About 12 years ago, a friend expressed interested in a vacancy at a small local independent school. The head gave her a tour of the building, a copy of the job description and a few sheets of A4. Later perusal of these convinced her that the head was a control freak to be avoided at all costs. The staff dress code prescribed every detail imaginable, even down to the colour of tights. Trousers were forbidden, as were cardigans, and low-heeled court shoes were the only approved style of footwear. When out and about at weekends, etc, staff were reminded that they still represented the school, and were therefore expected to continue to dress formally in case they were seen by pupils or parents. My friend didn't apply for the job.