School Uniform

At Preston Street we wear a school uniform. This uniform was designed after consultation with parents.

Parents are asked to co-operate with the school in encouraging the wearing of the school uniform. Wearing school uniform contributes to a positive school ethos and helps avoid discrimination and reduces 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 will be improved as it will be easier to identify intruders.

Our uniform is as follows:

  • School sweatshirt and polo shirt (navy blue) OR white shirt and school tie
  • Black / grey school trousers OR black / grey skirt / pinafore
  • Blue and white checked dress (optional item for girls during the summer months)
  • Black shoes

P7 pupils may wear a P7 hoodie and / or a white shirt and P7 tie. Sweatshirts, polo shirts, school ties and special P7 hoodies and ties are available from the school office. Other items may be purchased elsewhere.

To purchase school uniform, either visit our school office in person, or click here to download an order form and send it to school along with a cheque / cash for the appropriate amount.

School Uniform Order Form

 

Preparing for the weather

At Preston Street, we encourage our pupils to be outside whenever possible at break and lunchtimes. As well as promoting fresh air and exercise, this also helps to build resilience. Pupils only stay inside in cases of severe or dangerous weather (e.g. heavy snow, high winds or extremely heavy rainfall).

Additionally, classes may from time to time go outside in order to participate in outdoor activities.

Because of this, it is important that your child comes prepared for the weather. Do not assume that because it is raining, your child will stay inside all day!

Depending on the time of year, please provide your child with:

  • A warm, waterproof jacket;
  • Comfortable shoes;
  • A hat / gloves / scarf in cold weather;
  • A sunhat and suncream in hot weather.

PE Kit

 

In addition, we ask pupils to bring a change of clothes for PE. This should include:

  • A t-shirt – no football tops or offensive / inappropriate slogans;
  • Shorts / leggings / tracksuit trousers as required;
  • Indoor trainers / gym shoes;
  • A jumper / tracksuit top and outdoor trainers, for use in outdoor PE lessons.

 

It is usually best to keep the above items in school, in a bag clearly marked with your child’s name. (School gym bags are available This means that your child will always have PE kit ready. However, please do remind your child to take it home to be washed now and again!

 

Lost items

 

Please ensure that all items of clothing are clearly labelled with your child’s full name, particularly ties, sweatshirts and PE equipment, which are often lost. If your child has lost items of clothing or footwear, please go to our school office as these items often find their way to lost property.

 

Please also help us by ensuring that pupils do not bring valuable or expensive items of clothing to school. We cannot take responsibility for damage caused to clothing or footwear.

 Help with purchasing uniform

 

Parents / families in receipt of certain benefits, or those with family income below a certain level, may be eligible for financial assistance to help purchase clothing and footwear for school.

To find out if you are able to claim assistance please visit the following link:

City of Edinburgh Council : Free school meals and help with schoolwear

 

Questions or queries

 

If you have any queries regarding the school’s uniform policy, please contact the school office via admin@prestonstreet.edin.sch.uk

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