How many shoes do kids need? 1 School pair, 1 with velcro so they can get them on and off, 1 pair of non-school shoes, 2 pairs of wellies... yes 1 for home and 1 pair to leave in school. Next year plimsolls will also be requred.
I used to think that uniforms in school were supposed to ensure equality and a standard now I think they're being used as a money making scheme. Looking into ballet for our DD the uniform costs a minimum of £55 (4 pieces)! And that's for the under 4's - for the full whack (including headband) it's £70 ... of course it's specialist you can't just go out and buy it in Tesco or Asda. What a rip off these uniforms are. When I was a kid you went to your clubs in your own clothes (jeans, leggings, 1 school leotard, 1 set of swim stuff for all swim/water activities etc) now you must have this for that activity and that for the other... do they never consider that you might not be able to afford it all? And then what? Just stay at home watching TV?