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What's your school uniform like?

A school tie

So, it's that time again when you've got to put away your summer clothes and think about putting school stuff back on.

Some people have been complaining uniforms are just too expensive, as parents are only allowed to buy them from one shop.

So what's your uniform like? Do you have loads of bits and pieces you have to wear or else, or are your teachers pretty cool about the rules?

Do you have to wear one at all? Or are you heading to secondary school where you'll have to wear one for the first time?

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"I don't mind my school uniform, it's okay but we have to wear blazers and ties. I always change my tie around a bit but the teachers moan if your ties too long and then they moan if the ties are too short. The uniforms are too expensive. My blazer was about £80 and not to mention the tie, jumper, PE shorts, and PE t-shirt. All of this cost about £250 and I've got to buy more every year. It's not fair. You can only ever buy this from one shop. Our teachers aren't fair. They don't have to wear uniform but every pupil has to."

Kia, 12, Gloucestershire, England

"My new secondary has just introduced a black blazer, black trousers/black skirt and tights, white blouse, white socks, black shoes and a black and white tie. How formal is that? And last year all they had to wear was a polo shirt, a jumper, black trousers and shoes. It's all black and we look as if were going to a funeral!"

Maia, 11, Lincolnshire, England

"Boring but practical. Thankfully we don't have to wear blazers which is great, or a tie."

Jessica, 10, Northampton, England

"Our school uniform is OK and comfy, though it can be quite strict. Most people get away with adding accessories."

Caitlyn, 9, Berkshire, England

"My school uniform is white or yellow school shirts, green fleeces or jumpers and grey or black trousers. I HATE green!"

Tara, 10, London, England

"I have a comfy uniform. My school is kinda cool with the rules. My uniform is a blue jumper, blue top and tracksuit bottoms."

Mary Ellen, 10, Ireland

"My school uniform is a navy blue skirt or trousers, a white shirt and the school tie. Everything else is freestyle really."

Chloe, 10, Glasgow, Scotland

"I am going to a secondary school and my uniform is comfy, it's silver and blue."

Gaby, 11, Warwickshire, England

"At my school we wear extremely uncomfortable clothes that look awful, the colours clash."

Bethanie, 12, Hereford, England

"My uniform is quite strict but okay as it is very comfortable!"

Adam, 11, Lancashire, England

"At my school ours is okay. It's not bad."

Isaac, 9, Hertfordshire, England

"We don't have one! I mean, it's good in some ways, there's more freedom, and people can express themselves, but it has its bad points too. My friend, who is going to another secondary school to me, paid over £200 for her uniform, which seems like a lot to me! Though our school is getting one, in dark green, unfortunately a colour I hate."

Izzie, 11, Yorkshire, England

"At school we have to wear a blazer, white shirt, skirt (not meant to be 5cm above the knee) but we have it really high any way, jumper and black shoes."

Abbie, 13, London, England

"I think it is too much for a uniform and they need to bring the price down."

Anna, 10, UK

"I am going to secondary school this year and it is very strict! Mine is dark navy for girls and black for boys."

Rachel, 12, Northern Ireland

"I like our uniform, it's a purple jumper with the logo on and a skirt which can't be any shorter than 3 cm above the knee and black or neutral tights or socks and black shoes. But our tie has a sunset pattern on. They are quite strict about ties and skirts but the rest is ok."

Niamh, 12, Sussex, England

"Our school uniform isn't very strict. The colours we are allowed to wear are grey, navy and white. We are only allowed black for our shoes. We have a red and black tie. We can wear shirts, polo shirts, cardigans jumpers, skirts and trousers."

Mia, 8, Brighton, England

"My school uniform is navy blue. Navy blue trousers, jumper, PE kit. I wish we were a country like France where uniform isn't worn but then again by wearing a uniform we represent our schools."

Miriam, 12, Luton, England

"My school uniform is really strict! Purple purple purple!"

Alex, 10, London, England

"My school uniform is navy blue and the school seems to be quite strict about it."

Sabrina, 11, Hertfordshire, England

"I like my school uniform, it is nice and I like it, even if it costs too much money."

Marcel, 11, Manchester, England

"My school uniform is really relaxed, no one notices if we wear black skinny jeans and miniskirts! And my primary school had no uniform."

