School Uniform Code

We ask all parents/carers to support the school by encouraging their child (ren) to adhere to the agreed dress code and the wearing of our school uniform. The wearing of a school uniform helps promote the identity of the school in the local community and helps create an ethos of sharing and pride in the school.

In addition, the wearing of a uniform helps towards increasing the protection of all pupils. The wearing of a uniform helps staff and the pupils to distinguish between who belongs to the school and those who may be visitors. This enables staff to approach and identify visitors more readily and helps to offer a safe environment for pupils and teachers.

Equality and equality of opportunity are important aspects of the life of the school. Any proposals on the dress code and on what constitutes the school uniform will be the subject of discussion with the Parent Council and where appropriate consultation with parents, pupils and staff.

As well as this, in promoting a dress code policy, we understand that discrimination based on the equality Act 2010’s protected characteristics is unacceptable. We do not discriminate in our dress code on the basis of:

 

  • Age
  • Disability
  • Gender
  • Gender reassignment
  • Race
  • Religion or belief
  • Sex
  • Sexual Orientation
  • Pregnancy and Maternity

We will take action to prevent any discrimination or harassment, direct or indirect. Therefore, we also commit to promoting awareness and acceptance of choices made by those who identify as Transgender.

 

There are forms of dress which are unacceptable in all schools such as:

  • The wearing of football colours
  • Clothing with slogans that may cause offence (anti-religious, homophobic, bi phobic, trans phobic, symbolism or political slogans)
  • Clothing which advertises alcohol, tobacco or drugs
  • Clothing which can be deemed unsuitable in terms of health and safety grounds such as shell suits, combat style clothing, dangling earrings, loose fitting clothes particularly in practical classes
  • Articles of clothing that could be deemed to inflict damage on other pupils or be used by others to do so
  • Footwear that may damage flooring

 

Duncanrig’s Uniform Code is:

Black blazer

Plain white school shirt

School tie worn appropriately

Plain black school trousers or plain black skirt (of knee length)

Plain black v-neck jumper or cardigan that allows school ties to be seen

Black school shoes

 

PE Kit:

Plain white or plain black t-shirt (no logos)

Plain black shorts (indoors)

Plain black tracksuit or plain black jogging trousers (outdoors)

Non-marking-sole trainers