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Podmog Thu 23-Jun-05 08:27:54

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throckenholt Thu 23-Jun-05 08:38:40

I would go back to the school with your comments - presumably there are lots of other parents who also would not want to pay so much.

I also agree that they don't need logos on everything.

Freckle Thu 23-Jun-05 09:30:32

I don't think that, legally, infant and junior schools can insist on a uniform. They can suggest a colour scheme, e.g. grey trousers/skirt with yellow polo shirt and grey sweatshirt. This wouldn't necessarily be a problem for most people's pockets if they can source it in local shops. However, I'm not sure they can insist that you buy from their suppliers, or that the school's logo is imperative.

If your school does insist on this and indicates that they intend to discipline any child who doesn't comply, then you could take the matter to the board of governors or even the local press.

Are they going through a consultation process with parents? Would seem sensible.

At the boys' school, they have a uniform, including a logo, but parents can choose to send their child in a plain polo shirt or sweatshirt provided it is in the appropriate colour.

homemama Thu 23-Jun-05 11:48:20

Podmog, I agree that you should go back to the school with your comments, esp about the cotton shirts. There is no real need for the polo shirts to have the logo but it does look nice. Most schools offer it but allow children to wear a plain version in the same colour.
Freckle, it's true that a uniform can't be legally inforced but it's a real shame when schools don't have one- there are so many benefits.
Apart from the fact that they look so smart, they also protect children's own close and help to elliminate clothes related teasing/bullying. When you take a class on a school trip, it's a God send to be able to look around and spot 'your lot'. It also helps to build a sense of community within the school.
Having said all this, there is no point offering a uniform that parents can't afford. As I said at the beginning, go in and speak to them, you're probably not the first.

homemama Thu 23-Jun-05 11:49:44

Clothes not close obv.

sparklymieow Thu 23-Jun-05 11:52:33

My DS and DD1 school has a uniform with logos, I tend to just buy the jumpers from school, as do many of the parents, It does help with all the kids looking the same and none of the clothes issues. Did notice on nonuniform day all the kids were comparing clothes and saying that someone's top wasn't a gruney top because it didn't have two difference colours, these are 6 and 7 year olds. So am grateful they do have a uniformn

homemama Thu 23-Jun-05 11:53:30

oh gosh - eliminate too!!
I spell much better in class!

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