Exceptional Education at the Heart of the Community

Uniform

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. 

How do I order my child's Oasis Academy Temple Quarter uniform?

You can purchase uniform from SWI Schoolwear. Here you can buy everything you need.  If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to reach out to the academy. 

To support you in purchasing this uniform, please use this guidance document.

From our supplier, you only need to purchase:

  • Blazer
  • Tie
  • Sports training top

All other items can be purchased from a shop of your choice.

Uniform requirements

Secondary Uniform

Item Is this
branded?
Optional
or required?
All year or
seasonal?
Blazer Yes Required All year - during term 6 students should bring to school but may be excused from wearing them during the day
Academy tie Yes Required - 3 stripes should be visible when tied All year
Plain black trousers No Optional - all trousers must black and plain, and should not be skinny fit, leggings or denim. A skirt is an alternative.  All year
Plain black skirt No Optional - should sit on or just above the knee

All year

Black tailored shorts No Optional - should reach the knee and be tailored. All year
Shirt or blouse No Required - long or short sleeved white, button up with a structured collar All year
Socks No Required - plain black or white All year
Plain black shoes No Required - leather or faux leather with a black sole. No trainers, sport shoes, canvas shoes or heels. Branded shoes not allowed. See local policy for more information.  All year

Secondary PE Kit

Item Is this
branded?
Optional
or required?
All year or
seasonal?
Plain Black Sports Polo top No Required - must be plain black. All year
Black Sports shorts No Required All year
Fleece or training top Yes Required Seasonal
Trainers No Required - must be appropriate for sporting activities All year
Socks No Required - must be black, white or grey All year
Jewellery & Personal Belongings

Stud earrings and watches are the only permitted jewellery on site. Pupils wearing any other items, such as hoop or long earrings, rings, or bracelets will be asked to remove them.  

  • Only natural hair colours, no extreme colours
  • No tramlines in hair or eyebrows
  • Hair fastenings must be no wider than 2cm
  • Facial piercings must be removed or replaced with clear stud
  • No henna or artificial tattoos/body ink
  • Fingernails should not protrude beyond the end of fingers
  • Make up should be minimal and natural in appearance

Please do not send you children to the academy with personal belongings other than those required for study. Mobile phones will be confiscated and held by reception to be collected by the parent / carer. 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. Head scarfs must be plain black or white. 

Second hand uniform

We understand the cost of school uniform can be heavy for many, and therefore we will also hold yearly uniform sales within the academy where parents and carers of pupils that have left, donate their old uniforms, which we then sell at a discounted price. This will not be possible in Year 1 but we hope to have this in place for Year 2.  

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 the academy so we can explore what support is available.

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

Please read this guidance, alongside our local Uniform Policy. You can also access the National OCL policy through our Policies page.