Uniform

Our school uniform plays a key role in creating a sense of community within our academy. Our uniform code is strongly enforced and contributes to the ethos of the school.

At Oriel, 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 for your child at Oriel Academy, you agree to support this aspect of our school philosophy. We ask parents and pupils to sign our Home School Agreement which details this.

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
Reception/Nursery:

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.

Shoes:

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

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

Swimming:

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

Art:

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.

If you have any queries please contact the school office at: office@oriel-aspirations.org.

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.

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