'Controversial and strict' dress codes for community primary schools to be reviewed 2 years ago

'Controversial and strict' dress codes for community primary schools to be reviewed

It is said to be "too strict".

A controversial dress code implemented in some Community Primary Schools is under review after it was published to the public last week.

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According to RTÉ News, Dublin and Dún Laoghaire Education and Training Board withdrew the code earlier this week after details of the restrictions appeared online; the board says the code is being reviewed.

Some of the details in the code included not wearing a skirt above knee length and not dying your hair an unnatural colour... even some 'shades of red' were banned.

Wearing jeans, runners, hoodies and t-shirts to work was also not permitted.

The rules were described as "intrusive and oppressive" by a senior education figure.

Community National Schools are the newest model of primary school, and there are currently 11 in the country.

It has been confirmed that the dress codes were in place in at least two Community National Schools; Scoil Choilm in Clonsilla, and Citywest and Saggart Community National School.