School coat to accomodate a blazer (secondary school)
walkingtheplank · 07/08/2018 11:05
I'm looking for a recommendation for a school coat that can accomodate a jumper and blazer inside.
My DD is starting secondary and must wear the blazer and unlike most children will want a coat (sensible girl).
Any tips gratefully received.
Clutterbugsmum · 07/08/2018 11:59
My dd has one like this as she has a mile walk home form school so I want her to be as dry as possible. She has to carry it around school as her school do not have lockers.
I went up a size so it will fit over the blazer.
namechangedcausebored · 07/08/2018 12:05
I would go with something along these lines
Lightweight but hardwearing, I’ve used these coats for my kids for the last few years and have been impressed with how well they’ve lasted.
foxtiger · 07/08/2018 15:57
I think if she has to wear a very thick padded coat over a blazer and a jumper, she'll get a bit overheated, unless it's exceptionally cold. I'd be more inclined to go for a thinnish waterproof, or the sort where a fleece layer and a waterproof layer zip together (sometimes available from places like Mountain Warehouse.) That way, if she's got it with her and it's not cold enough for her to want to wear it, she hasn't got quite so much to carry.
FlorenceLyons · 07/08/2018 16:01
She says she'll want a coat a now... Don't spend too much on it, is my advice.
From the mother of two otherwise sensible teenage girls who still refuse to wear coats to school
Ouch44 · 07/08/2018 18:12
From a mother who spent absolutely ages searching for a coat for DS! Firstly, I got a really warm coat. Mistake! Doesn't fit in bag, has to be carried around or fetched from locker at end of day and also mostly too hot!
Then I got a North Face thin one, since he never loses things. Of course got then.
Finally, we got a Mountain Warehouse lined thin one. Which has been a great success. Thin effect for warmer days, gives enough warmth over blazer to survive the 1 mile walk even in the snow!
I'll see if I can find the one!
Ouch44 · 07/08/2018 18:19
It was this one in a 13. He is normal size - age 12.
Out of stock on their website but looks like its on Amazon or MW will have a new version
BertrandRussell · 07/08/2018 18:25
I would wait and let her see what sort of coat her friends are wearing. It won't be cold in September-it never is.
Perfectly1mperfect · 07/08/2018 18:35
I would wait to buy one and see what everyone else does, as most kids want to just fit in. Most kids don't wear a coat at secondary here, those that do wear light jackets for fashion not warmth. They have to be carried around all day and I can see that's a bit of a pain for them when they have their bag and a PE kit 2 or 3 days a week as well.
Unfortunately, often even the most sensible kids change a lot when they go to secondary. Peer pressure and all that horrible teen stuff
walkingtheplank · 07/08/2018 19:44
Thanks everyone. Food for thought.
I am confident she'll want a coat - always practical over fashion - and the school has lockers.
Will look up your suggestions.
hazeyjane · 07/08/2018 19:49
Dd1 was very definite about needing a coat - she is very practical.
I got her a soft shell jacket, waterproof, big enough to go over blazer and jumper, soft enough to scrunch into a ball and shove in bag/locker.
She hasn't worn it once for school.
When it rains she takes an umbrella, when it snowed she wore wrist warmers and a bobble hat.
EspressoButler · 07/08/2018 19:54
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