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Schools: Uniforms

Question for Department for Education

UIN 255, tabled on 10 May 2022

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent assessment he has made of the levels of adherence to his Department's statutory guidance on the cost of school uniforms in terms of whether schools are implementing an affordable uniform policy.

Answered on

17 May 2022

The department published new statutory guidance in November 2021 to ensure the cost of school uniforms is reasonable and secures the best value for money for parents. The guidance can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/cost-of-school-uniforms/cost-of-school-uniforms.

Schools are currently beginning to implement the guidance and will be engaging with their parents and pupils as they do so. The department expects governing boards to be compliant with much of the guidance by September 2022 and fully compliant by summer 2023.