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.
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’.