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How much uniform needed?

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Titsywoo Fri 15-Jul-16 11:57:48

I'm going to go to the uniform supplier in the morning with DD and can't think how much to buy - skirts, shirts and jumpers I mean. In primary there have always been a large selection of stuff in her wardrobe as she grows out of and into things so I have no idea what she really needs. Is 3 of each thing ok?

JakeBallardswife Fri 15-Jul-16 12:01:50

We had 1 blazer, 1 jumper ( worn twice!) 2 long sleeve and 2 short sleeve non-iron shirts, 3 trousers and 2 ties. All ok to wear again apart from the trousers as all far too short. Blazer will need replacing through the year but thought I'd do this when its actually too small not now as it fits quite well. Also, we bought one of each thing for PE and cheap indoor trainers. Make sure everything is labelled. We've lost ( well him) so much stuff and only one thing was returned.

Flowerfae Fri 15-Jul-16 12:04:23

we are getting two of everything for now (one jacket though) and will probably get another lot in a few months to make 3 of everything, its so expensive though to get all at once..

TheDailyMailareabunchofcunts Fri 15-Jul-16 12:05:18

Ds has 6 shirts ( because they come in 2's and I only want to iron them once a week; he definitely needs a clean one very day)
4 trousers
1 blazer
2 lots of PE shorts, one each long sleeved and short sleeves tips. He has PE twice a week on Tuesday and Thursday's and needs clean each time as they get hot and sweaty ( and stinky!)

Blazer gets washed weekly as its made of some recycled plastic crap that doesn't breathe and is vile

DD hasn't started yet but I've got her
3 skirts, 6 blouses and 2 PE skorts and tops and one PE sweatshirt

Also ds has had 4 ties. They are only £4 but easy to lose as its the first thing that gets dumped somewhere when he gets home. We lose them all and then find them all again!

TheDailyMailareabunchofcunts Fri 15-Jul-16 12:07:59

Also ds hasn't lost anything - I'm amazed.
DD has to have everything embroidered with her name so hopefully she won't lose anything either

Titsywoo Fri 15-Jul-16 12:10:59

Ok I'll get enough shirts so I don't have to iron during the week - I really hate ironing. There is so much PE kit! Hockey stuff, swimming stuff, shorts AND a skort plus tracksuit. Do they just take each thing in as needed then? So they will know they are having hockey and won't have to lug everything around? How big a sports bag are you getting?

steppemum Fri 15-Jul-16 12:14:38

yes - one shirt per day. - ds has cotton so his need ironing, but dd starts in sept and her shirts are polycotton and just need to eb hung up (yeh!)

one blazer
don't spend money on extra jumpers until you know if they wear them or not. (ds doesn't)

enough skirts/trousers for a week. ds wears his all week often, hmm but sometimes comes home covered in mud from lunchtime footie, so needs a spare.

I have bought dd 2 trousers and a skirt.

TheDailyMailareabunchofcunts Fri 15-Jul-16 12:16:17

After the first week they usually get told which sport they are doing on which lesson so they know what to take.

Most seem to use a drawstring bag as its easier to carry along with the normal backpack school bag.

What really helps us not lose anything was NOT using the school lockers.
Everything went to school and came back the same day. That way if he had left anything then it was only one day so could go and get it and had a better chance of remembering where he had left it.
It's hard finding something that has been lost for 3 weeks!

Also helped with books and organised. Books were either at home in a magazine file, in his bag because he needed them that day, or either a teacher.
I printed off his timetable and put it under a clear desk protector thing on his desk. That really helped and he has used that every day to pack and double check.

I also printed extra timetables off and out a couple in his bag and blazer pocket so when he lost them he didn't panic!

TheDailyMailareabunchofcunts Fri 15-Jul-16 12:18:39

Like this

Flossieflower01 Fri 15-Jul-16 12:19:58

One blazer, 5+ shirts, 3/4 trousers. Ask parents with older kids about sports kit- mine wear plain black Sports Direct trackies instead of the £20 logo ones and no ones ever complained. They might not need all the variations- skort or shorts I'm sure would be fine, can't see why they'd need both! Mine have never been swimming and never used the school apron.

