Second Hand Uniform Shop

Welcome to St Catherine’s Second Hand Uniform Shop

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. Other non-uniform items (musical, ski wear, D of E, Sports Sundries, and Wanted Items) are traded via our Online shop

  • Tuesday 8.30-9.30am (Prep School volunteers)
  • Tuesdays 4.10 to 5.30pm (Senior School volunteers)
  • Fridays 2.30-3.30pm (Prep School volunteers) and
  • Fridays 3.45 to 4.45pm (Senior School volunteers)

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  - with a note of your family name - in a bag and leave them in the deposit box anytime, it is stored to the left of the stairway. If leaving a significant quantity, or items such as a lacrosse stick, please text beforehand. All items for sale are left at owner’s risk. 

If you wish to SELL, please ensure you leave your seller's details in the letter box above the deposit box - this is to include your daughter's name, year group and house as well as a list of the items which you have deposited with yout family name in the deposit box. Please complete and print out this form and pop it into the letter box. You do not need to leave your details, if you wish to donate the sale proceeds to the PTA.

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.

Only good quality and clean uniform is accepted. The better the condition, the higher the price achieved. The shop reserves the right to dispose of uniform which is unfit for sale. 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). The white shirts worn by the girls for winter are sold for £1 each, therefore they are received in solely as PTA donations.

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.

Any items put in for sale revert to PTA donations if they remain unsold for 12 months. If an item remains unsold after 2 years, it will be sent to our sister school in Nairobi or to a material recycling scheme. Our aim is that no uniform reaches landfill.

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.

Donations of hangers would be greatly appreciated.

All Senior School Enquiries to secondhandshop@stcatherines.info

Ski Sale 2018/2019

Information to Sellers

 

The ski sale finished in April 2019. We have stored a huge amount of ski jackets, ski trousers, fleeces and base layer tops and bottoms in the shop and we aim to sell them for you next school year 2019/2020 with the usual margin of 60% to you and 40% to the PTA. If such items won’t sell next school year, we will assume that you donate them to the PTA and try to sell them for a 100%-PTA benefit in winter 2020/2021.

 

All other items which we have in store, like low price items (socks, hats, gloves, shoes, goggles, sunglasses) and bulky items (snowboards, helmets), we will sell as 100% PTA-donations already next school year 2019/2020.