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We feel that the wearing of a smart and presentable uniform plays an important part in getting students to take pride in their appearance, their work and their school. It creates a strong identity which we should all be proud of.

We will make you aware in the event of the uniform expectations not being met and appreciate your efforts in resolving any such issues. Students who are not wearing the correct uniform may be sent home to rectify this. You will always be notified if this should be the case.

Parents are free to purchase the black jumper with burgundy stripe V neck. This is an optional item and will not be provided free of charge.

It is our intention to phase out the PE kit which is embroidered with the Big Wood name and logo. There is no requirement for parents of students in current Year 8 – 11 to purchase a new PE kit unless existing kit needs replacing. If replacing PE kit, The Oakwood Academy PE kit only, will be available to purchase.

Basic Uniform/Equipment Requirements


Boys Girls
Grey Blazer (with school logo) Grey Blazer (with school logo)
Plain white shirt with top button fastener  Plain white shirt with top button fastener
School tie   School tie
School black V neck jumper with burgundy edge (optional) School black V neck jumper with burgundy edge (optional)
Plain black shoes      Plain black shoes
Plain Black Socks Plain black socks or tights
Black trousers Black school trousers or Oakwood Academy skirt
PE Uniform (Boys) PE Uniform (Girls)
The Oakwood Academy PE top The Oakwood Academy PE top 
Plain black shorts Plain black shorts or plain black tracksuit bottoms
The Oakwood Academy rugby top (no patterns, logos or stripes)
Trainers  Trainers
Shin pads  Black or maroon football socks
Football boots Football boots
Black or maroon football socks

Please click here to access the PE Kit letter.


Black school trousers should be in a traditional 'loose fitting' trouser style and not tight fitting. Denim/Denim Style, stretchy tight materials or 'skinny' type trousers are not acceptable. Trouser legs should have the capability of covering a school shoe. Socks should be plain black.

School shoes must be plain black, made of a conventional material which can be polished, without coloured logos, tags and soles.  Trainer style shoes are not permitted. 

Body and facial piercings are not permitted. No more than the following may be worn:
• One pair of studs (one stud per ear lobe)
• One watch

All items of jewellery present a potential safety hazard and must be removed for PE lessons.  The Academy, however, takes no responsibility for these items.  As a matter of health and safety, long hair must be tied back and PE footwear laced up fully to avoid accidents.


Extreme hairstyles are not permitted this includes but is not limited to vivid colours, very short shaved hair, tramlines and patterns.

Make up including nail varnish and false nails are not allowed in school as part of the uniform.

Baseball caps are not permitted to be worn in school or on the school premises. Sensible headwear may be worn in inclement weather but must not be worn inside the buildings.  Headwear worn for religious reasons must be plain black.

Extra equipment
Students will need a warm winter coat. This must be a plain dark colour i.e dark blue or black.  Please note that hoody type jackets or cardigans are not permitted in school.  They will need a sturdy school bag in which to carry their books, stationery equipment, and their PE kit. 


School Uniform Suppliers

School uniform can be bought directly from Just Schoolwear in Bulwell or Arnold. Click here to access their website.