Affordable school uniforms: a guide

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The Department for Education has published statutory guidance for schools which seeks to make school uniform more affordable for families. The guidance includes measures on second-hand uniforms, schools’ arrangements with suppliers, and ensuring parents have access to clear information about uniform policies. 

To help implement the guidance, we've joined forces with the Children’s Society and Children North East to share some ideas and good practice from our research with schools through the guide below.

With some adjustments to policies and practices, schools can take the pressure of school uniform costs off children and their families.


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Please note this guide was updated in June 2023.