Wearing school uniform contributes to a positive school ethos and helps avoid discrimination and reduces peer pressure to wear expensive designer clothing.
A school’s reputation can also be enhanced in the local community by the wearing of school uniform and school security will be improved as it will be easier to identify intruders.
Given that the majority of our parents prefer their children to wear school uniform, we encourage the pupils to wear:
Sweatshirts, polo shirts and ties are available to order from Baru in Kirkintilloch Main Street. Parents will be advised of any change in this dress code before the end of the present session.
The appropriate clothing and footwear for PE is a T-shirt, shorts and gym shoes with non-marking soles. These are necessary for health and safety reasons and your co-operation is requested to ensure that pupils are equipped to participate in the PE lessons. Please note there is a requirement that all jewellery is removed prior to undertaking physical education activities.
Please ensure that all items of clothing are clearly labelled, particularly ties, sweatshirts and PE kit which are often lost. A protective apron or an old shirt should be worn for art and craft activities. Please help the school and the education authority by making sure that pupils do not bring valuable or expensive items of clothing to school.
Offensive clothing such as T-shirts or other items painted with obscene language or illustrations are not permitted. Football colours are also inappropriate as they can lead to incidents of rivalry.
Under no circumstances will pupils be deprived of any educational benefit as a result of not wearing uniform and, in particular, pupils will not be denied access to examinations as a result of not wearing school dress.
Parents are asked to assist by ensuring that valuable items and unnecessarily expensive items of clothing are not brought to school.
If you are on a low income or in receipt of certain benefits you may be eligible for help towards the cost of school uniform.
A new combined online application form for free school meals, free nursery meals and school clothing grants was launched in July 2020.