Renfrewshire Council encourages each school to adopt a dress code after discussion with parents, pupils and the parent council. The council supports an agreed dress code because of the benefits it brings, including improvements in safety, security, discipline, ethos and community spirit, and a decrease in bullying and expense for parents.
Some types of clothing will not be allowed in school for reasons of safety, decency or indiscipline. Types of clothing which will not be allowed include:
- clothes which are a health or safety risk;
- clothes which may damage the school building;
- clothes which may provoke other pupils;
- clothes which are offensive or indecent; and
- clothes which encourage the use of alcohol or tobacco, or other inappropriate substances.
Pupils will not be deprived of education, any benefit or access to examinations because of not wearing school uniform.
In the interests of health and safety, of both individual and others present, all jewellery, including body jewellery, must be removed before taking part in physical education lessons or physical activities.
Grants for footwear and clothing for children are available to parents receiving:
- income support;
- income based job seeker’s allowance;
- pension credit;
- housing benefit;
- council tax benefit; or
- depending on annual income, child tax credit or working tax credit.
Information and application forms for free school meals are available from schools, registration offices and customer service centres. A form can be downloaded from the council’s website: www.renfrewshire.gov.uk.
Please help the school and the education authority by making sure that pupils do not bring valuable or expensive items of clothing to school. The council has no insurance to cover the loss of valuable items.
St Anthony’s Primary School Badged Uniform can be purchased from:
The majority of Saint Anthony’s parents prefer their children to wear school uniform. Uniform makes all pupils look and feel equal and encourages a sense of belonging, which is important to your children. Pupils are encouraged to wear the following:-
Girls Grey or brown skirt, grey or brown sweater, blue blouse, school tie.
Summer Blue gingham dresses.
Boys Grey or brown trousers, grey or brown sweater, blue shirt, school tie.
Summer boys may wear short trousers in school colours.
Children may wear grey sweatshirts and pale blue polo shirts with the school badge on them.
For PE it is advised that training shoes, a pair of shorts and a tee shirt, or similar top be worn. We strongly discourage the wearing of football tops at all times. School polo shirts are ideal for PE.
In the interest of safety, no jewellery should be worn at PE.
Primary 6 attend swimming lessons at Johnstone Swimming Baths. You will be informed as to the kit required if your child is involved.
Indoor Footwear is required in classrooms for all pupils. Outdoor shoes must be changed in the cloakroom.
Items of clothing should have the name of the pupil written on the labels for ease of identification. There are so many identical items of clothing worn by our pupils that it is quite impossible at times to decide which items belong to whom!