Samantha Simmonds | Posted 08.09.2017 | UK Parents
Samantha Simmonds

Now a school in East Sussex has just taken away that choice by changing its uniform policy and requiring every Year 7 pupil to wear trousers. Why? They say it's to accommodate the growing number of transgender pupils - oh and to deal with complaints over the "decency" of short skirts.

Parents Criticise School For Skirt Measuring Test To See How Far Hems Ride Up

SWNS | Amy Packham | Posted 27.06.2017 | UK Parents

Parents have criticised a school as “draconian” for introducing a skirt measuring test, asking girls to kneel on chairs to see how far their hems ...

Every Child Is Worth A Quality School Uniform

David Burgess | Posted 05.06.2017 | UK
David Burgess

While no one suggests that school uniform isn't a significant expense for many parents, the cost is sometimes hyped up to make a story or a political argument. As our research highlighted, school uniform costs on average just 45p per school day. The real drain on many family budgets is the clothing children wear when they are not in school.

BBC Editor's Leaked Email Lists An Advised Dress Code For Camera - As Skirt Length Can Be 'Distracting'

The Huffington Post | Susan Devaney | Posted 30.05.2017 | UK Style

A leaked email from BBC editor Samantha Smith highlights advice on what’s appropriate to wear when presenting on TV. Samantha Smith, editor of BBC...

Wearing The Wrong School Uniform Can Ruin Your Education!

Emily Higgins | Posted 25.01.2017 | UK Parents
Emily Higgins

Now I understand the importance of a school uniform policy. I really do, but I think there has to be some flexibility with it too and more importantly some common sense on behalf of the teachers and school who help to enforce these policies.

A Post-Truth Perspective On Homework, Pushy Parents And Polyester Trousers

Martha Oxgood | Posted 19.01.2017 | UK Parents
Martha Oxgood

it's not to anyone's benefit for the school to be involved in what happens in the few precious hours between three and seven pm. Children don't need one more thing to be measured/scolded/rewarded for, teachers don't need one more medium through which parents can evaluate them, and parents don't need any more reasons to feel like they are failing their children.

Back to School: the Essentials Countdown

Lisa Bradburn | Posted 19.08.2016 | UK Parents
Lisa Bradburn

It feels a shame to cut the six weeks short by readying ourselves now for the school term, but having left it too late in the past, and having been a teacher myself for many years, I know that being a prepared parent makes things much easier.

Why We Should Save Subfusc in Oxford

David Browne | Posted 19.05.2016 | UK Universities & Education
David Browne

The idea that this is simply making subfusc optional rather than a de facto abolition is to miss the point somewhat.

What's Behind The New Girl Guide Uniform?

The Huffington Post | Tasha Kleeman | Posted 15.08.2014 | UK Universities & Education

Girlguiding recently commissioned five students from Arts University Bournemouth to design a new uniform for their guides, with the aim of promoting b...

Team Scotland's Got The Blues

Christina Miller | Posted 08.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Christina Miller

Sunday night. Family dinner. Glass of red in hand, we moved from the dinner table to the sofa and, as families do these days, picked up our smartphones to scan Facebook. It seemed everyone was "talking" about the same thing: Scotland's parade uniform for the upcoming opening ceremony of the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow...

Boy Banned By School For Shaving His Head For Charity Allowed Back To Class

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 04.10.2013 | UK Universities & Education

A schoolboy banned from class after he shaved his head for charity in honour of his aunt has been allowed back in after his fellow pupils staged a mas...

The Big Stitch-Up

David Holmes | Posted 15.10.2013 | UK Universities & Education
David Holmes

For families on low incomes the annual back-to-school shop is a major financial burden. Never mind the latest trainers or clothing fashions - even providing for the basic every day costs of attending school are stretching the budgets of poorer parents.

LOOK: Male Swedish Train Drivers Wear Skirts To Work In Protest

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 10.06.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Male train drivers in Sweden are protesting a company ban on shorts... by wearing skirts. More than a dozen drivers and conductors working on Rosla...

The Football Throwback

Jack Target | Posted 15.06.2013 | UK Sport
Jack Target

Wouldn't it be made better if you can reminisce about the 'good old days' watching teams playing in retro kits? Take last Boxing Day. Wouldn't it have been great to see QPR in their old Rodney Marsh style kits v the Laurie Cunningham West Brom green and yellow away kit?

School Becomes Latest To Ban 'Inappropriate' Skirts From Uniform

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 05.09.2012 | UK Universities & Education

A school is looking forward to a skirt-free future after banning pupils from wearing the "inappropriate" clothing. Haute Vallee School in St Helier...

4-Year-Old Left Distraught After Excluded From Photo For Having A Bow Made Of Hair

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 24.05.2012 | UK Universities & Education

A schoolgirl was reduced to tears after she was told by teachers she would not be included in the yearly photo because of her hairstyle. Marcella M...

Those Boots Were Made For Talking - School Bans Uggs After Phone Smuggling Epidemic

Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 30.01.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Things may be about to turn "Uggly" at an American school after students were made to toe the line by a ban on the boots due to problems with smuggled...

Uniformly Impressive

Carin King | Posted 20.03.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Carin King

I recently found myself in the situation of being lectured to by a stubborn, white-clad general hospital doctor who explained how wrong I was in wanting my father transferred to a clinic specialising in the treatment of his condition.

Children in Need - Simple things Make You Think.

Sue Hedges | Posted 19.01.2012 | UK
Sue Hedges

Perhaps we could start a recycling project to encourage parents to put school uniform in charity clothing banks specifically for uniform and schools could nominate children for it to be distributed to.

Boy Misses School After Father Refuses To Cut Ponytail

PA | Posted 21.11.2011 | UK Universities & Education

PRESS ASSOCIATION -- A schoolboy is missing lessons after his father refused to cut off his three-inch ponytail. Geoff Wallwork told teachers that ...

Parents Shelling Out £1,000 A Year For State Education

PA | Posted 07.11.2011 | UK Universities & Education

PRESS ASSOCIATION -- Parents are typically paying out more than £1,000 a year to send a child to state school, a poll suggests. Uniforms, statione...

Trousers Only For Girls Who Refuse To 'Unroll' At School

PA | Posted 22.10.2011 | UK Universities & Education

PRESS ASSOCIATION-- A school concerned about rising hemlines has become the latest to ban girls from wearing skirts. Northgate High School in Ipswi...

Create Your Own Uniform

Laetitia Wajnapel | Posted 21.09.2011 | UK Style
Laetitia Wajnapel

I have dozens of perfectly lovely dresses, skirts, trousers, shoes and anything you could think about. I write about clothes for a living. Yet I still end up tossing things on my bed in a fit of rage when I need to pick an outfit. At least I used to until I figured out what my uniform was.