School Uniform

PHS School Blazers
Our School Uniform plays an important part in promoting our PRIDE values and school ethos.  We are delighted to now have a new blazer that our current S5 and S6 prefects have been wearing since our re-opening in March.  We believe having high expectations in relation to uniform sets the correct tone with our students, it is evidence of equity in our school community and portrays a positive image of the school to our local community and visitors alike.  For session 2021-22 all students will have the opportunity to wear a blazer, including our new S1 students.  Information for ordering blazers for next session will be released in due course.


Policy Overview

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.

School 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
School tie
Black trousers or skirt
Black shoes

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.