Renfrewshire Council encourages each school to adopt a dress code and for any proposed changes to be discussed with parents, pupils and the parent council. The council supports an agreed dress code because of the benefits it brings, including improvements in safety, security, discipline, ethos and community spirit, and a decrease in bullying and expense for parents.
Some types of clothing will not be allowed in school for reasons of safety, decency or indiscipline. Types of clothing which will not be allowed include:
- clothes which are a health or safety risk;
- clothes which may damage the school building;
- clothes which may provoke other pupils;
- clothes which are offensive or indecent; and
- clothes which encourage the use of alcohol or tobacco, or other inappropriate substances.
Pupils will not be deprived of education, any benefit or access to examinations because of not wearing school uniform.
In the interests of health and safety, of both individual and others present, all jewellery, including body jewellery, must be removed or securely covered before taking part in physical education lessons or physical activities.
Grants for footwear and clothing for children are available to parents receiving certain benefits. Please see the council’s website:
Information and application forms for free school meals are available from schools, registration offices and customer service centres. A form can be downloaded from the council’s website:
Please help the school and the education authority by making sure that pupils do not bring valuable or expensive items of clothing to school. The council has no insurance to cover the loss of valuable items.
In encouraging a dress code policy, account must be taken in any proposal to prevent and direct or indirect discrimination on the grounds of any of the protected characteristics covered by the Equality Act 2010: Age, Disability, Gender Reassignment, Marriage and & Civil Partnership, Pregnancy & Maternity, Race, Religion & Belief, Sex and Sexual Orientation
Pupils at Bridge of Weir Primary are encouraged to wear our school uniform, which is set out in our poster.
Parents are asked to supply gym shoes, black or navy shorts and white polo shirt for Physical Education.
T-shirts in house colours are available to purchase in school. These also may be worn on gym days.
School ties, badges, sweatshirts, polo shirts, shoe bags, money belts and fleece lined waterproof hood jackets, can be purchased from https://schoolwearmadeeasy.com/collections/bridge-of-weir-primary and the rest of the uniform is easily obtainable either locally or in any of the large multiple stores.
It is helpful if all school clothing is marked with name tags e.g. coats, sweatshirts, shoe bags, trainers, shoes, lunch boxes, drink bottles etc. If it can be removed from your child, please label it and then we are able to return it.