School Uniform Girls            School Uniform Boys

White blouse                             White shirt
Green & yellow tie                 Green & yellow tie
Grey skirt                                    Grey trousers
Green jacket                              Green jacket
School badge                             School badge
White socks                               Grey Socks
Black shoes                                Black shoes
School polo shirt                     School polo shirt
School sweatshirt                  School sweatshirt

Gym Clothes

For both girls and boys the supply of a t shirt, shorts and slip-on or velcro sandshoes would be helpful. They may keep these items in their trays in the classroom or a bag on their hook.

For health and safety reasons it is essential that children do not wear items of jewellery during PE sessions. Children’s names must be on all articles of clothing, bags purses etc.

Given that there is substantial parental and public approval of uniform, schools in Inverclyde are free to encourage the wearing of school uniform. In encouraging the wearing of uniform, account is taken in any proposals to prevent any direct or indirect discrimination on the grounds of race or gender. Any proposals will be the subject of widespread consultation with parents and pupils. Against this background it should be noted that it is the policy of the Education & Lifelong Learning Committee not to insist on pupils wearing uniform or having specialist items of clothing as a prerequisite to their attending and engaging in all of the activities of the curriculum.

There are forms of dress which are unacceptable in school, such as items of clothing which:

  • potentially encourage faction (such as football colours)
  • could cause offence (such as anti-religious symbolism or political slogans)
  • could cause health and safety difficulties such as loose fitting clothing dangling earrings or clothing made from flammable materials for example shell suits in practical classes
  • could cause damage to flooring
  • carry advertising, particularly for alcohol or tobacco;
  • could be used to inflict damage on other pupils or be used by others to do so.

The council is concerned at the level of claims being received regarding the loss of children’s clothing and/or personal belongings. Parents are asked to assist in this area by ensuring that valuable items and unnecessarily expensive items of clothing are not brought to the establishment. Parents should note that the authority does not carry insurance to cover the loss of such items and any claims submitted are likely to be met only where the authority can be shown to have been negligent.

Parents should note that the activities the children may become involved in may be restricted because health and safety requirements state that jewellery of any kind must not be worn where children are undertaking physical activities. This includes jewellery worn as a result of body piercing.

Parents of children receiving one of the following benefits will normally be entitled to monetary grants for footwear and clothing for their children:

  • Income Support
  • -based Job Seekers Allowance (JSA)
    • Child Tax Credit, but not Working Tax Credit, and where income is less than £16,105 (in 2018/19) as assessed by the Inland Revenue)
    • An asylum seeker receiving support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
    • Employment and Support Allowance (Income Related) (ESA)
    • Parent or carer who is in receipt of both maximum Child Tax Credit and maximum Working Tax Credit with an income under £6,420
    • Universal Credit – where your maximum monthly income from employment does not exceed £610, as shown on your monthly Universal Credit statement

    Approval of any requests for such grants made by parents in different circumstances are at the discretion of the Director of Education and Communities. Information and application forms may be obtained from the schools and from Inverclyde Council, Customer Service Centre, Municipal Buildings, Clyde Square, Greenock, PA15 1LY from the end of June.

Inverclyde Council

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