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School uniforms

Each school or academy's uniform is decided by its governors. The uniform policy should be published on the school or academy's website.

Department for Education guidance on school uniforms.

The Department for Education has given guidance to schools on the cost of school uniforms and how they should develop their school uniform policies.

The guidance says that parents shouldn't have to think about the cost of a school uniform when choosing a school for their child. School uniform should be affordable, and the use of branded items should be kept to a minimum.

Schools should ensure that pre-loved uniform is available to buy. Information on pre-loved uniform should be clear for parents of current and future pupils and published on the school's website.

Concerns about school uniform policy or cost

If you are concerned about a school's uniform policy, you can contact the governing board via the headteacher.

If you are facing financial hardship and struggling with the cost of school uniforms, you find more information on the support available at the Client Hardship Service. 

Find school contact details via SchoolFinder

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