Pilgrim Lutheran Christian School recognizes that imposing a school uniform is a limitation upon free expression of dress.
However, the school believes that this limitation is justified on the grounds that a school uniform:
Plays a valuable role in encouraging identity with, and support for, the school’s values.
Sets an appropriate tone that instills pride and gives pupils a sense of identity and belonging
Supports positive behavior and discipline
Ensures students approach their learning with the right attitude, properly equipped and prepared
Establishes and reinforces high expectations of students which supports effective teaching and learning and high achievement
Establishes a common identity for students in the school, overriding social and cultural differences which could otherwise separate students
Helps to build a sense of team spirit, nurtures cohesion and promotes good relationships between different groups of pupils
Helps young people to understand how to dress appropriately and appreciate the importance of presentation
Protects children from social pressures to dress in a particular way and prevents competition between students for fashionable clothing and accessories, thus reducing the pressure on students to conform in school hours
Promotes school pride and school spirit