As part of their work to reduce costs, staff at Kirkintilloch High School in East Dunbartonshire surveyed parents and carers about school uniform.
Parents and carers told the school that having a clear and affordable uniform policy helped saved them money and helped everyone look the same. During lockdown, when windows were open to reduce transmission, the school decided to augment the uniform with a school hoodie to make sure nobody was cold in class.
Head Teacher Maureen Daniel describes how they distributed their hoodie stock:
“We got hundreds of new school hoodies with the school badge on them for lockdown when the windows were all open in class. They were very reasonably priced, and we bought loads of them, so we were giving them out as gifts or prizes. We knew what we were doing was catering for those kids who maybe couldn’t buy a hoodie. And it’s very much known within the school that if you come we’ll just give you one.”