How to cut the cost: Online swaps image copyrightYvonne Hall image captionYvonne Hall created a swap group after experiencing the "huge expense" of buying uniforms One way of cutting the cost is to swap uniform with other parents.
Does it have to be a new uniform? Discrimination Schools can decide if girls can wear trousers, or if religious dress is allowed. Yvonne Hall, 38, from Stockton-on-Tees, set up a Facebook group for parents to donate used school uniforms.
In England schools can use the funding they get from the DfE's pupil premium - money allocated for children from poorer backgrounds, or who are or have been looked after under local authority care. Schools and education School uniform Each school decides its uniform and must not discriminate based on sex, race, disability, sexual wih, gender reasment, religion or belief.
Your child can be suspended or expelled if they repeatedly ignore the uniform rules. Related content. A spokesman for the Local Government Association said funding cuts from central government had resulted in councils finding it "increasingly difficult" to provide grants for school uniforms.
You may be able to get help with school uniform costs. She set up the charity Uniform Exchange in Huddersfield in to help families who were struggling with the cost of basics items, but now says the project is also about reducing waste. Discipline The olr teacher can discipline your child for not wearing the school uniform.
A sample of Facebook groups set up in Britain and containing the words "school uniform" and "swap" or "free" showed they had 34, members between them, an average of more than each. If you think your child is being discriminated against, talk to the head teacher.
The were based on parents' memories of how much they had spent schoolgirp the school year. Thousands of people are members of social media groups that do this. The now has parents sharing uniforms, PE kits and revision guides.