In the news - Cheltenham Ladies’ College issues strict guidelines on casual dress
Cheltenham Ladies’ College, according to new casual dress guidelines from the institution.
School officials said that the letter was issued in response to parents’ queries on suitable casual dress for mufti days and social events.
In the news: Teaching Resources - 19 June
Cheltenham Ladies’ College issues strict guidelines on casual dress
Who wears short shorts? Not the pupils of Cheltenham Ladies’ College, according to new casual dress guidelines from the institution.
School officials said that the letter was issued in response to parents’ queries on suitable casual dress for mufti days and social events. The guide advises that “a girl who wears jeans, T-shirt and sports/Converse-type shoes cannot easily go wrong,” but warns against make-up, loose hair, short shorts or high heels. It also states that only skirts reaching no more than 1 inch above the knee would be considered acceptable by the college. One parent, speaking to The Daily Mail, accused the school of being “completely out of touch with what young people are wearing these days”.
However a spokesperson for the college said that the institution worked in partnership with parents in order to “balance current fashion trends with what is appropriate” for its students, who range in age from 11 to 16.
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