Are you allowed to buy cheap school uniforms?MoneySaving Poll Results

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As classrooms open for another year, buying new school uniform can be a costly exercise – especially if you aren't allowed to shop around for it.

So does your child's school let you buy from supermarkets, or are you restricted to a specific shop?

Which of these is closest to your situation? You can vote in each category if you've got children in different schools.

Results

My child goes to a state (or any free) primary school (2135 votes)
Whole uniform can be generic/from a supermarket714 votes (33%)
Uniform can be generic/from a supermarket but with iron-on or sew-on badges64 votes (3%)
It can be mostly generic but a few items must be from set suppliers842 votes (39%)
Everything but shirts/trousers must be branded from a specific supplier494 votes (23%)
There's no school uniform21 votes (1%)
My child goes to a private (or any fee-paying) primary school (158 votes)
Whole uniform can be generic/from a supermarket10 votes (6%)
Uniform can be generic/from a supermarket but with iron-on or sew-on badges6 votes (4%)
It can be mostly generic but a few items must be from set suppliers18 votes (11%)
Everything but shirts/trousers must be branded from a specific supplier117 votes (74%)
There's no school uniform7 votes (4%)
My child goes to a state (or any free) secondary school (1690 votes)
Whole uniform can be generic/from a supermarket53 votes (3%)
Uniform can be generic/from a supermarket but with iron-on or sew-on badges58 votes (3%)
It can be mostly generic but a few items must be from set suppliers404 votes (24%)
Everything but shirts/trousers must be branded from a specific supplier1161 votes (69%)
There's no school uniform14 votes (1%)
My child goes to a private (or any fee-paying) secondary school (151 votes)
Whole uniform can be generic/from a supermarket11 votes (7%)
Uniform can be generic/from a supermarket but with iron-on or sew-on badges7 votes (5%)
It can be mostly generic but a few items must be from set suppliers21 votes (14%)
Everything but shirts/trousers must be branded from a specific supplier105 votes (70%)
There's no school uniform7 votes (5%)
I don’t have children / don’t have children of school age (761 votes)
I don’t have children / don’t have children of school age761 votes (100%)

           4,107 people have voted.

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