Grey: skirt, pinafore or trousers
White: blouse, shirt or polo shirt
Maroon: blazer, cardigan, sweater, tank top or sweatshirt
St Michael’s tie
* Please note: we do not have tartan pinafores or skirts as part of our uniform. Also, we do not have stripes on the collars of our polo shirts or round the neckline of our knitwear. This has been introduced by individual companies and is not at the request of the school.
It is not necessary for children to have the school logo on their polo shirt, sweatshirt, jumper or cardigan. All we ask is that families respect the colours of our school uniform and do not introduce colours that do not form part of it.
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 the 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 pre-requisite of their attending and engaging in all of the activities of the curriculum.
For PE lessons we ask that children wear a white t shirt or polo shirt with dark coloured shorts. Black sandshoes are ideal for PE.
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 material for example shell suits in practical classes
- Could cause damage to flooring
- Carry advertising, particularly for alcohol or tobacco and
- Could be used to inflict damage on other pupils or be used to do so
In addition, jewellery such as dangling earrings and large rings, could cause health and safety difficulties and are unacceptable to be worn in school. 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.
We request that all items of clothing, schoolbags and packed lunch boxes, are labelled clearly with your child’s name.
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
- Income based Job Seeker’s Allowance
- Child Tax Credit, but not Working Tax Credit (as assessed by the Inland Revenue)
- An asylum seeker receiving support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
- Any income related element of Employment and Support Allowance
- Parent or carer is in receipt of Working Tax Credit. Approval of requests for such grants made by parents in different circumstances is at the discretion of the Corporate Director of Education, Communities & Organisational Development. Information and application forms may be obtained from schools and from Education Services, Wallace Place, Greenock PA15 1JB.
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.