Feeling Good about Uniform

TEN reasons to feel GOOD about School Uniform

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 school uniform:

  • 1. Equality

    Uniform is a great leveller, it makes everyone equal. Less competition, less keeping up with the Jones’, less distractions.

  • 2. Bullying

    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”.

  • 3. Ease

    Mornings become easier. It removes the “what to wear” dilemma.

  • 4. Belonging

    Uniform gives children a common identity and a sense of belonging.

  • 5. Practical

    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.

  • 7. Rules

    Children learn the importance of obeying rules even if they don’t like them, a valuable lesson for life.

  • 8. Confidence

    Children walk taller in uniform. They feel important and proud.

  • 9. Work

    Children have a much better attitude to work (and homework!) when they are wearing a uniform.

  • 10. Identification

    Uniform gives the school a profile in the community and means children are easily identifiable on school trips.