At Ounsdale High School we believe that a smart uniform helps to instil pride and a sense of loyalty to the school. In the long run it is both practical and economical.
We have amended our uniform policy from September 2016 to include Ounsdale ‘logoed’ trousers/skirts. The criteria are not changing: trousers and skirts should not cling to the legs; skirts should be no shorter than 5cm above the knee.
Girls have a choice of two styles of trouser: slim fit or bootleg and/or 2 styles of skirt: drop waist pleated or straight. Boys will have a choice of: flat front or pleated trouser. The logo will be small and discrete, but allow us to retain consistency in our uniform code.
We have secured a reduced price for these quality items from ‘Abbis’ in the Village. If you have already bought trousers/skirts from Abbis then you can take them to Abbis who will have them ‘logoed’ for you. We are also for this year only offering the free logo service to parents who have bought uniform already as long as it meets our standard. If you would like to take advantage of this offer then please contact reception who will arrange for you to bring your uniform in to be checked and badged.
Please note students receiving the scholarship funding can use this to purchase these additional items of clothing if they so wish.
Full details of what is expected are included in the SCHOOL UNIFORM – 2017
Uniform and equipment are part of the school’s expectations and parents need to be aware that we will send home any child who arrives in school incorrectly dressed in September to either change or purchase the correct uniform.
House ties have been introduced to support the development of the House community and we ask that if you are replacing your child’s school tie that you buy a House one in future. Students who are not having a replacement tie can continue to wear their existing tie in September.
School Shoes / Trainers
From September 2017, all students are expected to wear sensible all black leather polish-able footwear (no boots, no trainers, no hi-tops, no canvas, no air bubbles, no visible logos, no rubber toe caps, no webbing, no nubuck, no suede). All trims and logos MUST be black. Heels should be no higher than 4cm. Shoes must not be backless and sandals should have a strap. Flip-flop style shoes should not be worn.
Thank you in anticipation of your support with preparing your child for a positive and successful academic year.