Advantages of school uniform

Hey readers,

Thinking about school as we are coming up to the new academic year, it got me thinking about school uniform and why is it so important to have it. I think school uniform is an actual positive step towards a child’s education and I am going to explore my reasons below.

Appearance.

Having a school uniform can teach children how to dress smart and take responsibility for the way they present themselves. This lesson will come in handy at a later date with regards to job interviews and the way that impressions count.

Equal playing field.

Allowing school uniform it gives the opportunity of being an equal for everyone regardless of background because the children are all wearing the same clothing. This can reduce the change of a child is a target of a bully because of what they are wearing or not be having the latest trends.

Universal.

Children wearing the same uniform means that the children don’t have the anxiety about what they look like, they can, therefore, allowing them to concentration on focusing on their school work and in turn will affect their overall performance.

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Pride.

School uniform is designed to distinguish which children go to which school by the design of their uniform they wear. Making children wear school uniform, therefore, brings the sense of togetherness with being in the same school as fellow pupils. This can bring feelings of pride for the school that the child attends. Children wearing school uniform can give a sense of identity because it is something you can see can bring that sense of ownership and the fact that you belong with the same children in your class can help create a safe environment to work.

Morning routines.

The next point for why school uniform is a positive is that it brings a smoother morning for getting children ready for school. This is because the parents and children know what to wear so there isn’t that doubt of what to wear that day, plus the child anxiety about trying to fit in as all children wear the same uniform.

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Discipline.

School uniform encourages good disciple as it basically the school rules of what to and what not to wear. Therefore, you have to abide by the rules and follow what is expected off you. Making sure that you follow the school rules on uniform gives that conformity and can put that mindset in place when the child is learning, by listening to and following the commands of teachers. This, in turn, gives can give a positive outcome on the child’s performance with discipline and working well in the classroom. Having a school uniform so that everyone has the same in regards to clothing reduces the conflict that happens within the classroom because of all being the same there is less attraction for arguments. Furthermore, with children being in school uniform it reduces the risk of preventing children from forming gangs and the risk of bad behaviour.

What do you think about school uniform? love to hear your opinions.

Cheers for reading X

46 thoughts on “Advantages of school uniform

  1. I am glad of the school uniform, I think it would be very difficult to dress my kids every day for school if they were wearing there own clothes, I have enough trouble with them at the weekend, and Boo can go through 3 outfits a day at home. I do think uniforms can be very expensive though. I only had to buy one this year, for Star, the school provides a free uniform for year 7s, so Boo was okay I just had to buy shoes. The Little Man is home educated so no uniform for him. I still spent over £200 though!! I think it would be better if items did not have to be badged or bought from a specific shop. i.e. a simple grey jumper I could buy for £10, but the school badged one costs £25.
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  2. Children can learn to dress smartly without the need to have school uniforms. Out in the real world, there are jobs that have uniforms and those that don’t. There are jobs that have dress codes and those that don’t. More employers are becoming far more relaxed about what people wear to work. I’ve seen a huge change in my career in IT. When I started out it was smart trouser, shirt and tie. I hated it but dealt with it and made myself smart. As I’ve moved along I’m not in a place where I wear jeans to work. But I wear them usually with an open collar shirt and smart shoes. But there are days when it trainers and a hoody and it makes absolutely no difference to the job I do.
    Sorry, but I’ve never seen the benefit of everyone having to dress exactly the same. Schools are way too strict nowadays in my opinion. Have a logo school jumper for sure, but leave the choice or white shirt, black trousers or skits to the individual. These schools that now have logo trousers really are taking the Micky.
    My beef is no with school uniforms themselves. It is with this new-age strictness that seems to be apparent. I have friends with children that go to my old secondary school. They’ve had daughters turned away at the gate on day 1 for not wearing shoes that are in the uniform policy. That policy states “black shoes of a sensible type, no logos, branding or trainer”. They were wearing those slipper style black shoes. Now, I may not like them but they are technically within the policy. The problem is the school’s letter out to parents used the word “sensible” which is open to interpretation and didn’t include any examples of what they deem to be and not be sensible. Clearly, some headteachers are on a power trip about school uniform. Clearly, a day away from education is actually OK if they have the “wrong” shoes on. Yet, they’ll tell you every missed day harms their education. As for making some girls walk around school having been told to take their shoes off – apparently, this is OK. Wow!
    Fortunately, we’ve never suffered from any issues with the uniform. Our girls’ primary school is very relaxed – not even enforcing the use of logo sweaters. The first secondary school our older girls went to got progressively stricter. We have lots of frustrations with the school, much more than with uniform policy. But, when my daughter was pulled out of assembly with other girls to have the length of their skirt measured I hit the bloody roof. Apparently, there was too big a gap between the end of her skirt at the knee. So when I asked to see what this length parameter should be in the school’s documented uniform policy they couldn’t – because it wasn’t there. Again, a headteacher’s power trip. Their new secondary school, had a far more moderate uniform policy whilst still have high standards.
    Sorry for the rant, touched a nerve lol
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  3. I can see both sides. It would make life a whole lot easier and cheaper if we didn’t have to buy school uniform and school shoes. But I understand it’s nice to see children at school looking smart and well presented. One definite advantage is when children go on school trips, with uniform they are easily identifiable which is obviously very important.
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  4. I understand why you made all your points but in Holland there is no uniform. And the children aren’t all badly behaved. Clothes don’t bring discipline good school leadership and kids feeling valued and listened to does. I don’t have any problems dressing my kids for school. I don’t have to be stressed about the ‘correct’ top, trousers etc being clean or dry. I lay out their clothes and they put them on. Children can show their individuality they are not forced to all look the same. And individuality and respecting children’s opinion is a big deal in Holland. School uniform is not an equaler in my experience (over 20 years teaching in the Uk and Holland) you can still see who has money and who doesn’t.
    So I respectfully disagree. #PointShoot 📸

