• Students are expected to have moderate hairstyles avoiding extremes such as shaved heads

  • Students are not permitted to shave patterns into their head or eyebrows 

  • Hair dye is not permitted, hair should be of one natural colour. Highlights are not permitted. 

  • Hair ornaments are not permitted. Simple hair tying/ styling items should be black in colour.

  • Headwear is generally not permitted unless discussed and agreed with the Year Team and Headteacher. Headscarves worn for religious reasons are acceptable and should be black. 

  • At Oaks Park High School we support the right of staff and students to embrace all Afro-hairstyles. We recognise that Afro-textured hair is an important part of our Black staff and students’ racial, ethnic, cultural, and religious identities, and requires specific styling for hair health and maintenance.

    We welcome Afro-textured hair worn in all styles including, but not limited to, afros, locs, twists, braids, cornrows, fades, hair straightened through the application of heat or chemicals, weaves, wigs, headscarves, and wraps.

    All hair accessories used should be black in line with school expectations.