The school uniform is as follows:
- Grey / black trousers / skirt
- White shirt / blouse
- Black shoes
- *Navy blue cardigan
- *Navy Blue Sweatshirt with school badge
- *Yellow or Red Polo-shirt
- *School tie
Please note that black (jumpers, cardigans, hoodies) are not part of the Dedridge Primary School uniform.
It is advisable to have all articles of clothing clearly named.
All items marked * are available by ordering through school at very competitive prices. All other items may be obtained locally.
Additional uniform items are now available. These include a fleece jacket, reversible rainproof jacket, ski hat, baseball cap, book bags or school bags. School ties are also available to purchase at the office.
The school uniform costs the same as, or less than many other kinds of clothing. It provides a smart appearance as well as contributing to our school identity
Marking of Clothes
It is important that all articles are clearly marked with the pupil's name. Please report the loss of any article of clothing to the teacher as soon as possible so that they can quickly be found.
Clothing for Physical Education
On gym days your child will need a gym kit consisting of short, t-shirt / polo shirt and gym shoes.
The Council's Safety Officer has put forward the following policy regarding the wearing of jewellery during a physical education lesson. "It is necessary for the teacher in charge to ensure that if any jewellery is worn it must be removed if it could cause injury to the wearers or to other pupils. In the case of earrings in an activity situation they may be caught (if rings) or their pins pressed into the neck (if studs) and should be removed before participation......."
School uniform must be work for class / group photographs and when pupils are representing their school in pupil as this will remain the official school uniform.
The school's dress code is based on the dress code advice for schools from West Lothian Council.
Families in receipt of Income Support, Income-based Jobseekers' Allowance, Employment and Support Allowance-Income Related or Working Tax Credit (WTC) or Child Tax Credit (CTC) (with an annual income of £16,105 or less) who submit a completed application from automatically receive a clothing grant for each pupil of school age. The current grants are £94.00 for each primary school aged pupil.
Pupils staying on at school beyond school leaving age are deemed to have any requirement for assistance with clothing met by way of an Education Maintenance Allowance and are not provided with clothing grants.
Families not in receipt of these specific benefits but in financial hardship may also be assisted depending upon their situation. On receipt of an application in such cases, a report is called for from the Children and Young People Team regarding the families' circumstances. Alternatively, pupils will have the opportunity to be appropriately clothes by being able to access and sports clothing through a school clothing store. For further information please contact Mrs Charles in the School office.
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