I spend a lot of money on school uniform each year and the kids spend a lot of time wearing it. Therefore, it’s important to me that their uniform is affordable, comfortable, long lasting, easy to care for and smart. BHS asked us to put their school uniform to the test on a typical after school free night:
The uniform was true to size, a good fit and comfortable. The kids would have refused to put it on otherwise! Comfortable clothing certainly makes for happier mornings in our house! I liked the “Skinny Fit” option for Danny’s trousers as all the kids have slim waists and long legs (the opposite of me!). There is also a Generous Fit option.
The skirt, culottes and trousers all have adjustable waists for a perfect fit. These are great as the uniform can then grow with the kids over the school year.
Izzy tested a pinafore dress as these are so practical for younger girls. Her previous styles all have a front zip, but this one has a side zip which I really love. It means it’s just as practical (easy to get on and off) but with a more seamless, traditional style. Izzy can dress herself in it, which saves time in the mornings.
We went to the park after school. For me, school uniform needs to look smart and help get the kids into school, learning mode, but also allow the kids to play and well, be children. In the past, Danny has come home from school on the first day of term with a hole or rip in his new school trousers. Thankfully, this BHS pair survived the test with no signs of wear. The trousers have reinforced knee patches to prevent this problem.
They played together on the roundabout.
They played on the slide and climbing frames.
The kids liked how the uniform gave them the freedom to stretch and climb high.
The culottes are prefect for Caitlyn. They offer the practicality of shorts with the style of a pleated skirt-perfect for climbing and swinging in the park.
While we were playing in the park, the volunteer was cutting the grass. This meant that when the kids did their ritual roll down the hill they got covered in freshly cut grass. For me, this is one of my favourite scents of childhood and means that summer is here. Of course as a parent, it can also mean grass stains (especially on the girl’s summer dresses!). Thankfully, BHS uniform has a protector to repel stains.
From a parental point of view, I am so grateful that uniform is easier to wash and care for nowadays. When I was in school, we wore white shirts that needed ironing, pleats that would need setting and a jumper which needed to be hand-washed. All of this uniform can be washed in the machine (along with the school polo shirts and sweatshirts), it dries on the line quickly and for those weeks when we have non stop rain ( we all know the ones) can be dried in the tumble dryer safely. It is also all non iron which is music to my ears! They also have a longer lasting colour finish which I’m sure we will appreciate after a year of heavy wear.
The sights you see in the park – flying panda!
Rebecca’s skirt is lovely- she really likes the bow detail and I love the shape the pleats give. It will look so sweet with tights during the winter months.
As a treat we had planned to have chips on the beach for tea and an ice cream on the Rath. The ice cream van had already packed up but we ended up eating chips on the Rath and then later an ice cream on the beach.
The kids had fun playing on the steep grassy hills. Poor Izzy did roll down the hill accidentally, which she learnt isn’t as nice as when you roll down purposefully, however thankfully she lived to tell the tale and eventually I could breath once more!
So my school loving kids all covered in grass, mud, crumbs, sand and ice cream had a great day at school and fun playing after school. As parents, we could collect up all the uniform once home and quickly wash and dry it easily.
I also like “easy labelling” uniform such as on these uniforms with the space for the name. It makes it easier to find lost uniform and also to return uniform that your children may accidentally bring home (why do they always do that?).
So did, the BHS school uniform pass our play test? I scream (see what I did there?), YES it did!
Thanks to BHS for providing this uniform in exchange for an honest review.
I wish we had the option of choice, all ours has to come from the official school shop, these sound great .
Ooh, I hope that's not too expensive for you then? x
They look like they had such a blast trying out the uniform! Crikey I just know I'll be shopping for uniforms before I know it! Eek! x
Yes, these four were only babies yesterday! 😉 It goes so fast xxx