The Jewish ethos of our school is central to its existence and is dependent not only on our teaching of Jewish knowledge, but also on the atmosphere created in the school, the manner in which we conduct ourselves and the impression we create.
Of course, this goes beyond how we dress. Nonetheless, dress is one important component and we therefore look to our parents and staff for their cooperation to create the desired environment within our school.
All Jewish men and boys should cover their heads at all times while on school premises (including when on security duty), while attending any school or PTA events (including those outside teaching hours, such as school fete and parents’ evenings) and when dropping off and collecting children.
All women should similarly dress appropriately when dropping off and collecting children from school, when on security duty and at PTA or school events which are not during the school day (e.g. school fete and parents’ evenings). Trousers are permitted, but please ensure that your shoulders are covered and that clothes are of knee length or longer.
When volunteering during the school day (e.g. school trips or in school) or when attending any school event (e.g. Kabbalat Shabbat, sports days, outings, assemblies and concerts), women should please ensure that they wear skirts or dresses of knee length or longer, and that their shoulders are covered.
If this dress code is respected, we hope that it will assist us to provide the atmosphere that we are working hard to create for your children’s growth, development and Jewish education. A standardised approach to dressing in and around school also reduces confusion for children.
We ask that all family members attending school events, and family/au pairs/nannies picking up or dropping off children from school, also respect our dress code policy.
Thank you for your cooperation.