Schools have been told to keep the cost of uniforms to a minimum after it emerged parents were having to fork out for new ones just because schools had converted to academies.
A Department for Education spokesman said: "We published guidance last year which states that schools should keep uniform costs to a minimum and prioritise value for money for parents.
"It also makes clear that schools should avoid frequent changes to uniform."
More top news
Blizzard-like conditions at times across central Scotland with up to 20cm of snow on the hills. Warning in force until 10pm this evening.
Former pole-dancer Natasha Gordon has been jailed for fours years for encouraging the suicide of Matthew Birkinshaw from Walsall.
Love was in the air for two cabin attendants who were married by Pope Francis in an impromptu mid-flight ceremony.