Each school has its own dress code, for the whole school, based on the Council's policy, which all pupils are expected to keep to. 

At St Nicholas, the children are encouraged to attend school each day wearing our school uniform and to be neat in appearance. The school uniform consists of grey trousers or skirt, yellow polo shirt or a white shirt with a school tie, a dark green school sweatshirt or cardigan and sensible shoes. We discourage trainers or high heels, joggers, jeans, leggings and football colours.

Children are also expected to have a gym kit available in school for PE and spots. This consists of black gym shoes, T-shirt and shorts. 

We believe that children smartly presented in school uniform develop a pride in themselves as well as in the school, and that it contributes to a sense of belonging. 

The Council will not be responsible for loss of or damage to pupils' clothing and personal belongings including mobile phones. Valuable items, including jewellery and unnecessarily expensive articles of clothing, should not be brought to school.

School Clothing Grants

School Clothing Grants are available to parents in receipt of a qualifying benefit; application forms are available from the school or online via the West Lothian Council website.

How to Order School Uniform

Uniform may be ordered from school or purchased from Border Embroideries (opens new window)

School ties are available to purchase from the school office, and the school also holds regular second hand uniform sales.

The Council's Dress Code for Schools Policy is available here:  West Lothian Council School Dress Code (PDF) [70KB] (opens new window)