We have not even finished the summer term and still there are adverts showing school uniforms for the up and coming new term.
Mums and dads across the UK are buying early in order to get a good bargain and to kit their children out in good time, ready for their first lesson.
So who is doing the best deal and where should you, as a pound-saving parent, start looking?
We have already done the hard work for you and looked at which supermarket is selling the bestschool uniform:
For girls at a price of £3.75 you get a round neck sweatshirt, two plain polo shirts and a pair of trousers or a skirt. There are also girl’s shoes from 6.99 per pair.
For the boys’ set is also priced at £3.75 and you get a round neck sweatshirt, two plain polo shirts and a pair of trousers. There are also boys’ shoes available from £6.99
Last year George was voted number one for value by leading parenting site Playpennies. They also guarantee all their clothes for 100 days. Amongst the bargains from George for the girls are:
Packs of two short-sleeved shirts from £3, packs of two long-sleeved shirts for from £3.50.
Packs of two polo shirts from £2.50, packs of two tee-shirts from £2, V-Neck jumpers from £3, pinafore dresses from £6, skirts from £3.50.
As for the boys you can get packs of two polo shirts from £2.50, packs of two short sleeved shirts from £3, packs of two tee-shirts from £2.
There are also slim-fit trousers from £3.50 in black or grey, two pack of football shorts from £3, cargo shorts from £3.50 and school V-neck jumper from £3.
Marks & Spencer
You can always rely on M&S for good quality and this year they have included some lovely new pieces that your children will be delighted to wear.
We particularly like this Girls’ Cotton Playsuit which comes in four different colours including green blue, red (shown) and cream. Available in ages starting from 2-3 years up to 13-14 years with prices starting from £9 and going up to £12.
For the boys, we have found this gorgeous Zipped Technical Jacket which is available in red and starts from ages 3-4 years up to 13-14 years.
M&S also have a great selection of multipacks including shirts and blouses, sportswear, dresses and trousers and socks and bags.
Lidl has always been ahead of the school uniform game, with its set selling out last year in under a week. This year their school uniform package costs £3.75, the same as Aldi, and includes two polo shirts, a pair of trousers or a skirt and a jumper. There are also individual pieces available such as trousers from £1.25 and cardigans from £2.99.
Tesco are offering some good bargains with boys’ polo shirts and girls’ long-sleeved shirts selling in packs of two from £3.50. There are girls’ pinafores in packs of two from £7 and boys’ trousers in packs of two also from £7.
The girls’ shoes are £14 whilst a pair for boys are £17.
All Tesco’s school-wear is eco-friendly, stain-resistant and comes with re-inforced knees on trousers and easy-iron shirts. You also get a choice of slim-line fit and slim skirts and trousers.
In the Tu uniform range are over 200 different items including polos that come in 11 colours and a variety of sizes, including additional older ages that fit teenagers of up to 18 years.
You can get in both girls and boys varieties polo shirts in packs of three from £3.50, trousers and skirts in packs of two from £7 and two sweatshirts for £4.
Sainsbury’s state that all their school wear is manufactured using the highest quality material and shirts have a non-iron finish.
Morrison’s has the best return policy out of all the supermarkets; they have a 200-day ‘no quibble’ guarantee on all their items in their school range, and this policy includes spills, rips and clothes that have even been outgrown.
As for the actual items, polo shirts for boys and girls start from £3 for two, boys’ and girls’ shirts in packs of two start from £3.50 and sweatshirts in both gender are £2 each.
There are also cardigans from £4 each, gingham dresses from £4 each, and charcoal or black trousers from £6 each.
All Morrison’s school range feature adjustable waistbands, Teflon coating and bobble resistant fabric.
As for further bargains, Debenhams are cutting 20% off all their school wear which features items for children up to the age of 16 and include coats and shoes and even stationary.