Our School Uniform plays an important part in our school ethos. It is visible evidence and reinforcement of equality, sets a tone of rigour towards learning, embeds a sense of belonging, and portrays a positive image of the school to our community and visitors alike.
Since March 2023 we have been gathering views on our school dress code arrangements for session 2023/24.
As we expected there are a range of views on school uniform/dress code and valid points have been made by all those with differing views. Our underpinning rationale that a school dress code is important for a range of reasons. We also recognise that school uniform can be expensive for families and therefore are seeking to widen the affordable options available, particularly when there are significant financial pressures on many households. You will see these reflected in our Dress Code Expectations 2023/24.
Please note that school can support with the ‘cost’ of uniform and parents/carers should engage with the appropriate House Team as necessary. We will work sensitively with families to ensure that ‘cost’ is not a barrier to school uniform compliance.
To further help reduce the cost to families we have changed our preferred supplier this session to Border Embroideries, and are placing a bulk order for blazers and zip tops ordered in June 2023 at a reduced cost to families.
As our guidelines make clear we do encourage and expect a more ‘traditional’ approach in our Senior Phase (S4/5/6). We look to see our Senior Phase students wearing shirt/blouse, trousers/skirt, LHS blazer , LHS House tie and black shoes. However, we no longer require Senior Phase students to buy blazers with braiding. However, anyone who still owns a blazer with braiding will be encouraged to carry on wearing it.
Orders can be placed via ParentPay from Friday 2nd June until Friday 23rd June to take up the reduced pricing. After this time uniform will be available to purchase directly from Border Embroideries.
Uniform will be delivered to school towards the end of the summer break and collection dates and times will be communicated nearer the time.