The Jewish ethos of our school is central to its existence and is dependent not only on our teaching of Jewish knowledge but also on the atmosphere created in the school, the manner in which we conduct ourselves and the impression we create.
Of course, this goes beyond how we dress. Nonetheless, dress is one important component and we therefore look to our parents and staff for their cooperation to create the desired environment within our school.
All Jewish men and boys should cover their heads at all times whilst on school premises (including when on security duty), whilst attending any school or PTA events (including if outside the school day, e.g. parents’ evenings) and when dropping off and collecting children.
Women should also dress appropriately when dropping off and collecting children from school, when on security duty and at PTA or school events which are not during the school day (e.g. school fete, parents’ evenings). Trousers are permitted, but please ensure that your shoulders are covered and that any skirts/shorts are of an appropriate (knee) length.
When volunteering in the school and when attending all school events held during the school day, e.g. Kabbalat Shabbat, sports days, outings, assemblies and concerts, we ask women to ensure that they wear skirts or dresses of an appropriate (knee) length only and that their shoulders are covered.
If this dress code is respected, we hope that it will assist us to provide the atmosphere that we are working hard to create for your children’s growth, development and Jewish education. A standardised approach to dressing in and around school also reduces confusion for children.
We ask that any members of your extended family attending School events and any au-pairs or nannies picking up or dropping off children from school also respect our dress code policy.
Thank you for your cooperation.
The Governing Body of Morasha Jewish Primary School