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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.

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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.

BLOUSES & 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

 

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TROUSERS, SHORTS & SKIRTS

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)

 

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PINAFORES & DRESSES

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)

 

PINAFORES & DRESSES

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Pinafores

 

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JUMPERS & CARDIGANS

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

 

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BLAZERS

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

 

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Blazers
Blazers

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 her blazer.
Recommended quantity: 1

 

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COATS
COATS

SHOES

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

 

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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:
1 pair of shorts/skirt
1 top
1 pair trainers/plimsolls

 

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UNDERWEAR, SOCKS & TIGHTS

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
of socks/tights

 

SHOP SOCKS & TIGHTS

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.

 

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