Your children may not even be on their summer holidays yet, but it may be time to think about their school uniform for September.
German budget supermarket Aldi have launched a school uniform package that costs just £5.
The purse-friendly package consists of two polo shirts, one school jumper and either a pair or trousers or a skirt and covers all children aged 3 to 11.
Julie Ashfield, Managing Director of Buying at Aldi, said of the bargain: ‘All parents will be familiar with the annual uniform dash and we’re here to help reduce the back-to-school hassle, without breaking the bank.
‘We strive to offer our customers the best possible deal and, this year, the products in our £5 uniform package are better than ever before, offering even higher-quality products at the lowest possible price.’
Broken down, the uniform deal is as follows: One round neck sweatshirt (£1), a two-pack of plain white polo shirts (£1.75) and a pair of trousers or a pleated skirt (£2.25).
Aldi’s school uniform deal is sure to be a hit with parents across the country – will you be trying it?
Parents looking to stock up early will be able to pre-order the full uniform package from July 8 and it will hit stores on July 12.
But those who are keen to buy it, shouldn’t hang around for long as Aldi’s Specialbuys are known for selling out at lightening speed.
Their Specialbuys Back to School range also features PE kits, bags and shoes, as well as stationary and books.
The news will come as a delight to many parents, who struggle to afford school uniforms each year.
Low income families are also able to apply for up to £150 towards uniform costs for their kids, but acceptance of an application is at the local council’s discretion.
Communications director Mary Dunn, who has worked for Aldi for 15 years recently lifted the lid on why Aldi’s prices are so low.
As well as super fast check out tills and organised distribution, she explained that the lack of loyalty card and buy one get on free deals are the reasons why prices are so affordable.
‘We’re committed to offering the lowest price for the best quality products every single day,’ she said, speaking to the Coventry Telegraph. ‘We don’t need to do anything else.’