Exceptional Education at the Heart of the Community

Exceptional Education at the Heart of the Community


At Oasis Academy Silvertown, we take pride in each and every one of our pupils and know that they are equally proud to be wearing their academy badge on their uniforms. 

Please read this guidance, alongside the Oasis National Uniform Policy - which outlines responsibilities held by the academy, parents/carers and students. You can also access this policy through our Policies page. 

Why do we have a uniform?

We recognise the value of having academy uniforms for the following reasons:

  • Inclusion – uniforms promote our belief of inclusion for all
  • A sense of belonging – the uniform promotes a sense of belonging in each student, academy and the Trust
  • Safety – if all the students in our Trust wear a clearly recognisable, correctly branded uniform it is easy to identify strangers in the academy. On the way to and from the academy it also affords a degree of safety as the students are part of a large body of young people who will look out for each other
  • Preparation for the future – many jobs require staff to wear a uniform and even if there isn’t a uniform there is often a dress code. Uniform helps young people get used to dressing to a prescribed standard. It also helps them know the difference between formal and informal dress
  • Value for money – good quality uniform should be seen as effective value for money by most parents / carers
  • Relieves students from fashion ‘stress’ – a localised academy uniform eliminates the stress placed on students to purchase and wear expensive, fashionable items
  • A sense of pride – we all feel proud of our young people when they are well dressed in the uniform. Uniform and PE/sport kits also help students to demonstrate pride in their academy
  • Helps raise aspirations – the smarter you feel the more you believe you can achieve

Uniform Suppliers

You can purchase uniforms at our stockist Ian Howard Schoolwear. Please note that branded items are only available at Ian Howard Schoolwear. If  you are unsure whether an item of uniform or piece of equipment is acceptable, please contact the Academy before purchasing.

Uniform Requirements


Uniform Expectation

Consequence if expectation not met Branded/Optional/Seasonal


Oasis Academy blazer.

Immediate correction.

Students may be asked to change into appropriate clothing.



Oasis Academy Silvertown tie. Must be worn smartly, with top button of shirt done up and at an appropriate length.

Immediate correction.

Students may be asked to change into appropriate clothing.


Academy bag

Oasis Academy bag.

Immediate correction.

Students will not be permitted to use a non-Oasis Academy branded bag.


Sports kit for PE

Oasis Academy polo shirt.

Oasis Academy sports shorts or  tracksuit bottoms.

Leggings/tights/ long bottoms worn under shorts are not acceptable.

Oasis Academy track suit top.

NOTE: This is an optional item. But please be aware that long sleeved tops worn under short-sleeved tops are not acceptable. The only long-sleeved tops and long bottoms that should be worn are the academy branded PE kit track suit.

Sports socks, black, white, grey or navy only.

Sports trainers.

Immediate correction.

Students may be asked to change into appropriate clothing.

Unbranded items will be confiscated on site by academy staff, and students will receive an immediate correction for uniform infringement








Branded but Optional

Jumpers and cardigans (optional)

Oasis Academy jumper or cardigan worn as in.

Immediate correction.

Tied up jumpers will be an immediate correction.

Unbranded items will be confiscated on sight by academy staff.

Branded but Optional


Plain black leather, leather effect or patent leather shoes. Shoes must be flat; the soles and the upper part of the show must be black. There must be no additional design or embellishment in any colour or metal. A functional buckle is permitted.

No trainers (regardless of colour), no canvas shoes, no plimsolls or boots (including high-top Kickers) of any description.

Immediate correction.

Students will be asked to wear spare  academy appropriate shoes.


Socks or tights

Full length black, white, grey or navy socks.

Plain navy tights.

No ankle socks, no bows, no ruffles and no logos.

Immediate correction.

Students may be asked to change into appropriate clothing.



Smart, tailored, plain dark grey trousers of waist height and ankle length.

No chinos, denim, skinny trousers, leggings, combats or any other recent fashion trend or casual trouser).

No trousers with accessories such as leg pockets, zips or any contrasting detail etc.

Visible shorts or additional trousers worn underneath school trousers should not be worn.

Immediate correction.

Students may be asked to change into appropriate clothing.



Pleated or straight, plain dark grey or navy skirt. Skirts must be longer than mid-thigh up to the knee in length

Immediate correction.

Students may be asked to change into appropriate clothing.

