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Kingsdown School: Allow students to wear track/sports jackets outside of lessons

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EDIT: A member of staff has said that the new headteacher would "never listen to the petition and unban track/sports jackets". Let's do what we can to prove her wrong and show her our opinion matters.


Currently at Kingsdown School, students are prohibited from wearing their own track/sports jackets outside lessons, simply because they are track/sports. There is not really any real reason for this as:

  • They are outside of the classroom
  • The type of jacket they wear affects absolutely nothing in terms of behaviour and attainment
  • The majority, if not all, students support the removal of the "No track/sports jackets" rule


Kingsdown School has a lot of reasonable rules however this is not one of them. Students should feel comfortable in whatever jackets/coats they choose to wear outside of lessons and no statistic has proved that this rule is effective anyway.


The sole aim of this petition is to show Mrs Conaghan (current headteacher of Kingsdown) and Mrs Leigh-Bennett (new headteacher from September) that the rule is completely unnecessary, that all parties are better off without it and that she should remove this rule as soon as possible. The Student Voice is important.

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