Which school dress codes did you disagree with?Watch
2. We weren't allowed to wear our school pe hoodies during winter which were technically school uniform which was ridiculous...
3. Everyone had to carry a school uniform card - if you had anything out of place a teacher would sign it and if you got so many signatures you'd get a detention. Good thing that was introduced when I was in year 11 so luckily didn't have to endure that much.
My old school changed the sixth form dress code the year before I started Year 12 so it went from wearing whatever you liked to having to wear business dress, so no jeans, no trainers, you couldn't show shoulders etc. Claimed it was so that we were prepared for the world of work when we'd presumably be wearing similar clothes, even though most people ended up going to uni after sixth form...where you can wear what you like. Baffling.
My sixth form is just business casual, but they generally don't care what you wear as long as you're not nude. Years 7-11 however are a lot more arsey. We're allowed to wear a jumper under our blazer if we want to but if you take your blazer off you have to take your jumper off too. If you're wearing your jumper and no blazer you have to either remove the jumper and put the blazer back on or wear the blazer over the jumper; you can't not wear the blazer at any point- regardless of the temperature. It's as good as treason to be seen wearing just your jumper/no blazer, which imo, is ridiculous.
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lol in my school you can't wear hoodies, jeans, trainers etc either which annoys me as I get super jealous seeing all of the kids in my area coming in casual clothing to go to their sixth form. (I'd much rather have a uniform rather than a business casual dress code where you can't even wear the basics and creates lots of inconsistencies)
At my college we have to choose between the skirt or the trouser uniform. However, if someone assigned male at birth wants to wear a skirt, or someone assigned female at birth wants to wear trousers, their parents have to write a letter to the college and then have a meeting with the heads of safeguarding in order to confirm the decision. This applies to everyone, including pupils in year 13 (many of whom are legally adults). My partner is non-binary (AMAB) and closeted due to homophobic parents; whilst they did not want to wear a skirt to school, they did want to grow their hair out to shoulder length- something which is only permitted if a pupil chooses to wear the skirt uniform. Despite explaining their situation to multiple teachers, they were banned from growing their hair out. Luckily they're at university now and have grown their hair to the desired length, but still. I understand that the school wants to ensure that pupils feel supported if they're transitioning, but the rules mean that cisgender pupils (mainly AFAB) do not feel comfortable wearing the "other" uniform for fear of being seen as trans, which has consequently meant that the policy has reinforced transphobia and drawn more attention to trans pupils. Whilst I'm lucky to have been supported by my parents (I'm FTM), the meeting with the safeguarding officers was honestly humiliating, as I was asked explicit and personal details, essentially having to "prove" my identity to people I barely knew. At the end of the day, the only difference is two leg-cloth-noodles vs one leg-cloth-noodle: why does it matter?
So yeah, that sucks.
Literally make it so much more stressful catching the ONE bus which takes us home.
Top button had to always be done up. Yeah I'd rather not choke thanks.
Tie knot had to be small. We called em' 'swot knots' so we always used to make ours chunky.