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Grandson new school uniform

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Sarah58 Thu 28-Jan-16 20:35:56

Grandson 11 high school have decided to bring in a new uniform the school proposed a more simple uniform and 85% of parents said yes the new head teacher said the uniform was to strict and I agree what's people's opinion ?
The new uniform is
School jumper
School polo shirt
School trousers
School shoes or black lace up pumps as cheap alternative or plain black trainers
Old uniform
School blazer
School tie
School trousers
Leather school shoes no boots or trainers

Lentilweaver Thu 28-Jan-16 20:43:00

hah, that's funny, about 5 years ago all the schools round our way were doing the exact opposite
I think the key questions are how many of the items are 'unbranded' and can be bought cheaply. I think school uniform is a good idea, but there's no need for it to be overly formal or uncomfortable

Ana Thu 28-Jan-16 20:43:50

OFGS not again! hmm

Sarah58 Thu 28-Jan-16 20:56:48

The school has had the same uniform for a very long time but the school finally wanted too change it to a more simple uniform like most of the other schools in the area

Alea Thu 28-Jan-16 21:13:44

It's never half term yet?

merlotgran Thu 28-Jan-16 21:17:26

Two weeks early, I think.

A bit like everything that's coming out in my garden.

Alea Thu 28-Jan-16 21:20:38

So down to the mild weather grin

Sarah58 Thu 28-Jan-16 21:25:43

What ?? The school hopefully will have new uniform by half term

Alea Thu 28-Jan-16 21:26:59

That is a source of great comfort. Glad not to be losing sleep over it.
(What was the issue BTW?)

ninathenana Fri 29-Jan-16 08:13:33

NO !!!

Nelliemoser Fri 29-Jan-16 08:22:52

I was wondering if there was an underlying theme about buying shoes? wink

Imperfect27 Fri 29-Jan-16 08:35:29

Dear Sarah58
To actually answer your question ...

I think that seems reasonable. Branded school uniform can be so very expensive - having had 4 children over an 8 year span, I was relieved when uniform buying became significantly cheaper due to more relaxed rules about items bearing a particular logo.

It looks like the uniform the HT is proposing bridges the gap nicely.

As a teacher, I feel school uniform is important - it can be a great leveller and instils a sense of belonging and smartness, but it doesn't have to break the bank. There are also safety issues involved, especially with students who try to bend the rules with trendy footwear that is not fit for the school environment.

MiniMouse Fri 29-Jan-16 14:30:33

I'm sure she'll soon be in the Zone wink

downtoearth Fri 29-Jan-16 20:30:04

No mention of plimsoles or shoe zone.....

NanaandGrampy Fri 29-Jan-16 21:13:13

I'm not sure I understand the responses to the OP on this thread.

I thought she was asking for an opinion but from the responses of a number of people that seem to have been here a while they're bored with her choice of topic.

Is that right ? Or have I totally missed the point?

Alea Fri 29-Jan-16 21:25:12

Just wait downtoearth wink

annodomini Fri 29-Jan-16 22:11:46

'Ere we go again!

Bellanonna Fri 29-Jan-16 22:23:04


Think of Norse mythology

Jalima Fri 29-Jan-16 23:15:59

I would just send him in the old ones with holes in, you can stuff them up with cardboard if it snows.
Don't forget to take him to school in your pyjamas.

annodomini Fri 29-Jan-16 23:36:46

downtoearth, I think the 'black lace up pumps'are synonymous with you know what. grin

Ariadne Sat 30-Jan-16 10:56:17

Ah, plimsolls again!

sherish Sat 30-Jan-16 11:34:21

Yawn, yawn.

Anya Sat 30-Jan-16 11:42:41

imperfect wink

Perhaps, if there are holes in the plimsoles, they could put a sock in it hmm

Nelliemoser Sat 30-Jan-16 11:50:58

Should we enlighten those bemused new GNrs who have not encountered plimsoles before or should we leave them puzzled?

trisher Sat 30-Jan-16 11:55:10

Oh I think the new uniform is a great improvement, the old one hadn't a shirt or jumper, even buttoned up the blazer would just not be warm enough!!