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Portrait of a College
Guide-lines on dress
You will appreciate that it is my duty to ensure that all Bilborough pupils appear in
dress which brings credit to themselves and the school. In order to avoid flashiness and
extravagance of dress I have drawn up the following simple rules which I hope will seem
Suggestions for Girls
- Dress: suit, skirt and blouse; skirt and jersey; skirt and twinset; dresses.
- Shoes: low or medium heeled. Boots: for outside wear only. Shoes to be worn in the
- Stockings: normal (not patterned) nylon; no extravagantly coloured woollen tights.
- Make-up: girls who wish may wear light make-up.
- Jewellery: no obtrusive jewellery, or earrings.
Suggestions for Boys
- Suits, sports jackets: since all boys will have to face an interview either for
University, College or Business Firm it is imperative for them to have a lounge suit. This
could be worn at school as an alternative to school uniform. If parents so wish a sports
jacket may be worn instead of a school blazer. I repeat however, that every boy should
have a lounge suit for the formal occasion, eg interview. At Speech Day boys will wear
either school uniform or a suit.
- Pullover: any pullover should have a V-neck, to show shirt and tie.
- Socks and shoes: no restriction.
- Shirts: to be in keeping with the suit or jacket and not to be too gaudy in colour.
- Sixth form tie: this is an attractive tie, but it need not be compulsory.
18th September, 1999