When DS was the tender age of 4 I sent him to school in grey trousers (normally grey cord shorts) because it was snowing and we walked to school. When I picked him up he was wearing white sports shorts with his multicoloured socks looking ridiculous. They said they had to change him because the grey trousers were not school uniform. At least they were discrete unlike his white shorts and socks which were not class uniform!
Poor lad had felt embarrassed all day aswell as freezing. I asked if they could wear grey school trousers in the winter and they said no because..."you knew the uniform when you picked the school and most kids got driven to school"!
Does anyone here pick a school beacuse of its uniform?
Needless to say we moved schools (he has asthma and needs to wear trousers in the winter) but on the whole if its not a matter of health or common sense then schools should stick to their guns.