School Uniform

UniformAll pupils in St Mark’s wear school uniform:

Jacket:            either   Brown blazer with School Badge

or         Brown fleece

Trousers/Skirt:                        Brown

Shirt/Blouse:                            Blue

Tie:                                          School Tie

Primary 7 wear a special tie, available from school

Top:                 either   Brown V-neck pullover/cardigan

or         Pale blue V-neck pullover/cardigan

Footwear:                   Black school shoes

Brown socks/tights

School Bag:    either   Brown bag with School Badge

or         bag of choice

Physical Education (P.E.)Kit:                         Pale blue polo shirt

Navy shorts

Black plimsolls

Swimming kit              Swim suit/trunks, a towel , swimming cap

Only Primary 1 pupils may wear their polo shirt all day school on P.E. days.

All other pupils wear their shirt and tie and change for Physical Education.


We are very proud of our uniform and feel it supports our values on Equality and Inclusion, promoting a sense of community and belonging. We ask all parents and carers to support the school by encouraging your child(ren) to adhere to the agreed dress code and the wearing of our school uniform.   The wearing of a school uniform helps promote the identity of the school in the local community and helps create an ethos of sharing and pride in the school.

In addition, the wearing of a uniform helps towards increasing the protection of all pupils. The wearing of a uniform helps staff and the pupils to distinguish between who belongs to the school and those who may be visitors. This enables staff to approach and identify visitors more readily and helps in trying to offer a safer environment for pupils and teachers alike.

Equality of opportunity is an important aspect of the life of the school. Any proposals on the dress code and on what constitutes the school uniform will be the subject of discussion with the Parent Council and where appropriate consultation with parents, pupils and staff.

There are forms of dress which are unacceptable in all schools such as:

  • the wearing of football colours
  • clothing with slogans that may cause offence (anti-religious, symbolism or political slogans)
  • clothing which advertises alcohol, tobacco or drugs
  • clothing which can be deemed unsuitable in terms of health and safety grounds such as shell suits, combat style clothing, dangling earrings, loose fitting clothes particularly in practical classes
  • articles of clothing that could be deemed to inflict damage on other pupils or be used by others to do so
  • footwear that may damage flooring


Support for Parent and Carers: Clothing grant

In certain circumstances the Council provides support to parents and carers for the purchase of school wear.

Application forms for clothing grant are available from the Council’s website: or from Q&A Offices, Audit and Development 01698 453504/453505/453213, the school or Education Resources, Almada Street, Hamilton, telephone 01698 454545.