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Schools: Uniforms

Department for Education written question – answered on 2nd December 2015.

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Photo of David Davies David Davies Chair, Welsh Affairs Committee, Chair, Welsh Affairs Committee

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many state-funded schools require pupils to wear a burqa or jilbab as part of their uniform.

Photo of Nick Gibb Nick Gibb Minister of State (Education)

An error has been identified in the written answer given on 30 November 2015.

The correct answer should have been:

The governing body or academy trust of an individual school is responsible for setting their uniform policy. The Department does not collect information about individual schools’ uniform policies.

Schools must have full regard to their obligations under equalities legislation and act reasonably, fairly and flexibly in the interests of all their children.

The governing body or academy trust of an individual school is responsible for setting their uniform policy. The Department does not collect information about individual schools’ uniform policies.

Our guidance to schools on school uniform is clear that schools must have full regard to their obligations under equalities law, and act reasonably and fairly in the interests of all their students.

We would expect all schools to act flexibly in response to reasonable requests to vary their uniform policy.

The Department's guidance on school uniform is available online: www.gov.uk/government/publications/school-uniform.

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Photo of Nick Gibb Nick Gibb Minister of State (Education)

The governing body or academy trust of an individual school is responsible for setting their uniform policy. The Department does not collect information about individual schools’ uniform policies.

Schools must have full regard to their obligations under equalities legislation and act reasonably, fairly and flexibly in the interests of all their children.

The governing body or academy trust of an individual school is responsible for setting their uniform policy. The Department does not collect information about individual schools’ uniform policies.

Our guidance to schools on school uniform is clear that schools must have full regard to their obligations under equalities law, and act reasonably and fairly in the interests of all their students.

We would expect all schools to act flexibly in response to reasonable requests to vary their uniform policy.

The Department's guidance on school uniform is available online: www.gov.uk/government/publications/school-uniform.

Does this answer the above question?

Yes0 people think so

No0 people think not

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