Are you allowed to buy cheap school uniforms?

Are you allowed to buy cheap school uniforms?

Buying new school uniform can be a costly exercise – especially if your child has to wear pricey branded items.

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 (1599 votes)
Whole uniform can be generic/from a supermarket 593 votes (37%)
Uniform can be generic/from a supermarket but with iron-on or sew-on badges 44 votes (3%)
It can be mostly generic but a few items must be from set suppliers 633 votes (40%)
Everything but shirts/trousers/skirts must be branded from a specific supplier 321 votes (20%)
There's no school uniform 8 votes (1%)
My child goes to a private (or any fee-paying) primary school (84 votes)
Whole uniform can be generic/from a supermarket 7 votes (8%)
Uniform can be generic/from a supermarket but with iron-on or sew-on badges 1 votes (1%)
It can be mostly generic but a few items must be from set suppliers 14 votes (17%)
Everything but shirts/trousers/skirts must be branded from a specific supplier 59 votes (70%)
There's no school uniform 3 votes (4%)
My child goes to a state (or any free) secondary school (1290 votes)
Whole uniform can be generic/from a supermarket 32 votes (2%)
Uniform can be generic/from a supermarket but with iron-on or sew-on badges 34 votes (3%)
It can be mostly generic but a few items must be from set suppliers 301 votes (23%)
Everything but shirts/trousers/skirts must be branded from a specific supplier 922 votes (71%)
There's no school uniform 1 votes (0%)
My child goes to a private (or any fee-paying) secondary school (86 votes)
Whole uniform can be generic/from a supermarket 3 votes (3%)
Uniform can be generic/from a supermarket but with iron-on or sew-on badges 1 votes (1%)
It can be mostly generic but a few items must be from set suppliers 15 votes (17%)
Everything but shirts/trousers/skirts must be branded from a specific supplier 66 votes (77%)
There's no school uniform 1 votes (1%)
I don't have school-age children (339 votes)
I don't have school-age children 339 votes (100%)

           2,795 people have voted.

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