Where's the best place to buy school uniforms?

Many retailers make promises about their school uniforms - but where should you be going to get new kit before term starts?

Wednesday, 20th July 2016, 12:11 pm
Updated Wednesday, 20th July 2016, 1:19 pm
Morrisons tops the list for offering quality guarantees on their school uniforms.

What's the most important thing to consider when buying school uniforms? Price? Size? Quality?

It's probably not life-span - they grow up so fast, don't they?

Our little ones are bound to get scuffs on their knees as the tear around the playground, and you probably want to make sure their threads will take quite a beating.

A recent study found that four out of five parents replace school uniforms within the same year of purchase, over two thirds of school uniforms are replaced within the first six months.

The biggest culprits were worn out patches and loss of shape (54%), rips and tears during play (50%) and ink stains (40%).

So here's a breakdown of how long retailers will guarantee their school uniforms for... because quality matters.

and quality matters, so here's a breakdown of how long retailers will guarantee their school uniform products.


The retailer guarantees 30 days to return items if customers are unhappy, and a 1 months if they are faulty.


Brother to the European brand, Aldi offers 60 days return and again, a year for faulty goods.


The popular supermarket does their guarantee slightly differently - they stand by the goods for up to 20 washes, so depending on how many shirts the kids have in circulation, you could be looking at a few months.


Same as Lidl - 30 days if you change your mind, 12 months if faulty


A solid 100 day guarantee


A standard 35 days returns policy or 40 days for goods bought online


Tops the list with a 200-day quality guarantee across its Nutmeg children’s clothing range. The company said they have a 'No Quibble' policy: "If you’re not happy with any Nutmeg item, for any reason, you can return it up to 200 days after you bought it." (T&Cs apply)