Which Is The Best Supermarket School Uniform?

Which Is The Best Supermarket School Uniform?

With all the leading supermarkets now selling reasonably-priced school uniforms – including Lidl's astonishing uniform for £3.75 deal– it can be hard to know where’s best to get your kids kitted out for the next school year.

Thankfully, The Sun newspaper did us all a favour and put Tesco, Aldi, Asda and Sainsbury's budget uniform offerings to the test. Their lab experts put each supermarket's polo shirts, sweaters and skirts through 40 machine washes – apparently "the average number required each school term" – and declared Tesco's F&F school uniform the best.

The paper reports:

'Tesco’s £9.50 package came top of our rankings, Asda’s £8.50 2nd and Sainsbury’s £14.50 offering was 3rd.'

The winning F&F school uniform range features easy-iron materials in stain repellent and eco-friendly fabrics, and their trousers feature all-important reinforced knees (an absolute essential, if you ask me) and – get this – shoes tested to walk 100 miles. I reckon my lads easily clock up that many miles in the average school term!

For style-conscious school kids, F&F School Uniform also includes stretch materials with hidden placket detailing in slim leg trousers, pencil skirts and kilts. You can check out the full F&F School Uniform range here.

Personally I'm usually loyal to Marks and Spencer when it comes to school uniform – it might be pricier than the supermarket's bargain offerings but their trousers can pretty much last my lads a whole school year – no mean feat, given how much time they seem to spend skidding on their knees and rolling around on the grass in the playground.

I also rate Matalanfor good value school shirts that wash really well. If they're worn under school jumpers all day, I find you can pretty much get away without ironing them, too! Just don't tell anyone I said that.

We'd love to know what you think about supermarket school uniforms. Which brand do you think offers the best value? Do you have a favourite?

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You can also take part in our poll and have your say on the best place to buy the best value school uniforms.

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  • izzywoo

    Asda jersey dresses don't bobble - compared to sainsburys one I bought at same time for my daughter. So impressed even after tumble dryer. Sainsburys gingham dresses are so lovely and don't need ironing. So shop around!

    • bali

      Has anyone tried NOMA stain-resistant hydrophobic Non-Iron school shirts or the CKL branded Schoolwear? They are much better quality, like the wool knitwear, and their blazers are a great fit. All the Mum's in the school who use them love them. They wash superbly and last a lot longer too, so it works out cheaper at the end of the day. And you get the benefit of far better fabrics - like the wool knitwear. The hydrophobic school shirts are amazing. So much better than the supermarket stuff.