A Freedom of Information request
which asked the DfE to reveal academic evidence that traditional uniforms, prefects and house systems improve behaviour in schools has been delayed.
Could it be that the Department is having difficulty finding any?
As a teacher, I liked uniforms because they prevented the possibility of children being judged by their trendy clothes, or lack of them. As a parent I liked them because it stopped many a "I haven't got anything to wear" arguments first thing in the morning. However, I'm not sure there is a proven link between uniforms, prefects, house systems and behaviour.
What do others think?