To think this is fecking expensive?
Littlefluffyclouds81 · 01/07/2015 20:20
I bought dd1's uniform for secondary school today. It has to be ordered from a certain supplier online, as it's all got the school logos on.
I didn't go wild, I bought 2 kilts, 4 shirts, blazer, tie, PE kit (2 t shirts, tracksuit, shorts, skort, swimming hat), and one knitted jumper. It came to £257, and I still have around half of the things on the list to get, e.g shoes, tights, sports bag, gum shield, shin pads and loads more. I reckon all in it's going to cost about £500.
Is this normal? Seems like a lot of money to me. It's a state school btw.
Theas18 · 01/07/2015 20:28
About right. I'd say 2 kilts is too many unless one fits now and one is the next size up to grow into and use in an emergency. That's all. Almost never did a secondary girl need a change of skirt in a week here - boys - yeah well... Mud.
Hope the pe kit is big. You will thank it for lasting from 11-16. Again the boy needed a new set a couple of years in.
Littlefluffyclouds81 · 01/07/2015 20:32
I've bought everything big :) she's going to look like she's wearing my clothes!
She has on ongoing bladder problem so I think just having the one kilt would be a bad move! She's generally a mucky pup too and gets yoghurt etc down her school clothes most days.
CakeNinja · 01/07/2015 20:49
Op I hear your pain :(
Junior uniforms used to cost £350 for the 2 of them for the year, including school shoes and lunchboxes etc.
Just had the price list for new secondary school and it's coming in at about £330 for 1, they need Blazers, logo'd skirts, tshirts, bloody logo'd PE kits with house socks, swimming kit, the bloody works. This does not include anything like coats (to be worn over a blazer?!, school bag, £30 locker fee and apparently compulsory payment to iirc the governors - hopefully ive got that wrong, or the pta, can't remember which now).
Middle of the road state school ouch.
RoobyTuesday · 01/07/2015 21:49
That is a ridiculous amount of money - how on earth do they think most parents can afford that?
It might be worth knowing but you can nominate your school to tesco online embroidery service and then buy the uniform from tesco with the logo on.
My son plays football and rugby so had to buy all the school kit on top of uniform and it still only came to about £80.
CakeNinja · 01/07/2015 22:11
Sue my dds new senior school has had 2 induction days, yesterday and today, along with the 4 other local senior schools!
Dds new school uniform had stated all items (apart from boys trousers ffs) have the official school logo and they issued a list of approved retailers. One family run uniform shop and one retail unit on a retail estate. Both the same prices.
But we can afford to do it, and chose to send dd here knowing this. That's not to say I'm happy about forking out the best part of £500 and therefore 1K when both dds are there
They have had an issue in recent years where girls wore skirts that became increasingly short so have instructed that only logo'd skirts are now worn with the waistband initials are on display at all times thus cracking down on rolled up skirts.
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