Charlotte, 12, Bristol, England

"My school uniform has got a blue jumper. We have to wear black shoes. We have to have the school badge on the jumper or polo shirt."

Bethan, 12, Wales

"My school uniform is so cool it's a skirt, shirt, and tights or socks and shoes."

Scottishsista, 11, London, England

"My uniform is too expensive. Every single piece of clothing is purple and I have to buy it from a special shop. Football boots, trainers, PE kit and blazer and school coat was too much. Altogether it was £545! With my stationary and books it made £200 and when I get the summer uniform in March it will nearly make £1000!!!"

Beverly, 12, London, England

"Our school uniform is not too bad, we wear a polo shirt (has to be bought from school) and a school blazer. We do all wear the school jumpers then quite a few people wear the school fleece. We aren't allowed overcoats so we have to wear the school coat too, but trousers and skirts just have to be black."

Amelia, 13, Essex, England

"Our school is only strict about identification but we would get into trouble if we walked in wearing pink trousers. The gym kit is getting stricter - joggies and denim shorts are now banned . Our school keeps getting stricter though."

Lily, 11, Glasgow, Scotland

"Our uniform's okay, but who doesn't hate their uniform?"

Siobhan, 12, Glasgow, Scotland

"In our school, they are not strict about the school badge but they are fussy about shoes. "

Jack, 10, Glasgow, Scotland

"Our uniform looks OK but it's really expensive because our jumpers must have the logo on. They cost £15 each, but the rest of the uniform is OK."

Lisa, 13, Gateshead, England

"I'm in primary and our school uniform isn't that strict, but the secondary school I want to go to is really expensive and I've heard the teachers are really fussy!"

Marielle, 10, Cumbria

"The uniform is really annoying, because the clothing has to be so neat and in my high school if your uniform is incorrectly worn three times you can have a senior detention."

Olivia, 12, London, England

"Our school uniform is pretty basic, but we have our school logo embroidered on our uniform."

Neesha, 10, Norfolk

"I have to look really smart (and uncomfortable). We have to wear tights all year and have to ask to take our blazers off and some teachers say no!"

Helen, 12, England

"We have to wear a blazer and we are not allowed to take it off during the summer months. In the winter we also have to wear a sweatshirt underneath our blazers. We also have a separate winter and summer P.E. kit. With all the extras added on top, it costs more than £300!"

Emily, 11, Bournemouth, England

"We have to wear a grey blazer with a teal piping, a white shirt, a half-sleeve grey sweater with a teal piping and a grey skirt for our school uniform. We aren't allowed to buy our uniform from shops, we have to buy it from school. If we don't we have to be sent home ! It's so unfair!"

Louise-May, 13, England

"I'm starting secondary school and my uniform is really different and the price is almost double."

Emma-Louise, 11, Northern Ireland

"I hate school uniform! Mine is horrible. we have to wear a green jumper that makes you look fat and it isn't even a nice shade of green! I think they should just ban school uniform and let us wear what we want!"

Merryn, 13, Birmingham, England

"In summer we have a dress with purple and white stripes. In winter and autumn we have a black polo skirt and a purple blazer. In spring we have a long grey skirt with a grey jumper with purple stripes round the edges. I love my uniform."

Katie, 8, Tring, England

"My school uniform is quite expensive. Our blazer costs around £60, which is awful during the Credit Crunch!"

Sarah, 12, London, England

"My school uniform is purple. The jumpers and cardigans are purple. The summer dresses are purple and white and the ties are purple and silver. My uniform isn't that expensive."

Mikayla, 9, Blackpool, England

"Our school uniform is okay as we get the option if we want to wear green or a white t-shirt. In the summer it is quite strict though, as we are not allowed to tie our jumpers around our waist. We have a disgusting yellow P.E. top. Socks have to be either white or black. At least we don't have to wear a blouse."

Laura, 13, Bushey, England

"In our school you can either wear a red or white top with trousers or a skirt, or you can wear a dress. The jumper is plain red with a badge. It is very expensive!!"

Polly, 8, Bristol, UK

"Our school uniform is purple and you have to buy it from a special shop. You also have to buy special PE kit and a horrid blazer. It costs soo much money!"

Miranda, 13, UK

"We are lucky, we don't have to wear a uniform. But next year when I go to intermediate, I have to wear a white top, blue jacket, blue skirt, black shoes, white socks, and even my hair ties and hair clips have to be blue, plus I also have to wear a P.E. uniform - they are so expensive!"

