School Uniform from Asda #GettingCoolForSchool – Review

Seeing Back to School stuff in the shops before the school year has even finished has always been a pet hate of mine.  It’s the teacher in me – I don’t want to wish away my school holidays before they’ve even started!  However as a parent I now understand the need to be a bit organised on this one – for a start there can be a lot of stuff to buy so it makes sense to spread the cost where you can.  I got caught out a couple of years ago when I decided to leave buying Ben’s school trousers till the end of August, mainly for fear that I’d buy them and he’d have a growth spurt.  As it turned out I ended up not being able to get the slim fit trousers he needed and he went back to school virtually swimming in a cheap pair of supermarket trousers.  They were poor quality and quickly looked worn and tired.  Last year I was much more organise and got my order in for his slim fit trousers much earlier on!

So here we are, in the very first week of the school holidays and I’m writing about school uniform.  This is because I’ve just taken delivery of all the bits and pieces I needed to complete Ben and Chloe’s uniforms for the new school year.  Luckily neither of them needs an entire new uniform but there was still a significant list, so I was thrilled when the guys at George at Asda jumped in and offered us the opportunity to sample their wide back to school range.

Ben and Chloe’s school has a badged jumper / cardigan so they have been purchased directly from school.  I can’t complain too much as Ben has made his last two last him for three years and Chloe has plenty of room in hers for September.  I was pleased to see that should it have been necessary there was a range of burgundy jumpers and cardigans on the Asda website.

Although Ben’s current school trousers are quite a good fit (having been replaced in the Spring after he shot up again) he still needed some new ones.  Yes he’s the boy that managed to put a big hole in the knee skidding across the playground.  I fear he will always be that boy and I shall just have to accept the regular repair and replacement of school uniform!  I’ve ordered two pairs of slim fit charcoal trousers – he’s a right skinny monkey so always has slim fit trousers and needs an adjustable waistband – luckily these trousers provide both.  I ordered him age 6-7 and I would say they’re true to size, they’re pretty big on Ben right now.  With their Teflon coating I’m hoping they might resist the odd spillage of school dinner, paint or even a skid across the playground.

I don’t know how I managed to make Ben’s most recent lot of t shirts last the year, they were poor quality and quickly went shapeless!  Add to that a growth spurt, the occasional spilt dinner, a bit of whiteboard pen or the fact he’d actually shoved a pencil through one of them and you can imagine that Ben wasn’t looking too tidy by the time he finished Year 1 last week!  Ready for September he has 6 new polo shirts – he’s a mucky so and so at school so he needs a clean t shirt each day, I’m hoping that having 6 will give me a bit of grace on getting them washed and ironed.  (At £2 for 2 t shirts you can’t go wrong!)

 

Chloe’s skirts and dress from last year have all washed and worn really well and in all honesty will do her well into the coming year however she will be at school for full days now so will need more uniform to accommodate for this (particularly as she’ll be having her dinner at school!)  Chlo is something of a girlie girl and does love a dress however she got frustrated with her pinafore last year and said the straps tended to fall down when she was running.  With that in mind I’ve bought her two new school dresses in a slightly different style.  She’s completely in love with the skater pinafore dress as it spins out when she twirls, and what little girl wouldn’t love that?  I particularly love the tulip dress and would quite like to wear that for work myself.  I thought the heavy jersey would be really comfortable for her.  I also loved the idea of the skort – no more flashing her knickers sat cross legged on the floor in these little beauties!  At the moment she isn’t quite so keen but I think I’ll win her round!  The little bow details on the pocket should help.  Chloe has plenty of school t shirts after I had to buy her more at Christmas so I haven’t invested in any more of those for her.  I also ordered a couple of new summer dresses in preparation for next summer – she loves that they come with a matching scrunchie!  Her new dresses are all age 5-6, whilst Chloe has only just turned 4 she’s quite tall for her age and has been wearing age 4-5 clothes for a while now.  These dresses are certainly true to size, there’s plenty of growing room in her new school uniform from ASDA but she can certainly get away with wearing them now!

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In addition to the wide range of school uniform from Asda, they also have a huge selection of other back to school essentials including bags, lunch boxes and drinks bottles.  Ben and Chloe both take a bottle of water to school each day (and either bring it home again full or just leave it behind so I’m not sure why we bother really but anyway . . . )  I’m hoping that with their gorgeous new Frozen & Batman bottles they will be a bit better at remembering them!  I love the flip top feature and the handles for carrying them.  Being dishwasher safe is of course always important for this sort of thing.

I’m so glad that I’ve got all the school uniform from ASDA sorted nice and early.  Now I can just get it all labelled up, put in the drawers and forgotten about!   (I’ll add a little update into this post later on in the year to let you know how it’s all holding up!)

*We were sent our school uniform from ASDA free of charge for the purposes of review however all thoughts and opinions remain our own*

39 Comments

  1. mental parentals
    July 22, 2015 / 7:24 pm

    O is starting infants school in September – I'd love to try the George uniform range! They look great x

  2. July 24, 2015 / 10:00 pm

    Chloe suddenly looks so grown up – when did that happen?! We are loving Asda's school uniform x

  3. Claire Ridewood
    July 28, 2015 / 7:02 am

    I love that pinafore dress, so sweet!

  4. Baby Isabella
    July 28, 2015 / 7:36 am

    The pinafore dress is so cute! Love the extra detail with the bow! Nice range of uniforms! #TriedTested

  5. July 28, 2015 / 7:01 am

    Their school clothes range is great, I still buy my secondary jumpers there and just sew on the school badge as they are a fraction of the price!

