Dunfermline High School has had a long tradition of school uniform and, after parental consultation, the school returned to a more traditional dress code in August 2008.
The new School Dress Code consists of:-
- Plain White Shirt or Blouse complete with a School Tie
- Black Trousers or Skirt
- Black/Brown Shoes
When a jersey is required, this should be a black V-neck jumper, sweatshirt or cardigan (round necks or crew necks clearly cover the white shirt/blouse and tie).
S5/S6 Prefects would also be expected to wear a school blazer with a school badge with cord or braid as appropriate.
School ties (£5.00), Senior school ties (£7.00) and blazer badges (£6.00) are all available to purchase from Reception between 8.45 a.m. and 3.30 p.m. Monday-Friday.
Physical Education Kit
Clothing for Physical Education must be suitable and appropriate for the activity and venue.
Indoor activities require non-marking training shoes, a polo shirt or T-shirt and shorts or tracksuit trousers.
Outdoor activities have the same requirements as indoor activities but a sweatshirt or a tracksuit may be sensible additions in colder weather.
For health and safety reasons, this clothing and footwear should be changed into and out of each lesson. Jewellery must also be removed.
Gold socks (Junior Size 3-6, £5.00) and (Senior Size 7-12, £5.50) for P.E. are available to purchase from Reception between 8.45 a.m. and 3.30 p.m. Monday – Friday.
Having a School Dress Code has a number of advantages including:-
- Helping young people develop a sense of discipline and pride in a neat and tidy appearance
- The creation of a positive and more professional attitude and improved reputation in the local community
- The promotion of a positive school ethos and sense of identifi cation with and loyalty or sense of belonging to the school
- The encouragement of a purposeful attitude to work and positive behaviour
- Raising young people’s awareness of the requirement to dress appropriately for the circumstance (e.g. certain work requirements, interviews etc.)
- Improving security in school by aiding identification of pupils within the school making it easier to identify intruders
- Assisting the identification of truants in the community
- Eradicating peer pressure for young people to adhere to certain fashion items, thus reducing victimisation and bullying
- Assisting parents/carers in terms of economic and practical issues (Parents don’t have to shop for expensive and varied wardrobes for their children to keep up with others and pupils don’t have to worry about what to wear in the morning!)
There are, and always have been, items of clothing which are inappropriate for school including items which:-
- Could potentially encourage factions (e.g. football colours)
- Could cause offence (e.g. anti-religious symbolism or political slogans)
- Could cause health and safety diffi culties such as loose fitting clothing or training shoes or particular items of jewellery
- Are of flammable materials which may be a danger in certain classes (e.g. shellsuits)
- Could damage floors or floor coverings.
- Jeans and denim jackets and/or T-shirts are not suitable during the school day.
- Shoes should be 'sensible'. For reasons of safety they should have flat heels. It is important that they should be waterproof and strong enough to protect the feet in those departments where there is a danger of falling objects - e.g. in the metalwork rooms. It is also important for health and safety reasons that shoes worn outdoors must not be worn in the gymnasium. A student who wears "trainers" outdoors must have a pair of gym shoes for Physical Education.
- No student should be sent to school wearing clothes which are unacceptable in respect of hygiene and/or decay.
Junior School Ties are now in stock and can be purchased from school reception (£5 each)