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* Happens within one day in ''Anime/PantyAndStockingWithGarterbelt''. In the episode "Les Diaboliques", The Demon Sisters take over the school, enforcing school uniforms, somewhat resembling Scanty and Kneesocks’ militaristic clothing, as one of their strict rules. It is implied that it is subverted by the end of the episode, as the Demon Sisters drive away from the [[spoiler:now-destroyed and burning]] school.

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* Happens within one day in ''Anime/PantyAndStockingWithGarterbelt''. In the episode "Les Diaboliques", The Demon Sisters take over the school, enforcing school uniforms, somewhat resembling Scanty and Kneesocks’ militaristic clothing, as one of their strict rules. It is implied that it is subverted by the end of the episode, as the Demon Sisters drive away from the [[spoiler:now-destroyed and burning]] school.school, with Panty and Stocking [[spoiler:winning]] the battle.

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* Happens within one day in ''Anime/PantyAndStockingWithGarterbelt''. In the episode "Les Diaboliques", The Demon Sisters take over the school, enforcing school uniforms, somewhat resembling Scanty and Kneesocks’ militaristic clothing, as one of their strict rules. It is implied that it is subverted by the end of the episode, as the Demon Sisters drive away from the [[spoiler:now-destroyed and burning]] school.

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* Creator/TonyDanza 's ''Teach'' documented a rare RealLife example in which Northeast High School in Philadelphia implemented a uniform policy in November of 2009, in the middle of a deep recession mere weeks after families had done their back-to-school shopping with a free-dress policy in mind. Unlike most fictional examples it remains in place over a decade later.


Often found within a TyrantTakesTheHelm plotline and AntiSchoolUniformsPlot. Primarily seen in American series, since it needs, on the one hand, a serial medium, such as television, and on the other a cultural backdrop in which school uniforms exist as an option [[note]]''Technically'' they aren't an option in the United States, at least for traditional district-run public schools, but there are ways of getting around this in RealLife, and fiction writers, of course, are free to ignore all of it[[/note]] but are the exception rather than the norm. This is something of a compressed variant of SoCalization since ''most'' [[JuniorHigh middle schools]] in UsefulNotes/LosAngeles have uniforms but they're ''far'' less common at both the elementary and HighSchool level. SubTrope of DressCode. See also ForcedIntoTheirSundayBest.

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Often found within a TyrantTakesTheHelm plotline and AntiSchoolUniformsPlot. Primarily seen in American series, since it needs, on the one hand, a serial medium, such as television, and on the other a cultural backdrop in which school uniforms exist as an option [[note]]''Technically'' they aren't an option in the United States, at least for traditional district-run public schools, but there are ways of getting around this in RealLife, and fiction writers, of course, are free to ignore all of it[[/note]] but are the exception rather than the norm. This is something of a compressed variant of SoCalization HollywoodProvincialism since ''most'' [[JuniorHigh middle schools]] in UsefulNotes/LosAngeles have uniforms but they're ''far'' less common at both the elementary and HighSchool level. SubTrope of DressCode. See also ForcedIntoTheirSundayBest.


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Often found within a TyrantTakesTheHelm plotline. Primarily seen in American series, since it needs, on the one hand, a serial medium, such as television, and on the other a cultural backdrop in which school uniforms exist as an option [[note]]''Technically'' they aren't an option in the United States, at least for traditional district-run public schools, but there are ways of getting around this in RealLife, and fiction writers, of course, are free to ignore all of it[[/note]] but are the exception rather than the norm. This is something of a compressed variant of SoCalization since ''most'' [[JuniorHigh middle schools]] in UsefulNotes/LosAngeles have uniforms but they're ''far'' less common at both the elementary and HighSchool level. SubTrope of DressCode. See also ForcedIntoTheirSundayBest.

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Often found within a TyrantTakesTheHelm plotline.plotline and AntiSchoolUniformsPlot. Primarily seen in American series, since it needs, on the one hand, a serial medium, such as television, and on the other a cultural backdrop in which school uniforms exist as an option [[note]]''Technically'' they aren't an option in the United States, at least for traditional district-run public schools, but there are ways of getting around this in RealLife, and fiction writers, of course, are free to ignore all of it[[/note]] but are the exception rather than the norm. This is something of a compressed variant of SoCalization since ''most'' [[JuniorHigh middle schools]] in UsefulNotes/LosAngeles have uniforms but they're ''far'' less common at both the elementary and HighSchool level. SubTrope of DressCode. See also ForcedIntoTheirSundayBest.


