Discussion in schools invariably include commentary about uniform, often stemming from the correction of a student either wearing incorrect uniform or wearing uniform incorrectly. There are numerous pros and cons for school uniforms.
The following points are ones I have made before, however, they are definitely worth revisiting to consider why a school uniform is worthwhile:
But the Lord said to Samuel, “Do not consider his appearance or his height, for I have rejected him. The Lord does not look at the things people look at. People look at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.”
– 1 Samuel 16:7 (NIV)
In every school that I know, there are some students who push the boundaries of acceptable uniform standards, whether it is about the top button being done up, the length of the skirt, the socks being worn, the amount of make-up, the shirt tucked in, the colour and style of hair or the type of shoes. There are innumerable little ways that students will test the boundaries.
It is a fair expectation that students who belong to our school community will meet the uniform standards that are outlined in the student planners and that parents who choose to enrol their children in our school will support their children to meet these expectations.
I expect that our staff will be vigilant regarding our students’ uniform; to check that they are wearing the uniform and wearing it correctly. As a school we seek to do this consistently. However, I do not see this responsibility as a key one for staff and to spend time discussing student uniform reduces the amount of time staff can give to delivering an excellent learning experience. Thus the responsibility for wearing the uniform correctly lies with the student.
In the few cases where a student cannot meet the school uniform expectations, we welcome the opportunity to work with the family to resolve this matter.
Each school needs to work out where, when, with whom and how to hold the line on different matters. We appreciate the support of our parents in holding to our expectations regarding uniforms.
In His service,
 Peter Caruso, “Individuality vs. Conformity: The Issue behind School Uniforms,” NASSP (National Association of Secondary School Principals) Bulletin, Sep. 1996
 Elisabetta Gentile and Scott A. Imberman, “Dressed for Success? The Effect of School Uniforms on Student Achievement and Behavior,” utdallas.edu, Jan. 15, 2010