School uniforms: guidance for schools

How schools should develop their uniform policy and procure uniform supplies.

Applies to England



This guidance is for:

  • school leaders
  • school staff
  • school governing boards

The templates support the guidance on procuring uniform supplies.

Schools and their governing boards must have regard to the Department for Education’s statutory guidance on the cost of school uniforms.

Published 16 September 2013
Last updated 29 April 2024 + show all updates
  1. Added guidance on procuring uniform supplies, and accompanying template documents.

  2. Added a link to the Equality and Human Rights Commission guidance on 'Preventing hair discrimination in schools'.

  3. Updated to reflect the new statutory guidance on the cost of school uniforms.

  4. First published.