Student dress code

There is no formal uniform for students at Ancora School.

Many of our students have struggled at previous schools with self-image and identity, leading to issues around the wearing of uniform.

We want our students to feel as relaxed as possible in their environment and for that reason allow students, within the guidelines below, to wear clothes of their choice.

Students should not wear clothes that may cause offence to staff, students and visitors of the school. 

The following are amongst those NOT PERMITTED:

  • Strappy or Strapless Tops
  • Crop tops and tops revealing stomach / back / chests
  • 'Short' Shorts, e.g. hotpants 
  • Offensive Logos, Pictures or Text on clothing 
  • Homophobic, racist, sexist, sexual, discriminatory or otherwise challenging logos, picture, texts, or designs.
  • Pyjamas/Nightwear

The Headteacher's decision on each individual case, as to what is and what is not appropriate, is final. Where deemed inappropriate, parent/carers/member of the clinical team will be informed and students will be sent home/back to the ward to change, or parents asked to bring a change of clothing, depending on age and usual travel arrangements.

For Health and Safety reasons, sensible shoes should be worn. High heels and Wedges are not permitted.

For PE, students may wear their own clothes and students are not required to change. However, flat shoes, that fit securely, must be worn for PE lessons.

Ancora House School, Countess of Chester Health Park, Liverpool Road, Cheshire, CH2 1BQ

Tel: 01244 397598 | Email: [email protected]