Posted by Sally O'Brien, on 17/07/2014. Tags: Parenting
Big chain supermarkets begin price war on countdown to back to school.
According to Irish Independent today, a race to the bottom price war has begun on school uniforms. In an effort to bring down costs for parents, the Department of Education has allowed non-crested and generic uniforms to be allowed in schools, prompting supermarkets to compete for lower prices.
Last December, the Department issued a circular letter
to all school authorities instructing them to survey parents by last February to seek their opinions when determining each school's uniform policy for the coming year. However, according to survey results
issued in May by Barnardos, more than half of the parents who participated in the Barnardo's survey indicated that they did not receive a questionnaire from their school
According to the Independent, ALDI, Tesco and Dunnes Stores are now offering entire uniform for as little as 6 euro. “Tesco has a school uniform bundle for €6, including a blue polo shirt for €1.50, a sweatshirt for €2.50 and trousers or skirt for €2 each – available next Monday. Tesco also has a further back-to-school range available at its stores which already carry the F&F clothing range, and these are also available to order online at f-f.com.
Dunnes, meanwhile, has a huge range of uniform items including skirts from €4, trousers from €4.25, pinafores from €6, jumpers from €7.50, and polo shirt two-packs and sweatshirts from €3”
For more deals please see our lists on school uninform retailers
. Also find out how to buy/sell second hand uniforms
on our site.
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