Kylie, 10, New Zealand

"My uniform is really expensive and BRIGHT purple! Purple kilt, shirt, jumper, PE kit, bright red PE bag, purple blazer! It's terrible and super expensive."

Rosie, 13, London

"My school doesn't have a set uniform, so it can be as cheap or expensive as you like, as long as it's the colours black and white!"

Beth, 14, Inverness, Scotland

"I just recently bought my secondary school uniform, and it all added up to a total of £350!!! Everything had to bought from a particular shop, and most of the things had a logo on it so you couldn't buy the "normal" things from shops that would be MUCH cheaper!"

Faeqa, 11, London, England

"I'm moving to secondary school and I got my uniform a month ago. I have no idea how much it was, but I know it pretty high and I can only get it in one shop, but it isn't that far away from me."

Joanna, 11, Hillsborough, Northern Ireland

"Our school went strict on school uniform this year. There are inspections every morning at the main doors with the headteacher. If you get pulled up it's detention or you sent home to get changed - very annoying!"

Jordan, 14, East Kilbride, Scotland

"I think our school uniform is OK, because on non-uniform days some people get laughed at because of their clothes. I think it's important to have a uniform, but they can be too expensive. The boys at our school have to have blazers and they cost £70 which is too much. I think we should be able to have polo shirts because they are a lot cheaper and also we wouldn't have to wear a tie, so that would solve the 'too short tie' problem."

Megan, 12, Halifax, England

"In September I am going to middle school so our uniform is really different. You have to buy your uniform from the exact shops that it says on the letter! We have to buy so much stuff, and guess what, we've got more sports + gym kit than actual uniform!"

Fiona, 9, Toddington, England

"In my school we have a summer uniform and a winter uniform. We also have a gym kit and a games kit. It's really expensive for my Mum and Dad it cost more than £200."

Gwenllian, 11, Llansadwrn, Wales

"In the school I am going to go to you even have to get the PE kit from school which is really really expensive and on top of that the actual school uniform."

Hasnat, 10, Manchester, England

"My school uniform is mostly black ,red tie, black skirt/trousers, black shoes/rubbers."

Jodie, 11, Edinburgh, Scotland

"We have to buy ours from the school shop so they make the price higher."

Ammara, 11, Bolton, England

"I'm going into year 9 and my school can't stop changing the uniform and they are really strict! If you think that's bad one school skirt costs £17, and you can only buy it from one shop and it is really far away from me!!!"

Charlotte, 13, Kent, England

"My school uniform has a green blazer and box pleat skirt that you can't buy anywhere else, this makes it pretty expensive. Plus we have to wear a tie and our PE kit has to be monogrammed. I think that instead of uniform schools should have a dress code this way the students look smart and it's cheaper as well!"

Chloe, 13, London, England

"The pricing is really expensive. I recently just bought this year's uniform and I already had pieces I could reuse from previous years yet the overall cost of just a few extra spare items was awful. It's getting out of hand especially with the recession."

Debs, 14, Cumbria, England

"I think that school uniform prices are reasonable from the more expensive shops because they're good quality and some pieces of uniform can't just be stuck in to every supermarket."

Louise, 13, Edinburgh, Scotland

"I think that getting the right school uniform is very hard for parents. It is costing too much just for a year. It doesn't even last over a year. Yes it does look smart and we all want the best but it is really expensive. And very hard to get when you can only get it from one shop."

Cat, 11, England

"My school uniform isn't that bad as they have a uniform shop in the school. They changed the uniform, it did cost £70 for a blazer now it's only £30."

Louis, 13, Blackpool, England

"Our uniforms are light blue t-shirts, navy blue jumpers, black trousers and black shoes. Just a simple uniform."

Hannah, 14, Wales

"We have to wear the school tie and black shoes, trousers/skirts and a white shirt."

Melissa, 12, Lanarkshire, Scotland

"I can't stand my school uniform because we have to wear this horrible black blazer that absorbs all the heat in the summer which makes me feel really hot. Also, the uniforms could be too expensive (mine cost a whopping 82 quid!) for some families so I think they should just get scrapped."

Maria, 12, Birmingham, England

"I don't like my uniform! It's a green jumper, navy trousers and white t-shirt. I hate the colour green so I don't like wearing it. Luckily our school's not that strict, we get away with wearing casual clothes."

