At Burley Oaks we encourage all pupils to wear our school uniform, and this stance is fully supported by parents. We believe that this helps give our children the feeling that they belong to a close school community as well as giving them a sense of pride in their school and their appearance.
Partly due to certain environmental characteristics of the school building and partly for safety reasons we ask all our families to provide their children with indoor footwear – usually black plimsolls. These are kept permanently in school.
For safety reasons, particularly when using sports apparatus equipment, we feel a sensible PE kit is very important. Plain navy shorts (or a gym skirt for older girls) and a plain white T-shirt or the school’s own branded T-shirt, are recommended. We are particularly keen that branded football club kits of any kind are not worn for school PE Lessons. This now includes children in the Foundation classes.
Some children prefer to wear shorts, particularly in the Summer Term. This is perfectly acceptable as long as the shorts are consistent in colour and styling with other items of school uniform.
Please ensure that all items of your child’s uniform are named. This will prevent inconvenience to teachers and possible loss to parents.
Jewellery worn by children in school can constitute a very real safety risk. Items that have to be removed during the course of the day and are then misplaced can become a very time consuming problem for staff. For these reasons school policy is that children can wear only one pair of ear studs, should they have pierced ears. Wristwatches are allowed but must be removed for PE and Games. Should your child need to wear jewellery to identify a medical condition please inform the school office.
Uniform Order Form
Please note that we are now offering 2nd hand uniform - most pieces are £1 each. Feel free to browse anytime! Just ask at the School Office.