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To be annoyed at this? uniform issue

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LilTulip Mon 07-Sep-09 14:32:36

Dc's went back to school this morning and i happened to notice that a child in ds's class was not wearing the required uniform.

The required uniform is grey trouser/skirt/pinifore/shorts, white shirt/blouse and burgandy sweatshirt/cardigan with or without logo.

Last year the girl and younger sister(in DD's class) wore grey cardigans with grey trousers and skirts.

This morning i noticed the older girl wearing Black jumper and black cut off trousers. (didn't see the younger girl)

The school is quite particular about long hair being tied back/correct shoes/ colour coded pe kit etc so am not sure how this is being allowed.

I have tried to come up with a logical explanation but have failed.

It's not as if the school colours are not readily available and budget should not be an issue as i bought all uniforms on a limited budget this year and have managed school requirements.
I don't know why this bothers me so much but i have been stewing silently all day. Would you contact the head or is that taking it too far?

Ewe Mon 07-Sep-09 14:33:49


It's none of your business, why do you even care?

claricebeansmum Mon 07-Sep-09 14:33:55

Surely the school will deal with this? Their school, their rules, their uniform.

MillyR Mon 07-Sep-09 14:35:22

School uniform is not compulsory in primary schools.

The school will be aware of what the children are wearing; it is up to them to speak to the parents. It is nothing to do with you unless you are an employee of the school.

Earlybird Mon 07-Sep-09 14:36:03

Not your issue to deal with. Let the school handle things.

TheProfiteroleThief Mon 07-Sep-09 14:36:04

Way too far!
But yes, they should be in correct uniform. I think some parents just do some approximation of, especially if they are given bits and pieces.

PortBlacksandResident Mon 07-Sep-09 14:36:34

I would go one further, i would, in fact set up a picket outside the school and not allow the children in. Humiliation is the only answer.

That'll teach 'em.

crokky Mon 07-Sep-09 14:37:08

I have seen children at my DS's school who are not wearing the correct uniform. I can't work out what is bothering you about it, though. I have made sure my child is wearing the correct clothes and what someone else's child is wearing is nothing to do with me - can you explain why you are annoyed about it?

GypsyMoth Mon 07-Sep-09 14:37:39

contact the head???? why,woman,why???
you will come across as a bit odd,can imagine the staff room gossip over that one!!

PortBlacksandResident Mon 07-Sep-09 14:38:06

Maybe it's the only way they could get them to school.
Maybe they are moving schools soon and didn't want to fork out on a new uniform.
Maybe they've been away all summer and not got round to it yet.

MillyR Mon 07-Sep-09 14:38:37

Are your children at a private school? Is that why it matters?

LaurieFairyCake Mon 07-Sep-09 14:39:30


there is no compulsory primary school uniform

just be grateful you have got your act together

FranSanDisco Mon 07-Sep-09 14:40:10

Why do you care? The school will deal with it probably.

crokky Mon 07-Sep-09 14:40:17

MillyR - my child is at a private school and I still am not bothered by children wearing some approximation of the uniform. I doubt that has anything to do with it.

LadyGlencoraPalliser Mon 07-Sep-09 14:40:45

YABU. Have you really had nothing better to think about all day?
You need to get out more.

GetOrfMoiLand Mon 07-Sep-09 14:41:25

"stewing silently all day"

Why? Why do you care?

There is no way that the school can enforce uniform wearing, it is not compulsory. As long as they are wearing comfortable clothes I am sure the teachers wouldn't bother to say anything.

Dear me, I think you may need something else to occupy your time!

preciouslillywhite Mon 07-Sep-09 14:41:45

YABU..why on earth would you give a shit??

..mind you I noticed a little girl skipping into our non uniform school today wearing a John Lewis stripy school frock with matching sock trims and ribbons. Bleeeeurgh. I might contact our head as well to express my revulsion.

IA also BU wink

MillyR Mon 07-Sep-09 14:41:58

Crokky - I thought there might be different rules at private school, such as children having to leave if they did not wear the uniform.

LaurieFairyCake Mon 07-Sep-09 14:42:12

have you considered taking up early afternoon drinking?


SouthMum Mon 07-Sep-09 14:42:41

Telling the head?? What are you 8?!!!

Its not as if they are wearing a cloak of invisibility is it???

YABU btw.

KnickersandVests Mon 07-Sep-09 14:42:49

Maybe thats all there was clean that morning and they do actually own the correct uniform but just didn't have it on that day? I've had to send DD in a few times with a tonal cardigan, not the schools one, because I haven't done the right colour wash yet.

Maybe the parents don't really care, maybe school aren't that bothered either?

Chill lady, it doesn't matter.

CharCharGabor Mon 07-Sep-09 14:43:08

Why would you contact the Head? I think the teacher will probably notice hmm Seriously, why do you care? Might be a good idea to get a hobby.

Bumblelion Mon 07-Sep-09 14:43:11

I think the children will be humiliated enough if a teacher mentions the uniform to them (especially if their parents are struggling) and how much more humiliated would they be if an interfering parent got involved.

If it was my child (not that she wouldn't wear the correct uniform, but that is another point), I as a parent would feel very embarrassed.

LilTulip Mon 07-Sep-09 14:43:29

I don't know why it bothers me, just does.
It's not a private school a newish primary (4-11) has only been open sinch last september.

I guess concensus is i am being unreasonable, Which i kinda knew. Just needed to be told!!!

YorkshireRose Mon 07-Sep-09 14:44:29

YABU. Does not affect you and these children are probably embarassed enough by not being in correct uniform already without you making it worse.

The school are probably dealing with this in a way appropriate to their circumstances, which you know nothing about.

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