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Schools: Uniforms

Volume 485: debated on Thursday 18 December 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what advice his Department has given to school governing bodies on assistance for parents on low incomes to purchase school uniforms, with particular reference to the range of approved retailers. (245424)

New guidance for schools and governing bodies on school uniform and related policies was published in October 2007. The guidance advises that local authorities have a discretionary power to provide school clothing grants or to help with the cost of school clothing in cases of financial hardship.

The guidance is available to be downloaded from the TeacherNet website at:

http://www.teachernet.gov.uk/management/atoz/u/uniform/