Often found within a TyrantTakesTheHelm plotline. Primarily seen in American series, since it needs on the one hand a serial medium, such as television, and on the other a cultural backdrop in which school uniforms exist as an option [[note]]''Technically'' they aren't an option in the United States, at least for traditional district-run public schools, but there are ways of getting around this in RealLife, and fiction writers, of course, are free to ignore all of it[[/note]] but are the exception rather than the norm. This is something of a compressed variant of SoCalization since ''most'' [[JuniorHigh middle schools]] in UsefulNotes/LosAngeles have uniforms but they're ''far'' less common at both the elementary and HighSchool level. SubTrope of DressCode. See also ForcedIntoTheirSundayBest.

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Often found within a TyrantTakesTheHelm plotline. Primarily seen in American series, since it needs needs, on the one hand hand, a serial medium, such as television, and on the other a cultural backdrop in which school uniforms exist as an option [[note]]''Technically'' they aren't an option in the United States, at least for traditional district-run public schools, but there are ways of getting around this in RealLife, and fiction writers, of course, are free to ignore all of it[[/note]] but are the exception rather than the norm. This is something of a compressed variant of SoCalization since ''most'' [[JuniorHigh middle schools]] in UsefulNotes/LosAngeles have uniforms but they're ''far'' less common at both the elementary and HighSchool level. SubTrope of DressCode. See also ForcedIntoTheirSundayBest.



* ''Series/ThatsSoRaven'' had an episode. Raven organizes a protest (everyone is supposed to technically wear the uniform, but in a highly personalized way), but everyone backs out except the mean clique. The plot of the episode is more about Raven accidentally falling in with them, but it does follow the trope.

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* ''Series/ThatsSoRaven'' had an episode. Raven organizes a protest (everyone is supposed to technically wear the uniform, uniform but in a highly personalized way), but everyone backs out except the mean clique. The plot of the episode is more about Raven accidentally falling in with them, but it does follow the trope.



* ''WesternAnimation/DannyPhantom'': Vlad Masters, the newly elected mayor, makes this a rule at the local high school, specifically to annoy PerkyGoth Sam, since she's a close friend/sidekick to Vlad's ArchEnemy, Danny.

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* ''WesternAnimation/DannyPhantom'': Vlad Masters, the newly elected mayor, makes this a rule at the local high school, specifically to annoy PerkyGoth Sam, Sam since she's a close friend/sidekick to Vlad's ArchEnemy, Danny.



* Averted in Disney's ''WesternAnimation/{{Doug}}''. The plan is announced at the beginning of the episode. Over the course of the episode, the student body collects signatures on a petition, forms an interest group, sets up protests, and eventually splits based on difference of opinion. By the end of the episode, the student body has accepted the imposition of school uniforms, but because the adults can't decide on a design, the plan is put on hold until the next year.

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* Averted in Disney's ''WesternAnimation/{{Doug}}''. The plan is announced at the beginning of the episode. Over the course of the episode, the student body collects signatures on a petition, forms an interest group, sets up protests, and eventually splits based on a difference of opinion. By the end of the episode, the student body has accepted the imposition of school uniforms, uniforms but because the adults can't decide on a design, the plan is put on hold until the next year.


* Averted in Disney's ''WesternAnimation/{{Doug}}''. The plan is announced at the beginning of the episode. Over the course of the episode, the student body collects signatures on a petition, forms an interest group, sets up protests, and eventually splits based on difference of opinion. By the end of the episode, the student body has accepted the imposition of school uniforms, but because the adults can't decide on a design, the plan is put on hold indefinitely.

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* Averted in Disney's ''WesternAnimation/{{Doug}}''. The plan is announced at the beginning of the episode. Over the course of the episode, the student body collects signatures on a petition, forms an interest group, sets up protests, and eventually splits based on difference of opinion. By the end of the episode, the student body has accepted the imposition of school uniforms, but because the adults can't decide on a design, the plan is put on hold indefinitely.until the next year.


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* Averted with the Eric Walters book ''Branded'', where school uniforms are announced early in the year after the bureaucracy has already decided on them and are phased in over a couple of months.

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* ''Series/ICarly'' had this when Principal Franklin was kicked out.

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* ''Series/ICarly'' had this when Principal Franklin was kicked out.



