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Ian Howard Schoolwear is your local Independent schoolwear shop, located on the Barking Road close to the junction with High Street North

We have been trading since 1949, starting with just 4 schools, now supplying specialised uniforms for in excess of 60 local schools and nurseries. We pride ourselves on the quality of both our uniform and our customer service. We operate out of a specially designed store, offering fitting rooms, personalised service and all uniform stocked on-site.

We provide specific uniforms for schools across Newham and East London , as well as general school and club wear for parents and schools across Essex, Kent and the whole of the UK. We also sell essential school wear items such as Shirts and blouses, skirts, trousers, pinafores, knitwear, sweatshirts, socks, tights and accessories, together with stocking uniforms for Rainbows, Brownie, Guides, Beavers, Cubs and Scouts.

At Ian Howard Schoolwear, we offer a full embroidery and printing service for school, work and play! We are able to provide customized uniforms embroidered or printed with their official logo for schools, colleges, businesses and other organisations on a wholesale basis.

Ian Howard  Schoolwear is a Member of the Schoolwear Association
The Schoolwear Association promotes the benefits of school specific uniform to schools, students and parents. It’s run by its members, for its members and represents all those involved in the supply of School Uniform including Retailers, Direct to School suppliers, Manufacturers, Distributors, Wholesalers, Suppliers, Decorators, Agents and Schools.


  • We  have signed up to a Code of Practice
  • We sell ethically sourced schoolwear
  • We are here all year round, not just at the back to school period
  • We aim to ensure that every child gets what they need
  • We understand our market and schools policy
  • We work closely with local schools to meet their needs
  • We sell quality schoolwear from approved sources
  • Schoolwear Association Members offer quality, value and service


We have a comprehensive online store, making it incredibly easy to make a purchase, whether you’re looking for a one-off item or to purchase a full school uniform. Browse our store using the links and add any items that you wish to buy into the shopping cart. After you have finished your selection, click on ‘Checkout’ and you will be asked for a few details that we need to be able to complete the order. We have  customer registration to make it easier next time you visit our site, to check your order history and save your basket to complete your order at a later date.

We accept Visa, Mastercard, Maestro, Delta and Electron online, over the telephone and in store. All transactions are made through Stripe to ensure complete security for our customers.  Orders will be processed will be within 2-3 working days.


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