100 signatures reached
To: The Rt Hon Justine Greening MP
Make School Uniforms Affordable for All
We would like to bring about change by enforcing schools to allow pupils to wear basic and affordable uniforms from retailers of their choice, whilst still maintaining a smart and adequate appearance.
Why is this important?
Many families across the UK are already struggling financially.
Just this week, many pupils were turned away from various Local Comprehensive Schools due to not wearing the updated and inflated priced trousers/skirts available only at exclusive school wear shops (this is also in breach of the 'Competion act').
Children are being excluded and left feeling humiliated and oustricised because they're from poorer or struggling families who are getting further into debt trying to purchase these ever changing requirements. This not only deeply affects a families finances, but also adds to stress within the family home, creating knock on effects.
Schools were once about education, not business and profit making. A smart uniform displaying one logo on the blazer/jumper was enough and didn't affect a childs education - PE kits were also once plain and simple - Legislation states that Uniform should be affordable for all.
We are asking you to join us in this cause and help make it illegal for schools to force these unnecessary changes, and keep the cost of uniform affordable for all. A plain smart uniform is adequate enough.