Exceptional Education at the Heart of the Community

Exceptional Education at the Heart of the Community

Uniform Requirements

We take pride in each and every one of our students at the Leesbrook, 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 uniform from Zutti.  Please note, that branded items are only available from Zutti, 81-83 Yorkshire Street, Oldham, OL1 3ST. No other supplier is authorised to sell our branded uniform. 

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact the academy by email or telephone: 0161 290 4000.

Secondary Uniform

Item Is this a branded item? Optional or required? All year or seasonal?
Navy blue blazer, green piping, with Oasis Academy Leesbrook badge Yes Required All year
White collared school shirt No Required All year
Navy blue, long-sleeved or sleeveless v-neck jumper Yes Required All year
Leesbrook tie Yes Required All year
Black tailored trousers (skinny trousers, jeans or leggings are not permitted) or knee length skirt (skirt must sit on the knee and not be any shorter. Tube/mini/lycra skirts are not permitted) No Required All year
Black polishable formal shoes - trainers/pumps are not permitted.  Please check the soles on any shoes to ensure they are not ‘trainer style’ (see images to the right for information). Only a small heel will be permitted. Boots are not permitted. No Required All year
Plain black ankle socks or tights. Knee length socks or socks that pull over the knee are not permitted. No Required All year
School bag in black or navy (must be large enough to carry an A4 folder and must be a back pack or record bag style. Bags must not be ‘handbag’ style) No Required All year
Plain black or navy blue religious head covering No Optional N/A
Plain dark, coloured outdoor coat No Optional Seasonal


Secondary PE Kit

Item Is this a branded item? Optional or required? All year or seasonal?
Oasis Academy Leesbrook PE shirt Yes Required All year
Oasis Academy Leesbrook shorts Yes Required All year
Trainers (with non-marking soles) No Required All year
Black sports socks No Required All year
Oasis Academy Leesbrook track top Yes Optional All year
Oasis Academy Leesbrook track pants Yes Optional All year
Football boots No Optional All year



Jewellery & Personal Belongings

Stud earrings and watches are the only permitted jewellery on site. Students wearing any other items, such as hoop or long earrings, rings, or bracelets will be asked to remove them. Make up is permitted but must be minimal/natural looking (no false lashes or lash extensions).

We have the following expectations when it comes to personal appearances at school. 

  • Only natural hair colours, no extreme colours
  • No tramlines in hair or eyebrows
  • Hair no shorter than a Number 2 shave
  • No facial or other piercings
  • No henna or artificial tattoos/body ink
  • No artificial/false nails or gel nails/gel colours
  • No nail varnish

Please do not send you children to the academy with personal belongings other than those required for study. Mobile phones should be turned off and placed in bags before entering the academy.  If mobile phones are found out of the students' bag, they will be confiscated and a parent/carer must collect from reception. The school accepts no responsibility for lost items. 

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.

Students are expected to wear their PE kit for every PE lesson, otherwise they will be issued a detention.

Religious items

Some students may wish to wear distinctive garments for religious reasons.

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. 

Please contact our Hub Leader, Chris O'Donnell.

Uniform costs and support

The Academy takes the cost of the uniform seriously, and works hard to ensure that 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 our Hub Leader, Chris O'Donnell so we can explore what support is available.