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The school uniform swapsie thread. Lets give each other a helping hand!

(94 Posts)
avenanap Sat 12-Jul-08 20:36:22

I've not done this before so please bear with me. Sorry if I should have asked mn blush

Please fill in if there's something you have spare of and there's something you need for your dc's school uniform. They can be so expensive so lets give each other a helping hand. smile

Many, many thanks. Good condition please!

I have several Trutex boys shirts, short and long sleeve, sizes 29cm/11.5 inch neck, a brown stringy pully top pe bag and am in need of navy blue pe shorts (age 8)/ craft apron if anyone can help. I also have some brown bermuda shorts and brown trousers waist around 25".

NigellaTheOriginal Sat 12-Jul-08 20:38:06

good idea. will check the depths of the wardrobes later.

avenanap Sat 12-Jul-08 20:41:47

Trutex shirts are biscuit colour by the way.

Thanks Nigella smile

MarsLady Sat 12-Jul-08 20:44:06

Good idea. Will attempt to sort through mine (though the DTs start in September so I may be more of a taker than a giver... hmm no change there then!)wink

IllegallyBrunette Sat 12-Jul-08 20:45:17

I may have some stuff to give away, will have to have a sort through next week.

I don't need anything back though.

lilyloo Sat 12-Jul-08 20:46:11

ooh good idea i have a couple of plain white polo shirts that are age 5 but on the small side from M&S. I could do with plain white t shirts age 6/7 and black pe pumps size 13.

Will check if i have anything else.

suwoo Sat 12-Jul-08 20:47:17

I have 4 girls pale blue and white check summer dresses age 4-5 immaculate due to no summer angry

IllegallyBrunette Sat 12-Jul-08 20:47:34

I have a bag full of pumps somewhere, but do you think I can find them.

avenanap Sat 12-Jul-08 22:13:07


frogs Sat 12-Jul-08 22:14:47

suwoo, would love the checked dresses if they're going begging? Would they fit an average-sized reception child?

SoupDragon Sat 12-Jul-08 22:20:55

I can probably rustle up some boys grey combat style trousers and shorts in age 5-6. They've been through 2 SmallDragons but are wearable. And free.

SoupDragon Sat 12-Jul-08 22:21:23

iamsoupdragon at blueyonder dot co dot uk

charliecat Sat 12-Jul-08 22:22:41

I have age 4 green checked dress.

I have 3 pairs of boys navy mothercare trousers age 3-4. They were given to me by a friend but ds needs grey. Knees are in good conditionsmile

suwoo Sat 12-Jul-08 22:34:10

Frogs, yes DD had them in reception. She is small to average. CAT me.

frogs Sat 12-Jul-08 22:36:46

Have done, suwoo. smile

BigBadMousey Sat 12-Jul-08 22:41:37

I don't have anything to offer that I can think of right now but I'll keep watching on case a post jogs my memory. If anyone has a grey pinafore dress for a 4 year old I'd be grateful for it though.

avenanap Sun 13-Jul-08 13:09:57


CarGirl Sun 13-Jul-08 14:53:46

I have red & white school dresses in many sizes and would love to swap for pink ones as they've changed the uniform angry

Plus I've got some red zip up cardi's and red plain sweatshirts for the same reason - various ages primary school.

FunkyNora Sun 13-Jul-08 15:13:20

Hey Avenap, thanks for doing this thread. I have a pair of brand new (with tags) PE unisex shorts, size 20" waist. They look like they'll fit about age 6.

Also a grey school skirt unworn to fit aged 3-4.

nora dot funky at googlemail dot com

FunkyNora Sun 13-Jul-08 16:27:08

Bumping this thread and found some more to add:

2 girls blue polo tops age 3-4
1 girls white polo tops age 2-3
4 pairs black socks unworn.


muggglewump Sun 13-Jul-08 16:32:28

I don't have anything to offer right now but I would like grey skirts/pinafores/trousers for a 7yr old girl.
Also yellow polos.
In a month or so I will be able to offer her summer dresses

charliecat Sun 13-Jul-08 16:35:11

Oh I need a pair of girls age 10 PE short. Black.

