Upper School Uniform
Dwight School London has a mandatory uniform and dress code for all students. There are many positive reasons for a school dress code, including:
- A dress code encourages students to express their individuality through personality and
- academic achievements, not outward appearances
- A dress code puts the focus on academics, not fashion, because it projects a neat, serious,
- businesslike image
- Schools with dress codes have fewer discipline problems because students are not distracted
- Dress codes eliminate the visible differences between needy and wealthy children
- Dress codes eliminate pressure to wear brand name clothing
- Dress codes create a sense of school pride and belonging
Uniform for MYP Students is as follows:
Students shall have the right to dress in accordance with their gender identity, within the constraints of the dress code and uniform policy.
Diploma and Non-uniform dress code
Students shall refrain from wearing clothing that, in the judgement of staff, could possibly distract from learning. Further to that, students shall refrain from wearing clothing with offensive messages or symbols. Students must not wear shorts or skirts that are shorter than the tips of their fingers when their hands are relaxing by their sides. Students should not wear trousers, shorts or shirts with holes in them. Students should not wear form fitting tops or trousers. Students may not wear tops that are sheer or expose midriffs and should not wear tank tops or spaghetti straps. Additionally, students must be in formal wear when requested.
- A small necklace or small bracelet of recognised religious significance is allowed. One pair of small stud earrings are allowed. Small watches are allowed. No other jewellery is allowed.
- No visible makeup is allowed.
- Simple hair bands or ties are allowed in school colours only.
- Shoes should be sensible in colour and style, boots must be low-cut; flip-flops and raised-heel shoes are not allowed.
- Dark coloured winter hats and scarves may be worn as the weather dictates. Caps may not be worn.
- A white t-shirt may be worn as an undershirt. Coloured undershirts and undershirts that extend beyond the sleeves are not permitted.
- Form fitting trousers, denim trousers, jeans and non-denim, jeans-style trousers are not allowed.
- Hair can only be dyed in a range of natural colours.
- Hoodies (hooded sweatshirts) are not allowed.
- Nail varnish must only be worn in a range of natural colours.
- Socks should be worn below the knee.
- Tights must be navy or black in colour and should not have patterns nor may they be sheer.