Today our article outlines our position on school uniform policy as well as positive coverage about more state school pupils entering Cambridge University.
Gender neutral uniform
On Saturday, 7 September, there was widespread coverage about the Priory school in East Sussex introducing a gender neutral uniform policy, which was protested by parents of pupils.
Our school uniform policy is clear that a school must have regard to its obligations under equalities legislation.
A Department for Education spokesperson said:
Schools are responsible for setting their own school uniform policy and any disputes should be resolved by schools in discussion with parents.
Today, Monday 9 September, Cambridge University released admissions data which shows that more state school educated pupils will be starting at the university this academic year since records began.
The data shows that 68% of students starting at Cambridge are from state schools, up from 65% last year and 62% four years ago.
This is a welcome move – the doors to our universities should be as wide open as possible so that anyone with talent and potential has the chance to benefit from our world-leading institutions.