The introduction of a new uniform at Race Leys Junior School could have presented a financial burden to parents. Head of school Sue-Ellen Lamb explains what they did to ensure this wasn’t the case

School uniforms have the power to give children a sense of belonging to a group with similar values and goals. When done right, they help foster a positive learning environment and promote the school.

Furthermore, they create equality among children – with every child arriving at the school in the same attire.

However, uniforms can be another source of worry for parents, with school demands creating additional costs for families. And while one would assume school uniforms in the UK do not allow fashion trends to infiltrate, it is amazing how creative children can be in making their uniform their own.

However, this can lead to inequality, as children differentiate based on brand of clothing (specifically shoes) and official versus non-official attire.

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