School uniform makes a strong statement about togetherness and shared endeavour in the pursuit of excellence, and encourages children to feel pride in themselves as well as their school. One parent wrote to us after a parents evening and thanked the school: “My son is so proud to belong to Oriel High School”.
Oriel High School has a uniform because we believe that looking smart equates to smart thinking and learning. The uniform has been developed to be special and distinctive. The uniform should be worn with pride. Students should look smart, hairstyles should be moderate (in other words no excessive or un-natural colouring or shaved patterns, mohicans etc) and any make-up discreet.
No jewellery is allowed apart from a wrist watch and a single plain (gold or silver) stud in each ear lobe. This stud must not exceed 5mm in diameter.
Shoes must be plain black leather’business style’. Ankle boots (Hi-tops), canvas shoes or trainers are not permitted. Correct style of shoe can be seen here can be seen here UNIFORM 2016
Students should have a doctor’s note if they need to wear alternative footwear to school due to a medical condition or serious injury. The uniform dress requirements will meet the needs of individual students because of temporary or permanent medical conditions. For example, students with foot or leg injuries may be unable to wear school shoes. An official medical certificate will be required for any student requiring long-term dispensation due to medical conditions.
If a student arrives at school wearing incomplete uniform, they will be asked to change. Students will not be allowed to lessons until correct uniform is worn. Parents may be contacted to get the problem sorted.
All basic uniform items, including the PE uniform, should be bought from the Simmonds uniform shop or online. www.simmonds-ltd.com
End of Summer Uniform Shop Opening Times
The Oriel High School Uniform Shop will be open on the following dates for any last minute purchases, exchanges and refunds:
Monday 4th September 9:00am-1:00pm
Tuesday 5th September 9:00am-1:00pm
Back to school – Wednesday 6th September 8:00am-10:00am
Please note that we will not be able to guarantee a full range of stock on the above dates so we strongly encourage new starters to the school to book an appointment and shop earlier in the summer or place your uniform order online in advance.
During the school term the uniform shop is open on
Monday 12:45pm to 1:20pm
Tuesday 2:45pm to 3:45pm
Thursday 12:45pm to 1:20pm
Simmonds can be contacted on 01293 884913 (during term time) if you have any queries. Please come to reception and we can direct you from there.
Please ensure that all school uniform and personal belongings are clearly marked with the student’s name.