The start of a new school year is fast approaching, and so comes the inevitable buying of new school uniforms. This can be a costly time for us parents, however Supermarkets and High Street stores are offering some great school uniform deals, and prices on a whole range of back-to-school items.
Hopefully some of this info will be useful for anyone starting their back to school shopping ALDI - Full School Uniform For £4
Aldi have a range of school uniform on offer and the prices are incredibly cheap! Just £4.00 bundle for their complete school uniform, including two polo shirts, one round neck jumper and either trousers or a skirt, and is suitable for ages 3-11 years.
Online now, and in stores from Thursday 13th August 2020.
Sainsbury's Tu Clothing School Uniform
Sainsbury's School clothing range is really good value - with 3 Packs of School Polo Shirts
from £3.50, 3 Packs on Non Iron school shirts
from £4.50, a 5 pack of School shirts from £6.00 (one for every day of the week!)
They also run regular promotions, and hopefully we will see a 25% discount on the Tu range coming very soon for even greater school uniform discounts
Argos School Uniforms
Argos stock a smaller range of Tu school uniform,
and is a great place to grab your school uniform on a budget with prices from £3.00. It's a nice bonus to be able to make use of their free next day collection from a local Argos store
M&S / Marks and Spencer School Uniform
M&S school uniforms feature “repellent finishes for added durability, crease-resistant fabrics – including non-iron shirts – and scuff-resistant shoes” to make life as easy as possible! Prices start from just £3.50, and they are known for their excellent quality.
I love that Marks & Spencer offer an Easy dressing range for children with disabilities,
this includes some school uniform items “The range includes hip dysplasia clothes, feeding tube clothing and zip-up bodysuits. With thoughtfully placed poppers and super-soft materials“
Morrisons Nutmeg School Uniform
Morrisons have a small selection of School Uniform items including school trousers, cardigans, skirts, school jumpers, polo shirts and more, with prices from £2.00
Lidl - School Uniform Bundle for £4.00
Instore only - The Lidl £4.00 school uniform bundle includes 2 pack of polo shirts (£1.75) , a school sweatshirt (50p), and a choice of either trousers, shorts or skirt for £1.75. Items can be bought separately too, and will sell out fast.
Matalan School Uniform
School wear from just £3.00 in the Matalan School Shop. Stain resistant trousers from £5.00, skirts from £3.00, jumpers from £4,00 and 5 packs of easy-care shirts from £5.00. They also have some generous fit options
Matalan are also running a £5 & Under School Uniform Event
Next School Uniform
Stylish school uniform? Next is definitely not the cheapest place to go for school uniform , but they are known for their quality, and they do have some nice little touches
John Lewis School Uniform
Their range includes great value easy care shirts and hardwearing trousers that are made to last.
They also have a selection of School Uniform Discountsin their Reduced to Clear section
Some hefty discounts of up to 70% Off school bags, school blazers, skirts, shirts, jumpers and moreSchool Logos on High Street Uniforms
- If your child’s school insists on having their logo on the uniform then check out Our School Badge.
They offer embroidered badges that you can then iron on, no sewing skills needed! They claim that their badges will stick to ‘virtually any fabric’. They offer no set-up charges, a fast turnaround time and free delivery too.
- Look for stain-resistant fabrics – Children are messy! Stain resistant fabrics are often coated in teflon, or similar products, so the stains will come out easier in the wash.
- Label EVERYTHING – Really, who wants to have to shop for replacements a month in to the school year? Invest in some writeable or ready printed labels, so your childs clothing can be easily identified even if it ends up in lost property.
- Does you school (or the PTA) have a second-hand uniform sale or swap. A great way to recycle old uniforms and save money.
- Hate ironing? I know I do! Look out for non-iron, or crease resistant options.
The school uniform grant is designed to help UK families on low incomes with with school uniform costs. The amount varies depending where you live, and in some areas it's not available at all
, so the best way to check if you are eligible is through the government’s website.
Typically you can apply if you qualify for Free School Meals or receive certain benefits, e.g
- Income Support;
- Income Based Jobseeker’s Allowance;
- Income Related Employment and Support Allowance;
- Guarantee Element of State Pension Credit;
- Child Tax Credit or Working Tax Credit with an annual taxable income of £16,190 or less;
- Universal credit and have net household earnings not exceeding £14,000 per year.
Grants vary depending on location, and could be anything up to £250Over the years many local councils in England have pulled out of the School Uniform Grant Scheme - Enter your postcode to see if your council area is one of the few that remain and still offer grants