DS's (only available to buy through school) school jumper has suddenly started to fall apart at the seams, and DD2 has just announced that she needs new PE pumps. Tough. Not buying anything now. DD will just have to take her normal trainers if she has to, and DS will have to wait till September, when he will inherit DD1's jumper when she goes to high school.
I almost fell out with dd1's school over shoes. Her main pair fell apart a couple of weeks ago. Her friend normally passes her old shoes as she is consistantly one size bigger than dd1, so by the time she has outgrown them, they fit dd1. This pair fell apart last week.
Dd has odd shaped feet (very shallow and narrow) and needs properly fitted shoes. Shoes from Tesco etc. never fit and run her raw. I've been letting her wear her sensible, but red, summer shoes. I'm not forking out £40-£50 for new sheos, which will be wrecked before term starts again after summer.
I kept getting letters from the school asking me to get her new ones . I asked if they wished to pay for them and the letters stopped.