Here at Melksham Oak we consider our school uniform important for a number of reasons:
- It helps to create an inclusive school community
- It reinforces a sense of shared pride in our school
- It is smart and practical for our students to learn in
We will always take into account particular religious beliefs that impact uniform.
There is an expectation that the uniform will be worn with pride by all students. The following guidelines are in place:
|White shirt||Collared, completely plain white, buttoned formal shirt, either long or short sleeved|
|School jumper||Navy V-necked jumper with school logo. This should be worn in school at all times|
|School tie||Navy, yellow and black striped tie (TBC)|
|Trousers||Black, smart, standard school trousers|
|Skirt||As an alternative to trousers, a plain, black, knee-length skirt may be worn. Plain black or navy opaque tights must be worn with the skirt.|
|Shoes||Flat, entirely black, formal shoes, either leather or faux leather material.|
|Outerwear||Coats and jackets are permitted and advised in adverse weather conditions.|
|Jewellery||No facial piercings.|
|Hair style||Hair should be of a natural colour.|
|Bags||All students need a bag for school.|
|Mobile devices||We advise that mobile phones and other valuable items be left at home. Students are not permitted to use mobile phones during the school day, including at break or lunch. Parents/carers are encouraged to telephone the school reception if they need to convey a message to their son/daughter. |
Mobile phones will be confiscated if they are seen, heard or used. They will returned to the student at the end of the school day. If there is a repeat occurrence in the same term, parents/carers will be asked to collect it. This rule applies to all electronic devices that can be used for communication.
Teachers may allow students to use mobile phones during lessons to support the learning process. If this is the case, it will be made clear to all students during the lesson. Please be assured that no student will be disadvantaged in their learning if they decide not to bring in their mobile phone.
The multi-use games area will not be used by students during break or lunchtime and so students will no longer need to bring trainers to school apart from for PE. Students in trainers without a note will be sent home to put on the correct uniform.
In the document below, you will find information about the PE kit expectations we have for students.