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Secondary School (Bideford)

"We are a school first and foremost and proud of our student and their achievements."


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"We are a school first and foremost and proud of our
students and their achievements."

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Dress Code

Marland Dress Code (Staff/Students)


Our students are currently not expected to wear school uniform. However, we do expect students to adhere to the expectations set out in the attached policy.



We expect students to dress appropriately for the school day and ensure clothing is suitable for the weather/season. Expectations include;
• look presentable
• be safe (no dangerous parts, i.e. steel toecaps, etc.)
• be clean
• fit well
• be age appropriate
• be appropriately functional for the weather / season
• be appropriate for the time of day (i.e. no pyjamas / ‘onesies’ / nightwear / slippers to be worn around school during the school day, etc.)


Clothing / footwear MUST NOT:
• be revealing / indecent / have any potential sexual connotations (whether intentional or not)
• display inappropriate pictures / logos / messages (i.e. drugs, extremist viewpoints, sexual
comments, swear words, etc.)
• be unsafe


Staff are also expected to dress appropriately for the setting. Due to the nature of the job, we encourage staff to dress in a smart but casual manner to provide a more 'homely' pastoral approach for our learners.