Tasse-Tee, reporting in!
All secondary schools in my area had uniforms, as far as I’m aware.
At my school we had to wear a white shirt, black skirt/trousers, a black blazer with the school crest sewn on, and a black tie with yellow stripes that we got from the school.
I didn’t like skirts (and still don’t), so I always wore trousers.
How about always having to wear your blazer in the school corridors, even in summer?
Always having to ask permission to take your blazer off in class?
And a rule about how the length of your tie: how many stripes must be visible?
High School BS, British Edition.
“Rebellion” at my school translated to wearing your tie with a giant knot. To me it just looked ridiculous.
I agree with the pros and cons of uniforms that you mentioned. Despite the BS rules, on the whole I didn’t mind wearing a uniform.