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The cost of School Uniforms

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gillybob Thu 08-Aug-19 12:39:31

Wasn't sure where to put this.

I try to help my DS and DDiL out with the children's clothes and shoes as its very expensive buying for 3 .

I have just ordered a few pieces of uniform for my 2 DGD's from the specialist embroidery shop that the school uses (not able to get them anywhere else).

I am angry that the school must be "on the make" from this.

School jumper for a tiny 11 year old £21.50 and I have had to buy 2 for her and 2 for her older sister. so 4 in all costing £86 !

Tie £5.95 (plus vat ?????)

PE kit x 1 (sit down for this one) £125.50 !

Un bloody believable ! angry

Oopsminty Thu 17-Oct-19 10:50:45

I recall many years ago when my eldest was at an all girl's school. She'd been there a year and the school introduced ghastly scratchy jumpers with the name of the school embroidered on it.

I had just purchased a jumper from Tammy Girl. It was the right colour ... bottle green ... and I was told that she could continue to wear it until she grew out of it.

Thanks to my lack of good washing schools the jumper appeared to grow and grow and she was able to wear it until she left.

It was a tad 'well worn' but we were very pleased that we didn't have to go down the scratchy jumper route.

Resurgam123 Thu 07-Nov-19 16:24:01

I suspect some schools in affluent areas manage to make a point of getting their children more 'posh" and expensive uniforms etc.
Which most of the others cannot afford. This is a local primary school.

I am right with Gillybob with regard to school uniform.

There is one near us that has a school who goes for making their school uniform fancy, with better with more top quality fabrics . Which is just not fair.
Posh embroidery adds to the costs. On
Keep the uniform really simple itself.

Hithere Thu 07-Nov-19 16:44:35

I do not agree with unnecessary expensive uniforms for the sake of status

However, I think you are being unreasonable.
The price of those uniforms cannot be a secret and the public is well aware of the gauging.
If so signing your kid up to attend that school is part of the price you pay.
Uniform + school is a packaged deal. Take it or leave it.

Urmstongran Thu 07-Nov-19 16:56:10

I was surprised to see gillybob posting this. Then I looked at the date ....