All schools in West Dunbartonshire have a school uniform. Each school’s uniform meets the needs of the school and the community.
School uniform has many benefits for your child, you, the school
and the wider community. Benefits include:
- giving your child a pride in, and a sense of belonging to their
- giving your child an equality of appearance which discourages
- is cheaper to buy than other clothing which pupils may wish to
- encouraging school discipline and a work ethic amongst
- improving school security by making it easier to identify
- could reduce truanting by identifying school pupils as
belonging to a particular school
- heightening the reputation of the school in the community.
Each school's uniform is determined in consultation with
parents, pupils and staff. The choice of items available will
reflect the diversity of cultural and religious customs in our
community. No pupil will be discriminated against on the
grounds of race or gender.
Some clothing is not acceptable in school because of health and
safety, or on moral or other grounds. Schools will not allow
- potentially encourages faction (such as football colours)
- could cause offence (such as anti-religious symbolism or
slogans which might be regarded as political or carrying a
questionable moral message)
- could cause health and safety concerns, such as loose fitting
clothing, earrings, shell suits and jackets of flammable
- could cause damage to flooring
- carry advertising, particularly for alcohol or tobacco
- could be used to inflict injury on other pupils or be used by
others to do so.
Please do not bring valuable items into school, e.g. expensive
articles of clothing or jewellery.
Our schools may use the following sanctions to make sure your
child has the correct uniform:
- verbal reminders at class, group, and individual level
- individual interviews
- letter sent home to you seeking your support in implementing
the uniform policy
- interview with you to seek your support and to discuss the
importance of council and school policies
- withdrawal of pupil privileges, e.g. discos, clubs, etc.
- withdrawal of pupil from visits outwith school, on the grounds
of safety as it be hard to identify your child as a member of the
Your child may be excused temporarily if there is a valid reason
for not wearing uniform, e.g. unavailability, physical or financial