School Uniform

St Catherine's School Shop

The School uniform has to be obtained from the school shop on site at St. Catherine’s School. It is situated in the Business Centre and can be accessed via a path to the left of the Business Centre building.

During term time, the school shop is open on Tuesday from 8.30am until 2pm and Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 1pm until 4.50pm. In addition to the term time, the shop is open during the summer holidays.

Please see the full school uniform list for further details.

If you are buying a large number of items or having a complete fit out you should contact the shop to arrange an appointment. Please telephone or email for an appointment on 01483 899709 or e‐mail school.shop@stcatherines.info

The shop accepts cash, cheques made payable to St. Catherine’s Enterprises Limited and credit/debit cards. Only boarders can have uniform costs added to their bills and then only with the approval of theirBoarding Housemistress.

The PTA Second Hand Uniform Shop

The Second Hand Uniform Shop is situated close to the school shop and is run by the Prep. School PTA and Senior School PTA.  The entrance can be found as you turn left after the chapel and approach the back of the school.  

Prep School

Term time Shop opening:

  • The Prep. School PTA open the shop on Tuesday mornings from 8.30 to 9.30 a.m. and Friday afternoons from 2.30 to 3.30p.m. during term time. 

Summer Holiday 2017 openings: 

  • Monday 17th July 2.30 -  4 pm
  • Friday 28th July 10.30 am - 12 noon
  • Friday 4th Aug 10.30 am - 12 noon
  • Thursday 31st Aug 3 - 4.30 pm 
  • Wednesday 6th Sept 10 am - 1 pm

Senior School

You can buy, sell or donate St. Catherine's senior school uniform, sports wear, dance wear, school and sports bags, lacrosse sticks, lacrosse goggles, boots, trainers, tennis rackets and more via the Senior School Second Hand Shop. Other non-uniform items (musical, equestrian, ski wear, D of E, Sports Sundries, and Wanted items) are traded via our Online shop - please visit the community portal for more information on the PTA Online Shop.

Term time Shop opening:

  • Tuesdays 4.10 pm to 5.30 pm and Fridays 3.45 pm to 4.45 pm during term time. 

Summer Holiday 2017 openings:

  • Wednesday, 19th July 10 - 11am
  • Wednesday, 9th August 10 - 11am
  • Thursday, 17th August  3 - 4pm
  • Tuesday,  22nd August 9.30 - 10.30am
  • Friday, 25th August 3.30 - 4.30pm
  • Tuesday, 29th August 3.30 - 4.30pm
  • Friday, 1st September 9.30 - 10.30pm
  • Monday, 4th September 9 - 11am 

Do pop in and visit us, you will be warmly welcomed to browse the stock in our lovely bright and spacious new home.
 
We understand how busy life is and that many parents are unable to make it for our opening times. Please get in touch if you need a special opening to suit your schedule both during term time and holiday periods. 
 
If you wish to sell, or donate uniform items there is a large, weatherproof box situated outside the Second Hand Shop. You don't need us to be open to deposit your items. Pop them in a bag* and leave them in the deposit box anytime, it is stored to the left of the stairway and clearly marked.  If leaving a significant quantity, or items such as a lacrosse stick, please contact us via the Community Portal.  

 *If you wish to SELL, please ensure you leave your details within each bag (not on each item) - this is to include your daughter's name, year group and house. Any bags or items left without details are presumed PTA donations with 100% sales proceeds benefiting the school.  When selling, you receive 60% and the PTA retains 40%. Payments are made to your school bill, quarterly in arrears as items sell. If your daughter is permanently leaving the school and you wish to sell, do let us know that she is a 'leaver', you will receive cheques quarterly as items are sold.

All current uniform is accepted. The better the condition, the higher the price achieved. We typically sell our best quality items at half of the 'new price' and discount according to condition. The new style blazer is the exception as they are in such demand and currently sell for £60 in best second hand condition (£90 when new). 

Older, discontinued uniform is also accepted. If there are discontinued items we can sell, the proceeds go to the PTA not to a seller. Most discontinued uniform is stored and eventually donated to our sister school in Nairobi, some is made into bespoke cushions or recycled in other ways via clothing/textile charities. Our aim is that no uniform reaches landfill.

The white shirts worn by the girls for winter are sold for £1 each, therefore they are received in solely as PTA donations.

Any items put in for sale revert to PTA donations if they remain unsold for 18 months. 

The Second Hand Shop is run by a team of volunteers. If you have a few spare hours each term/half-term and would like to get involved, please get in touch.

All Senior School Enquiries to Penny Sixsmith  secondhandshop@stcatherines.info.

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