Uniform rules vary depending on age and institution, and most schools take into account a wide range of criteria when determining what is appropriate for their students to wear:

• Is it a state, grammar or independent school?
• Boarding or day?
• Single-sex or co-educational?
• Secondary school or Sixth Form College?

While some schools insist on uniform to make mornings easier for parents and ensure all students feel equal at school, others believe in a more relaxed dress code in the classroom.

In this guide we will break down:

The advantages and disadvantages of wearing uniform
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How uniforms differ depending on the type of school
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The cost of school uniform and how to afford it

Most schools will be very specific about how they want their students to dress, so it’s important to check out their websites and do your own research alongside this guide!