School Uniform

 

School Uniform

BOYS

Black blazer with school badge

White traditional shirt (not a polo shirt)

School tie

Black v-neck sweatshirt or jumper (not a cardigan)

Black dress trousers (not jeans etc)

Black shoes

GIRLS

Black blazer with school badge

White button-up school shirt/blouse with buttons to collar (not leaving a gap blouse to trousers or collar to neck)

School tie

Black v-neck jumper or v-neck sleeveless top. (not a cardigan and not a vest top)

Black traditional skirt of a “modest” length or black dress trousers. (not shorts, culotted, footless tights etc)

Black shoes – socks must be worn below the knee.

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 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; 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 Executive Director of Learning and Leisure Services.
Information and application forms may be obtained from any school or First
Stop Shop.

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 and employment and support allowance
(income related).

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/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.