Firstly, a truly MASSIVE thank you for all of the uniform donations we’re received to far, it’s been quite humbling to see the community coming together to help each other out, and we just wanted to say that you’re all AMAZING!
A reminder that the School Uniform Bank will be operating during the school summer holidays, on dates to be announced, and will be on the simple principle of “Pay What You Can”. There will be no prices, and no expectation to make a payment if you’re not able to – but collecting boxes will be available if you can afford to make a contribution towards the cost. If you urgently need uniform before then, please get in touch and we will see what we can do, although our supplies are rather limited in range at the moment.
We’ve had quite a few enquiries about what type/colour/size of items are needed, so we’ve been busy pulling together the uniform lists from all of the local schools we hope to cover. Rather than just sharing a ridiculously long list, we’ve tried to rationalise it into a quick-glance guide, so if you happen to be out shopping and spot some uniform going cheap (hint: as well as Aldi, we understand that Asda currently have quite a lot on their clearance rails!) or you’re having a sort through your kids wardrobes you’ll know what we need specifically – although any and all donations are of course welcome. 🙂
|Boys Trousers||Black||11-16 (Senior)|
|Boys Trousers||Dark Grey, Light Grey||3-12 (EYFS, Infant, Junior)|
|Girls Trousers||Black||11-16 (Senior)|
|Girls Trousers||Dark Grey, Light Grey, Navy||3-12 (EYFS, Infant, Junior)|
|Skirts/Pinafores||Holyrood Tartan||11-16 (Senior)|
|Skirts||Navy, Grey||3-12 (EYFS, Infant, Junior)|
|Pinafore Dresses||Navy, Grey||3-12 (EYFS, Infant, Junior)|
|School Shoes (boys & girls)||Black||All Sizes|
|Polo Shirts||White, Sky Blue, Blue, Emerald Green||3-12 (EYFS, Infant, Junior)|
|Shirts/Blouses||White||3-16 (EYFS, Infant, Junior, Senior)|
|Sweatshirts||Navy, Royal, Bottle Green, Red||3-12 (EYFS, Infant, Junior)|
|Jumpers||Navy, Royal, Bottle Green, Red||3-12 (EYFS, Infant, Junior)|
|Cardidans||Navy, Royal, Bottle Green, Red||3-12 (EYFS, Infant, Junior)|
|School Shorts||Grey||3-12 (EYFS, Infant, Junior)|
|Summer Dress (Gingham)||Blue, Green, Red||3-12 (EYFS, Infant, Junior)|
|Summer Dress (Striped)||Blue, Green,||3-12 (EYFS, Infant, Junior)|
|Socks (new only please)||Black, White, Grey||All Sizes|
|Tights (new only please)||Grey||All Sizes|
|Underwear (new only please)||N/A||All Sizes|
|PE Shorts||Black, Navy, Red||3-12 (EYFS, Infant, Junior)|
|PE T-Shirts||White||3-12 (EYFS, Infant, Junior)|
|Swimming Costumes/Trunks||Plain||3-12 (EYFS, Infant, Junior)|
As well as plain items from the table, we’re happy to accept donations of any items of school uniform featuring logos from schools in the local area – sweatshirts, cardigans, jumpers, blazers, PE kits and similar, as well as school ties.
With the exception of underwear, tights and socks where we are specifically asking for brand new items for hygiene reasons, we’re equally happy to accept donations which are new or used (in good condition).
Donations can be dropped off at Newton Deli, 311 Wargrave Road, which is also the home of our Community Fridge project.
We’re hoping to keep the uniform bank running as a long term project even once the new term has commenced, with regular sessions allowing access to those who need new uniform/larger sizes etc. (and hopefully for the old, smaller sizes to be re-donated so they can be distributed again). Funding and stock permitting, we’re also hoping to put together “spares boxes” for the local schools we are supporting, so they always have a selection of uniform on hand in case of accidents, messy play etc.
If you’d prefer to make a donation towards the cost of buying new uniform items, you can do so below.