Wellington

School Uniform

At Wellington School, we believe that the uniform plays an important part in the ethos and identity of the school. Our pupils are encouraged to wear their uniform with pride.

Uniform and Personal Appearance Rules

The Uniform

School uniform is to be worn properly, even when travelling to and from school. This means:

  • Blazers should be worn at all times when moving around the school.
  • House badges should be displayed on the blazer at all times.
  • Top buttons and cuffs on shirts should be fastened at all times.
  • Shirts must be tucked in at all times.
  • Skirts should be worn to the knee.
  • ‘Hoodies’ must not be worn with the school uniform.
  • Boys must wear school trousers of a mid‐grey colour pulled up to the waist and secured, if necessary, with a plain black belt.
  • Shoes should be plain black, formal style school shoes and well‐polished. No ‘trainer style’ shoes should be worn.
  • Boys’ socks should be grey or black. Girls’ socks in summer should be ankle socks, not trainer socks.
  • School bags should be of a plain design and of a ‘rucksack’ style.

Personal Appearance

  • Hair should be tidy and of a natural colour.
  • Hair bands/clasps should be plain and in keeping with the school uniform colours.
  • Boys’ hair should be worn above collar length.
  • Boys should be clean shaven.
  • No make‐up or coloured nail varnish/lip gloss should be worn in school. Senior girls will be permitted a limited degree of leeway in terms of wearing discreet make‐up.
  • One pair of stud earrings (one per ear) is permitted.
  • One watch and one plain ring may be worn by both boys and girls.

The Uniform

Every pupil from P1 to S6 requires the following items (apart from the school scarf and hat which are optional):

  • School blazer
  • White long-sleeved shirts
  • School tie
  • School v-neck sweater
  • School outdoor jacket
  • Shoes should be plain black, formal style school shoes.
  • Schoolbag of plain design in a ‘rucksack’ style.
  • Shoe bag with drawstring (green)
  • School scarf (optional)
  • School hat (optional)

Junior School

Infants P1 – P3

In addition to the items listed under ‘The Uniform’, here above, P1, P2 and P3 pupils will also require the following items, unless they are labelled as optional.

Summer Uniform

Boys

White short sleeved shirt (optional)

Girls

Summer dress
Grey cardigan
Plain white ankle socks
Grey, green, brown or black hair ribbons or bands (optional)

Winter Uniform

Boys

Short or long grey trousers
Grey knee-length socks

Girls

Tartan skirt
Green lycra tights

Junior School

P4 – P5

In addition to the items listed under ‘The Uniform’, here above, P4 and P5 pupils will also require the following items, unless they are labelled as optional.

Summer Uniform

Boys

Long grey trousers
Grey ankle socks
White short sleeved shirt (optional)

Girls

Summer dress
Grey cardigan
Plain white ankle socks

Winter Uniform

Boys

Long grey trousers
Grey ankle socks

Girls

Tartan skirt
Green lycra tights

Junior School

P6

In addition to the items listed under ‘The Uniform’, here above, P6 pupils will also require the following items, unless they are labelled as optional.

Summer Uniform

Girls

Option 1

Summer dress
Grey cardigan
Plain white ankle socks

Option 2

Tartan skirt
White short sleeved blouse
Plain white ankle socks
Grey, green, brown or black hair ribbons or bands (optional)

Senior School

P7 – S6

In addition to the items listed under ‘The Uniform’, here above, pupils from Primary 7 to Senior 6 will also require the following items, unless they are labelled as optional.

Summer Uniform

Boys

Long grey trousers
Grey ankle socks
White short sleeved shirt (optional)

Girls

Plain white ankle socks
Fine natural coloured Lycra tights (S3-S6 only, optional)

Winter Uniform

Boys

Long grey trousers
Grey ankle socks

Girls

Tartan skirt
Green lycra tights
Grey, green, brown or black hair ribbons or bands

Wellington

P.E Kit

Parents should note that some items of the school PE kit changed in 2016.

The new uniform must be worn from Academic Year 2019/20 onward, however, during the transition period (from August 2016 to August 2019) both or either uniform may be worn. Parents are advised to contact the Depute Head, Mr Stovell, should they have any questions. 

Junior School

Infants P1 – P3

All pupils require:

School tracksuit (Canterbury is permitted but not a requirement)
School poloshirt
School sweatshirt
Green cotton shorts (boys)
Green lycra shorts or skorts (girls)
White gym shoes (preferably slip-on) or predominantly white trainers

Junior School

P4 – P6

Summer Uniform

All pupils require

School tracksuit
School PE shirt
School sweatshirt
Green cotton shorts (boys)
Black skort or leggings (girls)
White gym shoes (preferably slip-on) or predominantly white trainers

Winter Uniform

Boys

School rugby shirt*
Black rugby shorts*
School rugby socks*
Rugby or football boots*
Cricket whites (optional)*

Girls

Black skort or leggings
Hockey stick*
Astroturf hockey shoes*
Hockey socks*

*P5 & P6 Only

Senior School

P7 – S6

Summer Uniform

All pupils require

School tracksuit (Canterbury)
School PE shirt
School sweatshirt
Predominantly white trainers
White gym shoes (preferably slip-on) or predominantly white trainers

Winter Uniform

Boys

Green cotton shorts
School rugby shirt
Black rugby shorts
School rugby socks
Rugby or football boots
Cricket whites (optional)

Girls

PE shorts
Black skort
Hockey stick
Astroturf hockey shoes
Hockey socks

Uniform Stockists

The school endeavours to ensure that uniform is of the quality, style and uniqueness expected at one of Scotland’s leading independent schools. All items of uniform are available from the official stockists:

Trutex Schoolwear
75 Dalblair Road
Ayr
KA7 1UQ

Tel: 01292 291024
Email: ayr@trutex.com
www.trutex.com

Balmoral Knitwear (Scotland) Ltd
16 Church Lane
Galston
KA4 8HF

Tel: 01563 820213
Email: shop@balmoralknitwear.co.uk
www.balmoralmill.com

The Thrift Shop

The Thrift shop sells second hand uniform at a discounted rate. We urge parents to donate any unwanted items of school uniform to the Thrift Shop via the chests situated outside Drumley Hall and Carleton Turrets Hall.

If there is a specific item that you require, an inventory of uniform is held by Wellington parent, Mrs Holly Saunders. Please contact Mrs Saunders direct on 07887903045.

All proceeds from sales of second hand clothing will be passed directly to the Wellington School Association (WSA) for the benefit of all pupils. Recent purchases made for the school by the WSA include a laser cutter and a school minibus so every contribution counts!

Junior School Uniform – Helpful Tips from parents

School Tie

Take the school tie and tie it to fit. Then, take it to a dressmakers and ask for them to put Velcro to the back and they will secure the knot. This makes it really simple for wee ones to put their ties on and take them off.

 

Shirts

EasyClose technology is just the same as attaching Velcro behind the top button – it’s easy to do and makes fastening stiff top buttons a thing of the past!

 

Tartan Skirts

Remove the inside button and stitch in Velcro. It makes changing a lot quicker but also means your daughter will be able to wear her skirt longer – simply move the Velcro!

 

Shoes

Many of the Ayr based childen’s shoe shops have closed down in recent years. If you are struggling to find a local supplier, there are good shops further up the coast. Try Kilwinning.