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Uniform

We consider that uniform is important for several reasons:

  • It provides students with a sense of identity and pride in their academy
  • It enhances the appearance of students and therefore the reputation of the academy.
  • It helps to instil in students a sense of purpose when they put on their uniform in the morning.

If you haven't already, please do visit the Year 6 into Year 7 transition page. It contains lots of useful information, summer projects for your child to complete and an online form that needs to be completed by the Parent/Guardian.

Out of Uniform Procedure

If your child arrives at the academy out of uniform the academy will follow the process below:

  1. Phone call to go home to parents/carers
  2. Student taken to student services to borrow uniform
  3. Students are given 24 hours to correct shoes (if none available to borrow) /nails/hair infringements

Students must return any borrowed uniform at the end of the day.

If you have any issues regarding uniform, please call the academy to let us know in advance. Please do not send your child to school in incorrect uniform without contacting us first. We will do everything we can to help.

Blazer

Sleeves are worn unrolled.

Boys - Navy blue with North Oxfordshire Academy Badge.

Girls - Navy blue with North Oxfordshire Academy Badge, with house identity badge, which must be ironed or sewn on at home.

Boys Shirt

No visible undergarments to be worn e.g. long sleeve t-shirts. Light blue school shirts for both boys and girls can be purchased at high street stores such as, Tesco, ASDA and Marks & Spencer. A light blue long or short-sleeved shirt suitable for a tie.

Girls Shirt

No visible undergarments to be worn e.g. long sleeve t-shirts. Light blue school shirts for both boys and girls can be purchased at high street stores such as, Tesco, ASDA and Marks & Spencer. A light blue revere blouse (folded down collars).

Trousers

No Denim, cords, combats, leggings or tracksuits. Plain navy tailored trousers (ankle length).

Skirt

No Denim, cords, combats, leggings or tracksuits. Navy skirt with NOA emblem on and visible at all times.

Belts

Must be plain black or navy with no big buckles (no logos or oversize buckles).

Jumper

The jumper is optional, but if students decide to wear a jumper, it must be the academy jumper. Grey jumper with navy/sky blue stripes.

Ties (Boys Only)

Each house will have a different coloured stripe on their tie (4 houses), this will enable staff to recognise which house each student belongs to. The tie is a clip on tie. Yellow: Hawking | Blue: Turing | Purple: Pankhurst | Green: Churchill

Footwear

Must be flat plain black shoes (no boots) suitable for the academy. There should be no canvas, suede, logos, stripes or patterns on footwear. If you are in any doubt about the academy rules regarding footwear, please speak to a Pastoral Leader before purchasing shoes.

P.E Kit

A gentle reminder that students should bring PE kit to all lessons. 

Kit includes: 

  • NOA PE top
  • NOA PE shorts and/or NOA/plain navy skort
  • NOA PE socks
  • NOA PE hoodie
  • Trainers (and other appropriate footwear (e.g. studded boots). 
  • Plain black/navy tracksuit bottoms – Sports leggings are allowed but must be worn under shorts/skorts. No tights are allowed.
  • Plain navy/black base layers are also permitted but must be worn under PE kit. 

*Gum shields and shin pads can be purchased from the PE department, if required. 

NOA Uniform 2024

Our aims for school uniform at NOA are:

  • All students are ambassadors for NOA and are proud to wear our school uniform.
  • Parents support the wearing of school uniform.
  • The local community recognises NOA students.
  • Students develop a sense of pride in their school and a professionalism to prepare them for   the world of work.

Benefits of have a school uniform are:

  • The differences between students are reduced, which in turn, reduces some of the causes of social isolation and bullying.
  • Self-esteem of particular groups of students may be improved.
  • Security is improved - it's easy to spot who does and does not belong to the school community.
  • Students feel a stronger sense of belonging and commitment to their school.
  • It improves the image of the school in the local community.
  • It creates a sense of purpose within the school environment.

Uniform:

  • Navy blue academy blazer with the North Oxfordshire Academy badge
  • Blazer sleeves must be worn rolled down
  • A light blue long or short sleeved shirt. If wearing a tie the shirt must be fully buttoned. If not wearing a tie a revere collared shirt must be worn.
  • Plain navy tailored trousers (ankle length)
  • Plain knee length navy skirt with North Oxfordshire Academy logo at waistband (which must always be visible)
  • The academy grey jumper (optional in cold weather)
  • Belts must be plain black or navy with no big buckles or logos
  • If a tie is worn - each house has a different coloured stripe which enables staff to recognise which house each student belongs to
  • If a tie is not worn - House identity strip above academy badge which must be ironed or sewn on at home
  • Headscarf – plain black or navy
  • Blue, Black or natural coloured tights. No leggings or patterned tights allowed.

