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School Uniform

West Dunbartonshire Council strongly encourages the wearing of school uniform and children at Aitkenbar are happy to do so.

Our recent contact with parents / carers, has also made us aware that the almost all are in favour of uniform. The wearing of school uniform helps promote the identity of the school in the local community and helps create an ethos of belonging and pride in the school.

Most people tend to form opinions about a school by the appearance and behaviour of its pupils. West Dunbartonshire Council supports the wearing of uniform in all its schools because it:
  • builds a sense of identity and belonging to the school

  • is cheaper to buy than other clothing that children may ask to wear

  • gives pupils an equality of appearance thereby discouraging competition 

  • encourages school discipline and a work ethic amongst pupils

  • improves school security by making it easier to identify intruders

The forms of dress which are unacceptable in school are items of clothing 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, such as loose fitting clothing 

  •   sportswear made of flammable material, and body piercings/jewellery for PE and sport  

  •   could cause damage to flooring  

  •   carry advertisements, particularly for alcohol or tobacco   

  •   could be used to inflict damage on other pupils or to be used by others to do so  

  •   are valuable or expensive items of clothing or jewellery which represent a security issue for the school.


The agreed school uniform for Aitkenbar Primary School is:

  • white blouse or shirt worn with school tie,


  • white / purple polo shirt


  • grey trousers or skirt,


  • purple sweatshirt / cardigan / jumper,


  • purple blazer (optional),


  • purple or lilac summer dress (optional), purple or black fleece / rain jacket (optional)

Please note that black jumpers, trousers or skirts are not part of our uniform.  This is the colour worn when children transfer to Dumbarton Academy.

Primary 7 pupils are supplied with a special 'senior' tie and enamel badge.  The school supplies most items of uniform and order forms are available from the school office.

PE Uniform

The results of a recent survey, showed that parents are in support of a PE uniform which should ONLY worn on days where your child has PE.  The agreed PE uniform items are:

*  White t-shirt or polo top

*  Black shorts, leggings, joggers

* Purple school sweatshirt / jumper / hoodie (hoodies should only be worn on PE days)

* trainers suitable for engaging in physical activity.

Please note that fashion sports items are not suitable clothing for PE.


All clothing should be clearly marked with your child's name.

Some families may be eligible for a clothing grant.  Parents may ask at the school office or visit the council website here.


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