Uniform requirement, appropriate dress and appearance code
We believe that a smart appearance is an important part of creating and maintaining the appropriate climate for learning and preparing for adult life and the world of work. In addition, following the agreed uniform and appearance requirements is an integral part of belonging to our learning community.
Students will be expected to wear the correct Devon Studio School uniform at all times during the school day and whilst on the premises. Failure to adhere to the uniform requirements could result in sanctions being applied under the behaviour policy.
A copy of the school uniform requirements is available by clicking on the button at the end of this page.
Infringements of the dress and appearance code
Failure to attend in the correct uniform may result in a sanction. Where this occurs, the form tutor or other member of staff will hold an initial conversation with the student to give him/her the opportunity to make the necessary adjustments. Where necessary, the member of staff will consider next steps, including referral to the Deputy Principal and an alternative or “borrowed” item may be offered
Where a student attends with an obvious infringement with respect to appearance (e.g. piercing or extreme of hair, cut or colour), a sanction may also be applied. Members of staff will, in the first instance endeavour to resolve the situation by making reasonable/practicable requests, and the Deputy Principal may intervene. Definitions of appropriate hair style, colour or cut are those applied by the academy, not those of the student or parents.
Students will be expected to remove piercings immediately and these will be confiscated. Under certain circumstances, including repeat offences, the academy retains the right to release the items only to parents/guardians in person.
Students with extremes of hair style, colour or cut will be sent to a member of the senior team. This may result in an internal isolation until parents are contacted or the issue is resolved.