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Poor academic performance linked to dress code violators, says high school principal

Published:Wednesday | September 24, 2014 | 9:48 PM

Principal of Spanish Town High in St Catherine, Clayton Hall, says there is a significant correlation between poor academic performance and students who violate schools’ dress codes.



He made the pronouncement while speaking on Cliff Hughes Online this morning.



He says the conclusion has been drawn based on an assessment of data gathered on his school's performance over the last four years.



He argues that his school must insist on dress code discipline in light of the poor academic ranking of the school.



He says parents and other stakeholders are in agreement with the school’s position.



There has been a growing public debate over the decision of various schools to refuse to admit students who breach dress codes.



Just last week a student was denied admission at another St Catherine school after turning up with her skirt ten inches below her knee and not 11 as the school rules dictate.



Following that incident students of Tivoli High in Kingston marched on the Education Ministry over their school’s skirt length policy.



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