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The Schoolwear Association responds to the Labour Party’s limit on branded school uniforms

Average school uniform costs in England has dropped by 25%* since 2020

Following the UK’s biggest survey of school uniform suppliers and retailers, representing circa 366,000 secondary school pupils, The Schoolwear Association has found the average cost of compulsory secondary school uniform and sportswear items in England in 2024 is £92.35. *Real-terms value.

Coalition of 35 MPs and charities call on Chancellor to Abolish ‘School Uniform Tax’ in Spring Budget

The Schoolwear Association leads a cross-party coalition of MPs and charities to abolish ‘school uniform tax’ in open letter to Jeremy Hunt for VAT exemption in Spring Budget.

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Dressed for success: insights from teachers and industryon school uniform costs and habits

Throughout April and May, The Schoolwear Association conducted two detailed surveys to understand the role school uniform continues to play in creating a secure and inclusive educational environment for children and young people across the country – and the impact of recent Government guidance in reducing costs for families.

Average cost of school uniform 2023

Following a survey of school uniform suppliers and retailers*,The Schoolwear Association has found the average cost ofcompulsory secondary school uniform and sportswear items for achild starting secondary school in England in 2023 is £96.24 per pupil.

School uniform prevents bullying and reduces the cost of kitting kids out, say teachers 

New research from The Schoolwear Association, in partnership with Teacher Tapp, reveals that without school uniform, over half (59%) of all secondary school teachers believe bullying would increase and 66% believe children would demand designer clothing from parents.  

The Fashion & Textile Children’s Trust Launches Campaign To Fund More School Uniform Grants 

Trade Charity the Fashion & Textile Children’s Trust has launched a new fundraising appeal to raise money for much needed school uniform grants for children of UK fashion and textile workers.

Green Claims Code

The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has introduced the Green Claims Code, which outlines six key points to ensure the authenticity of environmental claims. As leaders in the Schoolwear Industry, it is essential for both our wholesale and retail members to align with this government guidance and the Green Claims Code.