Size Guides – How to take your child’s measurements for their school uniform

There are five important measurements you’ll need for any school uniform purchase: waist, chest, leg, height and collar. All of them are easy to take using our guides. Use a flexible tape measure if you can – if you don’t have one, use a piece of string to take each measurement, lay it flat and then measure the length with a standard tape measure.

Below is an introduction to each key measurement, on the right you’ll find some helpful videos with step by step instructions.


Your child’s waist measurement is needed for buying trousers and skirts, or any garment for the lower half of their body (including sportswear). Even if the garment is designed to sit on their hips – or they decide to wear it there – the waist measurement is what you should base your size selection on.

Measure your child’s waist by finding the narrowest part of th