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Why do students at Oaks Park wear a uniform?

Students wear uniform at Oaks Park High School because:

  • it makes children feel equal to their peers in terms of appearance;
  • it is practical and smart;
  • it promotes a sense of pride in the school;
  • it reinforces a sense of belonging to our school community;
  • it identifies the children with the school;

Students travel to and from school in full school uniform.

For parent/carers’ convenience, we use two uniform suppliers:

180A Cranbrook Road,
Tel: 020 8554 5133
708 Chigwell Road,
Woodford Bridge,
Tel: 020 8504 6420

To ensure that the correct items are purchased, please state that you are buying uniform for Oaks Park High School. The blazer, tie, PE kit and rucksack can only be purchased from the recommended stockists above; however the rest of the uniform can be purchased elsewhere as long as it complies with the list below:

Uniform and Appearance

Lanyard & ID

To be provided by the school

To be worn and visible at all times


Green blazer with embroidered school badge. 

To be worn at all times


School tie, green and gold stripes 

Worn to waist length


White shirt with collar 

Tucked in


Box pleat black skirt or loose fitting black skirt

Must be worn to at least knee length 

Trousers/belt (optional)

Tailored black full length trousers 

Plain discreet black leather belt

Trousers must touch tops of shoes


Plain black v-neck jumper/cardigan



Plain black or white ankle length socks

No logos and not to be worn with tights


Plain black or tan coloured tights


Plain black leather or leather look shoes 

No casual shoes. No suede or canvas shoes.


Large rucksack with embroidered badge / transfer name optional

New for Year 7.

Must be used at all times.


PE Polo - embroidered badge/transfer student name

PE Rugby Shirt - embroidered badge/transfer student name

PE Shorts - embroidered badge/transfer student name

PE Tracksuit top - with half zip and embroidered badge/transfer student name

PE Tracksuit bottoms - straight leg with bottom zip with embroidered badge/transfer student name

Leggings (Girls) - Embroidered badge/transfer student name

Trainers (non marking sole)

All students are expected to have the full PE kit. 

Student names on PE kits are compulsory.

Boys and girls will be involved in outdoor PE throughout the year; the outdoor kit should therefore be seen as a priority.

 All items of uniform should be named. The School cannot accept any liability for loss or damage to clothing or equipment incurred on the school premises.

Uniform expectations

Oaks Park maintain high expectations with regard to student uniform. The final decision on uniform will be taken by the Headteacher or a member of the Senior Leadership Team.


If worn, jewellery should be discreet 

Earrings - either a single stud or sleeper in each ear

No piercings other than the ear.

Any religious symbols to be worn inside shirt. 

Hair & Make-up

Subtle makeup that should not be noticable. 

No coloured nail varnish or false nails. 

No extreme haircuts.

Pupils should not have patterns, lines or logos shaved into their hair (including patterns in eyebrows).

Any clip used to fasten hair should be small and unobtrusive in colour and style. Any hair band should be plain and dark in colour. 

Outdoor Clothing

Coats are not to be worn inside the building. There should be no large visible logos on coats. 

Winter scarves should be plain and black. They are not to be worn inside the building.

Any hats worn in winter should not be worn inside the building.  

Not to be worn

Casual shoes/trainers 

Ribbed jumpers/sweatshirts/hoodies

Baseball caps





Tight fitting trousers

Cropped or short trousers

Corduroy jeans or jeans-style trousers

Logos on any uniform item

Students not in full school uniform will be removed from circulation at break and lunchtime.

The Headteacher reserves the right to determine when clothing, hairstyle, jewellery or make-up is not suitable

Medical Exceptions

Adjustments to uniform will be considered by the Headteacher only upon receipt of appropriate medical certification.