BHS Schoolwear Collection

July 13, 2014

This year Roo is making the big move from infant school to junior school. This big move will see a change of venue, a change of friends and a change of uniform. Having been at her infant school since she was three I have only needed to top up little bits of uniform each year. Her school coat for example has lasted her since Reception and will be passed onto Tigger once he is big enough.

The change of uniform is a complete change, moving from grey to black, polo shirts to shirt and tie and red to burgundy. Along with the school tie (that thankfully comes either elasticated or a standard tie) the school’s preference is that children wear burgundy cardigans or jumpers with the school logo so I need to go and order those from our local schoolwear store along with her school tie.

With a full school uniform to buy from scratch I was pleased when BHS got in touch and asked if I’d like to take a look at the BHS Schoolwear Collection

BHS School Uniform - We fit the nation

We fit the nation

Aside from the great value packs available within the collection, which can bag you a complete uniform for around £11.00, they also have the strapline of ‘we fit the nation‘. Children, like adults come in all shapes and sizes however generally speaking you would need to buy either a size bigger for children who need an extra bit of length and have to take the waist in or a size bigger if they require a little extra space around the waist which ends up with too long a skirt or trousers. BHS have realised the difficulties that parents face getting the right fit for their children and have produced the schoolwear range that includes slim, standard and generous fit across the majority of styles.

BHS Schoolwear Collection


Armed with a budget of £50.00 I have to confess that I did go over budget by £3.00 but given what I have managed to squeeze in I am very pleased.

Shirts are something that will be changed every day so I have opted for the great value packs of 2 skirts for either £4.00 (short sleeved) or £5.00 (long sleeved). I’m not sure as to whether Roo will prefer wearing long or short sleeves so I selected a pack of each, as they are great value I might well add to these once I know her preference.

Roo does usually prefer to wear skirts, however during the winter months and when they have activities on at school trousers are more practical so a fabulous great value pack of 2 for just £8.00 will ensure she has the option to switch between trousers or skirts.

Had I opted for value pack skirts I could have brought the cost down, however Roo really liked the button detail and the pleated bottom so I splurged out, although at just £9.00 each for the Tammy skirts they are less than I would pay for an ordinary skirt for Roo so still really good value.

Every September I always replace all of Roo’s socks, as she previously wore white socks for school they are that awful shade of grey by the end of the school term. Her new school will see her in black socks for the first time and I’m so pleased I managed to find knee high ones that will look so cute with her Tammy skirts.

Disclosure: In collaboration with BHS’s school wear department.

  • Shay Noble July 13, 2014 at 11:09 pm

    Thanks for this 🙂 My eldest is starting school and I hadn’t thought to look in BHS as I assumed they would be far too expensive. They sound very reasonable and good quality so I’ll make sure I stop in and have a look when I go to buy her uniform x

    • Boo July 14, 2014 at 9:24 pm

      I can remember shopping in BHS for my own school uniform with my Granny, don’t be fooled by the low prices as the quality is very high.

  • Penny Carr July 15, 2014 at 8:33 am

    It’s funny, I was talking to a local mum about school uniform the other day and they said I should try BHS for their range of fits. I’d not heard of them doing it before. Little Miss C has a tiny waist, but is slightly taller than average so skirts and trousers all have to be taken in on the waist. I’ll be looking at the BHS range to see if it saves me some time on my sewing machine.

  • Jennifer July 15, 2014 at 8:20 am

    Love the fact that they have such a wide range of sizes and styles, and I’m impressed with the low prices too!

  • Alice July 15, 2014 at 4:02 pm

    I really like the look of the BHS range – I’ll definitely be paying them a visit before September x

  • Katy Hill July 15, 2014 at 7:01 pm

    You have NO idea how jealous I am of your new black socks! I’m with you – changeover of white socks at the end of term. Largely because my 8 year old insists on running straight into the garden in her socks when we get home! My 4 year old starts in September, so I have double uniform to contend with – now and for always! The range looks great. Love that they have a range of fits x

  • Pinkoddy July 15, 2014 at 7:10 pm

    I can’t believe they have such a change in uniform between infant and junior. I shall take a look as I have 4 lots of uniform to get – and a change of school.

  • Nikki Thomas July 15, 2014 at 9:02 pm

    I have always loved BHS uniform and found that when the teen was small, that was the only other shop that sold uniform really and so I was always in there for something. You did very well for your £50 and I find their stuff to be excellent quality too.

  • Aly July 15, 2014 at 9:54 pm

    I was really sad when the BHS store in Bath closed down.We always got shirts from there as they were good quality and affordable.I put the girls in white sock from June until the Summer holidays, then dark grey from September.

  • Becky July 16, 2014 at 5:51 am

    Ive reviewed BHS before and actually think it’ excellent

  • Manneskjur July 16, 2014 at 10:11 am

    Ooo this is something I need to think about – I always leave this until the very last minute in the summer hols and then wonder why there’s no uniform left!

  • Carolin July 16, 2014 at 2:13 pm

    We don’t have school uniforms in Germany and I don’t know, if it’s the novelty aspect for me, but I find them super cute. I’m sure that would wear off after two or three years of buying them though 😉

  • Mari July 16, 2014 at 6:12 pm

    Seems odd of thinking back to school when we haven’t even broken up yet but I know if I leave it too long I won’t find anything for the twins. I hate that!

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