Clothing, Uniform & P.E. Kit
In Langloan Primary School, we are very proud
to wear our uniforms at all appropriate times.
The Langloan uniform consists of a
Brown jumper/sweatshirt with the School Badge, brown skirt or trousers.
We also wear a Gold Polo Shirt, or a Gold Shirt
and Brown/Gold Striped Tie.
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, pupils and staff were fully consulted.
It is the expectation of the education authority that parents
will be keen to support the dress code
and written agreement may be sought.
Clothing which is unacceptable in school under any circumstances. This would include items which:
· could potentially encourage factions (eg football colours)
· could cause offence (eg 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 (eg shell suits)
· could cause damage to flooring
· carry advertising in particular for alcohol or tobacco
· could be used to inflict damage on other pupils or to be used by others to do so.
Parents in receipt of a grant for footwear and clothing
from the council will be encouraged to purchase items,
are in accordance with the school dress code.
Approval of any requests for such grants in other circumstances
are at the discretion of the Director of Education.
Information and application forms may be obtained from any school
or area office. Parents 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),
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
might be deemed to be a serious challenge to the head teacher’s authority
and be detrimental to the well being of the whole school community.
In such circumstances a head teacher could 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 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 items
are likely to be met only where the authority can be shown to have been negligent.
It is necessary to consider safety within the school during such activities as P.E.
It is hoped that parents would have due regard for safety
and provide gym shoes and shorts for these lessons.
Jewellery should not be worn.
Pupils who have no kit or note will be offered a school kit to wear.
Subsequent failure to participate could result
in the school disciplinary procedure being evoked.