4andnotout Sun 13-Jul-08 16:48:28

As of next week i will have about 7 blue and white checked dresses ranging from 7-10 years but all worn by a v.tall 6 year old. Will also have a full Gt Massingham vc primary uniform if by a long shot there are any local mnetters grin

muggglewump Sun 13-Jul-08 16:56:58

I'd like the dresses please 4andnotout
DD will be 7 next month and won't need them till next summer but would it be OK to get the bigger ones now?
As I said I will be offerring hers soon. I'm in Scotland so they go back to school mid August and I don't want to give them away yet as if we get really warm weather she'll need them for the new term.
(probably I went on a bit too much there but I don't want anyone to think I'm taking but not giving)

4andnotout Sun 13-Jul-08 16:59:05

I'll sort them all out next week and list sizes and measurements as some of the supposidly older ones are actually the smallest hmm

muggglewump Sun 13-Jul-08 17:03:09

Cheers, much appreciated

avenanap Sun 13-Jul-08 19:57:33

Keep bumping ladies. smile

Swedes Sun 13-Jul-08 20:01:36

I've got an invisibility cloak and a Quidditch stick.

DanJARMouse Sun 13-Jul-08 20:03:28

Havent got any to give as DD1 starts in september, but I would quite like 1 or 2 age 4-5/5-6 red gingham dresses.

have been trying to find some locally and its all age 7 and above!

If anyone can help, can they please mail me on lindsaymccafferty @ yahoo . co . uk

thanks a million!

avenanap Sun 13-Jul-08 20:03:29

PMSL! Be nice! Parents in need here!

I'd love the invisibility cloak please. grin

Swedes Sun 13-Jul-08 20:05:13

I have some Start-Rite boy's black lace-ups in (big) size 8.5G. My 12 year old son wore them for 2 days and said they were too tight - we had him remeasured and sure enough his feet had grown some more.

Free for postage.

QueenMeabhOfConnaught Sun 13-Jul-08 20:05:51

I have an unopened packet of 3 M&S white polo shirts (100% cotton) in size 4 years (104cm or 3ft 5in).

avenanap Sun 13-Jul-08 20:06:54

Wow swedes. I would have taken them back. They can't have grown that much in 2 days. maybe the assistant didn't measure them correctly.

Hulababy Sun 13-Jul-08 20:15:31

I have a fair few pairs of school tights in white, grey and red Think they are all size 5-6, but need to go and check. Will check how many too.

Also have dozens of pairs of girls p ants age 6-7 if anyone wants them, even if just for spares.

All free for postage.

Swedes Sun 13-Jul-08 20:15:58

Avennap - In all fairness I bought them about this time last year for the September term. So by the time he went to actually wear them it was 7 weeks later. They have been sitting in the bottom of the wardrobe ever since. They are plain black leather lace ups with a chunky sole.

avenanap Sun 13-Jul-08 20:18:08

They sound nice. I've been looking for black shoes for ds in thhe sale (size 12.5). I couldn't find any though. sad

Califrau Sun 13-Jul-08 20:22:08

what a bloody good idea Avenanap.
I can't join in cos we're too far away. I have to get DS2 uniform as DS1 didn't have any til he was 6 and he was wearing age 8 with a belt then for length. DS2 is tall but nowhere near as tall and is starting with uniform age 5. It's v odd buying clothes for DS2 as DS1 is exactly 3 yr s older than him and I've always just gone to teh garage and got something from a box!

BigBadMousey Sun 13-Jul-08 20:25:58

QueenMeabhOfConnaught - I'd be grateful of your polo shirts - but not got anything to offer you uniform wise as DC1 starts in September.

Cargirl - I'm also after red checked dresses and red zip up cardis size 4-5 but again no uniform to offer in return.

frogs Sun 13-Jul-08 20:44:02

Hulababy, would love the tights and knickers if you're happy to send. Shall I CAT you?

Hulababy Sun 13-Jul-08 20:45:01

Please. Can sort them this week for you as we are now on holidays so have a bit more spare time

or email: claire.king13(at)

frogs Sun 13-Jul-08 22:22:18

Have emailed you, Hula. smile

Hulababy Sun 13-Jul-08 22:25:07

OK; will look out for it and email back, hopefully tomorrow.

cheesesarnie Sun 13-Jul-08 22:26:01

this is great idea!will check tomorrow!

