It is soon going to be "Back to school" with all that that implies in cost. As a service to our readers we provide you with the official policy on school uniforms. The single largest cost at this time of year.
"There is no legislation in place that deals specifically with school uniform or other aspects of appearance ".
So says the second sentence of the document. School uniform is to be decided by the Board of Governors though in principle the Department of Education approves of it. Similarly the Department sees the importance of school uniform in building cohesion (THAT word again!) but accepts that some slack be be granted in the case of individual culture, belief or personal circumstances.
The bottom line is that uniform is not enforced by legislation but by school rules and the rules cannot be so strict as to lead to a pupil being prevented from attending school.
But please read the document yourself, and remember who provided it for you!