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The A-Z of school uniform

A definitive guide to Tu’s school uniform in 26 points. Take it from us, it’s the bee’s knees

We hate to break it to you but summer is finally coming to an end (sob) which can only mean one thing: it’s time to go back to school. And whether they dread the sound of the first alarm going off in the morning (we’re looking at you, teenagers) or they can’t wait to get back in the classroom, our school shop has everything they could possibly need. From that all-important new pencil case to the backpack that’ll be the envy of all their friends. And not forgetting all the essentials too. Check out our A-Z below to see why Tu is the only destination for the new term necessities.

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A is for Absolutely everything they need.

Cardigans, trousers, bags, dresses, shirts, lunchboxes, skirts, stationery the list goes on. And on. When we say we thought of everything, we mean it.

B is for Be You.
The tomboy. The bookworm. The teacher’s pet. Our uniform will let them be whoever they want to be, no questions asked.

C is for Convenience.
Whether you’re picking up the food shop or treating yourself to something new from Tu,  you can grab their school uniform at the same time as the weekly shop. It doesn’t get much more convenient than that.

D is for Did you know…
… that our school shoes are made from real leather? Yes, you really can get quality footwear at affordable prices.

E is for Everything.
Make sure you’ve got it all with our handy checklists for boys and girls here. They’re downloadable too.

F is for Foolproof fit.
From standard to slim, longer leg to generous fit, we threw the one-size-fits-all rule out the window and thought about everyone when we designed our school trousers. They also come with built-in adjustable waist bands so they’ve got plenty of room to grow.  Winner.

G is for Get it now.
All our school uniform is available to buy in store and online from today. What are you waiting for?

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H is for Have you remembered their lunchbox?

There’s a pink one that looks just like a satchel. And a monochrome one you’d easily mistake for a sports bag. Lunchboxes just got seriously cool.

I is for In the bag.
Or the tote. Or the backpack. There’s one to suit every kid. But we’ve got our eye on the cool shark rucksack. And the cute unicorn one too. Come to think of it, we love them all.

J is for Just throw it in.
The washing machine, that is. And the tumble dryer too. All our schoolwear can go in both.

K is for Knees.
You won’t find any rips here. We reinforce the knees of all our trousers so the kids can kick about as much as they want, no problem. You can put the needle and thread back in the sewing box now.

L is for Less ironing.
And more time in front of the TV. That’s thanks to our non-iron shirts. We developed our fabric so they look box-fresh, wash after wash.

M is for Made for all sizes.
From new starters all the way up to school leavers. That’s cardis, skirts, sweatshirts and so much more. We also do special teenager-only pieces – like skinny jean trousers and slim-fit polos – for those kids who are way too cool for school.

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N is for No more stains.

Our stain resistant shirts look good as new, time after time.

O is for Online too.
Because there’s more than one way to shop.

P is for Perfect pleats.
All our skirts and pinafores come with permanent pleat technology so they’ll always look pristine, even once they’ve been washed. No excuses for a sloppy school uniform, now.

Q is for Quality at affordable prices.
Reinforced knees? Check. Perfect creases? Check. Permanent pleats? Check. These are only a few of the things that make our school uniform top notch quality. There’s loads more too. See them all here.

R is for Rainbow.
Have you heard that our polos come in 11 different colours? Because we know every school is different. And with our unique perfect colour technology, they’ll stay brighter for even longer.

S is for Stationery.
Remember what a big deal it was deciding which pen to use on the first page of your brand new notebook? Well it’s especially hard when your stationery’s as cool as the stuff in Sainsbury’s. Sorry about that kids.

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T is for ToeZone.

Finding the perfect fit couldn’t be easier with our visual fit technology. Simply place their foot in any of our ToeZone shoes, with their heel on the insole marker. If their biggest toe fits within the green area at the front of the shoe, it’s the right size. Clever, eh?

U is for Unisex.
That’s all the kids covered. Easy, peasy.

V is for Variety.
With 200 options to choose from, there’s something for everyone in our school shop.

W is for What about the sports kit?
Football shorts, mix-and-match tracksuits, skorts and more. We didn’t miss a thing, so neither will you.

X is for Xtra sizes.
Our trousers also come in generous fit for kids who are growing up way too fast.

Y is for You’ll be surprised how long it lasts.
Secure hems. Perfect creases. Bionic finish (that’s what keeps our whites looking newer for longer). These are just some of the technologies we’ve applied to our uniform to make sure it goes on and on and on.

Z is for ZZZ.
You’ll be able to catch a good night’s sleep knowing you’ve been able to get everything they need from Tu and Sainsbury’s. No need to thank us.

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