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Schools: Uniforms

Question for Department for Education

UIN HL2440, tabled on 6 September 2021

To ask Her Majesty's Government when they plan to publish the statutory guidance on the cost of school uniforms under the Education (Guidance about Costs of School Uniforms) Act 2021.

Answered on

22 September 2021

The Department plans to publish the statutory guidance in Autumn 2021.

Schools do not need to make any changes before the guidance is released. The Department want schools to implement changes in a timely and considered manner to ensure that parents do not incur additional costs from sudden uniform changes.

Once the guidance is published, all schools will need to review their uniform policies and make necessary changes as soon as possible to ensure that parents see the benefits of the guidance.