Telephone: 01483 899709
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.
St. Catherine's Uniform Shop is temporarily closed. For any queries please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
From 1st July until further notice, there will only be two ways to purchase uniform from the shop:
1) Pre- booked appointments
These are highly advisable if you need to purchase a larger number of items, or if you are not sure about the sizing of the uniform. Please send an email to the address above to book an appointment and we will get back to you. The Uniform Shop is open now to take the bookings for July, August and September. Please book your appointment with as much advance notice as possible as we need to clean the surfaces between customers etc. We therefore have less time available for appointments in one day.
When coming to the shop please do not come with younger siblings, grandparents etc. if possible. We would prefer it if you came with one parent/adult and girl in the group. We hope you understand.
We understand that getting new uniform is a joyful occasion for our new joiners particularly and in the past we have seen bigger groups coming together, but under new circumstances we would like to remind you that our shop area is not suitable to follow social distancing rules when more than 3 people are present in the Shop. We will be very happy for you to take photographs of the occasion if you wish to send to other family members.
As a reminder, we take bank cards and cheques only in the shop.
2) Remote purchase
We strongly advise this route if you need just a few items. Send your order requirements to the email above and we will get in touch with you to discuss your order in more detail, take the payment and arrange the time for the collection. Items can always be exchanged if not worn and returned in original packaging. Please note School Shop will no longer be open for “walk in” sales at all. We understand that a lot of existing St. Catherine’s parents are used to coming to the Uniform Shop in the few days before the term starts to stock up on any missing items but booking appointments or ordering your items by email is the only way we can keep to the government guidance and reduce the virus spread as much as possible.
Boarders’ parents may contact the School shop by email, or give their daughter’s housemistress permission to sign off requests for items which can be purchased at the shop and then be charged to their termly accounts.
You can buy, sell or donate St. Catherine's senior school uniform, sportswear, dance wear, school and sports bags, lacrosse sticks, lacrosse goggles, boots, trainers, tennis rackets and more via the Senior School Second Hand Shop.
Changes due to Covid 19:
Due to Covid 19, and after careful consideration, the School has decided to reopen the shop but in a different format than we are all used to.
Purchasing Items: From Monday 24th August if you would like to purchase any items from either of the Second Hand Uniform Shop or the School Shop please email email@example.com informing us of the items you are looking for – together with the sizes. As the sizing differs between the uniform items, please see attached uniform lists for both schools, with the sizing next to each item.
Collecting Items: Because parents are not, temporarily, allowed to visit the Shops on a drop in basis all the items you require will be prepared for you in advance and having the size indicated in the email is essential to speed up the ordering process and will help us to get the right fitting items for you. Please also provide us with your telephone number to enable us to get in touch with you to schedule a collection day and time once your items have been sourced. Each collection will be scheduled for a maximum of 45 minutes – in that time you will be able to go through the all the uniform pre-prepared for you before confirming purchase.
Notes: Please note Second-hand items are nonreturnable. Payment for the items will only be by cheque or cash for the time being. A maximum of two people are allowed in the Shops when collecting your items due to social distancing requirements. A face mask is a requirement for all adults and children 11 years of age and above whilst in the Shops.
Donations: Sadly, at the current time the PTA are not able to accept any uniform donations for the Shops. We hope this will change in the coming weeks.
We understand you might find this way of shopping more time-consuming compared to what we all are used to and apologise for any inconvenience caused. We have been successfully running the main School Uniform Shop under these guidelines for the last few weeks.
All Senior School Enquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org.