• Uniform bill MP wants restriction on branded items

    Families are being made to pay up to £4 extra to add compulsory initials on to items of PE kit – in some cases, pushing the school uniform price up by 20 per cent. Labour MP Mike Amesbury, the architect of a law to make schools ensure their uniforms are more affordable, wants statutory guidance

    13.00 Mar. 6th, 2020 | News

  • Agnew vows crackdown on schools with 'pernicious' exclusive uniform suppliers

    Academies minister Lord Agnew has vowed to crackdown on schools using “monopoly suppliers” for their school uniform – claiming it was a “pernicious way of excluding children from less well-off backgrounds”. During a joint education and work and pensions select committee session on Wednesday, Emma Hardy raised the issue of the cost of school uniforms,

    12.38 Sep. 4th, 2019 | News

  • MP accuses government of breaking promises on school uniform costs

    An MP has blasted the government in Parliament over the unreasonable price of school uniforms, accusing it of breaking its promise to take action against exorbitant costs. Sarah Jones, the MP for Croydon Central, claimed that 2017 marked the start of a second new school year without any action, even though ministers pledged in 2015

    14.03 Sep. 8th, 2017 | News

  • Should pupils have to wear school ties?

    Following the news that MPs will no longer have to wear ties to work, Adam McNicholas considers the case for schools “Do I think it essential that a Member [of Parliament] has to wear a tie? No.” So said the speaker of the House of Commons last week. Admitting that opinions on his own sartorial

    12.00 Jul. 4th, 2017 | Opinion