School Uniform

Prefect School Uniform

School dress has been especially designed to be modern, attractive and flexible.  We encourage youngsters to be involved in the life of the school, to be proud of the reputation of their school and to identify with us through school dress.  We intend that Beeslack remain a first class school, one of which youngsters should rightly be proud.

There is no doubt that a community partly judges its school on the standard of dress of its pupils, and that the reputation of the school is liable to have some impact on their life after leaving. 
A good standard of dress, therefore, is expected and we shall discourage the wearing of denim (jeans, jackets and skirts) and of extremes of fashion, of make-up and of jewellery.  (Jewellery should be kept to a minimum and facial jewellery should not be worn.)  Articles of clothing associated with violence or anti-social behaviour or which may lead to conflict (eg football scarves, certain badges) should not be worn.

Midlothian Council adopt a policy of banning the wearing of light sportswear garments in practical areas as many of these garments are marked as being flammable.

In order to maintain a high standard of dress we expect pupils to dress as follows:
                 Boys:     White shirt, black sweater, black trousers and shoes.
                 Girls:     White blouse, black sweater or cardigan, black skirt or trousers and shoes.

All pupils are expected to wear school ties and House badges.

Garments associated with leisure wear should not be worn to school
For example:
T-shirts, hooded tops, fleeces/tops - with brand logos (and/or including numbers, lettering).  This also applies to outdoor garments worn coming to and from school.

Pupils should wear shoes offering reasonable support and protection, especially when worn in labs or workshops.  Stiletto type heels must not be worn as considerable sections of the school are either vinyl or wooden floored.  Trainers should not be worn (see below with regard to leisure).  Very high heels, "platform" shoes and/or sandals are also inappropriate for school.

Sportswear

A change of clothing, for hygiene, comfort and safety, is required for PE.  Pupils will normally be given time to shower after their PE lesson and they should carry a towel for this purpose.

Suitable clothes for PE include the following:
     short sleeve plain T-shirt (no logos);
     tracksuit/long sleeve top for outside activities;
     clean sports shoes/trainers with non-marking soles.
     Football/Rugby club/team tops should not be worn.

Jewellery
No jewellery should be worn during any PE activity and, as the process of collecting jewellery impacts on teaching time, we would ask that pupils do not bring jewellery on those days when they have PE.

The Authority operates a scheme of clothing grants to assist parents in ensuring that a pupil is sufficiently and suitably clad to take full advantage of the education provided.  Families in receipt of Income-based Job Seekers allowance, on Income Support or Child Tax Credit but not Working Tax Credit (subject to a maximum annual income), both maximum Child Tax Credit and maximum Working Tax Credit (subject to a maximum annual income) or support under Part VI or the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999 will automatically qualify for such a scheme.  Other cases will be determined according to the personal circumstances of the family.  Parents who wish to apply for the scheme should complete an application form which is available from this school or the

Education and Children’s Services Division,
Fairfield House,
8 Lothian Road,
Dalkeith,
EH22 3ZG.