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Are school logos on uniforms necessary? Welsh Government is proposing changes

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Parents are being asked if school logos on uniforms are necessary as part of a new consultation by the Welsh Government.

The consultation is looking for opinions on proposals to update the statutory guidance on school uniform and to support families through the cost-of-living crisis by making uniforms more affordable.

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Parents are being asked about the use of school branding and whether schools should have no logo at all, or use ‘iron on logos’ to be made available free of charge. This could give families the option to purchase uniform at cheaper costs from a retailer of their choice. Parents are also being asked whether schools should enter into single supplier contracts.

Views on the role of schools in uniform recycling and exchange schemes are also sought.

The Welsh Government is looking for a range of responses from stakeholders, including parents, carers, learners, governing bodies, headteachers, teachers and school staff, and uniform suppliers.

Minister for Education and Welsh Language, Jeremy Miles said: “The Welsh Government is doing everything we can to support families through this cost-of-living crisis.

“I know that a lot of schools work hard to keep the cost of their uniforms to a minimum. However, there are still too many instances where families are being expected to spend eye-watering amounts just to send their children to school.”

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“We are launching this consultation so that we can take further action in order to support families.

“96,000 pupils are already eligible for our PDG Access Grant – the most generous support scheme in the UK – which helps with the cost of uniforms and school items. I urge families to check whether they are eligible so that they too can benefit from this vital support

The consultation will run until 28th November 2022

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