Does your child need a whole school uniform this year, but things are tight? Take a look at Aldi school uniforms as you can get a whole set for just £5.
Back to school is always seen as an expensive time of year. And while I know there are still a few more weeks of this school year, to get on top and to keep costs under control, it’s best to start early.
To help keep more pennies in your pocket, Aldi has once again launched their back to school uniform range.
Aldi School Event
As part of their school event, they have mega cheap uniform bundles for sale – both online and in-store.
It’s not just the main uniform either. You can also pick up PE kits, school shoes and accessories.
With sets for boys and girls for just £5 you get:
- 2 plain polo shirts
- round neck sweatshirt
The Aldi school uniform all goes on sale in-store from Sunday 12 July 2018 and will be available to pre-order online from Sunday 8 July.
Be sure to add those dates to your diary as their uniform sells out quick!
Aldi school uniform review
It was around the same time two years ago that we (well our daughter) really got to try out the Alid school uniform range.
She was invited to appear in their advert and put the uniform through its paces.
From making a cake (as messily as possible) to painting more of her t-shirt than the paper in front of her, she did everything she could to ruin the uniform!
And how did it get on?
She started in reception so needed everything brand new.
Her shoes were a great fit, but the shiny cover did start to come off after a few months from her scraping the fronts on the floor.
The t-shirts and skirts were faultless though and we couldn’t tell the difference between Aldi and M&S t-shirts.
We got to take home all the uniform from the day – which also meant taking home the t-shirt she painted. Unfortunately, by the time it had all dried that amount of paint couldn’t get washed off 🙂
In 2016, the Aldi uniform cost £4 for a set, so while it’s gone up by £1, it is still good value.
Really, if you’re looking for a total bargain then Aldi’s cheap school uniform is one that you don’t want to miss.
Other ways to get cheap school uniform
While you may think it’s nice to have things brand new, most school uniforms are so hard wearing nowadays that picking them up second hand is a no-brainer.
They wash well and are usually made with special fabrics that keep their colour and stay a decent quality.
If you need to find cheap school uniform, there are a few options:
The best bet is to reach out to your school. They get donated clothing that no longer fits or they put up for sale unclaimed lost property. We managed to get new school dresses this year for just £1 each and they were like new.
From time to time there are nearly new sales organised to sell on unwanted kids clothes and baby accessories. These days are super busy, so go early to make sure to find the bargains.
While it doesn’t happen that often, keep a look out in your local charity shops as people do donate their old school uniforms on.
Take a look on your local Facebook selling page or on Facebook Marketplace to see if there are any uniforms for sale.
They’ll usually be added not long after kids have broken up from school.
You could even put a request out, rather than sitting waiting for the right ad to come along.
eBay will also have lots of uniforms, but if you’ve got a school with branded jumpers or ties then keeping it local is a winner.
School uniform grant
You may be able to get a school uniform grant from the government, depending on your circumstances.
This grant will help towards the cost of school uniform and PE kits.
It’s all run differently, depending on where you live, so you will need to check with your local council.
Naomi knows the burden of living on very little and became debt free by learning from past mistakes and following her own money saving tips and tricks.