OPA Summer 1 - Uniform Reminder Letter Yr7-11

Dear Parents/Carers

A huge thank you for all your help and support with establishing our uniform expectations. The vast majority of students behave impeccably and wear their uniform perfectly. This includes to and from academy and home. During this challenging period, some parents / carers have found it difficult to purchase certain uniform items and as such we have been flexible on our expectations. However, after the Easter break we would like to raise our expectations again in line with the high standards that we have at Ormiston Park Academy, and will fully expect that all our students will be dressed according to our uniform policy.

These are no changes to the existing policy:

Skirts:   Girls, smart, grey, tailored school skirt is acceptable. Skirts can be pleated. All skirts should be modest in length. Please note stretchy, jersey skirts (or stretchy trousers) are not permitted.  Girls may also wear smart, tailored school trousers.

Coats:   Only plain black and navy-blue coats will be accepted anywhere on school premises. No obvious branding or logos will be accepted and we ask that all coats have students’ names on labels in case they are misplaced. The policy of no denim, leather, suede, faux fur remains in place. Coats that do not meet these expectations will be confiscated at the school gates and returned at the end of the day.

Hoodies: No hoodies under any circumstances will be allowed anywhere on academy premises at any point. Students will not be permitted to wear them under blazers or instead of coats.

Shoes: Trainers will only be accepted on medical grounds with supporting evidence from GP or Hospital. In the case of shoes breaking, students must bring their shoes with a written note from parent clearly stating when new ones will be purchased.

Jewellery: The policy on jewellery is simple at OPA. One small, plain stud to be worn in each ear lobe. A watch (no smart watches) may be worn. No other jewellery or piercings accepted. Students will be expected to remove any non-policy jewellery without discussion and take full responsibility for safe-keeping items removed.

Equipment: Students are required to bring a suitable plain dark coloured school type backpack with them every day. This should be big enough to fit books, equipment, PE kit and food & drink. Students are also required to bring a pencil case with, a selection of pens, pencils, a ruler and an eraser.

Any student failing to comply with the academy’s uniform expectations will be placed in Supervision until their Form Tutor is able to make contact with home to resolve.

Please could I ask that the Easter Break is used to check uniform and replace were necessary. Our uniform supplier is Snappy Schoolwear. Please direct any queries to your child’s Form Tutor in the first instance.

Thank you for your ongoing support with maintaining the highest possible standards of personal appearance and punctuality at Ormiston Park Academy.

Mr H. Rashid

Senior Vice Principal

Ormiston Park Academy