School Uniform Measuring & Buying Guide

Our handy guide will help you ensure their uniform fits like a glove on their first day back at school. Rather than using age as a guide which, let’s face it, is a bit hit and miss, measuring them ensures the perfect fit every time.

Uniform Measuring Tips

Height:

Measure from the ground right up to the top of their head. Just make sure shoes are off, feet are together flat on the ground and they’re standing up straight for an accurate measurement.

Chest:

With their arms by their sides, place the tape measure under their armpits and measure the fullest part of the chest, including the shoulder blades. Remember to keep the tape level so you get a proper fit.

Waist

Making sure it’s not too tight, measure their natural waistline – it’s normally at the same level as their belly button.

Hips:

Measure around the fullest part of their hips, remembering to keep the tape level around their bottom.

Uniform Measuring Tips

Height:

Measure from the ground right up to the top of their head. Just make sure shoes are off, feet are together flat on the ground and they’re standing up straight for an accurate measurement.

Chest:

With their arms by their sides, place the tape measure under their armpits and measure the fullest part of the chest, including the shoulder blades. Remember to keep the tape level so you get a proper fit.

Waist

Making sure it’s not too tight, measure their natural waistline – it’s normally at the same level as their belly button.

Hips:

Measure around the fullest part of their hips, remembering to keep the tape level around their bottom.

Uniform Buying Tips

Making washing and ironing easier:

We all know how dirty the kids’ school tops can get, so take the pressure off by investing in our easy iron, stain resistant school shirts. Stain remover or whitening powder for their white school shirts, blouses or polos will keep them looking fresher for longer too.


When to buy:

It’s never too early to sort their school uniform for the new term. If you put it off it’ll be tricky to find the right sizes and you’ll end up stressed, spending time and money going to different stores. So beat the rush and get ahead of the crowds by getting it sorted in plenty of time.


Choosing the right size:

If the kids are between sizes then go for trousers and skirts with adjustable waistbands, this way they can grow with their uniform and save you money. It’s a win win!


Buy Online:

Shopping online is easy and hassle free, so if you’re short on time just head over to our website and order everything you need in one go. You can have it delivered for free to your nearest store too, which saves you having to search for the size you need. Alternatively, sort all the kids’ uniforms in one go and get free home delivery when you spend £50 or more – they can try everything on at home and it saves you an unnecessary trip in the car.

Top 5 Shoe Buying Tips

1. Make sure their shoes have flexible soles and a solid heel to withstand playground antics and the endless games of football.


2. Check your school's guidelines before buying to make sure you’ve got a suitable pair; this will avoid stress on their first day.


3.Measuring the kids’ feet regularly for footwear is really important to make sure their young feet are protected.


4. Allow room for movement and growth, at least half an inch of space at the toe should mean they last longer and are more comfortable to wear.


5. If possible, alternate the shoes they wear each day. This gives every pair time to breathe and means they’ll last longer too.

Top 5 Shoe Buying Tips

1. Make sure their shoes have flexible soles and a solid heel to withstand playground antics and the endless games of football.


2. Check your school's guidelines before buying to make sure you’ve got a suitable pair; this will avoid stress on their first day.


3.Measuring the kids’ feet regularly for footwear is really important to make sure their young feet are protected.


4. Allow room for movement and growth, at least half an inch of space at the toe should mean they last longer and are more comfortable to wear.


5. If possible, alternate the shoes they wear each day. This gives every pair time to breathe and means they’ll last longer too.

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Size Guides

Use your child's measurements with our size guides to find the right sized uniform.

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Shoe Measuring Template

Measure your child’s feet from the comfort of your own home with our printable footwear measuring guide.

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