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    1. That is fair enough I totally understand but also been from a poor family and in the care system been bullied because of having the latest thing, can make you at the time feel rubbish as a kid. But appreciate your honest and thank you for commenting X

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  5. Agree with you there. My wife never wore one so is more sceptical about the idea, but I think it’s sensivle for kids for the reasons you mentioned. #SatSesh

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  6. Having just gone through choosing a school for L I have to admit I was really put off one school that didn’t have a uniform. For all the reasons you’ve covered. I do think having a uniform is a lot easier #blogstravaganza

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  7. I agree with all of your points and in fact my daughter Shalini had to write a list of pros for a school debate at the end of last year about the benefits of uniform. Many of these cropped up on her list too x #Blogstravaganza

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  8. I didn’t have a school uniform at secondary school and loved the freedom. One day when we were debating it in an English lesson though someone admitted that they felt that they would be bullied if they weren’t wearing the latest trends. Their comment made me feel sad and is something that stayed with me. I am glad that my boys have a school uniform so that there is one less thing for them to feel worried by at school. Thank you for sharing your thoughts with #Blogstravaganza 🙂

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  9. I am a big fan of school uniform, principally because I let Cygnet choose his outfits at the weekend and he ends up looking slightly ridiculous. Happy but ridiculous. At least with the school uniform, I don’t have to suggest or coax him into wearing a sensible outfit, he just knows it is the rule. Pen x #thesatsesh

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  10. Ooh this is an interesting one for me and I can see it has caused some contention from the comments above. I have always wholeheartedly believed in uniforms for lots of the reasons you articulately and clearly outline above. I did teacher training in a secondary school which didn’t have uniforms and found the cliques and looking each other up and down due to what they were wearing really off-putting for learning and integration. So for secondary school I am a big believer in it. However, my son doesn’t have a uniform at his primary school. To start with I wished he did but now I really like it! They get to be individuals but still wear comfortable clothes to play and learn actively in. So it seems to work well for this age group (in this school anyway!). A great post. #thesatsesh xx

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  11. Well… I’ve never worn a school uniform as I grew up in Sweden and they don’t exist there. I get the idea that everyone is ‘more equal’ in uniform, but in the end, just like in the George Orwell classic “Animal Farm”, some are ‘more equal than others’. Bullying exists just as much in England as in Sweden (and actually seems somewhat worse here, but I don’t think that is linked to the uniforms).
    And kids are proud of there school in Sweden too, if it’s an okay school (and if it’s not, I don’t think a uniform would fix it). Some schools print up tops with the school’s name and logo on, but that’s just a fun thing, not something you must wear, unless it’s a music school where you might be required to wear a choir outfit just for concerts etc.
    When it comes to focusing on learning in class, I’m not sure if a uniform is better or worse. I know my kid can’t focus if he’s not comfortable, and some of the uniforms I’ve seen would make him itch and squirm…
    So, all in all, I think we’ll just have to agree to disagree on this one 🙂 x
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