17 Aug '14

News Schools are still out for summer, but it's time to count the cost of uniforms

Kitting out a child for the autumn term can add up to more than £100. But there are ways to keep the bills within a budgetWith only a few weeks to go until the start of the next academic year, thousands of families are facing up to a school uniform bill that can, in some cases, be more than £500 per state school child.While supermarkets have been steadily cutting the cost of uniforms (last month Aldi launched a basic uniform for £4), the rise of academies and free schools, which often require parents to buy pricey, branded garments from one agreed supplier, have increased the financial burden for many parents. Continue reading...

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