The following information sets out the uniform requirements for the academy, and is also outlined in the parent/carer handbook.
The academy and its governors have reviewed uniform for September 2022, increasing the range of items which are optional, non branded, that can be purchased from a range of suppliers and which in turn has reduced the cost of the uniform. However, we recommend you use our preferred supplier “Screens” who hold all items of our uniform in stock.
Ormiston Denes Academy uniform
¹ Items must be purchased from our approved supplier, Screens
² Trousers must be standard uniform tailored trousers (as shown in the photograph). We will not accept skinny fit or cropped, denim or jersey material trousers.
Please note the following footwear is not acceptable: sandals, boots, trainers/trainer type shoes or shoes with logos/stripes, or plimsolls. Fashion belts, wide, coloured and/or ornate designer are not allowed, however a slim, plain black belt with a small, simple buckle can be worn. Buckles should be of a discreet size (no more than 7cm diameter).
Please note that students will be expected to borrow items of uniform from the academy should they not be in full uniform.
For serious or persistent concerns or where other strategies have been unsuccessful, students may be taught separately from their peers or sent home for the infringement to be rectified. Ormiston Denes Academy reserves the right to determine what constitutes acceptable in regards to student presentation/appearance. Students who do not follow this guidance may be sent home for the matter to be rectified or taught separately from their peers.
All PE kit must be purchased from our approved supplier, Screens.
No jewellery will be allowed to be worn by any student at any time. Any jewellery worn will be confiscated and will be retained by the academy until a nominated adult can collect it. Students who do not meet these expectations will be sanctioned in accordance with the behaviour policy.
Facial and body piercings and extremes of hairstyles including cut and colour are not permitted in the academy.
Make-up should be discreet and in keeping with a student’s appearance. Extreme or excessive make-up is not permitted and any student deemed to be wearing too much make-up will be asked to remove it. Students are not permitted to wear nail varnish or nail extensions. Please also note that clear retainers are not allowed.
Please note: Ormiston Denes Academy makes the final decision as to what is or is not acceptable in all aspects of a student’s appearance. We are happy to provide guidance where necessary, prior to purchase, should you be unsure.
Students will need to bring the following 5 a day equipment to school in a school bag, this will be checked by form tutors on a daily basis:
Students would also benefit from having;
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