Sadia, 11, Coventry, England

"I think that having a school uniform is good because you won't get bullied if you don't have very nice clothes. Also, school uniforms last longer so you don't have to keep buying new ones."

Emily, 12, Bournemouth, Dorset

"Our uniform is a grey polo shirt with a black skirt or trousers and a navy blue jumper. It's really comfortable!"

Atalia, 11, London, England

"I'm just about to start secondary school and it is a bit strange having to wear uniform as my primary didn't have one and this new one is horrible."

Jenny, 11, London, England

"Our uniform is available from two places. My old one was a light blue polo, dark blue jumper and grey trousers. My new one is a white shirt, burgundy jumper, black trousers, black shoes, yellow and burgundy tie that must be at least five bands down."

Abbie, 11, England

"I think school uniforms are VERY expensive. I have to take money out of my college fund to pay for it."

Ellie, 10, Scotland

"The way we wear our uniform is really strict. We have to wear white socks for girls and grey for boys and we have to wear our cardigans/jumpers at all times. Except for summer, skirts can't be shorter than your knees, you have to wear black school shoes and wear a particular type of tights if you're a girl. It's very formal!"

Hannah, 10, Surrey, England

"I would be much more happy if more than one shop had my uniform for sale because the prices are high in the one shop."

Hayley, 12, Southend, England

"My uniform is a white top, a red jumper and black trousers and shoes. I think we should wear something better like a tie and a v-neck jumper."

Hannah, 12, Suffolk, England

"Our school uniform is nothing special - grey trousers, a shirt, a green and yellow tie and a jumper. We can buy from most stores."

Rosa, 10, Barnsley, England

"Our uniform is very expensive and you can only buy it from one shop. It is designed so that you cant buy discount clothes from other shops. Other than that it is very thick and hot and quite itchy too."

Rachel, 13, West Sussex, England

"My uniform's a full suit with a clip on tie and you can only buy it from the school. It can sometimes cost up to £100 for a full set."

Tyler, 12, Peterborough, England

"There is a school in my town and they have a really horrible uniform! It is green and brown and everyone calls them the mint chocs!! My uniform is navy and green and scratchy!!"

Sophie, 14, Limerick, Ireland

"I'm starting a new school in September and we had to drive an hour to get to the uniform shop! It cost around £1000! It's ridiculous!"

Jemima, 11, Essex, England

"I am a twin and together our school uniform cost over £400! But there are quite a few shops you can buy it from."

Issy, 11, London, England

"My school uniform is a polo shirt and a green jumper or a maroon jumper if you are a prefect. We have to wear black or grey shorts, trousers or skirts. My head teacher says we need to tuck in our polo shirt but that's really uncomfortable and looks so stupid."

Rory, 11, West Sussex, England

"We have to wear a straw boater with brown and yellow ribbon, a brown or yellow shirt with a green crossover tie, brown yellow and green tartan pinafore or skirt, brown or green tights and brown lace ups. It's hideous, so old fashioned! We also have a brown woollen blazer when it's cold."

Francesca, 14, Oxford, England

"My uniform is a red jumper with logo, red shirt with logo, black trousers/skirt/shorts, shoes (sometimes with heel) and black or white socks. We have to have our hair tied back at all times if it is longer than shoulder length and no makeup unless you're in year 8 because it's a middle school. It's very strict but I like the colour. Luckily we all buy the uniform from the school and it only costs about £15 to kit me out even though I am bigger than most people of my age."

Looby, 10, Essex, England

"We don't have a uniform. It rocks because we can go to school in jeans."

Caitlyn, 11, Scotland

"We have to wear a blazer and underneath the blazer a white shirt and on top of the white shirt a black sleeveless jumper and black trousers. It's way too much."

Zahra, 14, Bradford, England

"My school uniform is a light blue shirt, a blue jumper, a navy blue blazer and a blue kilt and is very expensive."

Venetia, 12, Kent, England

"Lots of people complain about the uniform but it's the PE kit that I hate the most!"

Matthew, 13, Sunderland, England

"I have to wear a blazer the whole time, and the rest is blue with stripes."

Kathy, 11, Hereford, England

"Well we have a blazer which is really boring and when it gets too warm we aren't allowed to take them off. We have trousers and skirts and a house tie, I think that there is no point in wearing a uniform."

