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Uniform and Dress Code


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Following extensive consultation with parents, pupils and staff the current dress code was adopted.

We strongly encourage all youngsters to wear dress code.  The dress code was adopted with the support of the vast majority of the school community, and it does make an important contribution to safety and security around the building.  It also helps to promote a positive working ethos, and reduces opportunities for bullying.

Pupils are encouraged to take a pride in their appearance, and to take a pride in being part of Biggar High School.  With the support of parents, most want to wear the dress code which pupils themselves helped to choose.

For normal day to day wear the dress code is:

  • Shirt – Plain white collared shirt or polo shirt  
  • Top – Plain black sweater/sweatshirt/fleece
  • Trousers/Skirts – Plain black or plain grey trousers/skirt
  • Tie and blazer are optional
  • Footwear – Black footwear preferred
  • Outdoor jacket – not prescribed

There will continue to be a formal dress code of white shirt and school tie for formal occasions and where pupils are representing the school at outside events.  School tie can, of course, be worn any time

Additional Guidelines

  • The option of purchasing poloshirts/sweatshirts displaying the school badge is encouraged but not compulsory.
  • Stripes, checks, pinstripes or logos (other than the BHS badge)are not acceptable on shirts, tops, trousers or skirts.
  • No vest tops or shorts, please.
  • Tops and bottoms should meet in the middle.
  • Jewellery items must take account of Health & Safety requirements.

Polo shirts with the school name and badge, and sweatshirts with school name and badge are available for order from the suppliers overleaf.  Plain alternatives are however widely available.

Completely unacceptable items

The following items are banned by South Lanarkshire Council and pupils may be refused entry to classes if they ignore this list.  It is not appropriate to wear short or low cut tops, trousers or skirts.

Banned items of clothing are those which:

  • Potentially encourage faction (such as football colours) ;
  • Could cause offence (such as anti-religious symbolism or political slogans) ;
  • Could cause health and safety difficulties, e.g. loose fitting clothing, dangling earrings;
  • Are made from a flammable material – for example shell suits in practical classes;
  • Could cause damage to flooring;
  • Carry advertising for alcohol or tobacco.