The time to get the children kitted out for the new school year if you haven’t done it already is now.
And the least stressful place to do the mega-shop required for youngsters who will be starting at a new school in September is here.
Anyone who has struggled though a major uniform search in the city in the last week of the holidays with children in tow will need no telling why that is.
Shop locally as soon as you can at your nearest school outfitters and shoe shops and you will have no trouble.
South Holland’s official school outfitters like Mann and Son and Hills in Spalding want to stop you heading for the chain stores in the city, so they keep their prices reasonable and provide a flexible service.
Trutex stockist Mann and Son allows parents to make an evening appointment and have the Hall Place shop to themselves to completely kit out a boy starting at either Spalding Grammar School or the Sir John Gleed School.
And Hills of Spalding, which supplies both boys and girls, also swears by Trutex for producing hardwearing clothes at very sensible prices – good value for money in other words.
Juniors’ trousers are coated with Teflon and come with knee patches for children who wear through the knees.
For shoes, try Gibbs or Revills in town, who can fit your children’s feet with the best shoes for taking those first steps into the classroom come September..