Helen, 13, Berkshire, England

"My school uniform is green and white. I go to an all girls school. Our school nickname is 'green school' because we're all green!"

Saamiya, 13, London, England

"It is so bad that we have to wear school uniform. I lived in America for a year and we could wear anything we wanted to wear. It was great!"

Harriet, 10, West Midlands, England

"In our school, we have to wear a black blazer, white polo shirt, and a grey or black tank top. Also a red neck scarf and black socks! We are not even allowed to wear studs in our ears. And if you want to wear a coat, it has to be black and down to your waist!(It's a girls school.)"

Jessica, 14, Manchester, England

"We have no uniform, and I am really glad about that. But we can't show our belly button, and can't wear too short skirts and shorts. It's very free at our school!"

Emmi, 12, Prague, Czech Republic

"I am going to high school in one week and four days and my school is a private school so the uniform is really more business like so automatically more expensive. It has lots of layers and I have to go to two special shops so it was fun but really expensive and the sports kit was over 100 pounds!"

India, 11, Surrey, England

"At my school, the teachers are mega strict about our uniform. If we do so much as not tuck our blouse in, we'd get a detention."

Lauren, 12, Cardiff, Wales

"My uniform is a black jumper with the logo on and a white polo shirt, average black trousers and shoes But expensive!! Well there was one school where the blazer cost £86. Youch!"

Lydia, 11, Hertfordshire, England

"My uniform is a plain simple blouse, school grey skirt with school logo, grey jumper with school logo, red and blue striped tie, white socks in the summer and grey socks in the winter. School shoes are to be black flat leather lace up school shoes."

Cassie, 11, Wales

"Our uniform is so expensive, like it was £20 just for the PE shirt and £27 for the blazer. It is just the uniform and it is so expensive!"

Jasmine, 13, UK

"My new school's uniform is a green jumper and a green and blue tie. In the summer we have green polo shirts and in the autumn and winter we have white polo shirts!!!"

Claudia, 11, Slough, England

"I think that uniform is getting too expensive because just the other day my cousin was telling me hers cost £200. Her blazer cost the most at £100."

Malihah, 12, Glasgow, Scotland

"My uniform is black, my blazer has to be black, my trousers or my skirt have to be BLACK and my shoes. My tie is blue and black with the school logo and my parents had to pay £120 just for my PE kit all together. They have strict rules. If you break one rule or don't dress properly you get sent home."

Samantha, 11, Wolverhampton, England

"I've just changed schools and my old school didn't have a uniform but now I have colour coded guidelines. They are quite nice and cheap because you can buy them from anywhere."

India, 10, England

"Our school uniform is too thick, we're not even allowed to take our blazers off! Especially because our uniform is all black, it attracts the sun in summer."

Sania, 13, London, England

"All our uniform is is a jumper, black trousers and a shirt, nothing special really."

Lucy, 10, Derbyshire, England

"I think that it depends on the weather! Our uniform is severely uncomfortable in rain and hot weather, but it keeps you warm when it's freezing cold outside! So, I suppose I don't like BUT like school uniforms!"

Riaana, 11, London, England

"Mine is all formal and dull except for the shirt."

Jacques, 10, London, England

"My uniform is really simple: black school jumper, shirt and black trousers. You need something you can learn in, if if it is expensive then it's okay but if it's not comfortable then there's no point. I think you should make a petition and send it to the government and head if you're really angry."

Safura, 14, Leicester, England

"My school's uniform is really strict! We have to wear a blazer at ALL times, jumper, (luckily optional in the summer) tie down to your waist, shirt must be tucked in and your skirts must be knee length. If you do anything wrong you spend an hour in detention after school!"

Georgie, 12, London, England

"My school uniform is a blue jumper with a school logo on it, a blue polo shirt with the school logo on it, and grey trousers. We've got a new head teacher and she's banned shoes in a colour other than black, and the blue polo shirt is way too expensive, even though we can wear white shirts without the school logo."

Jack, 10, Lincolnshire, England

"We have blue navy t-shirts and jumpers and you have to wear black trousers. The best for year 10 is that you can wear black crops in the summer. Plus black shoes."

