How to review your school uniform policy
Find out how to review your school's uniform policy. Save time with our example questions you can ask, and use our model to see what good looks like.
What this policy needs to do
It should reflect:
- The Department for Education’s (DfE’s) guidance on the cost of school uniforms – get up to speed with our summary here
- The Equality Act 2010
- The Human Rights Act 1998
It's not your job to cross-reference your policy with this guidance, but you should expect your school leaders to have done so.
You'll want to make sure the policy sets out:
- How your school will:
- Make sure school uniform is affordable and provides the best value for money for parents/carers
- Avoid discrimination
- Your school’s expectations for school uniform
Note on the Equality Act 2010
This means that there's no definitive answer right now on what you can/can’t include in your uniform policy, but there could be in the future if a discrimination