Clothing and School Uniform

Renfrewshire Council Guidance

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.

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:

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 James’ School Uniform

We pride ourselves in our attitude, effort and equitable approach towards school uniform  We receive immense support from our families and wearing our uniform shows we are proud to be part of the St James’ Family.  All pupils and staff dress for excellence and believe that by dressing smartly this helps to create an atmosphere that encourages high expectations and positive behaviour.


St James’ School uniform is as follows:

• Grey skirt, pinafore or trousers

• Royal blue tartan (Winterbottom) skirt or pinafore (if you wish)

• White shirt and St James’ school tie

• White polo shirt (with school badge if you wish)

• Grey knitwear, V-neck jumper, cardigan, or tank top (with school badge if you wish)

• Grey sweatshirt jumper or cardigan (with school badge if you wish)

• Dark outdoor shoes (boots if appropriate for winter)

• Black plimsoles with shoe bag (as children are asked to change their shoes daily when indoors)

• Black plain blazer (with school badge if you wish)

• Suitable outdoor jacket for wet weather all through the year (with school badge if you wish)

Summer Uniform (if desired)

• Blue/white gingham school dress • Smart grey shorts and white polo shirt


PE Kit

• White polo shirt (with school badge if you wish)

• Black plain gym shorts/leggings

• Black plimsoles/trainers (for outdoor use)

• Black plain hoodie/zipper jogger suits (for outdoor use and with school badge if you wish)

• Bag to hold PE kit


Where can I buy it?

Our school uniform can be purchased at any main supermarket/department store. We are striving to achieve consistency with our badged items and have been in contact with all our local uniform suppliers to ensure this.

For badged items we recommend:

• School Wear Made Easy, Paisley (

• Audrey’s Creations, Barrhead (

• Baru, Paisley (



All items of clothing and equipment require to be clearly marked with the child’s name.  Jewellery must be kept to a minimum, if at all, and for health and safety reasons must be removed before PE and certain activities.  Earrings must be removed for physical activities.  Please note that pupils should not have their ears pierced during term time because they are unable to remove earrings for at least a six week period.  This should be left to the longer summer holidays.

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