Parents are asked to co-operate with the school in encouraging the wearing of the school uniform. The uniform has been agreed in consultation with parents, pupils, staff and the Parent Council. It incorporates a range of popular items of dress, e.g. sweatshirts and polo shirts. You can purchase Abbeyhill logo uniform from www.eeslschools.com where Schoolwear vouchers can be used with a ‘click and collect’ service. In addition to this, our Parent Council run regular Uniform sales where uniform that has been outgrown can be donated and second pieces can be bought for a greatly reduced price.
Wearing school uniform contributes to a positive school ethos and helps avoid discrimination whilst also reducing peer pressure to wear expensive designer clothing. A school’s reputation can also be enhanced in the local community by the wearing of school uniform and school security is improved as it will be easier to identify intruders.
The appropriate clothing and footwear for PE is a T-shirt, shorts and gym shoes with non-marking soles. These are necessary for health and safety reasons and your co-operation is requested to ensure that pupils are equipped to participate in the PE lessons.
Please ensure that all items of clothing are clearly labelled, particularly ties, sweat shirts and PE equipment which are often lost.
Football colours, T-shirts or other items decorated with inappropriate language or illustrations are not permitted.
If you have any queries regarding the school’s dress code, please contact the school office.
Find out if you can get free school meals and help towards schoolwear costs on the City of Edinburgh Council website.