Footwear

  • Must be black flat and plain shoes. (no boots) No trainers are permitted.
  • There should be no logos, stripes/ticks or patterns on shoes. If you are in any doubt about the academy rules regarding shoes please contact your child’s pastoral leader before purchasing them.

Other Items

Jewellery

  • One plain gold or silver stud per ear in any location of the ear.
  • One watch (watches connected to mobile phone technology must only be used for time telling).
  • One discreet nose stud may be worn.
  • No other jewellery may be worn.

Please note that jewellery will be confiscated and returned to the student at the end of the academic day or if necessary, a parent will be asked to collect from the academy.

Body piercings/tattoos

There must be no visible body piercings and/or tattoos.  Tongue piercings are absolutely forbidden in school. Please ensure your child does not wear the following;

  • Stretchers/expanders/bars
  • Hooped earrings & ear cuffs

If you decide to allow your child to have an additional piercing to that allowed above, please do so at the start of the summer holidays so that it has time to heal and be removed when they return to school.

Nails

  • No nail varnish (even natural colours) is to be worn in the academy at all.
  • No false nails/acrylic nails may be worn at anytime.

Hair

To be naturalno unnatural colour, extensions, hair sculpture, decorative shaved patterns are not permitted.

Make-up

Year 7,8 & 9 – No make-up allowed at all.

Year 10 & 11 only light foundation and mascara may be worn.

False eyelashes are not permitted.

Summer Uniform Variations

The academy may permit students to stop wearing their blazers or make other uniform adjustments on a particular day. This will be communicated in advance via ARBOR to parents and carers. Shorts may be worn; they must be navy tailored shorts (length just above the knee) only with no additional pockets.

PE Kit

The PE kit is an essential part of each student’s equipment.

PE kit must be brought to all PE lessons even if students are excused from PE as they will be expected to participate in student observations, coaching etc.

KIT LIST

Essentials:

  • NOA polo shirt (sky blue) and/or NOA fitted polo shirt (navy with sky blue)
  • NOA long sleeved rugby top – navy with sky blue (optional)
  • NOA hooded sweatshirt (navy)
  • NOA shorts (navy) and/or NOA skort (navy with sky blue)
  • Sports leggings can be worn under Skort/Shorts (no tights are allowed and must be removed)
  • NOA socks (navy/sky blue hoops)
  • Tracksuit bottoms (navy/black – Plain)
  • Footwear: trainers

 Optional, but recommended items:

  • Tracksuit bottoms (plain navy or black)
  • Leggings (plain navy/black – only allowed to be worn under shorts/skorts) No tights are allowed.
  • Base layers (plain navy/black)
  • NOA long sleeve polo shirt (navy with sky blue - recommended for contact rugby lessons and fixtures)
  • Shin pads and gum shields are available to buy from the PE department/Student Services
  • Footwear: studded boots for football or rugby

Out of Uniform Procedure

If your child arrives at the academy out of uniform the academy will follow the process below:

  1. Phone call to go home to parents/ carers
  2. Student taken to student services to borrow uniform
  3. Students are given 24 hours to correct shoes (if none available to borrow) /nails/hair infringements.

Students must return any borrowed uniform at the end of the day.

If you have any issues regarding uniform, please call the academy to let us know in advance. Please do not send your child to school in incorrect uniform without contacting us first. We will do everything we can to help.

Purchasing NOA Uniform

How to order school uniform from Cross Embroidery

All orders will be treated as first come first served. We would encourage all parents/carers to place their order as soon as possible to give us all the best back to school possible. We cannot guarantee that late orders placed during August will be fulfilled in time for the new term.

New Starter Appointments

Starting a new school is an exciting transition for all involved. Our aim is to provide a swift and stress-free experience for both parent(s)/carer(s) and students. Having used an appointment system in recent year’s we have found this allows us to guide our customers easily through the uniform process during a one-to-one fitting, ensuring you only buy what you need, allowing you to top-up later, as and when you require.

We would like to offer new starters the opportunity to try on all required uniforms within a 20 minute time slot. New starter appointments will run from 1st May until 31st July, we have set these appointments exclusively for students starting their new schools. We do advise booking your appointment as soon as possible to ensure we are able to supply key items of uniform to avoid disappointment that may occur with orders placed after July.

Existing Student Appointments

We will be offering appointments to existing students from August. You can also place click and collect orders via our website. In order to visit the store for a fitting, parents/carers must book in advance, via our online booking system:

https://www.crossembroidery.com/schoolwear

As we approach the busy summer season, we would ask customers to make sure that time slots are not missed as this would result in cancellation and the need to re-book. We accept returns/refunds if tags are kept on the items purchased and they are in a saleable condition.

There is no customer parking available - we have made this decision to give customers a safe place to queue.

Contact us: 01295 270555

Email: sales@crossembroidery.com