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Rules and Uniform​

The school expects all students to strive towards fulfilling their academic potential by maintaining high levels of attainment, effort and conduct.

 
     
  1. Students will treat all members of the school community with respect, tolerance and courtesy.
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  3. Students should arrive to lessons punctually and properly equipped.
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  5. Bullying in any form will not be tolerated and will be dealt with firmly.
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  7. Possession or the use of alcohol or drugs on the school premises or whilst in school uniform is forbidden and can lead to permanent exclusion.
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  9. Smoking on the school premises or whilst in school uniform is forbidden.
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  11. Potential weapons must not be brought to school.
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  13. Students must not leave the school site at lunch and break time.
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  15. Mobile phones must not be used in school and should be kept in lockers during the school day.  Their use whilst on the school premises will lead to confiscation.
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  17. Electronic devices and earphones are not to be used in corridors and will be confiscated.
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  18. Hair must be natural in colour and extreme hairstyles are not permitted.  Long hair must be tied back.  The Headteacher reserves the right to ask pupils with very long hair to have it cut back to a reasonable length.
  19. Bags should be substantial and able to cope with carrying a minimum of three A4 sized textbooks.   A minimum capacity of 10 litres is recommended.

School Uniform – Years 7 to 11

This must be worn at all times (including to and from school.)

    • OPGS School tie with house colours – this must be visible and show seven stripes.*
    • OPGS Blazer with school badge.*
    • Plain white shirt which must be tucked in at all times with top button done up.
    • OPGS black v neck pullover* (if worn) or plain black v neck pullover.  N.B. The coming year will be a transition year where both are permissible. 
    • Plain black trousers ('jean style' or 'chino style' trousers are not permitted)
    • Black socks.
    • Black shoes (trainer or trainer style are not permitted)
    • Plain black belt (if worn).
    • Earrings, ear studs and jewellery are not permitted, nor the piercing of any part of the body.
    • Plain dark outdoor coat (no hoodies)
    • Hair must be natural in colour and extreme hairstyles are not permitted.  Long hair must be tied back.  The Headteacher reserves the right to ask pupils with very long hair to have it cut back to a reasonable length.
    • Bags should be substantial and able to cope with carrying a minimum of three A4 sized textbooks.   A minimum capacity of 10 litres is recommended.

Items which are not part of the school uniform will be confiscated.  Coats must be taken off before entry into school and must be placed in lockers.

P.E. Kit – Years 7 to 11

  • Maroon/sky reversible rugby shirt*
  • OPGS PE Polo shirt(sky blue)*
  • OPGS PE Shorts (white)*
  • OPGS Rugby Shorts (black)*
  • OPGS Rugby Socks*
  • White PE Socks
  • Boots for football and rugby (not blades of any type)
  • Trainers or plimsolls for PE
  • Shin pads for football
  • Gum shield

 

Items marked * are available from our uniform supplier Simmonds Ltd. Those parents wishing to order online can find a link on the school website.

 

Equipment List – Years 7 to 11

All students should return to school in September equipped with:

 

  • A sufficient supply of black and blue pens.
  • At least two HB pencils.
  • At least one green writing pen.
  • A scientific calculator.
  • A ruler, compass and protractor.
  • An eraser.
  • Colouring pencils.

Highlighter pens.