A school is judged, amongst other things by the conduct, engagement and appearance of its students. There is a clear expectation at Penicuik High School that students will arrive at school prepared for all lessons and in appropriate uniform.
A good standard of dress and appearance encourages a sense of pride in the school. Educational research has shown that a formal school dress code does improve pupil attainment and promotes a positive ethos. Since August 2006 we have had a formal school dress code for all pupils attending Penicuik High School. This code is clear and simple and is compulsory for all pupils. Quite simply the school wishes to remove any doubt about what can and cannot be worn to school.
Our dress code is affordable, practical and smart.
The school dress code is
White shirt or blouse
Black V neck jumper or cardigan
Black trousers or skirt
Outdoor clothing must be removed in all classes. Football scarves and colours are not allowed in school. The present school uniform policy was introduced into Penicuik High School with the full support and agreement of pupils, parents and staff.
Equipment for Class
Students are expected to report for class with all necessary equipment, pencil, pen, calculator etc.
Specific requirements will be made clear by individual subjects, for example the PE Department’s ‘No Note’ Policy.
Please note that uniform expectations are suspended during blended learning. Pupils should wear appropriate attire to school to ensure they are comfortable and protected during blended learning.
The changes to the uniform policy, which were due to take effect in August 2020, have now been postponed. Once we return to a full timetable in school we will revisit the proposals to introduce blazers.