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).
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.
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
Many schools offer girls the choice of wearing skirts, pinafores, trousers or shorts. Choose what to buy based on what your child prefers to wear. If you are worried about your child being the 'odd one out', have a quick drive past the school at picking up time to see what most girls are wearing. Trousers can be a good choice for younger girls winter days when they have PE, to help avoid them struggling with tights. Our trousers, shorts & skirts 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: 2-3 (depending on how many dresses or pinafores you buy)
We stock a range of classic styles including pinafores and gingham dresses for summer months. Our clever fabric technologies ensure she looks iron-fresh and stain-free every day. Recommended quantity: 2-3 (depending on how many skirts or trousers you buy)
Made from soft cotton and wool
blends, our smart school uniform
jumpers and cardigans will keep
her 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
Our girls' 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
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 her blazer.
Recommended quantity: 1
We sell a wide range of stylish and comfy
school shoes. From scuff resistant leather
classics to patent, pumps and plimsolls
our shoes are both pretty and practical. 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
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
1 pair of shorts/skirt
1 pair trainers/plimsolls
Girls often like short socks in
summer and longer socks in winter,
but we also sell a broad range of
tights to keep her warm. It can be a
good idea to buy most of your
child's socks in uniform appropriate
colours and style so you'll always be
able to match any sock with any
other. Many of our socks and tights
are sold in multi-packs for
everyday value and resist bobbling
for longlasting comfort.
Recommended quantity: 4-5 pairs
Don't forget to stock up on
essentials. Our underwear includes
soft underpants and vests in plain,
colour and print to keep her
comfortable through the school day.
Recommended quantity: 2-3 vests
and 5 pairs of underpants.