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The strict uniform rules stigmatising students

As minimum clothing grant is revealed, MSPs hear poorer pupils are being alienated

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A new national minimum school clothing grant has been announced, just days after Tes Scotland found some schools are still taking a hardline stance on uniform that risks alienating and stigmatising young people.

Pupils have even reportedly been sent home wearing a sticker to indicate to parents that their uniform is not up to scratch. This detail emerged in parliamentary papers for last week’s Education and Skills Committee, based on a discussion group that three MSPs held with adult learning workers, youth workers and volunteering organisations, among others.

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