CHILDREN’S school uniform is a parental expense that is impossible to avoid – but it causes quite the dent in your pocket across a full course of education.
On average, a parent spends over £2,000 on a their child’s school uniform across the 12 years of education.
6 School uniforms can cost parents, on average, £180 per child per yearCredit: Getty – Contributor
This week sees budget supermarket Lidl bring back its school uniform bundle, allowing parents to kit out their kids for just £4.50.
The bundle offer begins on July 11 but will go on for as long as stocks last – so snap up those bargain blazers quick.
Although a great steal, Lidl has upped its prices from last year’s bundle, which cost 75p less than this year’s.
It’s also not the only place you can snap up a school uniform saving as budget supermarket rival Aldi also has a £4.50 school uniform bundle deal.
Aldi’s bundle deal is down 50p from last year.
Lidl’s bundle kits out kids aged four to 12 years old, whilst Aldi’s caters for three-year-olds to aged 11.
Both retailers’ bundles consist of shirts and a jumpers, as well as either a pair of trousers, shorts or a skirt.
Are you able to claim up to £150 towards your child’s school uniform allowance from the government? Check to see if you qualifyAS a parent, you may be entitled to certain types of financial help, depending on your financial circumstances.
Some local councils provide help with the cost of school clothing, including PE kit.
The government provides an online central service to help parents find out if their council will help them.
The service will then redirect you to your local authority’s website, where you can find the relevant information by looking at the “Education” tab.
For more information, please click here.
Depending on your financial circumstances, some parents could claim up to £150 from the council towards their child’s school uniform – it’s worth checking to see if you’re eligible for any help.
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It’s not just Lidl and Aldi who have come to the school uniform rescue; here’s our round up of other great savings on the high street.Asda – £9.50
6 Asda currently doesn’t have a deal on offer but a standard set will cost from £9.50
George at Asda pricesHERE’S what you can get
Two pack polo shirts – from £2.50 – buy now
Trousers/skirt – from £3 – buy now
Jumper – from £4 – buy now
Aldi – £4.50
6 Aldi is offering a school uniform bundle for £4.50 – down 50p from last year’s £5 offer
Aldi pricesTHE budget supermarket has brought its bundle price down to £4.50 – here’s what’s included
Lidl – £4.50
6 Lidl is matching Aldi with its £4.50 bundle deal
Lidl pricesTHE budget supermarket is back with its bundle deal – but at 50p more
Tesco – £15.50
6 F&F at Tesco also doesn’t have a special offer bundle deal and is pricier than its high street counterparts
Sainsbury’s – £13.50
Tu at Sainsbury’s pricesHERE’S what you can get
Three pack polo shirts – from £3.50 – buy now
Two pack sweatshirts – from £4 – buy now
Two pack skirts – from £6 – buy now
Two pack trousers – from £7 – buy now
M&S – £17.20
6 Last year, M&S slashed prices by 20 per cent but there’s no offer this year so far
M&S pricesHERE’S what you can get
Three pack unisex polo shirts – from £7 – buy now
Unisex crew neck sweatshirt – from £6 – buy now
Two pack trousers – from £11 – buy now
Two pack skirts – from £10 – buy now
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