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Share your experience of the back to school period in our survey - TWO £50 vouchers to be won - NOW CLOSED

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YanaMumsnet (MNHQ) Thu 05-Sep-19 16:08:06

This survey is now closed.

Finally waved your DC off to school for the start of term? We want to hear more about how it went this year!

The survey is open to all MNer with at least one child in education.

All who complete the survey will be entered into a prize draw where 2 MNers will win a £50 voucher each for the store of their choice (from a list).

Click here to start the survey.

Thanks and good luck with the prize draw!

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JC4PMPLZ Fri 06-Sep-19 11:23:35

Never had to provide a uniform before, despite having an older I am terrified about my DS at new secondary school getting it wrong. They are deadly strict. I loved primary school and DD's liberal secondary - this is morning hell for 5 years.

lovemenorca Fri 06-Sep-19 11:44:26

*this is morning hell for 5 years.*

You don’t honestly think that do you??

Thiswayorthatway Fri 06-Sep-19 14:00:47

Get them involved in the preparations

Thistly Sat 07-Sep-19 11:24:56

The list of statements about second hand are not very realistic. Who can actually get full uniform together purely from second hand and hand me down?
There’s always something you have to buy even if you use second hand and hand me down as far as possible.

I couldn’t in all honesty agree with any of the statements as they are too absolute.
And you have put no ‘none of the above’
So we have to select statements which say ‘all second hand’ or ‘never second hand’ in order to complete the survey.

I think you should review this.

WindsweptEgret Sat 07-Sep-19 14:09:28

I agree about the second hand question. I buy second hand where I can, but other things new, such as longer length trousers in a smaller size to fit my child.

The cost is also only focused on when the children go back to school in September. The summer holidays are only six weeks long, so the previous year's uniform often still fits, but they may then need new school shoes at Christmas for example.

RainOrSun Sun 08-Sep-19 21:55:02

It's a bad survey, MNHQ. Several questions where none of the answers were appropriate- second hand one, hardest part. I'm lucky that I dont need to budget for new uniform, but this isnt a possible answer.
Why no shoe shops or school uniform shops in the suppliers list?

PhilomenaButterfly Mon 09-Sep-19 12:25:12

Done! 😁

YanaMumsnet (MNHQ) Tue 10-Sep-19 09:32:37

Thank you for your feedback and sorry about that.
We've made some amends to the survey.

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Leveler Sun 15-Sep-19 19:31:01

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Sami89 Mon 16-Sep-19 14:30:27

Done smile

Thistly Thu 19-Sep-19 23:51:16

Leveller, try posting in relationships.
They have some great support and advice on there.

Bbijou814 Fri 20-Sep-19 23:58:53

Good evening mum,
Can anyone recommend a good 11 plus tutor or maths tutor in Buckingham or Milton keynes. This will be much appreciated.x

Flanjango Sat 21-Sep-19 23:20:31

Done. I hate uniform codes...and zero tolerance policies that place huge pressure on parents to find and pay for expensive uniform.

Proudmommy25 Wed 25-Sep-19 22:13:30

After some serious help and advice.

So me and my partner have been together nearly 5 years and have 2 beautiful children. Problem is I honestly don't think my partner realises this. He's so uninterested in everything 😔
He works nights Monday to Thursday so I get he's tired but he literally sleeps all day until getting up having tea and going back to work..spending around 10 minutes with the girls and in that time he's too busy on his phone all the time. He's not really any better on weekends..lying in bed till stupid times and not spending time with them. Now I know he's going out to work but I do literally everything else..I mean everything he doesn't lift a finger! He doesn't seem to see what he has around him and how lucky I think he is. I have a go and moan constantly but he just doesn't care 😞
AIBU what on earth is going on with him?

LetItGoToRuin Thu 26-Sep-19 14:19:45

Proudmommy25, try posting in Parenting or Relationships.

realannamackay Thu 26-Sep-19 14:21:24

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sleepingbeautyaurora Sat 05-Oct-19 21:05:11

@Leveler wrong thread gringringrin

sleepingbeautyaurora Sat 05-Oct-19 21:05:57

@Proudmommy25 wrong thread gringringringrin

LadyAndiBella Mon 07-Oct-19 16:30:36

We bought uniforms and got them there on time on the first day??🤷‍♀️🤷‍♀️🤷‍♀️

Barakahturm Thu 10-Oct-19 20:38:39

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RageAgainstTheVendingMachine Mon 14-Oct-19 17:57:24

Done! This is the first time I am eligible to take part. Keeping fingers and toes crossed grin

gillhh7722 Thu 24-Oct-19 17:59:13

I've had five kids from now 21 to 9 so I've bought many uniforms , I dont go mad and buy everything at once i stagger it through the year, kids grow so fast

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