I wasn't being critical of local people on state of school uniform

Whilst taking a view on supporting school uniform, which as I understand it is the position of virtually all other secondary schools, I should like to say that in no way was I being critical of local people (Your Opinion, June 14. '˜Good to see well turned out pupils').

Thursday, 12th July 2018, 4:18 pm
Updated Monday, 16th July 2018, 5:12 pm
School uniform

I was merely questioning those responsible for local education, whether teachers or governors etc.

I gather at some point, parents in Wirksworth actually voted for the return of the school uniform but were overruled. Shrill and over-sensitive reckonings?

Of course, there are obviously far more important issues than school uniform. I should merely say that I believe it sets the tone and is generally something which creates pride and respect.

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Incidentally, not only Bexley (Frith) and St Mary’s, Chesterfield, but Landau Forte College, Derby, all deprived areas and successful.

John Thacker

Bank Road, Matlock

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