Figures released by the Citizens Advice Bureau last month showed that one quarter of parents are forced to borrow money to cover the cost of a new school uniform, as the Government urges schools to avoid branded uniforms in a bid to ease financial strain.
The charity's study also found:
- 72 percent of parents will be forced to buy uniforms from a specific shop;
- Nine in 10 parents will buy a new uniform this year;
- Nearly two-thirds of parents will pay more than £70 for a new uniform per child this term;
- 23 percent of parents don’t know how they will be able to pay for uniforms.