I have a discrepancy with my child's school because the new statutory guidance states that if schools use branded items they must be clear why it is needed. My Child's school requires logo on the trousers, jumper and blazer. 3 logos seems excessive to me, I wrote emails and had no response. These uniforms are more expensive than if getting non branded items from a non school wear shop and the school only gives two options of supplier to purchase from. When informing the school, the only response I had was over the phone and it seemed wrong, they told me it doesn't apply to academies, however I spoke to DfE who said it does apply to academies.
This means the following actions need to happen before parents seek to purchase or acquire uniform items in summer 2022:
- changes to the uniform policy which do not fit with these exceptions, such as removing an unnecessary branded item
Is this a common problem across schools and what can I do to push my son's school into following these new legislations?