BigBadMousey- i know i defiantly have atleast one dress in red check-will check size but prety sure 4-5 or 5-6.and maybe red cardis if youd like them.

noddyholder Sun 13-Jul-08 22:27:22

I have 4 aged 12 white boys polos still ok condition if anyone wants them xx

saltire Sun 13-Jul-08 22:30:57

I have 2 pairs (or possibly 1)of George trousers, adjustable waist, size 11/12.

CarGirl Mon 14-Jul-08 13:20:35

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

QueenMeabhOfConnaught Mon 14-Jul-08 15:12:22

Big Bad Mousy - happy to send you the shirts.
My email address is (that's huge isn't it?).

herbietea Mon 14-Jul-08 15:56:56

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tiredemma Mon 14-Jul-08 15:59:21

I have two pairs of age 7 boys Next Charcoal grey trousers

And two pairs of the same but age 3

QueenMeabhOfConnaught Mon 14-Jul-08 16:03:07

tiredemma - what height would the age 7 trousers be for?

tiredemma Mon 14-Jul-08 16:04:21

hang on.

tiredemma Mon 14-Jul-08 16:05:38

122 cm

QueenMeabhOfConnaught Mon 14-Jul-08 18:44:53

Oh, tiredemma, I would be interested in the age 7 trousers.

frogs Mon 14-Jul-08 18:46:19

Herbietea -- I'd love the 11-12 boys shorts if still available. Shall I CAT you?

BigBadMousey Mon 14-Jul-08 19:14:35

QueenMeabhOfConnaught - Since cargirl has offered me her red things and she would like your polo shirts I'm quite happy for you to give them to her instead of me.

Cargirl - will email you smile

Cheesesarnie - yes please grin

tiredemma Mon 14-Jul-08 19:55:44

Can I forward them to you on jul 23rd? (end of term)- They are in excellent cond, I only brought them at easter.

QueenMeabhOfConnaught Mon 14-Jul-08 20:46:48

tiredemma, that would be great - thank you.

BigBadMousey - I missed Cargirl needing the polo shirts - obviously I'm happy to send them to her.

Cargirl - do you want to email me? I have the world's longest email address -

herbietea Mon 14-Jul-08 21:27:19

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lilyloo Tue 15-Jul-08 10:25:40


roquefortlover Tue 15-Jul-08 10:41:18

herbietea could I have some of your white polo shirts please? How many do you have?

I can offer

1 Woolworths grey skirt height 158cm waist 71cm. Claims to be for age 15 but miniskirt style with split so imo comes up small. Currently being worn by chunky 11 year old!

noddyholder Tue 15-Jul-08 12:02:55

I have 4 aged 12 white polo shirts still in good condition

herbietea Tue 15-Jul-08 13:32:32

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frogs Tue 15-Jul-08 17:47:49

herbietea, did you get my email? smile

roquefortlover Wed 16-Jul-08 12:19:31

thanks herbietea will mail you now!

AvenaLife Thu 17-Jul-08 01:20:41


herbietea Thu 17-Jul-08 08:04:08

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AvenaLife Fri 18-Jul-08 18:18:53


mysteryfairy Sat 19-Jul-08 11:56:10

I have a boys black blazer age 12 from Next. I've just removed the school badge and attached it to next year's blazer (nice job...) The blazer is not in perfect condition - there is a small hole in the lining of the breast pocket that is NOT on a seam. However DS1 would have kept wearing it if he hadn't outgrown it.

Please let me know if you need it - nothing wanted in return.

AvenaLife Thu 24-Jul-08 21:44:23


AvenaLife Sat 09-Aug-08 14:27:13


misdee Sat 09-Aug-08 16:24:54

i have some plain red polo shirts, age 7 girls.

clarks plimsolls 11.5 G velcro fastening. worn, but still life in them.

clarks plimsolls 12.5F, very well worn, pull on style.

all FFP.

MarsLady Sat 09-Aug-08 16:28:23

I have a couple of pairs of boys age 14 charcoal grey trousers!

cocolepew Sat 09-Aug-08 16:29:08

3 blue and white checked summer dresses age - 5-6.
2 grey pinifores aged 5-6

2 grey skirts 8-9

Navy cardi 5-6
2 navy cardis 8-9
All in good condition.

