School uniform Stasi


"Prescribed prison-school uniforms: another good reason for home ed (as if any more were needed)" has provoked quite a discussion on our Facebook page. :blah: :argue:

500 pupils put in detention on first day of term

The new uniform requirements posted online before the start of term were for pupils to wear a “bespoke Rowlinson ‘Performa 50’ jumper”; a white shirt or blouse; a school clip on tie; “traditional, tailored, full length” trousers, or tailored black knee length shorts for boys and a formal knee length skirt for girls in the summer.

The statement added: “Footwear must be suitable for school — flat and plain black with no other colour. Trainers, heeled shoes and boots are not allowed.”

A letter from assistant headteacher, Andrew Barlow, sent to parents last Tuesday, read: “Footwear for school must be formal and not include canvas shoes, vans, pumps, trainers or any leisure shoes.”
Pupils lined up in rain to check supermarket school uniform

Pupils at an English school were forced to “line up in the rain” while teachers colour-matched their trousers to make sure they had been bought from the right shop. Children at Kepier School, in Houghton, Sunderland, who failed the match test were then placed into isolation or sent home.
If schools are to insist on pupils wearing clothes they would not otherwise wear, and are denied education if they don't, surely their parents should be compensated by way of grants or tax relief? Then again, the HMRC uniform tax refund applies only to employees, so we can be sure that day prisoners' attire will not qualify.

Why not go the whole hog and have branded blazers with arrows on them? And bring back the belt while they're on an authoritarian, anti-human rights crusade to make sure they know who's boss? Note: It was parents who got corporal punishment in schools banned.

And another thing... If shoes have to be flat, how are girls going to be prepared for the demands of employers in the 'real world' workplace?

Government rejects law change on bosses forcing women to wear high heels at work

The Government has rejected calls to outlaw company bosses from forcing female employees to wear high heels at work.

Heels became a hot topic in Britain after receptionist Nicola Thorp was sent home without pay from finance firm PwC in December 2015 for wearing flat shoes.
The London temp turned up at PwC in flat shoes, but was told she had to have a two to four inch heel.