School uniform

Each school decides its uniform and must not discriminate based on sex, race, disability, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief. 


The head teacher can discipline your child for not wearing the school uniform. Your child can be suspended or expelled if they repeatedly ignore the uniform rules. 

Help with the cost of buying uniforms 

Talk to the head teacher if your child is not wearing the uniform, including PE kit, because you cannot afford it. 


Schools can decide if girls can wear trousers, or if religious dress is allowed. If you think your child is being discriminated against, talk to the head teacher. 

Changes to the school uniform 

Talk to the head teacher, school governors or parent-teacher association (PTA) if you’d like the school uniform changed. 

Further information on School Uniform can be found on GOV.UK's website.