School dress code

Encouraging pupils to dress in a way which is appropriate to attendance at school

Introduction

All North Lanarkshire schools should have a policy on dress code which encourages pupils to dress in a way which is appropriate to attendance at school.

The advantages of pupils conforming to such a code of appropriate school dress include:

  • the creation of a positive image in the local community

  • the promotion of a positive school ethos and a sense of identification with and loyalty to the school

  • improved security by being able to identify young people within the school and on school excursions

  • a reduction in bullying and victimisation which can arise from peer pressure to adhere to certain fashion items

  • the encouragement of a purposeful attitude to work and positive behaviour

  • raising young people's awareness of the requirement to dress appropriately for the circumstances eg certain work requirements, interviews, etc

  • assist parents in terms of economic and practical issues

  • assist the identification of truants in the community


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