Mirandawest Fri 15-Jul-16 12:22:16

DS is finishing year 7. He has had two pairs of trousers, 5 polo shirts and two jumpers. Also one school hoodie which was useful as he doesn't do coats and the only hoodie they can wear is the school one, so it at least meant he didn't freeze totally in the winter.

Might get three pairs of trousers for next year but the rest has been right.

EverythingWillBeFine Fri 15-Jul-16 12:23:01

3 polos and 3 jumpers. They have to wear the jumper no matter what hmm
3 pairs of trousers too.
It seems to have been ok.
This year they have done shirts and I've gone with only short sleeves. I'll see if that works for the winter later on.

Mirandawest Fri 15-Jul-16 12:23:49

Getting a locker was a pointless and costly think as I paid for a number of years and he's lost the locker key twice and never uses it.

TheDailyMailareabunchofcunts Fri 15-Jul-16 12:25:28

Having a locker when the child who has a locker above yore child's and made cheese and onion quiche and then chucked it in and forgot to take it home was rank!

chaplin1409 Fri 15-Jul-16 12:26:05

I have 4 children so always washing which I think makes a difference to how much is needed but my daughter is starting secondary in September and I have got her 2 trousers 4 shirts and 2 jumpers.

FauxFox Fri 15-Jul-16 12:35:36

DTs are starting secondary in Sept and I got:

3 x shirts each
1 x blazer each
1 x trousers each
PE Kit (polo shirt/rugby shirt/shorts/socks) each
Tie for DS

£250 bloody quid! Going to see how we go with that and top up if needed later confused So cheesed off about the striped shirts that you can only buy at the School Shop at vast expense instead of the bog standard white they had at primary...

FauxFox Fri 15-Jul-16 12:37:16

I prefer washing and ironing a lot to spending any more money!

FauxFox Fri 15-Jul-16 12:40:42

I will probably get DD a skirt and DS 2 x trousers from Marks & Spencer or Matalan once they have started and can see that other kids do not only wear regulation School Shop trousers/skirts (School shop people said they had to but I have seen many girls in mini skirts and not many in the calf length pleated monstrosity she tried to sell DD that would no doubt be worn once then discarded in disgust!)

TeenAndTween Fri 15-Jul-16 20:37:41

I will get DD2
1xPE kit
which is what worked well for DD1.

littledrummergirl Fri 15-Jul-16 22:38:15

Ds1 - 1 blazer, 1 jumper, 2 trousers, 6 shirts.

Ds2 (different school)- 2 jumper, 2 trousers, 6 shirts, 1 coat.

Dd will have- 2 jumpers, 2 trousers (sold in pairs super market ), 1 skirt, 6 shirts.

All 3 had/have 2 ties.

feelingmiffed Fri 15-Jul-16 22:43:53

DS has 3 polo shirts, 3 trousers and 2 jumpers

He started with one set of pe kit but I soon bought him another when I realised that he would be using it most days with after school clubs!

NatalieRushman Fri 15-Jul-16 22:47:13

Started the long process of uniform shopping this week:

1 blazer
4 summer blouses
2 winter shirts
1 tie
1 Waterproof jacket

Still waiting on:
2 kilts
PE bag

Yet to order:
PE shirt
PE shorts
Hockey top
Hockey skort
2 pairs of hockey socks
Tracksuit bottoms
Sports waterproof jacket
Hockey shoes
PE trainers
School shoes
Hockey stick
Hockey bag
School bag

Titsywoo Sat 16-Jul-16 18:23:35

Ended up with 2 jumpers (they are so thick I can't imagine they'll be worn except in jan/feb), 3 skirts, blazer, 6 shirts (2 short sleeved and 4 long) plus the ten tons of pe kit. Forgot the bloody tie but I think that's only for formal occasions.

cricketballs Sun 17-Jul-16 07:15:50

faux; check with the school re the skirt. My school has got completely fed up of skirt arguments so from September every year has to wear a regulation skirt that they will still find a way to roll up

so whilst it looks atm that any skirt will do this will be a definite no in September

GinandJag Sun 17-Jul-16 08:50:45

One of everything except shirts and socks/tights.

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