The Warnbro Primary School Dress Code provides standards of what is acceptable in relation to the clothing worn by students at the school including headwear, footwear and aspects of personal presentation.

Dress requirements play an important role in promoting a positive image of the school and creating a sense of identity among students. A school uniform:

  • teaches students to dress smartly and take pride in their appearance
  • promotes a safe and healthy learning environment
  • boosts school spirit and has a positive effect on students and teachers
  • promotes safety of students through easier identification
  • keeps cost of clothing within reasonable limits for parents
  • assists students to learn the importance of appropriate presentation
  • minimises peer pressure about how students look



Students are expected to wear school uniform which includes:


  • black shorts, skorts, skirts or track pants
  • school polo shirt
  • school dress
  • black zip jacket or school jacket


  • black shorts or track pants
  • school polo shirt
  • black zip jacket or school jacket
  • Faction shirts and Year 6 Leaver shirts are available and can be worn when required.
  • Leggings and bike pants may only be worn under school clothing (not on their own) and should be black.
  • Denim is excluded from the School Dress Code.
  • Any additional clothing worn, eg. winter jackets, should be consistent with the school colours and should not have large logos.



  • Student footwear will be safe and appropriate for school activities.
  • Sneakers, sandals or enclosed shoes are required.
  • Thongs, scuffs and slip-ons are not considered appropriate and are not allowed. Exceptions may be made for special lessons, eg. swimming lessons


  • Hats are compulsory for all students.
  • WPS has a ‘No Hat, No Sun’ policy for the whole school year.
  • Hats are to be worn for recess, lunch, Physical Education and Sport lessons.


Hair & Makeup

  • Hair should be neat and secured away from the face.
  • Hair that is shoulder length or longer is to be tied back. This is a health and safety issue.
  • Students with fringes will be asked to keep hair from their eyes and face.
  • Coloured hair is only acceptable for designated fundraisers, such as ‘Crazy Hair Day’ and sports carnivals where hair is coloured at home. Coloured hair is not acceptable at any other time.
  • Hair ties and headbands should be predominantly in school colours and should have no bows or flowers bigger than 10cm.
  • Makeup, including nail polish, is not to be worn at any time. Students will be asked to clean this off and parents will be notified.



  • For safety reasons, the wearing of jewellery is discouraged. Theft, damage, and the risk to the child or other children is a concern. This includes bangles, bracelets, dangling earrings or any item of that nature.
  • Items of jewellery that students are allowed to wear include
    • watches
    • small sleepers or stud earrings
    • jewellery that is required for medical, cultural or religious reasons.


General Information

Parents are requested to name all clothing items that children wear to school.

Students may be granted an exemption from the Dress Code requirements on religious or health grounds, or at the Principal’s discretion. Exemptions must be applied for through the school office.


Breaches of the Dress Code

We request that all parents support the Dress Code and ensure that their children arrive at school in the correct attire. If a student does not meet the requirements of the dress code, the following steps will be followed.


  1. The class teacher will remind the student about the need to be in uniform.
  2. If the student is out of uniform again, the class teacher will remind them of the school dress code requirements and communicate this to the student’s parents/carers either in person, by email or by phone. The class teacher will inform their line manager that this has occurred.
  3. If the student is out of uniform again, the line manager will send home a copy of the dress code requirements and an acknowledgement of receipt of the information.
  4. Problems regarding non-compliance, or requests for exemption from the dress code, will be referred to the Principal.
  5. Students who continue not to comply with the dress code of Warnbro Primary School may find that they face sanctions, as outlined below.


Sanctions will be limited to the following actions only:

  • The student will be prevented from attending any activity in which the student would have been representing the school.
  • The student will be prevented from attending or participating in any school activity which, in the opinion of the principal, is not part of the educational program.