CLOTHING AND UNIFORM
All North Lanarkshire schools must have a dress code, which encourages pupils to dress in a way which is appropriate to attendance at school. This dress code must not lead to direct or indirect discrimination on the grounds of race, religion, gender or disability. Prior to drawing up the dress code the parents/carers, pupils and staff were fully consulted. It is the expectation of Education and Families that parents/carers will be keen to support the dress code and written agreement may be sought.
Clothing which is unacceptable in school under any circumstances includes items which:
- could potentially encourage factions (e.g. football colours)
- could cause offence (e.g. anti-religious symbolism or political slogans)
- could cause health and safety difficulties such as loose fitting clothing, dangling earrings and other potentially dangerous jewellery.
- are of flammable materials which may be a danger in certain classes (e.g. shell suits)
- could cause damage to flooring
- carry advertising, in particular for alcohol or tobacco
- could be used to inflict injury to other pupils or to be used by others to do so.
Parents in receipt of a clothing grant from the Council will be encouraged to purchase items which are in accordance with the school dress code. Approval of any requests for such grants in other circumstances is at the discretion of the Executive Director of Education and Families. Information and application forms may be obtained from any school or First Stop Shop. Parents/Carers are entitled to receive a clothing grant if they are in receipt of any of the following benefits: Income Support, Job Seekers’ Allowance (income based), Employment and Support Allowance (income related), Universal Credit (with an income below £610 per month), housing benefit, council tax rebate.
Whilst in general terms it would not normally be the policy of the authority to exclude a pupil from school solely on the basis of his/her dress, persistent refusal to respond to a reasonable dress code may be deemed to be a serious challenge to the head teacher’s authority and to be detrimental to the well being of the whole school community. In such circumstances a head teacher may justify the use of the school discipline procedure.
The Council wishes to minimise claims arising from the loss of pupils’ clothing and/or personal belongings. Parents/Guardians are asked to assist in this area by ensuring that valuable items and unnecessarily expensive items of clothing, jewellery, etc., are not brought to school. Parents should note that any claims submitted to cover the loss of such things are likely to be met only where the authority can be shown to have been negligent.
Abronhill Primary School’s uniform consists of:
- Navy blue sweatshirt
- Blue polo shirt
- Grey trousers /skirt
- White shirt and school tie
- Black shoes
- E. kit is provided by the school- black shorts, white t-shirt and indoor gym shoes (primaries 4-7 provide their own gym shoes)
You are able to buy your child’s school uniform online direct from Gilmour Sports Uniform Made Easy.
The school asks for donations of previously loved school uniforms which we launder and make available to anyone who wants them. Parents/Carers can come into school and take what they need or can fill in a request form and the items will be available to collect at the school office or will be put into the child’s school bag.