At IB Arthur School, we find it appropriate to have a strict dress code, which focuses on academics, but not fashion. A school uniform plays an important role in fostering pride and unity and contributing to positive behaviours and fewer discipline referrals. Our school uniform policy, rules and expectations have been designed to be simple, fair, and reasonable to parents, caregivers, students and staff. Pupils are required to wear the necessary school uniform when attending school, representing the school, or participating in a school-based event outside normal school hours. Uniform shirts must be tucked into shorts and secured with a black belt. Girls’ skirts should be knee-length; jewellery should be kept to a minimum and nail polish should not be worn. Shoes must be worn with a pair of white ankle-length socks. Shoelaces must always be fastened. Slippers, flip-flops, or crocs are not allowed. Parents are encouraged to take good care of learners’ hair, skin and fingernails. Boys and girls should keep short hair. Students are not allowed to wear coloured hair or dyed hair to school. When a student wears long hair, it should be tied back. No writing on school uniforms or school-approved apparel will be permitted except embroidery or iron-on labels of learners’ names for ease of identification. Parents and caregivers are entreated to observe the school uniform/dress code policy. Parents and caregivers should speak to the Administrator when there are difficulties in observing the dress code. Any student with medical reasons wishing to wear clothing/ footwear other than the prescribed must provide a medical letter stating the reason and how long the exemption applies. Staff will always enforce the school uniform policy and ensure compliance on campus.