The Benefits of School Uniform for Children

Most UK schools adopt some form of uniform policy, and despite frequent media debate, uniforms still prove to be in favour with both parents and students. Although some argue they strip students of individuality and freedom of choice, most would agree the pros of wearing a uniform far outweigh the cons. An independent senior school in London has shared their thoughts on how school uniforms benefit children. Keep reading to learn more.


Improved Performance
Uniforms encourage a ‘work-mode’ mindset as they create a distinction between home time and school time. Studies show that students show increased levels of concentration and discipline when in uniform, mimicking the effect of putting on a suit to go to work. This academic edge can be seen both in and out of the classroom, with many parents reporting they find that their children are more productive whilst completing homework assignments if they remain in uniform whilst they study. Students can focus on their education instead of worrying about keeping up with the latest fashion.

Sense of Community
Donning the school colours and wearing the emblem on their chest creates a sense of pride and belonging. Students will feel the responsibility to represent their school when wearing their uniform and feel a connection with their peers. It promotes equality as students who don’t have the means to keep up with the latest fashion trends won’t feel judged or ostracised as everyone is dressed the same.

Affordable Option

School uniforms are made of durable material and if looked after, will last the student until they grow out of them. Wearing a uniform removes any pressure to keep up with the latest fashion trends to impress peers, so parents won’t feel obligated to waste money buying clothes their kids don’t necessarily need. Instead they can invest their money in a uniform which is designed to stand the test of times, and puts all students on an even keel when it comes to fashion.

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