School Uniform

The Uniform

* Navy blue or black blazer with badge.
* Pale blue or white shirt/blouse.
* Navy blue or black skirt/trousers.
* Navy blue or black cardigan or pullover.
* Notre Dame sweatshirt.
* School Tie.

Given that there is substantial parental and public approval of uniform, schools in Inverclyde are free to encourage the wearing of school uniform.

From various discussions with parents, we at Notre Dame believe that we have parental support in promoting what is a very smart uniform.

We feel the wearing of the uniform is important for a number of reasons:-

In attending school, pupils are involved in a formal activity and therefore should dress in a formal manner. Attending school is not a social activity and therefore casual dress is not appropriate.

Pupils have many reasons to be proud of Notre Dame High School and its achievements. They should, therefore, wish to identify with the school.

The public, including employers and people associated with further and higher education, generally look favourably on school where uniform is worn. It is in the interest of every member of the school that the school is viewed favourably in the community.

Security

It is important that staff should be able to recognise everyone who is entitled to be within school premises. The wearing of uniform is the best and easiest way of identifying our pupils. Significantly, if all pupils are in uniform it makes it easier to spot anyone coming into the school who has no reason to be inside the school. This is very important in Notre Dame as the school campus is so large and open.

In encouraging the wearing of uniform, account must be taken in any proposals to prevent any direct or indirect discrimination on the grounds of race and gender. Any proposals will be the subject of widespread consultation with parents and pupils.

Blazer/Jackets/Coats

Students should preferably wear the school blazer, but if unable to do so, should wear a Black jacket or coat. Please note that coloured/grey jackets, tracksuit tops or jackets with football team badges or other advertising logos should not be worn.

P.E. Kit

P.E. Kit is an important aspect of uniform policy as a significant part of the P.E. curriculum and team training will take place using our outdoor facilities. Consequently, I would ask that for P.E. lessons and sports training, students do not wear football tops (club or international) nor Tshirts/ shorts with football club badges or logos. The school P.E. kit, designed by students is available for purchase from Smiths, Greenock. Otherwise students should wear a plain self coloured top.

 

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