We know that buying school uniform can sometimes seem like a costly and thankless task. Children grow, clothes that take
a bashing 5 days a week, 30-plus weeks a year, inevitably suffer wear and tear and not every parent or child likes
every element of any given uniform.
That’s why we decided to include a question on the importance of uniform in our most recent school and parent survey
to see what people really think.
Whilst taste means that not everyone is going to agree on style and colour, amazingly every single parent and every single
school were united in their belief of the importance of uniform. So here are their top ten reasons to feel good about
Uniform is a great leveller, it makes everyone equal. Less competition, less keeping up with the Jones’,
There is less scope for bullying with a school uniform. Or as one mum so beautifully put it “the starting
point is who you are, not what you’re wearing”.
Mornings become easier. It removes the “what to wear” dilemma.
Uniform gives children a common identity and a sense of belonging.
It’s designed to withstand wear and tear and adventures much better than high street fashion items.
6. Better behaviour
Children behave better when they wear their uniform; it comes with a set of expectations as to what is
and isn’t acceptable and children behave accordingly.
Children learn the importance of obeying rules even if they don’t like them, a valuable lesson for life.
Children walk taller in uniform. They feel important and proud.
Children have a much better attitude to work (and homework!) when they are wearing a uniform.
Uniform gives the school a profile in the community and means children are easily identifiable on school