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UNIFORM BUYING TIPS

 

Buy early

If you are shopping for the start of the school year always try and buy school uniform early, about 6-8 weeks before term starts. If you are afraid your child might have a summer holiday growth spurt use our Measuring guide which will help you find the right size (including room to spare).

SEE THE MEASURING GUIDE

Check your uniform list
Make sure you check your child's school uniform list, so you know exactly what they'll need. Some items of uniform are school specific and have the school logo on them (e.g. blazers) see our personalised uniform. Other items of uniform are more general.

GO TO PERSONALISED UNIFORM

Buy most of your uniform together
This means you can try everything on to check that coats fit over blazers and trousers sit well with shoes.

Name tapes
Label everything with name tapes. Stuff gets lost all the time in schools and you've little hope of getting it back if it doesn't have your child's name on. See our Name tape service. If you have more than one child, just put their surname on uniform then it’s easier to hand down to younger children.

SEE THE NAME TAPE SERVICE


What uniform to choose
• If you have a choice of colours e.g. grey or black skirts, go with the darker shade - stains will show up less.
• We sell uniform in a range of fits (regular, slim and plus) and in a range of lengths (regular and longer length) to help you find uniform that fits your child well.
• Our uniform uses clothing technology to make life easier - non-iron garments cut down laundry time and coatings on trousers and skirts help to limit stains.

How much to buy?

There's a cost versus laundry frequency trade-off when deciding how much to buy. The more you buy, the fewer times a week you'll have to run a wash. We’ve included some guidelines here to give you an idea of how much uniform to buy.

Don't forget, we stock school uniform and school-related essentials all year round so if you do have an emergency and need your uniform quickly try our next day store delivery service.

SHIRTS & POLO SHIRTS

Our smart and easy-to-iron school polos and blouses are comfy and practical uniform essentials. We sell a range of sleeve lengths, colours and designs. Short sleeved shirts are a better choice for all year round use and are better for younger children because they make dressing/undressing easier. Recommended quantity: 4-6

 

SHOP SHIRTS & POLO SHIRTS

TROUSERS & SHORTS

Our trousers and shorts are made with clever fabrics in a range of fits to make them stain resistant, water resistant and crease resistant to help keep kids comfortable and smart all day.
Recommended quantity: 2-5

 

SHOP TROUSERS & SHORTS

JUMPERS

Made from soft cotton and wool blends, our smart school uniform jumpers and cardigans will keep him warm. We have a range of sleeve lengths and styles in clever fabrics that minimise colour fading and bobbling to ensure clothes look new, wash after wash.
Recommended quantity: 2-3

 

SHOP JUMPERS

BLAZERS

Our boys' school blazers are expertly tailored for a great fit and smart
appearance. They're treated with our unique Stormwear+™ finish, making them resistant to water, so kids will stay dry whatever the weather.
We also sell school specific blazers - see our personalised school uniform.
Recommended quantity: 1-2

 

SHOP BLAZERS

 

SHOP PERSONALISED SCHOOL UNIFORM

Classic
Fashion Fit

COATS

We sell a range of winter coat styles that are designed to be warm and durable.
Itʼs also worth investing in a lightweight kagool or raincoat for the warmer
months. Donʼt forget to buy a coat thatʼs large enough to fit over his blazer.
Recommended quantity: 1

 

SHOP COATS

COATS
COATS

SHOES

We sell a wide range of stylish and comfy school shoes. From scuff resistant leather classics to trainers and plimsolls. If
you are buying shoes for the start of the
new school year we recommend shopping early to ensure you get the correct size
and avoid long queues.
Recommended quantity: 1

 

SHOP SCHOOL SHOES

SPORTSWEAR

We sell a wide range of sportswear
perfect for PE or after-school
activities. Buy a pair of trainers or
plimsolls specifically for school that
can be kept in their PE bag. Plimsolls
and trainers with adjustable Velcro
fastenings are the best choice for
younger children or for children with
narrower feet.
Recommended quantity:
2 pair of shorts
2 top
1 pair trainers/plimsolls

 

SHOP SPORTSWEAR

UNDERWEAR & SOCKS

Many of our socks are sold in
multi-packs for everyday value and
resist bobbling for longlasting
comfort.
Recommended quantity: 4-5 pairs of socks

 

SHOP SOCKS

Don't forget to stock up on
essentials. Our underwear includes
soft underpants and vests in plain,
colour and print to keep him
comfortable through the school day.
Recommended quantity: 2-3 vests
and 5 pairs of underpants.

 

SHOP UNDERWEAR