BACK TO SCHOOL WITH TESCO F&F


With the fresh school term creeping closer and closer, I knew I had to bite the bullet and accept that Noah is starting school. Internal sobbing aside for a moment, it was time to go uniform shopping and whilst it's still upsetting that I'm losing him to education, the idea of kitting him out top to toe and seeing him all suited and booted was exciting. We headed to Tesco as we'd heard such great things, with an 82% 'would buy again' rating on Mumsnet, that spoke volumes to me along with a whole host of fantastic claims F&F are making this year - we knew it would be a crime not to road test them.

I'll admit that I have much higher standards this year for uniform, that I did when he began part time school hours in January. Noah is a fresh shirt every day kind of kid, if there is paint out he'll be in it, food colouring up to his arm pits and powder paint galore by a Friday afternoon. I wont lie, I found it exhausting and trying not to roll my eyes when he would ruin another t-shirt. After all, it isn't exactly his fault - kids learn through play and I want him to be able to get as messy and creative as he likes without having to worry that his Mum is going to moan about the mess. Tesco really agree with their own stance that 'Kids come home with stains - it's the sign of an active day. But with a bunch of new quality updates in F+F's school uniform, like stain-repellent and As New technology, you can guard against those lunchtime spills and hat-trick celebrations.' I mean if that isn't music to any parents ears then I'm not sure what would be. Plus they've even guaranteed their uniforms for 100 days, so you can have confidence that their uniforms will last, and if they don't? Bring them back for an exchange.



After heading to store and picking up the pieces we need, I was firstly impressed that even our local store which is quite small, had a super easy to find section all laid out for back to school. Even if I was sending John in for something (a brave task) with just how well presented everything was I'm sure he would have found it with ease. My first impressions of the uniform are fantastic, we opted for the plain polo t-shirts which at £2.50 for a pack of two is a serious purse pleaser, we also chose a pair of the slimmer fitted school trousers in grey.




I can already massively tell the difference between our new F&F school trousers, and his old pair on feel alone, something I really recommend doing as it truly shows the quality and extra mile Tesco have gone to. The knees are without a doubt reinforced, which is perfect if you've got a son or daughter like mine that loves nothing more than to skid on their knees, we're usually about a week into the term before I start to see the bobbling and fading so reinforced is exactly what he needs. When it comes to t-shirts, Noah can wear either white or navy and whilst my Mum brain is screaming 'opt for navy', not many other children do so I don't want him to stand out for my own selfish washing reasons. The stain repellent technology is a huge appeal for me, it's not something I've heard of before and I'm intrigued to see by the end of our 100 days, if it's lived up to expectation. The polos are comfortable, no itchy collars and not a sign of stiffness to them, given they're wearing school uniform for such a long period of time of course you want them to be as comfortable as possible, so F&F have taken care of that worry for you.

Overall I am really impressed with the uniform, there are a lot of big claims and something tells me I'll be sat here in one hundred days screaming and raving about F&F. We're only at the very beginning of our education journey with Noah, as he's about to take his first steps into foundation in just a couple of weeks - so if we've hit the uniform jackpot this early on, I'll be incredibly impressed.

*This is an advert collaboration between Mumsnet and Tesco however all opinions are completely our own.

14 comments

  1. I am so impressed with the guarantee. This is Monkey's third year and I am wondering how I missed it until now. Starting school is so bittersweet but he looks totally ready xx

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  2. It is so emotional seeing them in their school uniform for the first time. And I felt so much pressure to make sure I bought good quality school uniform. That's why Tesco F&F school uniform is great. It's brilliant value and excellent quality. It has lasted my daughter most of her first year at school (and I say most because she grew out of it). Hugs Lucy xxxx

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  3. Love Tesco’s for uniform! It’s so emotional to send them off for another year!

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  4. Such an impressive sounding uniform! My local Tesco doesn’t have clothes so I always go to the one in York but it’s absolutely huge so I will definitely have to get Ru’s uniform there when the time comes!

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  5. He looks so cute!
    The uniform sounds fab, the 100 day guarantee is amazing.

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  6. Fab photos he's a natural! We love F&F for school clothes too x

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  7. To have a 100 day guarantee is impressive and just what us parents need from a school uniform. It also looks comfortable and smart :)

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  8. It sounds like Tesco have come up trumps where school uniforms are concerned. I've always liked their F&F range and will be interested to hear if their 100 days guarantee lives up to the test!

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  9. Wow I had no idea about Tesco’s 100 Day guarantee! My mum bought my son some FF jumpers for school so it’s good to know they have a guarantee. It’s so emotional with our eldest starting school, I didn’t think I’d feel teary seeing him in his uniform but I totally did!

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  10. Your little one looks gorgeous in his uniform! We buy ours from Tescos too. Can't go wrong with the quality and price.

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  11. I've used Tesco before for skirts and summer dresses and they always last well. Annoyingly our school insists on logo polo shirts and cardigans which is a pain when polo shirts are so cheap in the supermarket!

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  12. A guarantee like that plus Clubard points - I'm definitely in!

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  13. I love supermarket school uniform. It's always such good value and as Tilly has new polo shirts every three months, it is so affordable to keep replacing. (I'm rubbish with mixing colours in the washer). This all looks lovely

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  14. Aww these photos are SO cute :) We're really happy to be working with Tesco too this year - I bought B some of their summer dresses last term, and I was so impressed with the quality xx

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