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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

Shorts story

Comfy and made for playground fun. You say: “Very hard wearing. Crease free with elasticated waistband which can be altered. Well worth buying.”

Shop the shorts

Two pack boys’ grey school shorts

Get shirty

Save time on ironing while keeping them happy? It’s entirely possible with this handy three 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

School of frock

A classic dress in six shades that washes like a dream. You say: “I always buy these for my daughter. They don’t get worn out till she’s grown a size. Good value.”

Get a gingham dress

Red cotton gingham M&S school dress

Pleats, please

Just above the knee (she’ll love this), a cinch to wash and no need to iron. You say: “My daughter loves this skirt. It washes and tumble dries well. I’d definitely buy again.”

Shop the skirt

Girls wearing permanent pleat M&S school skirts

Up their polo game

An outstanding-value polo shirt two pack 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

Girl wearing white M&S polo shirt

That’s your culotte

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

Culottes this way

Pleated grey school culottes

The long and short of it

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

School trousers, here

Boys wearing school trousers

Their cotton socks

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

Top socks

Classic long cotton M&S school socks for girls

The not-too-prim pinafore

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

Pick the perfect pinafore

Girl wearing M&S school pinafore and short-sleeved white blouse



This way

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