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PE1914: Ban school uniforms in secondary schools

Petition Summary

Calling on the Scottish Parliament to urge the Scottish Government to remove the requirement for school uniforms in secondary schools.

Petitioner: Matthew Lewis Simpson

Status: Closed

Date published: 02 November 2021

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Citizen Participation and Public Petitions Committee Consideration

Committee Meetings

19 January 2022: The Committee agreed to write to the Scottish Government, Scottish Youth Parliament, Children and Young People’s Commissioner and the National Parent Forum of Scotland.

Official Report of Meeting 19 January 2022

20 April 2022: The Committee agreed to keep the petition open, pending the publication of the Scottish Government’s consultation on school uniforms. It also agreed to write to the Scottish Government. 

Official Report of Meeting 20 April 2022

26 October 2022: The Committee agreed to close the petition under rule 15.7 of Standing Orders on the basis that the Scottish Government have now published their consultation on school uniforms, and the Cabinet Secretary has indicated they have no plans to abolish the school uniform or mandate for specific school uniform items at a national level.

Official Report of Meeting 26 October 2022

Written Submissions

PE1914/A: Scottish Government submission dated 18 November 2021 

PE1914/B: Cabinet Secretary for Education and Skills submission of 11 February 2022 

PE1914/C: Children and Young People’s Commissioner Scotland submission of 17 February 2022