Given that there is substantial parental and public approval of uniform, schools in East Renfrewshire are free to encourage the wearing of school uniform. In encouraging the wearing of uniform account must be taken in any proposals to prevent any direct or indirect discrimination on the grounds of race or gender. Any proposals will be the subject of widespread consultation with parents and pupils. Against this background it should be noted that it is the policy of the Education Committee not to insist on pupils wearing uniform or having specialist items of clothing as a prerequisite to their attending and engaging in all of the activities of the curriculum.
There are forms of dress which are unacceptable in school, such as items of clothing which:
Potentially encourage faction ( such as football colours)
Could cause offence (such as anti-religious symbolism or political slogans)
Could cause health and safety difficulties such as loose fitting clothing, dangling ear-rings, shell-suits of flammable materials in practical classes
Could cause damage to flooring
Carry advertising, particularly for alcohol or tobacco,
Could be used to inflict damage on other pupils or be used by others to do so.
Many parents do wish their children to wear uniform and the items are listed below:
Maroon blazer and badge School tie
Grey trousers/skirt (smart black, navy or grey trousers for girls)
Grey or maroon pullover/cardigan
White, grey or blue shirt/blouse
School sweatshirt (available in grey or maroon)
White or school T-Shirt
Polo Shirt, navy, gold, white or maroon.
The children visit the gym at least once a week. Each class is also timetabled for an atrium or pavilion visit once a week. They will also require their gym kit for this. They should try to wear:
Gym shoes (slip-ons if possible for those who cannot tie laces)
All removable clothing should be clearly marked with the child’s name.
Blazer badges, school ties, polo shirts, fleece, sweatshirts, cardigans, hats and shoe-bags are available from school clothing which is organised by the P.T.A. If you have any queries regarding these items please contact the school.
For a school clothing price list, click here.