CarGirl Sun 10-Aug-08 15:56:08


Pink check summer dresses ages 4 - 12 (have 3 dds)

and teeny tiny blue check ones age 3-4

lisad123 Sun 10-Aug-08 16:03:44

Im sure I have small age 4 blue summer checked ones cargirl

email minx101 at hotmail dot com

Anyone got 5-6 summer blue checked one please?

cocolepew Sun 10-Aug-08 17:22:40

lisa123 I have 3 blue checked ones let me know if you want them.

snorris Sun 10-Aug-08 17:26:02

I can offer 2 grey skirts-one size 11-12 years approx 26in waist and 19in length and the other 13-14 years (from Woolworths) label says to fit 67cm/26.5in waist,height 164cm/64.5in. Also 3 pairs of grey tights,2 pairs aged 12-13,the other 11-12. I'm fairly certain dd1 never wore the tights. I don't want anything in return unless any one can offer brown uniform hmm.

CarGirl Sun 10-Aug-08 17:27:42

one of our local Tesco is doing brown uniform now (local school has brown) it is cheap!

tiredemma, do you still have the age 3 trousers? DS2 needs a full uniform for 2 1/2hours a dayhmm

JARM, I have red checked dresses, 2 of I think.

JARM, Do you still need the dresses?

QuintessentialShadow Thu 28-Aug-08 13:23:17

My son (6) wont need his uniform stuff after we moved.
I think I have some white shirts, charcoal grey trousers and charcoal grey shorts, in size 5 and 6 years (possibly 7)but it is in the loft. If anybody is interested CAT me, and I will double check and come back with complete list.

tortoise Sun 31-Aug-08 22:00:32

Does anyone have an age 11 black blazer to sell? I haven't managed to get DS1 one yet and they go back Thursday. blush

lunavix Fri 24-Apr-09 14:49:57

Quintessentialshadow I think I'd be interested please!!!

wanted - Ds who just turned 5 is in need of some uniform, charcoal/grey/black trousers or shorts, and white shirts or polo shirts.

Also looking for some diddy girls stuff as dd starts soon, age 2-3 or 3-4, red check dresses, red cardigans, grey/charcoal/black bottoms, white shirts/tops etc etc...

Offered - once we have some next size up I will have all his 4-5 short sleeve shirts and polo shirts (all white, mix of M&S and Asda I believe), and also his trousers (I think he has around 5 grey/charcoal pairs mostly M&S I think), these are age 4 (which I believe is 3-4? But he's 5 and they still fit, he has a small bum lol). Will possibly have white plain tshirt (what he has for PE, prob Adams).

Thank yhou!!!!!!!

MumGoneCrazy Sat 06-Feb-10 20:13:26

I know this thread was from a while ago but has anyone got any of the following -

Red Cardigans age 3 or 3-4

Girls black trousers age 2-3 or 3 (3-4 are too big)

DD1 is 5 in july but is short and has a tiny waist also DD2 who is 3 will be starting nursery in april so need same uniform in 2-3 for her

Long shot i know but ive tried everywhere i can sad

JenJ1 Mon 06-Jun-11 18:20:29

Message deleted by Mumsnet.

Thought it might b e a good thread to bump.

asdx2 Sun 03-Jul-11 14:29:25

Lots of cheap schoolwear here and in brown if you need it.

ok, i have 2 pale blue and white checked summer dresses in age 6
a few pairs of grey trousers and skirts in age 6 (some wear on the bottom of the trousers)
some white polo shirts in age 5-6 (girls)
some boys bits in age 8-9 and 9-10, navy sweatshirts, trousers, shorts and white polo shirts.

Cherry, do you need bigger sized boys trousers?

CherryMandrake Thu 14-Jul-11 13:05:48

no i dont love, i have an older boy so got 3 pairs of his old ones waiting for ds2 to grow into x

muddyangels123nomoreHPforme Thu 14-Jul-11 13:11:38

I have a big bag of girls school skirts. I will check what size later.
I think 6-7-8 yrs Grey

Anyone have any royal blue cardigans size 9-10/11-12.

Thanks grin

Great Idea!

Mum2One7Y Thu 13-Sep-12 11:32:58

Haven't read all threads but I have a few grey skirts in age 5-7
And two pinafore dresses in grey, age 6/7

If anyone wants them send me an email to Katie.morgan14 I'm on yahoo.
Dunno if you can put email address on this site so hope you get me ;)

I need age 7-8 grey skirts/dresses if anyone has any but don't need to swap, anyone can have the stuff just email.

Will have a load of red polo tops soon too

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