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Secondary Education: Uniforms

Question for Department for Education

UIN 14511, tabled on 3 November 2015

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent assessment she has made of the average cost of a new uniform for secondary school students.

Answered on

10 November 2015

The Department published a report on 25 June 2015 which examined the changes in the cost of school uniform, for both primary and secondary schools, since 2007. The full report is available on GOV.UK at the following link: www.gov.uk/government/publications/cost-of-school-uniform-2015

Our guidance includes the recommendation that governing bodies ‘consider the cost, the available supply sources and year round availability of the proposed uniform to ensure it is providing best value for money for parents’.