Sign our petition if you're forced to buy over-priced school uniform
Parents and George are calling on the Department of Education to give families a choice of where to shop for school uniforms.
Mums have told us they want their voices heard when it comes to schools forcing hard-pressed families to buy expensive school uniforms from specialist retailers. So we’ve set up an e-petition on the Government’s petition website.
Mums say they’re frustrated at having to struggle to find as much as £200 to kit out their kids in approved uniform when a smart and durable outfit from George at Asda can be bought for as little as £21.50. Watch our video to see just how hard-wearing it is!
A survey by consumer watchdog Which? this week named Asda best for overall value for school uniform, praising the good finish and saying it proves you don’t need to spend a fortune to get good quality.
So there’s no excuse for demanding parents pay high prices at nominated suppliers and not giving them the option to shop around.
George Brand Director Fiona Lambert says: “With family budgets tight, schools have the responsibility to adapt and ditch ‘old school’, out-dated uniform policies to help families save money, without compromising on uniform comfort, style and quality.”
“You don’t have to be good at maths to know that George is great value for great products.”
While some suppliers charge £100 or more for a blazer alone, prices at Asda start from just £2 for jumpers, £3.50 for a long sleeve white shirt, a pair of trousers or skirt costs from just £3, a cardi from just £4 and blazer from £10.
If you think that parents should have the option to choose where to buy their child’s school uniform, then please add your name to this online petition on the Government’s petition website .