YEP Says: Give and take on Leeds uniform debate

Colette Milligan, the mother of  Leeds West Academy pupil Abigail Longhorn, 15 said teachers attempted to put her daughter in isolation. PIC: Jonathan Gawthorpe
Colette Milligan, the mother of Leeds West Academy pupil Abigail Longhorn, 15 said teachers attempted to put her daughter in isolation. PIC: Jonathan Gawthorpe
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school uniforms are a perennial source of friction between parents and teachers.

On the one hand, schools want to standardise the appearance of pupils.

It looks smart and it stops pupils trying to out-do each other with expensive clothing.

Parents tend to like the idea because it stops arguments from their children about what is and isn’t suitable schoolwear.

But the rules should allow for give and take, especially when you consider how very expensive some school uniform items can be.

There must be allowances and consideration on both sides for the school uniform rules to work.

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