Helen, 14, Cambridgeshire, England

"In my school you can buy the uniform from two shops but one of them is never open. That means the other shop you go to sells out quickly. It costs a lot for my family because me and my sister are bigger than normal people for our age. We have to wear a skirt with tights, white shirt with the school logo on and a jumper/cardigan with our logo on."

Abigayle, 10, Yorkshire, England

"Our polo shirts are white or blue. Our jumper/cardies are a royal blue and we have to wear black skirt/trousers."

Samantha, 9, Yorkshire, England

"Our school uniform has just changed so now we have a blazer and a cravat instead of a jumper and polo shirt. And for dance we have to have a leotard instead of a normal PE kit.

Rebecca, 12, Manchester, England

"Tatty, ugly, pointless badge, too expensive!"

Monika, 14, Northamptonshire, England

"My uniform is like we have to wear a light blue t-shirt under a navy blue pinafore(for girls.) If you want you can wear it really long or under your knee and that is the limit. I like my uniform because it is very plain and it does not look too bad. We can get it made any where so it saves money."

Mariam, 13, Kuwait

"I hate having to wear a uniform. It's worse when you're still half asleep and you're trying to do your buttons and tie. It's worse for parents because they are the ones that have to buy it every year. Our uniform can only be bought from Lazer or John Lewis."

Natasha, 12, Liverpool, England

"My school uniform is smart/summer dress."

Megan, 7, Plymouth, England

"We have a uniform at my school. We have to wear a jumper, polo shirt, and black or grey skirt or trousers. We've to buy the PE and school uniform from my school. My Nan sometimes goes to the charity shop to see if there are any school uniform for me with my local school badge on all kits!! The uniform and PE kits are really expensive!"

Jordan, 11, Shropshire, England

"My school uniform is really ugly! We have a white polo shirt with the school logo on underneath our huge bulky navy sweatshirts which makes me look fat! Then plain black trousers, no belts, any black shoes, and no trainers or high heels. I hate my school uniform, it isn't cheap when you buy them. The ugly uniforms should cost 20p each!"

Lydia, 12, UK

"Our school uniform is not too pricy, but the blazer is very expensive. We also have to wear a vertical-striped navy blue and white blouse, a grey knee-length skirt and either blue or black socks. We can wear pretty much any shoes, but there is a height limit and they have to be black."

Alice, 12, Essex, England

"My new school has a very strict school uniform policy. We have to wear blazers, but we are NOT ALLOWED to wear ties!!!"

Jessica, 11, Liverpool, England

"I have a boring brown and black uniform, I do not like it at all. It's horrid."

Bethany, 8, Kent, England

"I like school uniforms because sometimes you cannot decide what you should wear and when everybody is wearing the same thing nobody stands out as rich or poor, or trendy and not trendy, everyone just looks the same. I had to wear one for a few years and it did not bother me, now that I live in France the schools don't have uniforms and I sometimes miss them!"

Harriet, 10, France

"I have no school uniform because my head teacher thinks everybody should be different in their own way."

Lotti, 8, Brighton, England

"Our school doesn't have a uniform, it's really good! It makes you feel more comfortable at school."

Kirsten, 12, Edinburgh, Scotland

"Our uniform is navy and green, everything is really baggy and disgusting."

Olivia, 11, London, England

"I really hate school uniform as it takes your individuality away from you. But I'm always customising my uniform to stand out. I think everyone should act the act and talk the talk."

Chantay, 14, Cardiff, Wales

"I am going into high school and the uniform is quite expensive and you can only get it from one shop and often they don't have many left so sometimes you can't get your size. You have to wear black skirt or trousers, white shirt, tie and blazer but the PE kit was £60 on it's own!!!"

Megan, 11, Middlesex, England

"My school uniform is black trousers, white shirt, a tie and a blazer. It is a tad too expensive too! I would rather go in my normal clothes."

Ben, 13, London, England

"Our school uniform changes a bit every year, it's not changing this year though we have to wear SCHOOL COATS. Every piece of our uniform has to be bought from the school shop, that makes it twice as expensive."

Aliya, 9, London, England

"My uniform is SO expensive. My school is in a town but the only stockists of our uniform is in the next city. I think it's ridiculous. We have very strict rules about uniform and I'm not happy about it to be honest."

Alexa, 13, Devon, England

"We have to buy blazers and shirts/blouses with top button trousers/skirts and ties and badges which is so expensive especially cause me and all my friends are going through growth spurts so we gotta buy quite a few uniforms."

