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Tried and trusted school kit, reviewed by parents. Don’t start term without it

First-class uniform

The suits-all sweater

Lightweight, durable and available in three school-friendly hues. You say: “Excellent basic school jumper. Keeps its shape and colour. Great value for money.”

Jumper this way

Boy wearing unisex V-neck navy school jumper

Pleats, please

Just above the knee and a cinch to wash, with no need to iron. You say: “My daughter loves this skirt. It washes and tumble dries well. I would definitely buy again.”

Shop the skirt

Two-pack girls pleated skirt

Get shirty

Save time on ironing while keeping them happy? It’s entirely possible with this handy two-pack of easy-iron shirts. You say: “Great shirts for fussy, fashion-conscious teens.”

Boys’ shirts here

Boy wearing white short-sleeved easy-iron M&S school shirt

The not-too-prim pinafore

Girls dig the zipper detail, while parents love the fact that this dress doesn’t need ironing. You say: “I really like the quality, my niece loves the butterfly on the zip.”

Pick the perfect pinafore

Grey pinaforeM&S school dress

Winter warmers

Soft tights are a winter must – these are warm and wash well. You say: “The thickness means they’re cosy and can handle playtime tumbles.”

Tights this way

Girls wearing M&S tights and school shoes

Up their polo game

This great-value polo shirt two-pack comes in six colours. You say: “Fits well, washes well, wears well and most importantly: no complaints from the 10-year old.”

Two-pack polo shirts

Boy wearing white M&S polo shirt

Their cotton socks

A classic knee-high style that looks good all year around. You say: “My daughter loves these school socks. They fit her really well and stay white for longer than most others.”

Top socks

Classic long cotton M&S school socks for girls

The long and short of it

Crease resistant, on trend and play-proof, these trousers are ideal for rough and tumble. You say: “They fit my son perfectly and last ages.”

School trousers, here

Three boys wearing slim-fit M&S school trousers

That’s your culotte

Sweet and chic but still school-smart. You say: “My daughter is always cartwheeling in the playground and gets annoyed when her skirt gets in the way. She loves these.”

Culottes this way

Pleated grey school culottes

Blazer glory

Nothing says smart like a classic blazer – and these are stainproof, weatherproof and ink resistant. You say: “The adjustable cuff length grows with her.”

Trail blazer

Girls wearing M&S school blazers



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Photographer: Sarah Winborn / Stylist: Julie Vianey, Emma MacFarlane / Groomer: Rose Angus / Kidswear editor: Maggie Davis