School uniforms: affordability and accessibility

Survey: your views on school uniform affordability and accessibility

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Many families in Norwich have contacted me over recent months with their concerns about the price of school uniform. In recent years there has been a significant increase in both exclusive contracts between schools and uniform suppliers, and schools limiting the range of suppliers. There is evidence to suggest this has increased the cost of school uniform by £5-£10 per item and reduced the quality of products. This is because such contracts prevent parents from buying uniform in supermarkets where items are much cheaper. I am sending letters out to families across Norwich with a survey attached, and if you have school-age children I would like to hear your thoughts.

My Evening News column: Parents concerned at the price of school unifroms

Many families in Norwich have contacted me over recent months with their concerns about the price of school uniform. In recent years there has been a significant increase in both... Read more

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