At Malmesbury School we are very proud of our school uniform; students and parents helped design it! The uniform is made of high-quality materials and can be sourced at competitive prices. We believe a school uniform creates a sense of belonging and purpose. It is also important that we have a uniform so that students feel equal to their peers in terms of appearance. Students represent themselves and the school and are therefore expected to maintain high standards wherever and whenever the uniform is worn, including travelling to and from school. We expect students to attend school in neat, tidy clothing which is appropriate for the work they will be doing. We specify that clothing should be plain and sensible.
We have a number of reasons for adopting our dress code:
It enables parents to have the opportunity to choose where they buy most of the items of clothing
It enables students to have some choice about their clothing while, hopefully, not vying with each other to wear the latest fashion
It enables staff to focus conversations on teaching and learning, not the colour or suitability of their clothing