Parents with ‘bigger’ kids are now being charged DOUBLE for school uniforms as clothing suppliers defend the brutal tax: ‘The material costs twice as much’
- Larger school students charged more for uniform
- Parents have been asked to pay up to twice as much
Parents are being charged up to twice as much for school uniforms if their children are overweight.
Pickles Schoolwear, Lowes and Moorebank Uniforms & Embroidery are among the school uniform providers charging more for larger sizes.
At least 20 public primary and secondary schools in Greater Sydney have been caught passing on the tax to parents.
Parents are being charged up to twice as much for school uniforms if their children are overweight (pictured, Camden High School is among the schools charging more for larger students)
Casula Public School, in western Sydney, is among the worst with its uniform provider Moorebank Uniforms and Embroidery charging almost double (pictured, Casual Public School students)
Casula Public School, in western Sydney, is among the worst with its uniform provider Moorebank Uniforms and Embroidery charging almost double for larger sizes.
A size four summer dress is being sold for $54.99 while a size 24 is priced at $98.99.
Camden High School, in western Sydney, has higher prices with its uniform provider Lowes making students above size 16 pay $12 more for a wool pullover.
Clovelly Public School, in Sydney’s east, has a small price gap with its provider Pickles charging $1 extra for girls above size eight and $2 for boys above size 10.
Claudine Schoolwear’s Tram Nguyen defended the price hikes and said they were necessary to keep up with manufacturing costs.
‘The reason we charge more is because our standard size is up to 16, any size bigger than that we have to order special – the material costs twice as much from our supplier,’ she told The Daily Telegraph.
Wyong Public School relies on its Parents and Citizens group to sell the uniforms, with the organisation saying it makes very little profit.
‘We try and order in bulk to keep our prices low for our kids. Anywhere that’s privately run will have different mark-ups as a result,’ a spokesperson said.
A size four summer dress is being sold for $54.99 while a size 24 is priced for $98.99
‘We do get some bigger kids, so we want to make sure that they can fit in and feel comfortable.’
Mother-of-three Ayla Hinekiteao said it was unfair larger children were singled out.
She said it was a ‘joke’ to charge bigger children like her son more money for his uniform.
School girls are also being forced to pay slightly more for their uniforms compared to their male peers.
A summer uniform for a boy costs on average $70.10 while the same seasoned uniform for a girl costs an average of $74.40.
Daily Mail Australia contacted Moorebank Uniforms and Embroidery, Pickles and Lowes for comment.
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