Denny High School
After consultation with parents, there was overwhelming support from them to have a dress code. This support from parents is greatly valued by the school as we are keen to establish a sense of identity with the school in our pupils and we seek the continued support of pupils and parents in doing so.
The following constitutes full school uniform:
All Falkirk Council schools have a dress code that encourages pupils to dress ina way which is appropriate to attendance at school. This dress code must not lead to direct or indirect discrimination on the grounds of race, religion, gender or disability. Prior to drawing up the dress code the parents, pupils and staff were fully consulted. It is the expectation of the education authority that parents will be keen to support the dress code.
Those who return to school after the age of 16 must adhere to the school uniform policy in full as a condition of return.
Clothing which is unacceptable in school in any circumstances include items which:
Denim clothing of any kind is not seen as being appropriate to wear to school.
For Physical Education - T-Shirt, shorts, tracksuit or clothing suitable to the activity. All jewellery must be removed.
Whilst in general terms it would not normally be the policy of the authority to exclude a pupil from school solely on the basis of his/her dress, persistent refusal to respond to a reasonable dress code might be deemed to be a serious challenge to the Rector's authority and be detrimental to the well being of the whole school community.
In such circumstances the Rector could justify the use of the school discipline procedure.
The Council wishes to minimise claims arising from the loss of pupils' clothing and/or personal belongings. Parents are asked to assist in this area by ensuring that valuable items and unnecessary expensive items of clothing, jewellery etc. are not brought to school. Parents should note that any claims submitted to cover the loss of such things are likely to be met only where the authority can be shown to have been negligent.