The benefits of school-branded uniform

A good quality, school-branded uniform is a key element of the vast majority of UK schools, delivering important benefits to pupils, schools, and families, as well as the environment.

The largest survey of school uniform costs found that the average cost of all compulsory secondary school uniform and sportswear items required for school is £101.19 per pupil.

An effective school-branded uniform:

  • Represents great value for parents, with durable garments standing up to the rigours of day-to-day school life.
  • Is worn 195 days of the year and reduces expenditure on high street brands and the latest fashions.
  • Can be handed down to siblings and reduces the impact on the environment.
  • Is made and sold by specialist retailers which offer a number of schemes such as swap shops, second hand sales, and discount vouchers.

You can read more about the wide-ranging benefits of a high quality uniform to pupils, schools, and parents in the Schoolwear Association’s prospectus. Download it here.