School Uniform

School UniformGiven that there is substantial parental and public approval of uniform, schools in Inverclyde are free to encourage the wearing of school uniform. In encouraging the wearing of uniform account is 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 the parents and pupils. Against this background it should be noted that it is the policy of the Education & Lifelong Learning Committee not to insist on pupils wearing uniform or having specialist items of clothing as a prerequisite of their attending and engaging in all the activities of the curriculum.There are forms of dress which are unacceptable in school, such as items of clothing which:

School Uniform• 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, or clothing from flammable material, for example shell suits, in practical classes
• carry advertising, particularly for alcohol or tobacco
• could be used to inflict damage on other pupils or be used by others to do soIn addition jewellery such as dangling earrings and large rings could cause health and safety difficulties and are unacceptable to be worn in school.Parents of children receiving one of the following benefits will normally be entitled to monetary grants for footwear and clothing for their children: Income Support, Jobseekers Allowance (Income Based), Child Tax Credit, who have an annual income (as assessed by the Inland Revenue) of below £15,575 and who do not receive a Working Tax Credit, or receive support under Part VI of the Asylum and Immigration Act. Approval of any request for such grants made by parents in different circumstances are at the discretion of the Corporate Director Education and Social Care. Information and application forms may be obtained from schools and from Education Services, 105 Dalrymple Street, Greenock, PA15 1HU.The council is concerned at the level of claims being received regarding the loss of pupils’ clothing and/or personal belongings. Parents are asked to assist in this area by ensuring that valuable items and unnecessarily expensive items of clothing are not brought to school. Parents should note that the authority does not carry insurance to cover the loss of such items and any claims submitted are likely to be met only where the authority can be shown to have been negligent.

The school uniform is as stated below:

Girls
Grey Skirt, Grey/Black Trousers
White/Grey Blouse
Maroon Sweatshirt
Grey Cardigan/Sweater
White Polo Shirt
School Tie

Boys
Grey Trousers
White/Grey Shirt
Maroon Sweatshirt
Maroon Sweater
White Polo Shirt
School Tie

Parents may, if they wish, purchase a maroon blazer with badge. Sweatshirts and polo shirts with the school badge may be purchased from Smith’s Sports Shop in town.
P.E. Kit - in the interests of safety and personal hygiene, shorts, T-shirts and sandshoes should be provided. In line with Inverclyde policy all jewellery and earrings MUST be removed before a child will be allowed to take PE.

Please make sure that ALL ARTICLES OF CLOTHING ARE CLEARLY MARKED WITH YOUR CHILD’S NAME.


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