Uniform & Equipment
We endeavour to achieve a high standard in all of our activities at our school and we expect this to be reflected both in the appearance and behaviour of our students.
All students must have full school uniform, worn correctly, for daily attendance at school. Uniform will also be worn on occasions when children are representing the school, including school visits.
Parents and carers are asked to co-operate fully by providing the uniform and ensuring children wear it correctly to and from school, and at other times as required.
The school offers the full range of uniform, PE Kit and accessories for pupils which can be purchased directly from our uniform supplier, Trutex.
If you are eligible for Free School Meals (FSM) and/or the Pupil Premium grant, you are entitled to a discount for your uniform. In order to receive this, you must visit the Trutex shop in Didcot where the school has provided names of all those that are eligible, where the discount will be applied. This must be done in store.
The fitting rooms at the shop will be closed and customers encouraged to try items of uniform on at home. We are happy to exchange anything that is the incorrect size as long as it is returned in a saleable condition.
Our Facebook page Trutex Didcot is where more information and updates will be posted.
Please contact Trutex on 01235 211011 to check their availability on items.
Items marked with an *asterisk - may only be purchased from our official uniform supplier Trutex Other items - may be purchased from Trutex or other stores.
|Uniform Item||School Policy||Clarification|
|Blazer||Grey Aureus School Blazer||Compulsory and available from Trutex. This should be worn at all times around school.|
|Tie||Aureus black/yellow striped school tie||Compulsory and available from Trutex. Ties should be worn at all times around school. Prefect ties will be provided by school.|
|Shirt||Plain white shirt with a top button||Short or long sleeves.|
|Trousers||Plain black straight leg style||Black canvas, skinny trousers, leggings of jeans may not be worn. Trousers should be full length and reach the shoe. Knee length tailored shorts may be worn as part of the summer uniform from June until the end of the Summer Term.|
|Skirt||Black knee length pleated skirt||Skirts must be longer than blazers and closer to the knee than the hip.|
|Socks/Tights||Plain black or grey socks/black or grey opaque tights.|
|Shoes||Plain black, leather shoes with black soles and no decorative stitching or carrying an explicit sports logo. Heels should be no higher than 1 inch. Training shoes, branded shoes, including “Air Force 1’s, Vans or canvas shoes are not permissible. Boots are not permissible unless worn under trousers with the trouser leg over the boot.|
|Coat||A waterproof coat of a plain colour||Denim,leather jackets and coats that school deems as Hoodies are not permitted. Tracksuit tops and sweatshirts are not acceptable as an alternative to a coat/jacket.|
|Jewellery||Jewellery should not be worn. Watches may be worn, however they must not be smart watches e.g., Apple Watch. One pair of small sleepers or studs may also be worn, with one sleeper or stud per earlobe only. Spacers/plugs are not allowed, Other facial and body piercings are not allowed.||Additional jewellery e.g., bracelets, necklaces, should not be worn including any piercings in the lip, nose, eyebrow or any other facial area. Students will be asked to remove any additional items, and these will be confiscated as per school policy. For health and safety reasons it is vital that these restrictions are observed.|
|Headwear and Religious clothing||Headwear and religious clothing may be worn (for religious purposes only) and should be either plain black or grey (baseball caps and bandanas may not be worn.|
|Hair and make up||Hair should be of a reasonable length and style. There should be no extremes of colour / style.||KS3: Make up is not permitted KS4: Make up must be natural and only clear nail polish. Students wearing heavy make-up and colourful nail varnish will be expected to remove it in school. Students will be expected to remove acrylic nails and false eye lashes.|
|PE & Dance Kit|
|Sports top||Aureus branded polo, Aureus branded rugby top or an Aureus branded hoodie||Plain black sports base layers can be worn under an Aureus top.|
|Shorts or Joggers||Plain black shorts or joggers||No leggings or tights are to be worn. Plain black sports base layers can be worn under shorts or joggers.|
|Socks||Gold football socks Or White crew socks||Gold football socks for outside wear and white crew socks for inside wear.|
|Footwear||Trainers or football boots||Any colour.|
|Hairband||Any colour. Required for health and safety reasons for all PE lessons.|
|Earrings||Must be removed for PE and Dance lessons|
|GCSE Dance||Year 10 and Year 11 GCSE Dance students may wear black sport (wicking/breathable) leggings.|
Equipment and Stationery
We endeavour to achieve a high standard in all of our activities at our school and we expect this to be reflected both how well prepared for learning our students are.
All students must bring the following essential items to school with them every day in order to fully access their lessons.
Students will need a robust school bag or rucksack to carry the following items as well as their school books, PE kit (on PE days) and water bottle:
- All students are expected to have a reading book on them at all times
- Mobile phones – need to be off and out of sight in bags between 8.30am-4.30pm
- A pocket-sized planner (this will be provided in their orientation)
- A clear pencil case
- 4 colour pens – black, blue, red, green
- 4 colour highlighters
- A pencil
- A ruler
- A rubber
- A sharpener
- Scientific calculator e.g. Casio. Click here for an example
- Helix Oxford mathematical set: Click here for an example