School logos shouldn’t be obligatory on uniforms, the Welsh authorities has mentioned.
The authorities in Cardiff has revealed new steerage following a public session to search out how finest to assist households throughout the price of dwelling disaster.
The Welsh authorities’s schooling minister Jeremy Miles has mentioned faculties in Wales ought to “review” their uniform insurance policies and make affordability the precedence.
He mentioned the brand new steerage will assist faculties to scale back the prices going through households.
It may even name for preparations to be made so dad and mom and carers have entry to second-hand uniforms.
Mr Miles mentioned: “We know that branded school wear can be a lot more expensive for families – that is why schools shouldn’t make them mandatory. There certainly should not be a requirement for multiple items to be branded.
“I do know that almost all faculties are doing all the pieces they will to maintain prices down for households.
“But we have still seen too many cases where families have had to purchase expensive uniforms. The guidance we are publishing today will support schools in reducing these costs.”
The minister added that any adjustments that faculties make to their uniform insurance policies needs to be shared with households earlier than the tip of the present college time period.