Emma, 13, Hertfordshire, England

"I go to a secondary school and we have to wear blazers in September. I think it's ok but it's just too expensive."

Komal, 13, Bradford, England

"Our uniform is really expensive. When I first got it in year seven it cost £150! Now I'm going into year 10 and the rules have changed. We are no longer allowed to wear dolly shoes and have to wear those expensive granny shoes that don't even last a term. My cheap dolly shoes lasted a whole term and sometimes two."

Rebgel, 14, England

"My school uniform is all itchy and makes me feel uncomfortable. I wish we didn't have to wear it."

Georgina, 10, Lancashire, England

"We have a uniform at my school. We have to wear a blazer, tie, shirt and grey skirt or trousers. The skirt is really annoying and it's a special design that you can only get from school and is really expensive. We have a lot of PE kit as well which works out quite expensive as well."

Naomi, 12, Manchester, England

"I can wear a skirt, trousers or a dress. Sometimes I can wear non-uniform."

Abbie, 7, Cumbria, England

"My school is turning into a primary so we have to wear a red jumper with a black skirt and I like it because I didn't like the old green one. But it all costs a lot for me and my brother."

Maya, 9, Shropshire, England

"Most of the schools I went to had really uncomfortable uniforms with ties and were really restrictive about the shoes we could wear which actually pretty stupid. But the school I went to in America all we had to wear was a school polo shirt and for the bottom we could wear anything we wanted. That included whatever shoes we wanted. I could even wear nail varnish! This isn't really a problem to me anymore as I'm home schooled now and I can wear WHATEVER I want!"

Suzanne, 14, Hertfordshire, England

"At my school we have to wear a blazer, a tie, and a shirt but it all comes from only two shops."

Maisie, 12, Lincolnshire, England

"I hate my school uniform. It's ugly, uncomfortable and far too expensive. And the restrictions are unnecessarily strict. We're only allowed to wear a certain colour hair band! Like that matters! I think we should be allowed to wear whatever we want as long as it follows certain guidelines. Hogwarts robes not excluded from said guidelines."

Iris, 11, Bristol, England

"I really like my school uniform, and I think everyone should wear one. Especially when you are my age everyone is obsessed with their looks and looking cool. If we could wear what we wanted everyone would take forever to get ready and be late for school. And it would be like school was a fashion show. My uniform still fits me from last year too, so I haven't needed another one yet!"

Emily, 13, London, England

"Well we have a new uniform this year because we're becoming an academy. Our new uniform has lots of bits and pieces. Our teachers are strict about the uniform. They're too strict. I don't think they should be that strict."

Lucy, 14, London, England

"My uniform is navy blue and is way better than my old red one (primary school uniform.) I feel so important in it too."

Bethany, 11, Newcastle, England

"I'm going to secondary school and my uniform is black trousers, shoes, jumper/cardigan, a white shirt and the school tie."

Emma, 11, Chesterfield, England

"I don't have a uniform. I wear my normal clothes every day and I've never had any uniform, although the first day of school is a nightmare because everybody wants to look good and it sometimes costs a fortune. Despite this I have mixed views about uniform, but on a whole I would like to see it scrapped in UK."

Ally, 13, Chicago, USA

"My school has just got a new school uniform and it is horrible!"

Kate, 10, East Sussex, England

"My school uniform is a blue sweatshirt, a grey polo shirt and we have to wear black trousers or skirt and black shoes. I don't really like school uniforms but it stops bullying."

Nahida, 11, London, England

"I am going onto secondary school and my school uniform is much better than my primary school one so I am proud to wear it and I only have a few bits to put on."

Isabel, 11, London, England

"I have a pretty simple school uniform, though most of it can only be bought from one shop. It's not that expensive though because most of the clothes I bought for last year still fit me."

Esme, 12, London, England

"At my school we don't wear ties or shirts. We do have a set uniform but it is really expensive. My mum has to buy uniform for three of us and it normally doesn't last that long either."

Emily, 14, UK

"In our primary school I had no uniform but now going into secondary I have one. I don't like it very much but that is probably because it is a uniform and not my normal clothes!"

Aisling, 12, Ireland

"Our uniform is just blue and you have to wear black trousers, nothing special, and a tie."

Emma, 12, Bedfordshire, England