While some children oppose and feel as though it’s encroaching on their individuality, school uniforms have an important job. The purpose of a school uniform is to make pupils easily identifiable to teachers and one another. In addition to safeguarding, it helps create a sense of community and a family feel. A private school in Chelsea has shared their take and the great benefits school uniform brings below.
As uniform dictates what children can/cannot wear to school and everyone must dress the same, there is less chance of bullying. They cannot be judged for their choice of clothing, or what they cannot afford.
To follow on from this point, dressing the same as one another reinforces to children that they are all equals.
3. Less Distraction
There’s also less distraction in the classroom as children are less concerned by what they and peers wear.
4. Time To Get Ready
Although they aren’t able to express themselves through their clothes, school uniforms can be a good thing because it makes getting dressed in the morning easier.
5. Prepare Them for Later Life
Uniforms get children used to wearing blazers, dressing smart and taking care of their appearance which can help them later in life.
5. Stranger Danger
As uniforms help pupils recognise one another, it prevents stranger danger and ensures their safety. On school trips teachers can easily spot pupils and children can keep to the course of their journey.
6. Creates Cohesion
Uniform creates a school identity, and makes children feel as if they are a part of something bigger than themselves.
While a full school uniform can be quite pricey, it helps parents save money in the long term as they don’t need to worry about recycling outfits and trends. It is only basic pieces that you will occasionally need to replace, such as shirts and school trousers, and blazers when they grow out of them.