Does anybody else think that this issue is just another example of people complaining too much and expecting too much for free. As far as I'm aware there are grants for those who really need it. I have two gripes over this issue. Firstly, bullying. School uniform is a good way of ensuring children at school are not singled out for not having what is expensive or in fashion. Surely the prices of school uniforms are nowhere near as expensive as kitting a child out with all of the gucci gear that they should have in order to fit in. My second point links in with the first point. I went to a school where uniform was not enforced, and which was located in an area where there was a mixture of children from many backgrounds, both affluent and not so. The strange thing was, most of the children who didn't wear a school uniform came to school in the most expensive trainers, tracksuits and football shirts. Yet when the PTA raised the issue of uniform, the parents of these children spoke out, claiming it was too expensive!!! Does this seem strange to anyone else? Parents can afford to spend a fortune on normal clothes, but are not willing to buy a full school uniform that costs less than your average pair of Nike Air trainers or a Football top.