School Uniform/Clothing

All children are expected to wear uniform at Glaitness School.

The wearing of uniform at Glaitness:

  • Gives our pupils a sense of pride and belonging to our school
  • Creates a positive impression for anyone meeting our pupils
  • Contributes to a positive school ethos
  • Promotes a sense of equality among pupils
  • Encourages readiness to learn
  • Begins to prepare our pupils for the world of work where appropriate levels of dress are expected and uniforms are common.

We hope that all Glaitness pupils will be proud to identify with the school and wear the following Dress Code every day.

  • Hoodie, sweatshirt, polo shirt or t-shirt in school colours of dark green, purple and white.
  • Plain dark trousers/jeans or skirts
  • PE kit in school colours, or plain shorts, t-shirt and gym shoes with non-marking soles.

It is not necessary to purchase a uniform with a logo, and parents are free to purchase from any trader. School uniform with logo items are available from:

LOGO Orkney, 48 Albert Street, Kirkwall, KW15 1HQ.

Tel: 01856 873190


Trek and Travel, 15-17 Bridge St, Kirkwall KW15 1HR.

Tel: 01856 874505



MacGregor Industrial SuppliesGrainshore Road, Hatston Industrial Estate, Kirkwall, KW15 1FL

Tel: 01856 520320



My Clothing*

Tel: 0800 069 9949



*the school will receive a 5% commission on all emroidered items purchased from My Clothing.

Clothing for Activities

The appropriate clothing and footwear for PE is a T-shirt, shorts and gym shoes with non-marking soles. If a child has long hair, it should be tied back. 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 sweat shirts and PE clothing which are easily lost. A protective apron or an old shirt should be worn for art and craft activities. 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 wearing of jewellery is discouraged. If a child has pierced ears, then studs may be worn.

In certain circumstances, appropriate clothing and footwear will be necessary for school trips and extra-curricular activities.

Offensive clothing such as T-shirts or other items painted with obscene language or illustrations are not permitted. Football colours are also inappropriate as they can lead to incidents of rivalry.

If you have any queries regarding the school’s dress code, please contact the head teacher.