School Kilts

If you are interested in buying a kilt for next term, please see Mrs Donnachie for a pro-forma to order one.



The school has been working with Academy Uniforms to design a tartan kilt/skirt for the girls in OLHS.

Cost would be £25 for kilts up to 26″ waist / 18″ long, and £28 for kilts up 34″ waist / 18″ or 20″ long.

Please see the photos in the slideshow below. Images can be viewed full size if you double click on them.

Many thanks to our volunteer model!

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For further details, please see the letter below (Acrobat reader required).

Kilt/skirt parent letter Oct16.pdf



Mrs Sinclair has recently been quoted in the Motherwell Times regarding our blazers.

This is Mrs Sinclair’s complete statement quoted in the press report. Any parents who wish to discuss the matter further, please contact the school on 01698 274925.

We have a strict uniform policy, which, I am delighted to say, is fully supported by parents/carers and pupils.

Visitors to our school comment very favourably on the ethos and uniform standards. In our inspection of January 2013 a key strength was,

“Respectful, well-behaved young people who are proud of their school and achieve well across an impressive range of in- and out-of-class activities.”

I believe that our pupils have pride in their uniform and our uniform policy means that pupils and parents are not under pressure to buy up to date and expensive items of clothing to school. We try to keep the costs down as much as possible.

We hold uniform nights in May where parents can purchase blazers from Academy Uniforms. However, parents are not obliged to use our supplier. Le Mirage in Manse Road also stock our blazer.

Currently we have a small supply of school badges so parents can instead buy a purple blazer of their own choosing and buy a school badge directly from the school.

We recycle blazers and other items of uniform. We let parents know that we have blazers available by sending out text messages. Many of them respond by sending in surplus items, while others come to school to get their child ‘fitted’ with a clean blazer in very good condition.

In addition, parents on low incomes can apply for clothing grants. The forms are available from the school and the information about this is in our school handbook.

Price for OLHS uniform (Academy Uniforms).

  • Blazers (include OLHS badge pre-embroidered on to the pocket)
    • Chest size up to 36 inches £56.00
    • Chest size over 38 inches £64.00.
  • Blouse £10.00
  • Twin Pack of shirts £12.00
  • Ties
    • S1 to S5 £3.00
    • 6th Year Ties £5.00.

Uniform night

uniformThere will be an opportunity to view and try on samples of blazers, skirts, trousers and blouses/shirts in OLHS on

Wednesday 7th May 2014 6.30 – 8.30pm

Thursday 8th May 2014 6.30 – 8.30pm

A £20 deposit is required to secure your order with the balance due when you collect your order.

Full details are available in the letter sent home with pupils. Alternatively, click on the image to see full size.