School Uniform Reconsideration
Costessey Primary school have proposed a new uniform which will include a tie and also a navy jumper with a sky blue trim, which can only be purchased from a specialist store.
This petition is to ask the school to reconsider its decision so that families of Costessey Primary school can purchase the uniform in supermarkets (i.e. a single colour).This was something that many of the parents who filled in the forms did request from the school.
Costessey Primary school is situated in an area with a mix of middle to low income families, with many families having more than one child at the school. The decision to pursue a uniform which can only be bought at a specialist shop will cause needless stress and financial strain on families and could cause segregation in school for children who are on the poverty line. Every family is different and many are not entitled to funding, but will still struggle to cover the cost.
There are many cases of jumpers going missing and also, certainly in the younger children, many jumpers getting ruined by pen and paints. For many families they will not be able to replace these jumpers.
It is the belief of many parents who have already expressed their concern online that ties represent a significant hazard to younger children.