  6. July 28, 2015 / 7:10 am

    I have used Asda before and they have been fine. You have reminded me that I must sort the boys! #triedtested

  7. July 28, 2015 / 7:15 am

    They look great – love the little design features like the bow to make them a bit special #TriedTested

  8. July 28, 2015 / 7:16 am

    Ben and Chloe look very pleased with their new uniform. You can't beat Asda for value for money! The bow detail on the dress is cute!

  9. July 28, 2015 / 7:23 am

    My twins start nursery in September and their uniform has cost almost £100. Wish I'd gone to ASDA! #triedtested

  10. July 28, 2015 / 7:36 am

    We buy most of Boo's uniform from Asda and have always been pleased with the range, quality and prices.

  11. July 28, 2015 / 7:54 am

    They look really good quality, I am always so surprised by the quality of supermarket school uniform now. They look very sweet, I love the dress most!

  12. Chloe Ciliberto
    July 28, 2015 / 9:00 am

    That's such good value for money. I love Asda. I'm going to have to remember this for when Evie starts school. xx

  13. July 28, 2015 / 8:06 am

    I shall have to make a note of that – can't believe my 'baby' will be starting school in a year's time… #triedtested

  14. July 28, 2015 / 8:11 am

    I've just bought all the new uniform my daughter. I can't believe she is starting school!!! #triedtested

  15. Mummy Melton
    July 28, 2015 / 9:19 am

    These seem like really good value for money, #triedtested

  16. July 28, 2015 / 8:27 am

    I've heard a lot of good things about asda's school range, so think I'll be getting mine from there #TriedTested

  17. D S Nelson
    July 28, 2015 / 9:29 am

    They are both looking very smart! Now they can enjoy the holidays…

  18. July 28, 2015 / 8:58 am

    I have never tried the Asda school clothes before but am pleased to see they have adjustable waistbands, G is so skinny too and this comes in very handy. x

  19. July 28, 2015 / 10:12 am

    Aww! They both look very smart….
    We usually get my girls uniform from Asda….I love the school shoes from there. My girl is terrible for going through shoes and they seem to last well x

  20. July 28, 2015 / 11:06 am

    Aww they both look adorable. Chloe's dress with the bow is so cute xx #TriedTested

  21. Emmas Mamma
    July 28, 2015 / 1:11 pm

    The uniforms look great! Love the bow detail on the dress 🙂

  22. July 28, 2015 / 12:32 pm

    Aw they look so smart :), We have always used Asda for school uniforms before we started home schooling that is.
    Great value. x #TriedTested

  23. July 28, 2015 / 12:49 pm

    They look super smart! I love that pinafore – how sweet! Skorts are great too – tree climbing and no knicker flashing! #triedtested

  24. katefever
    July 28, 2015 / 2:40 pm

    Oh that dress of Chloe's is just gorgeous, am going to look at getting one of those for Gemma. Ben looks so smart, and has grown so much since we saw him!

  25. July 28, 2015 / 2:18 pm

    They look really cute in the uniforms. I like the blue polo shirts as well – hopefully they'll not look grubby after a while like white ones can. Thank goodness I have another year before I face this!

  26. July 28, 2015 / 4:03 pm

    Aww how smart do they look? I love grey uniform, always looks much smarter than black #TriedTested

  27. Stacey Memories
    July 28, 2015 / 6:33 pm

    It is amazing the great quality of school uniforms from the supermarket. I must admit I do like the skater pinafore! 🙂

  28. July 28, 2015 / 5:53 pm

    Ah, they both look very smart and the clothes good quality. I have been a little dubious about Asda clothing in the past but will check them out.
    Becky x
    #TriedTested

  29. July 28, 2015 / 6:34 pm

    I use to love the George uniform range when my eldest was younger , the polo shirts were great and washed so well. They both look adorable and very smart in there uniform's xx #TriedTested

  30. Helen WonderfullyAverage
    July 28, 2015 / 8:51 pm

    This still semms a long way off for me (my boy is just 15 months), but I will bear this in mind in a few years time!

  31. July 28, 2015 / 8:49 pm

    Love that pinafore! I would have loved to wear that when I went to school! Great photos and thanks for hosting.

    #triedtested

  32. July 28, 2015 / 10:18 pm

    They really are fabulous value for money and it's good to be organised so early too 🙂 #TriedTested

  33. July 28, 2015 / 10:35 pm

    Very smart – I have always bought the bulk of the uniform from ASDA – the polo shirts are very good value and wash and wear really well #TriedTested

  34. July 29, 2015 / 8:37 pm

    They look great, we are not at the school clothes buying age yet but it won't be long, thinks it great to get it sorted early – then you can get on and enjoy the holidays. Thanks for hosting #TriedTested

  35. July 29, 2015 / 8:59 pm

    They both look great in the uniform and it is fantastic value! Asda children's clothes are always good quality in my experience too!

  36. Dave H
    August 1, 2015 / 9:44 am

    Great photos, you've got some little models on your hands. Jees, talking about school uniforms already, get a life :p

  37. Odd Socks and Lollipops
    August 2, 2015 / 7:49 pm

    I love school uniform – always looks so cute =) Great photos it appears they like their uniforms too!

  38. August 20, 2015 / 11:07 am

    Lovely pics; Asda is such good value for money. Check out that bow on the dres; so pretty. #TriedTested

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