Schools must ensure their uniform is affordable for families under new laws and a charity has now published resources offering advice and support.

Published by the Children’s Society and aimed at all state primary and secondary schools, the resources are linked to the new school uniform laws published by the Department for Education in November (DfE, 2021).

All schools are now required to review their uniform policies in light of the new guidance and schools must be compliant with the bulk of the requirements by September 2022.

Importantly, schools are expected to have taken steps to adhere to the new guidance before parents buy uniform for the academic year beginning in September 2022.

The new rules mean thatschools must keep prices down and ensure their policies are more inclusive for children from low-income families.

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