Preparation for buying in-store

  • Measure your child beforehand, using the measuring chart below
  • Remember to bring a list of all the school’s requirements with you.
  • Choose machine washable, minimum-iron clothes and good quality fabrics, so that clothes last longer and are easy to launder
  • Allow for growth – when you’re buying shirts, make sure you can fit two fingers inside the fastened collar
  • Buy 3 – 5 blouses or shirts, depending on how often you do the washing during the week
  • Order embroidered name tapes well in advance, so you’ll have time to sew them on before the beginning of term
  • Please don’t leave things till the last minute
  • Good quality school clothes will give you years of wear, so buy for value, don’t economise on quality
  • Ask for advice. Our expert staff will be happy to talk to you about a child’s individual needs

Measuring Tips

Collar: Measure around base of neck, inserting two fingers between neck and tape to allow growth.
Chest: Position tape close to underarms, measure chest at fullest point.
Dress and tunic length: Measure from nape of neck to length required.
Waist: Measure around the natural waistline.
Skirt length: Measure from middle of waist to length required.
Inside leg: Measure with shoes on, to approximately 5cm above the ground.

Size guide for sweatshirts, jumpers and cardigans

Age Chest size
(cm/inch)
2/3 22″
3/4 24″
5/6 26″
6/7 28″
7/8 30″
9/10 32″
11/12 34″
XS/13 36″
S 38″
M 40″
L 42″

These sizes are approximate and may vary between styles/manufacturers