In the Summer months, smart, tailored, plain dark grey or navy shorts of waist height and knee length will be permitted.

Shirts or blouses

White school shirt long-sleeved or short sleeved.

Anything worn under the school shirt should not be visible or contrasting in colour or length. A long-sleeved top under a short sleeved shirt is not permitted.

Immediate correction.

Students may be asked to change into appropriate clothing.

Inappropriate clothing worn under the uniform will be asked to be removed.


Religious head covering 

Plain black, grey or navy religious head covering if required.

A plain navy blue abaya may be worn in place of the academy bottom and top.

Immediate correction.

Students may be asked to change into appropriate clothing.


Outdoor Clothing

When needed, students can wear an appropriate coat, hat, gloves and scarf to and from the Academy.

However, these items are not permitted in the school building. Students are expected to remove outdoor coats at the threshold of entering the building.

Outdoor clothing worn in the building will be confiscated until the end of the academy day.

Immediate correction.

Students may be asked to change into appropriate clothing.



If worn, belts must be plain black and have a simple buckle.

No large buckles with embellished details.

Immediate correction.

Inappropriate items of clothing will be confiscated until the end of the academy day.



Ear studs of maximum 5mm or simple small hoops that are tight on the skin are permitted.

Maximum of 2 facial piercings.

A single simple wristwatch.

No large earrings. No sleepers of any size, no ear stretchers, tapers, bars or spike piercings. No large studs. No dangly or stretchable jewellery or bars of any kind. This includes bracelets, necklaces, rings and anklets.

Inappropriate jewellery will be confiscated until the end of the academy day.

Immediate correction.

If the jewellery cannot be removed, the student will remain in reflection until this can be done.


No excessive makeup - only natural shaded makeup.

No brightly coloured makeup.

No acrylics or nail extensions.

Nail varnish is permitted.

Students will be asked to remove excess make up and issued an immediate correction.


For false nails/extensions/ gel/acrylics students will be asked to remain in the reflection room until the matter can be rectified.



Hair must be well presented.  Hair accessories must be simple and match the colours of the school uniform.  Hair can be dyed in any colour as long as it is well presented.

Bonnets over hair are not considered professional dress and will not be permitted.

Immediate correction



Additional Equipment

Students will need to bring a challenging reading book, a water bottle, an Ipad fully charged and a pencil case with: 2 black pens, 2 green pens, 1 pencil, a whiteboard pen, 1 rubber and 1 ruler.

Physical Education

For safety reasons, all jewellery should be removed for all PE activities and long hair should be tied up. If students are unable to remove jewellery, it should be covered with tape. Usually, students are expected to change into PE kit for every PE lesson.

Mobile Phones and Other Equipment

We would also like to emphasize our policy on mobile phones at Oasis Silvertown.  Whilst we understand that you may wish for your child to have a mobile phone, students will not be permitted to use their mobile phones during the academy day. Any mobile phone that is seen during academy hours will be confiscated and students will serve a 45-minute detention at the end of the day. We would also need parents to come and pick up the confiscated phone at the end of the day.

As we advise students not to bring their phones into school, the Academy will not be held responsible for any loss, theft or damage to their phones. If students insist on bringing a phone, it must be switched off and left in their bag until the end of the academy day.

Second Hand Uniform

To ensure that uniforms are affordable for everyone and to reduce our carbon footprint, we have arranged for acquiring or swapping items for second-hand items. 

If you would like to access second-hand uniform, this can be done by contacting our community partners, West Silvertown Foundation by emailing You will then receive instructions and next steps.

Uniform Costs and Support

The Academy takes the cost of the uniform seriously, and works hard to ensure that those items that are required can be purchased for a reasonable price that provides good value.

If any parents are concerned about the cost of uniform items, please contact a member of the Academy Leadership Team at so we can explore what support is available.

Academy's Expectations

We believe firmly that if our students are smartly dressed in a uniform consistent with Academy policy, they will be prepared for work in the classroom.  We urge you to read this information carefully to ensure that you do not spend money unnecessarily on items that are not consistent with our policies.

If students come to school in improper uniform, and the issues cannot be immediately rectified, the student will follow behaviour management protocols and in the final instance be isolated and parents will be contacted.  Please note that the Academy Behaviour Policy sanctions will be applied for any further breach of uniform expectations.