ralph lauren polo jacket Appeal over high cost of school uniforms
Pupils can buy the remainder of the uniform from any supplier, while the jacket and blazer must be bought from Runcorn based Sportswear International online or by telephone.
Mrs Kirby said the embroidered jackets were chosen for durability and had only a 6 7 difference to plain blazers, while the old burgundy sweatshirts, which she said were about 8 cheaper than the jacket, can continue to be worn for PE.
Only Year 7 pupils at Larkmead School will have to wear its new uniform this year,
with all other pupils except Year 11 expected to change by September 2013.
Children were given a brief to help design and source a uniform with a total cost of under 80.
Larkmead head Chris Harris said: “We have done everything we can to try to spread that cost.”
CAB manager Anne Groom said: “We want schools to make uniforms available from a wide selection of suppliers, or offer iron on and sew on badges as options.”
Cheney School students need a grey embroidered jacket (which must be bought from a specified supplier at a cost of up to 34.74 including VAT) and can also buy a jumper or cardigan from the same supplier, priced at up to 23.94.
They need long black trousers or black skirts or a shalwar khamiz, a plain white polo shirt with a collar and black shoes, which can be bought from any supplier.