Where to shop for school uniforms for the September reopening – from M&S and Asda to Next and Tesco


IT’S been over three months since we first went into lockdown – and there’s FINALLY an end in sight for parents who are sick of home-schooling.

This morning Education Secretary Gavin Williamson confirmed plans to get kids safely back to school in September.

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Education Secretary Gavin Williamson confirmed schools will be going back in September[/caption]

And if your kids have outgrown their uniform in the 100 days we’ve been stuck at home, then here’s how you can get a head start on the high street for next term.

From Tesco to Marks & Spencer, we’ve rounded up some of the best bargain school uniform pieces in time for September.

Marks & Spencer

Bargain-hunting parents can currently get 25% off M&S school uniform pieces for a limited time only.


M&S’ pleated gingham dresses are available from ages 2 to 14[/caption]

  • Girls’ Gingham Pleated Dress, from £6.75 from M&S – buy now

These unisex shorts cost just £3 in the sale[/caption]

  • Unisex Sports Shorts, from £3 from M&S – buy now

The brand also has a budget-friendly range of trousers[/caption]

  • Boys’ Regular Leg Slim Fit Trousers, from £6.75 from M&S – buy now

The offer extends across their range of shirts, skirts, dresses and P.E kit and is available online only.

Purse-friendly buys include a £3 pair of black P.E. shorts and the brand’s £6 pleated gingham dress which is available in eight colours.

What’s more, the brand’s school uniform pieces cater to primary school and secondary school ages – starting at age 2 and going up to 14.



ASDA’s school uniform basics mostly come in bargain-friendly multipacks[/caption]

  • Grey Drop Waist School Pinafore Dress, £10 for two from ASDA – buy now

This pack of two shirts costs just £3.50[/caption]

  • Boys Light Blue Long Sleeve School Shirt, £3.50 for two from ASDA – buy now

The chain has a range of school uniform jumpers[/caption]

  • Cobalt V-Neck School Jumper, £6 for two from ASDA – buy now

The great thing about ASDA’s school uniform range is that the pieces largely come in a pack of two – making them even cheaper.

While their school shoe prices start at £6, girls dresses cost a fiver each.

And if your kids have a tendency to spill everything down their front, you might just want to stock up on the brand’s multipacks of shirts – which cost £3.50 for two.

Better still, all of their school uniform pieces go up to age 16 – so you can still bag these bargains when your not-so-little one is sitting their GCSES.



This black jacket is shower resistant[/caption]

  • Lipsy Girl Hi Shine Shower Resistant Short Padded Coat, £40 from Next – buy now

This basic grey skirt starts from £7[/caption]

  • Skater Skirt, from £7 from Next – buy now

Next claim their polo shirts are ‘stain resistant’[/caption]

  • Cotton Poloshirts, from £3 from Next – buy now

One of the perks of shopping for school uniform at Next is that the retailer also has other brands on offer – including River Island and Lipsy.

Not only does this Lipsy coat abide by strict school uniform rules but it’ll also keep your little one dry in wet weather.

But Next really excels when it comes to their school uniform basics – including £6 unisex shirts and £7 pleated skirts.

According to the product description, the basic shirts are machine washable AND “stain resistant” thanks to their Teflon finish.



Tesco is selling two school sweatshirts for £6[/caption]

  • Sweatshirts, £6 for two from Tesco – see here

You can pick up shirts for as little as £3.50[/caption]

  • Shirts, £3.50 for two from Tesco – see here

These £4 plimsolls can be thrown in the wash[/caption]

  • Machine Washable Plimsolls, £4 from Tesco – see here

Although you can preview Tesco’s school uniform online, the items are only currently available to buy in store.

The budget-friendly range includes a pair of £4 black plimsolls you can chuck in the washing machine and a set of two sweatshirts for £6.

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And this cleaning fan reckons you only need FIVE minutes a day to get the chores done and shared her tips.

Plus this savvy mum turned her budget towel rack into stunning kids’ wardrobe for her nursery and other mums love the idea.


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