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* This routine happened in ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive''. Principal Verruckt of Moperville North High School decided to have all of the students wear uniforms (apparently without consulting with parents, the local school board or anyone else) and put the policy into effect almost immediately. It's also a splendid example of WebcomicTime, since the policy was in place for less than a week InUniverse but covered ''3½ years''' worth of strips (most of which was taken by the birthday party arc).

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* ''WesternAnimation/DannyPhantom'': Vlad Masters, the newly elected mayor, makes this a rule at the local high school, specifically to annoy PerkyGoth Sam, since she's a close friend/sidekick to Vlad's ArchEnemy, Danny.
* ''WesternAnimation/MyGymPartnersAMonkey'' had the episode "Uniformity", where Charles Darwin Middle School instates a prep-school uniform that causes everyone to act uncharacteristically genteel and proper (read: boring), in stark contrast to the students' usual antics. The uniform was instated in about a week and later revoked in less than a day.

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* This routine happened in ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive''. Principal Verruckt of Moperville North High School decided to have all of the students wear uniforms (apparently without consulting with parents, the local school board or anyone else) and put the policy into effect almost immediately. It's also a splendid example of WebcomicTime, since the policy was in place for less than a week InUniverse but covered ''3½ years''' worth of strips (most of which was taken by the birthday party arc).

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* ''WesternAnimation/DannyPhantom'': Vlad Masters, the newly elected mayor, makes this a rule at the local high school, specifically to annoy PerkyGoth Sam, since she's a close friend/sidekick to Vlad's ArchEnemy, Danny.
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* ''WesternAnimation/MyGymPartnersAMonkey'' had the episode "Uniformity", where Charles Darwin Middle School instates a prep-school uniform that causes everyone to act uncharacteristically genteel and proper (read: boring), in stark contrast to the students' usual antics. The uniform was instated in about a week and later revoked in less than a day.


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Often found within a TyrantTakesTheHelm plotline. Primarily seen in American series, since it needs on the one hand a serial medium, such as television, and on the other a cultural backdrop in which school uniforms exist as an option [[note]]''Technically'' they aren't an option in the United States, at least for traditional district-run public schools, but there are ways of getting around this in RealLife, and fiction writers, of course, are free to ignore all of it[[/note]] but are the exception rather than the norm. SubTrope of DressCode. See also ForcedIntoTheirSundayBest.

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Often found within a TyrantTakesTheHelm plotline. Primarily seen in American series, since it needs on the one hand a serial medium, such as television, and on the other a cultural backdrop in which school uniforms exist as an option [[note]]''Technically'' they aren't an option in the United States, at least for traditional district-run public schools, but there are ways of getting around this in RealLife, and fiction writers, of course, are free to ignore all of it[[/note]] but are the exception rather than the norm. This is something of a compressed variant of SoCalization since ''most'' [[JuniorHigh middle schools]] in UsefulNotes/LosAngeles have uniforms but they're ''far'' less common at both the elementary and HighSchool level. SubTrope of DressCode. See also ForcedIntoTheirSundayBest.




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* ''Series/AndiMack'' did a sidelong glance off this trope when the new principal starting to enforce an already-existing but long-ignored dress code, with absolutely zero prior warning.

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* Invoked as a minor running gag in ''Film/HarryPotterAndTheOrderOfThePhoenix'', where the first thing we see Dolores Umbridge do after being appointed Headmistress of Hogwarts is her marching around the corridors magically rearranging all the pupil's uniforms until they are up to military standard.


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* Averted with the Eric Walters book ''Branded'', where school uniforms are announced early in the year after the bureaucracy has already decided on them and are phased in over a couple of months.


In RealLife, if a school is planning a major change of DressCode, particularly if they're going all the way from [[NoDressCode "no shirt, no shoes, no service"]] to a strict uniform policy, they will announce it well in advance, seeking consultation from parents, teachers, the community at large if it's a public school, and often students, with any changes to take effect at the start of the following school year. (This applies to most other major policy changes, too. Schools are run by bureaucracies, and bureaucracy tends to move ponderously).

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In RealLife, if a school is planning a major change of DressCode, particularly if they're going all the way from [[NoDressCode "no shirt, no shoes, no service"]] to a strict uniform policy, they will announce it well in advance, seeking consultation from parents, teachers, the community at large if it's a public school, and often students, with any changes to take effect at the start of the following school year. (This applies to most other major policy changes, too. Schools are run by bureaucracies, and bureaucracy tends to move ponderously).
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