Uniform and Appearance

At Costello we believe that wearing a uniform is a badge of pride, creates an identity for a school and is an important part of being a school student. Uniform gives students a sense of belonging to a particular school and create an identity for the school in the community. A school uniform teaches students to dress smartly and take pride in their appearance and helps students to prepare for when they leave school and may have to dress smartly or wear a uniform.  There is a belief a school uniform can improve learning by reducing distraction, sharpening focus on schoolwork and making the classroom a more serious environment, allowing students to perform better academically.  Perhaps most importantly, a uniform means students don’t have to worry about peer pressure when it comes to their clothes. When everyone is dressed the same, worrying about what you look like isn’t so important. There is no competition about being dressed in the latest trend, which would put a great deal of financial pressure on students and parents. Potential bullies have one less target for their insults; it’s hard to make fun of what someone is wearing when you’re dressed exactly the same.

It is therefore important to ensure that the uniform we have is worn by everyone correctly. It is completely unacceptable for learning time to be taken up arguing with students about their uniform and how it is being worn.  Our guidelines for student appearance are very clearly set out in our Uniform Policy and we would ask that parents and guardians support the school in ensuring that these are adhered to. We accept that on the odd occasion a student may need to wear an alternative item of clothing perhaps for a medical reason and all we ask is that this is noted in the diary to be countersigned by the tutor.

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