Uniform and equipment

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Our uniform comprises:

  • compulsory black blazer with academy logo
  • academy tie (four house colours)
  • black trousers in a formal cut
  • black, straight, pleated or A-line skirt with the hem no more than 5cm (2”) above the knee
  • formal black shoes (knee length boots or shoes with logos are not allowed)
  • sweater with academy logo (optional)
  • plain white, formal style shirt with stiffened collar; no logos, no fitted blouses)
  • outdoor coats may be worn, but hoodies, sweatshirts, denim coats and denim jackets are not allowed
  • no jewellery, other than a plain pair of ear studs and a watch, is permitted at the academy
  • no make-up should be worn in years 7-9
  • hair styles should be formal – patterns and lines may not be cut into hair and only colours which could occur naturally may be used for hair dye or highlights

Our PE kit comprises:

  • a pair of black shorts
  • black joggers
  • under layers or skins can be worn – no hoods or zips
  • Retford Oaks Academy PE shirt
  • a pair of strong trainers, rugby/football boots
  • no branded sportswear such as Nike, Adidas, Hollister, Converse etc. is allowed
  • although the academy policy permits one pair of stud earrings to be worn at the academy, these must be removed for PE activities

Some of these items can be purchased through our specialist supplier, Uniforms Direct, either online or at their Gainsborough shop. All other items, no matter the supplier, must conform to the above specifications to ensure our standards are maintained. The sixth form dress code is business wear of the student’s choice.

Uniforms Direct,
9 Market Street,
DN21 2BL

01427 616105


Retford Oaks Academy