Oulton Academy promotes excellence in everything our pupils undertake. It is important for the Academy and pupils that the way pupils present themselves is positive and acceptable and is in keeping with a disciplined and well-ordered establishment.
The uniform and appearance of our pupils will support the ethos of our Academy; providing the pupils with pride to be a part of the Academy and enabling them to be ambassadors for their Academy. High standards of presentation are required at all times when wearing Academy uniform. It is expected that all pupils will come to school every day in a neat, clean uniform, including when travelling to and from the Academy.
The support of families is essential to this process. A smart uniform improves discipline, self-esteem and self-respect and reflects the professional environment within the Academy. Uniform focuses attention upon learning and away from potential distractions (comparisons between pupils, fashion status, designer items) and promotes equity amongst pupils.
Pupils not adhering to the uniform expectations will be supported in ensuring they do not face discrimination because of this. Pupils arriving to the Academy in incorrect uniform will be supported to rectify this by loaning items of uniform. Parents will be informed that this has taken place, so they can assist with ensuring the correct uniform is worn in future. If a student refuses to wear any item of uniform offered or if there is no replacement available, they will be placed into our Reflections and Resilience provision.
On occasions, where medical conditions are evidenced to the Academy, there can and will be reasonable adjustments made as appropriate.
Oulton Academy uniform can be purchased from our preferred suppliers, Graham Briggs School Outfitters & Better and Bright, by visiting their online stores:
Better and Bright
Please note that Graham Briggs will be the sole supplier of Oulton Academy PE kit from September 2022 – August 2023 due to the availability of specific Oulton Academy colours. This includes the rugby top, t-shirt and leggings.
Please refer to the attached guidance regarding Oulton Academy uniform expectations.
Expectations: Required Uniform