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Back to school quiz: How would YOU cope if you had to pick out a tightly regulated school uniform?

It's that time of the year again

A school in southeast England banned all footwear that wasn't plain black(Image: Handout)

As thousands of pupils across west London prepare to return to school this week, parents have rushed to ensure they've got the correct uniform for their children's first day back.

But choosing the right school clothing is not as easy as it seems.

Last September, a school in southeast England made headlines after headmaster Matthew Tate sent home more than 60 pupils whose uniforms failed to match the school's exacting standards.

The uniform rules, which had been circulated to parents before the start of term, included a ban on all footwear that wasn't plain black, and similarly strict directives insisting on formal black trousers and jumpers.

According to the Department of Education, each school decides its uniform and is responsible to ensure pupils stick to it.

How do you think you would cope if you had do pick out a tightly regulated school uniform?

Find out with the following quiz, featuring 15 items of school uniform.

Pick the item you think is most suitable for each category - and let us know the results!

Things to keep in mind when buying a new school uniform

  • Only buy what you need from the official store
  • Kids grow fast - make sure you get the right fit
  • Don't forget the extras - backpacks, stationary, lunch boxes and the list goes on
  • Look out for stain-proof clothing
  • Quality check garments before buying the uniform

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