The importance of school uniform

The question whether students should wear a uniform or not is a highly debatable one. We believe that school uniforms are essential as they provide a sense of belonging and equality.

The School Uniform appeared for the first time during the reign of King Henry VIII. Their purpose was the same as today: to provide equality. By 1870 most of the English schools adopted uniforms.

Today, the Government believes that school uniforms play a valuable role in contributing to the quintessence of schools: support positive behaviour and discipline; encourage identity with, and support for, school ethos; ensure pupils of all races and backgrounds feel welcome; protect children from social pressures to dress in a particular way; nurture cohesion and promote good relations between different groups of pupils.

Elements of modern uniforms

– Peaked caps

– Eton collars

– Blazers

– Grey short trousers

– Knee socks with collared bands in their school colours

– Sandals

– Stripped ties

Schools across the UK have turned to McDade’s for over sixty years, knowing they receive consistently high quality at very competitive prices. Our school ties are designed to offer exceptional durability and longevity, maintaining their integrity to ensure pupils meet uniform codes and continue to represent your educational establishment as smartly as possible.





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