It seems almost universally accepted that Compulsory School Uniforms are a good thing. Improving schools and encouraging discipline.
I think this is absolute rubbish with no basis in fact.
My children go to an brilliant local school primary school where uniform is optional. However every time a new head comes they have to go through this stupid process by partly intimidation, partly misinformation and mostly coercion to try and make everyone wear the stupid stuff. After a couple of years they give up. Meanwhile the school is doing great and has a wonderful spirit and atmosphere, as well as all the other things that uniform is supposed to bring.
In my opinion uniforms get in the way of
Children thinking for themselves
Developing their individuality
Becoming independent free thinkers
Unless they are destined for a life in the services, prison or a fascist organisation, wearing a uniform does not help them in any way.
The one argument I hear from parents is it stops arguments in the morning when they are going to school. Well it seems to me if you can't have these discussions with your children as they grow up then you need to sort that out between yourselves. You should not be forcing other families who are willing to deal with this and give guidance and boundaries to pay for your problems.
Fine if you want your child to wear uniform, but why force others.