Exceptional Education at the Heart of the Community

Exceptional Education at the Heart of the Community

Uniform Requirements

At Oasis Academy Short Heath, we believe in the importance of a school uniform; it helps foster a sense of identity and unity.  As such, we require all pupils to wear one at all times. 

We are grateful to parents and carers for their full support in seeing that high standards are maintained in the wearing of uniform, tidiness and cleanliness. We assume all parents and carers will ensure their son or daughter dresses according to the uniform list. Because of the importance we place on school uniform, any pupil failing to turn up in appropriate uniform will be required to return home. 

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. 

Please read this guidance, alongside the Oasis National Uniform Policy - which outlines responsibilities held by the academy, parents/carers and students. You can also access this policy through our Policies page. 

Uniform suppliers

Uniform is available from the school main office, daily. You will be able to purchase school cardigans and sweatshirts.

Why do we have 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

Uniform requirements

Nursery Uniform 

Is this a branded item?
Optional or required?
All year or seasonal?
Blue sweatshirt/cardigan Yes Required All year
Black jogging bottoms No Required All year
White t-shirt No Required

All year


Primary Uniform

Is this a branded item?
Optional or required?
All year or seasonal?
White polo shirt Optional Required All year
Reception to Year 5 Blue sweatshirt/cardigan Yes Required All year
Year 6 - Black sweatshirt/cardigan Yes Required All year
Black shorts, trousers or skirts  No Required All year
Black socks for boys No Optional All year
Black tights or white socks for girls No Required All year
Smart black shoes No Required All year
Blue and white checked dresses can be worn in the summer No Optional Seasonal
School book bag Yes Required All year
Blue, black or white headscarves can be worn. No Required All year


Primary PE Kit

Is this a branded item?
Optional or required?
All year or seasonal?
White t shirt No Required All year
Black shorts or tracksuit bottoms No Required All year
Sports footwear No Required All year
Dark jumper Optional Optional Seasonal


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. We have the following expectations when it comes to personal appearances at school. 

  • Only natural hair colours, no extreme colours
  • No tramlines in hair or eyebrows
  • No facial or other piercings
  • No henna or artificial tattoos/body ink
  • No artificial/false nails or gel nails/gel colours
  • No nail varnish

Please do not send you children to the academy with personal belongings other than those required for study. 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. Long hair should be tied back at all times.

Pupils are expected to come into school on PE days dressed in their PE kit.

Religious items

Some students may wish to wear distinctive garments for religious reasons. Blue, black or white headscarves can be worn.

Uniform costs and support

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 Hub so we can explore what support is available.