Tesco is gearing up for back to school in September with the launch of a one-price-fits-all school uniform priced at £4.50.

The flat price applies to all sizes from aged three to 16. Tesco is also running a 20% off clothing promotion until June 30, making the price of the uniform £3.60.

Tesco clothing buying director Jan Marchant said: “Parents like different price options for Back to School and our Value range offers them a fantastic quality product, fully covered by our ethical trading programme, at an unbeatable price. We are pleased to offer our customers a whole school uniform at the lowest possible price, and certainly the most competitive price on the high street.”

This year Tesco has more than 80 pieces of Back to School uniform across its Value, Core, Signature and Fairtrade ranges.

The Value uniform will be available in 200 stores and online.

Tesco reported UK like-for-like sales excluding petrol and VAT down 0.1% in its first quarter to May 28, reflecting the subdued market. Non-food like-for-likes were down just under 5%, but food held up.