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01/12/20

Retweeted From Didcot Train

Our timetable for the coming week!⬇️ young people can see what the team are running day to day and get involved by following their TRAIN social media accounts. Take a look at the poster pinned to our Profile for their details. Wishing you all happy, and not too busy, Advents!✨ https://t.co/mA4rrQWMy0

01/12/20

Congratulations to our November Typing Superstars! ⭐️ https://t.co/BIS75yPXKB

30/11/20

Our Year 7 global citizens are looking at their hopes and fears for the future using a visual image of a Garden of Hope and Wall of Fear. We can't wait to put this together as a display! https://t.co/rob8xOTW1K

27/11/20

We’ve joined the fight against cancer by hosting a Schools event. If you would like to sponsor a child, or just donate to this fantastic cause, please visit https://t.co/4GiarctVLe https://t.co/hfV0mEy38t

26/11/20

In Year 7 Biology today, students took part in their own bushtucker trial with a full pluck. They have been looking at the structure and function of the organ systems in the body. https://t.co/GuniDuNV5w

25/11/20

Retweeted From Didcot Train

We hope your Wednesdays are treating you all well✨A reminder of the ways young people can get involved in our virtual activities and see what the Youth Work team are getting up to each week ⬇️ Please do get in touch with us if you ever have any questions around our provision https://t.co/ZsHANw7JZG

25/11/20

GCSE Dance students were delighted to take part in a dance theory workshop today, delivered by the very talented Read more: https://t.co/3HjGuwVsnf https://t.co/sB8TEB20Su

23/11/20

Year 10 students made a shrine to the Buddha during their Ethics lesson, learning about how Buddhists worship. They really enjoyed making the shrine and learning about the ceremonial worship, the puja (offerings) https://t.co/hyw72aVERw

23/11/20

Faye and Bethany were presented with their own Solar Furnace after winning the competition to build their own solar oven. Archit and Bethany received an Airzooka, for their amazing work in Science. The Science team hope you have lots of fun with them🙂 https://t.co/Rwx3xDi7sd

14/11/20

Wishing all a happy, healthy and prosperous year 🎉 https://t.co/tmwIGRPIJB

13/11/20

Thank you to all the students and staff that donated for for our non uniform day. We will update you with the total raised next week! https://t.co/KhVzZjBMzh

13/11/20

Typing practice has started again in earnest with Year 7s and 8s this week. Already we are seeing great speed and accuracy. Congratulations to our Typing Superstars this week! https://t.co/ZbjARdGa4K https://t.co/v7NdTTfoAW

13/11/20

Year 9 students have been busy practicing for their Dance practical and theoretical assessments taking place next week https://t.co/5sbGVhd2iq

13/11/20

Oscar in Y9 has been selected, for the 4th year running, to represent the U14 Squad. He is one of only 15 boys chosen to make up this squad out of all the talented young golfers in the three counties. Congratulations Oscar, this is a fantastic achievement! https://t.co/TDuJWJtJ8F

12/11/20

We are seeking an enthusiastic Teaching Assistant to join our Inclusion Team. To find out more and apply online visit https://t.co/9TUfwc7NnG https://t.co/DZoZ6WDGHa

10/11/20

is a great chance for your child to broaden their horizons, discover new interests, have fun, boost their mental and physical health, gain essential skills and achieve a highly respected Award. Our Y9's can sign up now! Find out more: https://t.co/aGtMS0GMlP

06/11/20

GCSE Art students have just started looking at how other artists express messages through their work this week. Their inspiration at the moment is the artist Shepard Fairey https://t.co/Tbv5AbuM0t

05/11/20

An exciting opportunity for students to take part in! https://t.co/CN8jx6POI5

Uniform & Equipment

Uniform

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.

UniformAll 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.

Covid-19 Update from Trutex:

The new layout of the shop will enable us to serve customers in a safe way, observing the 2 metre social distancing rules and minimising risk. 

We would ask if you could encourage parents to obtain school uniform using our website www.myschoolwear.co.uk where possible during the current situation.

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 click here to visit the Trutex website

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.

Blazer * Grey Aureus School blazer
Jumper * (optional) Grey v-necked Aureus jumper with gold trim
Tie * Aureus black/yellow striped school tie
Shirt Plain white shirt with a top button (short of long sleeves)
Skirt/Trousers/Shorts Plain black smart trousers, knee length tailored shorts or a black knee length pleated skirt (black canvas, skinny trousers, leggings or jeans may not be worn)
Smart black shorts may be worn as part of the Summer uniform from June until the end of the Summer term.
Socks/Tights Plain black or grey socks/black or grey opaque tights
Shoes Plain black, leather shoes with black shoe soles and no decorative stitching or carrying an explicit sports logo. Black boots, trainers, plimsolls, canvas or suede shoes may not be worn. (Acceptable shoes are defined by the school).
Rucksack/Sports Bag* Aureus school rucksack and/or sports bag – black with embroidered logo (only one bag is required – students can select which style they prefer). 
PE Kit Aureus PE sports top *
Aureus PE shorts *
Aureus PE socks *
Aureus long sleeve reversible games top
Aureus tracksuit (optional) 
Black or white trainers with non-marking soles for indoor and outdoor use
Towel / Shower gel
Aureus sports bag *
Hair

Hair should be neat, tidy and appropriate for a professional working environment (as defined by the school).
Extreme styles and hair colouring will not be permitted (as defined by the school).
Shaved lines in hair or eyebrows are not permitted.

Jewellery/tattoos/
piercings

Students may wear one/a pair of small round plain studs in the ear lobe only. 
Other earrings, facial studs, ear expanders, bars or any other body piercings are not permitted.
Rings, necklaces and bracelets including charity, friendship/festival bracelets may not be worn.

Make-up

Students may not wear any make-up.
Students may not wear false nails, fake eyelashes or tinted contact lenses.
Eyebrows should be natural.

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).
Coat A dark waterproof coat in black or grey (denim jackets and coats that the school deems as ‘Hoodies’ are not permitted).
Mobile Phones Mobile phones need to be off and out of sight. They are brought to school at students' own risk. If they are seen, heard or used in school they will be confiscated.


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.

  • 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