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Making school uniforms affordable - hear from the experts

Last year, a new law was passed to cut the cost of school uniforms in England. By September, schools should have started making necessary changes to ensure uniforms are a fair price for families.

What does this mean for you and your school?

Join a webinar hosted by The Children’s Society on Wednesday 18 May at 4:30pm, to hear from an expert panel and get the chance to ask questions. This event is open to teachers, governors, PTA members, councillors and any interested member of the school community!

Speakers include:

  • Mike Amesbury MP, whose private member’s bill to make uniforms affordable became law.
  • Alison Hardacre and Alice Douglas from the Department for Education.
  • A headteacher who has championed cost-effective uniforms at their school.
  • Charities The Children’s Society, the Child Poverty Action Group and Children North East.

There will be an opportunity to ask questions of the panel.

Sign up for the webinar

What can my school do?

The DfE guidance means that every school should take the opportunity to review and refresh uniform policies. The guidance includes: consulting with pupils and parents; removing unnecessary branded items; setting up pre-loved uniform provision; and more. Where possible, changes should start being made ahead of the September school year.

The Children's Society have created resources full of practical tips and advice

If you have any questions please contact The Children’s Society Campaigns Officer, Freya Trevor-Harris at