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Measuring & Size Guides

Measuring Your Child

We always advise that you measure your child(ren) before buying any items of schoolwear and sportswear. The majority of our items are sized in inches, so we would advise that you use inches when measuring your child(ren).

Please feel free to use our size guides below for reference, but should you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us on 01732 453574 or simply email sales@horncastles.co.uk.

Head Measurements

Start at the mid forehead and measure around the fullest part of the head.

Chest Measurements

Measure chest at the fullest point, making sure to have the tape close to underarms.

Collar Measurements

Place the tape measure around the neck and add an inch to allow for growth.

Waist Measurements

Measure natural waistline. This will be the size you will need to use when buying skirts, trousers and shorts.

Trouser Length Measurements

Measure the inside leg from the bottom of the crotch to the floor without shoes on.

Skirt Length Measurements

Measure from natural waistline down to the length required. Please note school rules vary with regards to skirt lengths.

GENERAL UNISEX SIZE GUIDE: 2-7 YEARS

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*Please note all measurements are in inches unless otherwise stated.

AGE 2 3 4 5 6 7
DUAL AGE 1-2/2-3 2-3/3-4 3-4/4-5 4-5/5-6 5-6/6-7 6-7/7-8
HEIGHT            
CM 90-92 96-98 100-104 106-109 111-114 116-122
INCH 36 38 40-41 42-43 44-45 46-48
CHEST 20 22 23 24 25 26
WAIST 18-20 20-22 22 22-23 23 24
BLOUSE     22 22/24 24 26
SHIRT/COLLAR SIZE     11 11/11.5 11.5 12
BLAZER     23 (Size 1) 24 (Size 2) 25 (Size 3) 26 (Size 4)
KNITWEAR 22/24 24 24 26 26 28
TUNIC/DRESS (WAIST/LENGTH) 20/22 20/22 22/24 22/24 OR 24/26 24/26 26/28
TRACKSUIT TROUSER 18 18 19 19 20 21

GENERAL GIRLS SIZE GUIDE: 8-16 YEARS

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*Please note all measurements are in inches, unless otherwise stated.

AGE 2 3 4 5 6 7
DUAL AGE 1-2/2-3 2-3/3-4 3-4/4-5 4-5/5-6 5-6/6-7 6-7/7-8
HEIGHT            
CM 90-92 96-98 100-104 106-109 111-114 116-122
INCH 36 38 40-41 42-43 44-45 46-48
CHEST 20 22 23 24 25 26
WAIST 18-20 20-22 22 22-23 23 24
BLOUSE     22 22/24 24 26
SHIRT/COLLAR SIZE     11 11/11.5 11.5 12
BLAZER     23 (Size 1) 24 (Size 2) 25 (Size 3) 26 (Size 4)
KNITWEAR 22/24 24 24 26 26 28
TUNIC/DRESS (WAIST/LENGTH) 20/22 20/22 22/24 22/24 OR 24/26 24/26 26/28
TRACKSUIT TROUSER 18 18 19 19 20 21

GENERAL BOYS SIZE GUIDE: 8-16 YEARS

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*Please note all measurements are in inches, unless otherwise stated.

AGE 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16  
HEIGHT                    
CM 126-130 132-136 138-142 145-150 152-156 158-164 165-170 170-174 176-182  
INCH 50-51 53 55-56 58-59 60-61 62-64 65-67 67-69 69-72  
CHEST 26 28 30 32 34 34 36 38 40  
WAIST 24 25 26 27 28 29/30 31/32 33/34 34  
SHIRT/COLLAR SIZE 12 12.5 12.5 13 13.5 14 14.5 15 15.5  
BLAZER 27 (Size 5) 28 (Size 6) 29 (Size 7) 30 (Size 8) 31/32 (Size 9/10) 33/34 34-36 36-38 38-40  
KNITWEAR 30 32 32 34 34 36 36 38 40  
RUGBY JERSEY 30 32 32 34 36 38 40 42 42/44  
P.E. SHORTS 26 26 28 30 32 32 34 34 36  
UK SIZE 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
EUROPEAN SIZE 17 18 19 20 22 23 24 25 27 28