Money Saving Tips On School Uniforms

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Author: Samuel Beckingham
Updated: Jul 27, 2022
3 minutes read

With the summer holidays already in full swing, now's the time to start thinking about your children's school uniform requirements.

Kids grow up fast so they’re going to need a number of uniforms during their school years.

Plus it’s not just their uniform you need to consider but their PE kit too and the costs can start to add up.

On average, parents spend £337 a year on school uniforms for each secondary school child and £315 a year for each primary school child.

Here we've got some handy tips on how you can save money on school uniforms.

Aldi - School Uniform £5 For Full Set


If you go on the Aldi site, you can get a full school uniform for £5. There is a standard delivery fee of £2.95, or free if you're spending over £30.

In Store

The school uniforms will also be available to buy in-store.

What's included?

Sweatshirt: £1.50

2x polo shirts: £1.75

Girl's pleated skirt: £1.75

Boy's trousers: £1.75

The prices stay the same, regardless of size, so it's no more expensive to kit out the bigger kids than it is the little ones.

Aldi stock may not be replenished, so if this is something you're after, you better move fast.

Tesco - School Uniform Items From £2.50

In Store

At Tesco, you can get school uniform items (ages 3-16) from £2.50, in store only.

What can you get?

2x polo shirts: From £2.50

2x sweatshirts: From £4+

2x skirts: From £6

2x trousers: From £7

Prices will change depending on size.

As the uniform is only sold in stores, unfortunately it’s not possible to check stock levels online.

Some items may be running low, so there's no guarantee you'll be able to get what you want.

George at Asda - School Uniform Items From £2.50

You can get school uniform items (ages 2-16) from £3 at Asda, both online and in stores.


If you're buying online, standard delivery's £2.95. Click and collect from a store is free.

What can you get?

2x polo shirts: £2.50-£5.50

2x sweatshirt: £4-£8

2x skirts: £6-£10

Trousers: £7-13

There's no guarantee you'll be able to get what you're after as stock for the cheapest items is running low, so you need to act fast.

Prices change depending on size.

Uniform Tax

It’s worth noting that people who wear uniforms for work and are responsible for washing, repairing and replacing them are often able to claim uniform tax back.

There are of course a few factors that may determine whether you can make a claim such as the nature of the clothing and the kind of expense you are claiming for.

But if you do wear a uniform or protective clothing for work that you wash or repair yourself, it’s always worth finding out whether you can claim a tax refund.

Visit our full guide to uniform tax for more information.