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.

At New Monkland Primary we pride ourselves on how smart our pupils always look. School uniform has been reviewed, involving pupils, parents and staff and our uniform gives us our identity. The uniform listed below is the result of that review.

  • School Tie
    Royal Blue Sweatshirt
    Black Trousers
    Royal Blue jumper/cardigan
    Black or Tartan Skirt/Black or Tartan Pinafore/Black Dress
    Royal Blue Fleece
    White Polo Shirt or Plain Shirt
    Royal Blue Blazer
    Black Shoes or boots

School uniform is expected to be worn at all times but should this be impossible on some occasions a letter of explanation should be sent to the school. Clothing which is unacceptable in school under any circumstances would include 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, and 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 which 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 seeker’s allowance (income based), housing benefit, council tax rebate.

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 worn/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.

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