Allow phasing in period for new Longsands uniform changes

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This petition is a request from all parents and carers to the board of Longsands Acedemy in St Neots, Cambridgeshire.

Although we want our children to look smart and conform to uniform rules, we feel as though the deadline for introduction of the new uniform (September 2018) is an unreasonable expectation and we require a longer phasing in period before the existing uniform becomes obsolete.

Many parents buy school uniforms in larger sizes to ensure that clothes last for a longer period, thereby saving on the cost of replacements. The expectation for parents would therefore have been that uniforms would still be in use come the next academic year. Also, many parents would have replaced lost/damaged items of uniform in recent months so by making these items obsolete in September 2018 means that parents would have incurred expenses for items with merely a few months of use.

No opinion was considered from the parents when the govening bodies made this decision and goes against government guidelines.

We ask that the Board reconsider their decision to enforce the new uniform by September 2018 and allow a phased in period (at least one full academic year, if not longer) where both the old and the new uniforms are considered acceptable attire.

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