School dress codes (uniforms)

School dress codes (uniforms) in South Australia vary from school to school.

Most government schools have a dress code (uniform) that:

  • regardless of a student’s gender identity, is flexible and allows the right of choice and gender expression
  • sets clear standards about the type of clothing that students can wear to school
  • ensures health, safety and decency standards
  • is practical for a wide range of physical activities and conditions
  • allows for freedom of movement, level of comfort and other special circumstances (for example pregnancy or disability)
  • connects the student with the school
  • helps all children feel comfortable with their classmates
  • is cost effective.

Government schools follow the school dress code administrative instruction (PDF 637KB) when establishing or reviewing their dress code.

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