming hat, towel + a bag


Please provide your child with an art overall (an old shirt is ideal), and a bag in which to keep these items.  All clothes should be clearly named.

Blazers, ties, jumpers and shirts can be purchased from School Bells  https://www.schoolbellsuniforms.co.uk/

If you have any queries please contact the school office.

The Department for Children, Schools and Families strongly encourages all schools to have a uniform as it can instill pride, support positive behaviour and discipline, encourage identity with, and support for, school ethos, ensure pupils of all races and backgrounds feel welcome; protect children from social pressures to dress in a particular way, nurture cohesion and promote good relations between different groups of pupils. Above all, many schools believe that school uniform supports effective teaching and learning.