Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Schools Must Keep Down Uniform Costs

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Schools Must Keep Down Uniform Costs

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SCHOOLS will be told to help struggling parents by taking steps to keep down the cost of school uniforms and PE kits.

Bury Council is to launch a consultation with schools across the borough over new guidance on the price of uniforms and 'extras' in a bid to take the pressure off hard-pressed families. The move comes after town hall chiefs unanimously voted in favour of a Liberal Democrat motion to take action on the issue at a meeting of the full council.

However, a proposal to publish an annual list of which schools are meeting the new guidance was removed from the motion, to the disappointment of the Liberal Democrat group, who felt this was 'watering down' the proposal.

Instead, it will be left to school 'clusters' to monitor and 'take responsibility for themselves becoming inclusive'. …

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