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 School Uniform

Every pupil from P1 to S6 requires the following items:

  • 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)

Scroll down for specific guidance relating to P1 to P4; P5 & P6; and P7 to S6.

Junior School

P1 – P4

In addition to the items listed under ‘The Uniform’, here above, P1, P2, P3 and P4 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

P5 and P6

In addition to the items listed under ‘The Uniform’, here above P5 and P6 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
Tartan skirt
White short sleeved blouse
Plain white ankle socks
Grey, green, brown or black hair ribbons or bands (optional)

Winter Uniform

Boys
Long grey trousers
Grey ankle socks

Girls
Tartan skirt
Green lycra tights

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
Tartan skirt
White ankle socks
White short sleeved shirt (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

Care Badge

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 school, should you have any questions.

Junior School

Infants P1 – P3

All pupils require:

  • School tracksuit (Canterbury is permitted but not a requirement)
  • PE top
  • Red hooded sweatshirt (optional)
  • PE shorts (boys)
  • Black PE leggings, full length or 3/4 length (girls)
  • White ankle socks
  • White gym shoes (preferably slip-on) or predominantly white trainers

P4 – P6

Summer Uniform

All pupils require:

  • School tracksuit
  • PE top
  • Red hooded sweatshirt (optional)
  • PE shorts (boys)
  • Black skort or leggings (girls)
  • White ankle socks
  • 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)
  • PE top
  • Red hooded sweatshirt (optional)
  • Predominantly white trainers
  • White ankle socks
  • Predominantly white trainers

Winter Uniform

Boys

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

Girls

  • Black PE leggings, full length or 3/4 length
  • 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:

BE Schoolwear Ayr
75 Dalblair Road
Ayr
KA7 1UQ

01292 291024
info@border-embroideries.co.uk

Visit Border Embroideries

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

01563 820213
shop@balmoralknitwear.co.uk

Visit Balmoral Mill

COVID-19: Uniform supplier update

Please click the following buttons for an update on uniform supplies and click and collect notices during COVID-19.

Supply of Uniforms

Click & Collect Notice

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 the School office. Please contact Office Manager Carolynne McEwen or phone the school office.

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 children’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.