A new law aimed at making school uniforms cheaper in England will not be in place in time for the start of this school year.
Headteachers are waiting for the new statutory guidance on uniforms, which will make schools place affordability at the centre of their uniform policy.
The government says schools should expect full details in the autumn.
But that means parents will not benefit from the changes, as schools go back this September.
According to The Children’s Society, the average uniform costs £315 per primary school pupil and £337 per secondary pupil.