The Minister of Education is requesting we use the questionnaire below to carry out a consultation with parents over the course of the current school year, and in time to allow the Board of Management consider the outcome and make changes, where warranted, that could apply from September next.
The questionnaire, which has been developed in consultation with the education partners, gives parents an opportunity to respond to two main questions. The first is to simply ascertain if parents want the wearing of a uniform, where it exists, to continue.
The second question applies where a parent favours a uniform. It asks the parent to indicate a preference around what may be termed generic uniforms as opposed to bespoke designs. This question is aimed at identifying whether parents favour changes to uniforms that could reduce costs and make uniforms more affordable.