After a long and exciting summer packed with plenty of fun-filled activities (and sunshine!), you’ll be just as excited as your little learner for their return to school.
Whether they’re well into their studies or at the very beginning of their journey into education, our handy checklist is packed with all the essential kids’ school uniform to see them through the academic year.
From boys’ polo shirts to girls’ trousers, we’ve pulled together a run-down of all the must-have kids’ school clothes to make sure you’re fully prepared for their exciting return back to school.
1. School Uniform Name Tags
Okay, so name tags might not be the first thing you think of when it comes to your child’s uniform, but labelling your kids’ school clothes will make them easy to identify and avoid any mix-ups at the end of the day!
You can find them in a variety of styles such as sew-in name tags, iron-on labels, stickers or for a neat hack just whip out the arts and craft box, grab a permanent marker and jot their name on the existing clothes tag. Happy days!
2. Top Quality School Shirts & Blouses
Don’t worry – we’ve got you covered for all manner of activities with our boys’ school polo shirts and girls’ school polo shirts. In an array of colours, styles and fits to match your school colour and whatever the school day has in store for them… (washing powder at the ready!).
3. Smart School Jumpers & Cardigans
Before hitting the shops, be sure to double-check the school uniform policy for any specific requirements for your child’s school sweatshirts.
For the school term, you’ll want about three school jumpers and a few school cardigans (depending on what your child feels the comfiest in).
4. The Best School Trousers & Skirts
Whatever their preferred fit, there’s something for every star student with straight leg, slim leg and skinny fit school trousers in classic black and grey options. We suggest stocking up on three pairs of trousers with a couple of school skirts on reservation for brighter weather or worn with tights all year round.
5. Made To Last School Shoes
Kids love learning and will have the world at their feet with sturdy school shoes from George. Black plimsolls and ballerina shoes are a sweet choice for girls’ school shoes, and for boys’ school shoes, why not grab them a pair of chunky strap shoes – let nothing stop them!
Your little one will need one smart set of shoes for everyday wear and a pair of comfy trainers for PE.
6. Perfect PE Kit
Children are always ready for adventure, and PE is fab for both their development and keeping them active. There are SO many fun sports they’ll get a chance to play – from joining the football league to shooting hoops in basketball matches.
In their PE bag, they’ll need a t-shirt, pair of shorts or joggers, socks and trainers (be sure to save room for a hoodie if it’s chilly outside). Check out our girls’ PE kits and boys’ sportswear for our front-running picks.
When it’s time to make a splash during swimming lesson kit them out with cool swimwear and a waterproof bag (just remember, no diving, please!).
7. The Coolest School Bags
Set them off for their school day with a trendy school bag. They’ll be spoilt for choice with our star-studded collection of school bags, featuring or decorated with all their favourite characters and fun, playful designs.
Transport them to the Marvel universe with Spiderman and Avenger backpacks, or whizz them off to a magical kingdom with Disney Frozen inspired rucksacks. Once they’ve found their dream design, pop in their lunchbox, water bottle, study materials and off they go!
8. Weather-Friendly Coats & Jackets
No school kit is complete without the right outerwear. For winter months and cold temperatures, wrap them up in snug school coats – we suggest choosing a hooded style to protect them from drizzly showers. During the summer, they can ditch the raincoat and switch it up for a school blazer, depending on their uniform policy.
9. Staple Socks, Underwear & Tights
Socks, socks and more socks! They’ll want a minimum of five pairs of school socks and can choose from a variety of styles to match their school clothes and their footwear.
Whether they’re on the lookout for black socks, frilly socks, trainer liners or ankle socks – you’ve landed in sock heaven!
Our girls’ school socks and boys’ school socks are packed with fantastic value multipacks in a range of colours and crafted from kind cotton. Whilst you’re at it, why not refresh their underwear collection or grab a few pairs of tights – they always save the day!
10. School Uniform For All
At George, we’re passionate about making school uniform everyone will feel comfortable and confident wearing. We have a range of different fit solutions, including longer length, plus fit and slim fit school uniforms.
We’ve specially designed our School Easy On Easy Wear to include kids’ adaptive clothing, supporting independent dressing and sensory-sensitive needs. Browse sensory clothing featuring soft threads, wider neck openings and easy fastenings.
Whatever stage they’re at, we guarantee smiles all-round with our unstoppable school uniform collection!
To keep their school uniform looking fresh, check out our how to keep school uniforms looking like new blog.