Exceptional Education at the Heart of the Community

Uniform

At Oasis Academy Isle of Sheppey we believe that high expectations around uniform form the basis for students to show pride in their learning and in their Academy and in themselves. Consequently, students strive to achieve the highest standards academically, thus securing the best life chances.

We are proud of our students and want them to be proud to belong to our Academy. Our Uniform and Appearance Policy is clear and simple and..... strictly enforced.

Uniform Shop

All Oasis Academy branded items of uniform are available to purchase from our Uniform Shop at Reception on East and West sites at the following opening times:

During term time: 08:00 – 15:30 Monday – Friday.  Please check uniform shop opening hours during school holidays. 

Uniform Order Form

Years 7-11 Academy Uniform

Oasis Academy Isle of Sheppey require all students to wear uniform without exception.  A uniform helps to give unity and identification to an Academy; it can make less obvious the different financial circumstances of parents and is a protection for both parents and students from the temptations of temporary extremes of fashion.  The uniform is compulsory.  Many items can be purchased at High Street stores but all branded items are available for purchase from the Academy.

  • PE Uniform for Years 7, 8 and 9 as well as all new students joining the Academy:  The compulsory items of PE uniform are; Academy blue sports top and shorts for both girls and boys. Additional, non-compulsory, items available to purchase from the Academy are track pants and a red base layer.  
  • PE Uniform for students in years 10 and 11:  Students in years 10 and11 may continue to wear the predecessor school PE kit (white polo shirt and blue or black shorts/track suit bottoms) until it needs replacing at which point, students are required to purchase the OAIOS PE kit. 

Should a student be found to have the incorrect uniform/footwear it may be that the item will be confiscated or that he/she will be isolated whilst parents/carers are contacted. In some cases, it may be necessary to send home a student to make the necessary amendments to their uniform before returning to their studies.

Girls

  • Black blazer with academy badge
  • White shirt with top button
  • Academy tie (Years 7/8 - blue, Years 9/10 - red, Year 11 - black)
  • Plain black shirt - Non stretch material and appropriate length for school setting
  • Plain black tailored trousers - Non stretch material, no jeans, leggings or jeggings
  • Black leather formal school shoes - No trainers or canvass shoes (Nike Airforce, Converse, Vans etc.)
  • Neutral or black tights - minimum 40 denier (no patterns)
  • School bag, waterproof, large enough to hold text and exercise books and which can be securely fastened (no plastic drawstring bags)
  • Proper outdoor coat - No hoodies must be worn, these will be confiscated immediately. The same applies to caps

Academy leadership and Family Teams reserve the right to use their own professional judgement when ruling on uniform. 

Mobile Phones and Electronic Entertainment Devices (EEDs)

Oasis Academy Isle of Sheppey has a “no view in lessons” policy on all electronic devices – i.e. no student should be seen in possession of a mobile phone or EED in a lesson.

  • Mobile phones and EEDs (MP3s, tablets, earphones, etc.) represent a distraction to lessons.
  • Mobile phones are sometimes used for text threats and bullying.
  • Young people in possession of electronic equipment place themselves at increased risk of crime.

 

Rules concerning mobile phones, EEDs and headphones/earphones

  • Mobile phones and EEDs should be kept out of sight at all times throughout the school day. 
  • Students seen with these will have the device confiscated from them.
  • Confiscated mobiles will be put in the Academy safe and will only be given back to parents/carers unless express permission has been given by a member of ALT.
  • In certain circumstances (persistent use, suspicion of illegal images, etc.) the device may be retained by the Principal and parents asked to meet with the Principal.
  • The Principal reserves the right to download any images which provide evidence of breaches of the Academy discipline policy;
  • Oasis Academy Isle of Sheppey students bring in mobile devices at their own risk.
  • Headphones/earphones have no educational value and are banned from the Academy site.  They will be confiscated if seen and will only be returned to parents/carers.

 

Boys

  • Black blazer with academy badge
  • White shirt with top button
  • Academy tie (Years 7/8 - blue, Years 9/10 - red, Year 11 - black)
  • Plain black tailored trousers - Non stretch material, no jeans
  • Black leather formal school shoes - No trainers or canvass shoes (Nike Airforce, Converse, Vans etc.)
  • School bag, waterproof, large enough to hold text and exercise books and which can be securely fastened (no plastic drawstring bags)
  • Proper outdoor coat - No hoodies must be worn, these will be confiscated immediately. The same applies to caps

Academy leadership and Family Teams reserve the right to use their own professional judgement when ruling on uniform. 

 

High Standards of Appearance

As well as high uniform standards there is also an appearance and make up code that students are expected to follow.

  • Trainers may only be used for P.E. and break time
  • Nail varnish, nail art and/or false nails are not allowed.
  • No hoodies or caps are allowed and will be confiscated if seen.
  • Any items of jewellery will be confiscated and stored in the school safe until a parent /carer can collect it.
  • No jewellery (with exception of a wristwatch and plain stud in lobe of each ear) is to be worn.
  • Facial piercings and piercing retainers are not permitted.
  • Hair must be appropriate for the Academy, presentable and safe.  In relation to this the following applies:
  1. Girls should tie long hair for all practical subjects.
  2. Hair must not be dyed in any way other than natural hair colours. Coloured streaks in hair are not permissible.
  3. Hair must not be shaved below a 2 grade
  4. Tracks, tramlines, designs or steps are not allowed.
  5. Tracks or lines are not to be shaved into eyebrows.

Please ensure that your child is fully aware of these expectations if they visit the hairdresser unsupervised. Students flouting the rules on hair will work in isolation or at home until the problem is rectified.

Uniform and appearance will be checked rigorously each morning at the gate by members of the Academy Leadership Team. Family Leaders and Mentors will check students’ uniform throughout the day. Although the expectations regarding uniform has been in place since September 2014, we appreciate you may need the time to purchase new footwear to ensure they adhere to the minor changes we have made. In cases where students do not comply with this rule, you will receive a phone call to discuss this issue and how it can be solved and any support that we can offer.

As a parent/carer, your assistance in enforcing the uniform and appearance policy will be gratefully received. Students should not need to lose valuable time away from their education to address situations regarding any uniform issues, if they are correctly attired and presented.

If there are any financial constraints to complying with the Academy uniform policy please do not hesitate to contact your child’s Family team who will endeavour to assist or advise you.