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Welcome to the Uniform Update Hub. Here you will find everything you need to know about the planned 2021 changes to our uniform and sports kit – the latest updates, the planned Spring Uniform Sale, our timelines for the new uniform/sports kit introduction and access to FAQs. 

We are very excited about the new uniform and sports kit designs and the appointment of our new uniform providers. We look forward to ensuring that there is an outstanding quality of uniform provision across the entire foundation.

A Phased Roll Out

Rolling out a new uniform is by no means a small task so to manage this, and to minimise impact to parents, we will be having a phased roll out over two years. The new uniform will be launched for new year intakes (Nursery, Reception and Year 7 only) from September 2021 and mandatory for all pupils from September 2023.

  • Existing pupils will be able to wear the current uniform and sports kit until September 2023. However, where the current items are not available, for example if there is no stock in your child’s size, they will have the option to purchase the new uniform and sports kit.
  • New pupils joining in Nursery, Reception, Year 7 intakes only will be asked to purchase the new uniform and Sports Kit from Schoolblazer (our new uniform provider) and Tacklebag (our new Sports Kit provider). This will ensure that specific year groups will, where possible, have the same uniform.
  • New pupils to other joining points will be joining their peers in the current uniform.
  • There will be two sports kit items (games top and games socks) which all pupils who are likely to represent the school in fixtures will be asked to purchase for September.
  • As the current uniform is being phased out, please be assured that you will still be able to sell your old uniform via the second-hand school shop.

Timescales

Monday 28th June

***NEW UNIFORM AVAILABLE TO PURCHASE ONLINE***

New school uniform launches on the Schoolblazer website and sports kit launches on the Tacklebag website. Please click here for a purchasing Information Flyer for both Tacklebag and Schoolblazer.

Schoolblazer will offer free P&P from the 12th – 25th of July.

Tacklebag will also offer free P&P from 28th June – 5th July.

Monday 16th August Autumn Uniform Sale:  Monday 16th August until Monday 6th September

Please note this will include blazers, skirts, pinafores, girls blouses, house-ties, scarves, book bags. Due to the popularity of the Spring Sale the remaining Sports Kit is limited.

Click and Collect will be available until Thursday 9th September.

Tuesday 10th August Sports Kit (via Tacklebag) On-Site Return and Exchanges

Tacklebag will be at King’s Senior between 12- 2:30pm to facilitate any returns and exchanges.

Location TBC

Uniform Designs and Providers

We are delighted to share with you our smart and high-quality new uniform and sports kit designs. You can see the designs for all three schools here – Uniform and Sports Kit.

The school uniform will be provided by leading uniform provider Schoolblazer and the Sports Kit provided by Tacklebag (for year 3 upwards). Pre-Prep (Reception to Year 2) sport kit will be provided by Schoolblazer. Schoolblazer are renowned for their quality of uniform, their online offering and high service levels. Tacklebag is one of the leading school suppliers of sports kit, with long-standing relationships with sporting quality brands.

Schoolblazer and Tacklebag

Please find below the full designs for each school.

King’s St Alban’s

Uniform

Sport Kit – Pre Prep

Sports Kit – Year 3+

Accessories 

King’s Hawford

Uniform

Sports Kit – Pre Prep

Sports Kit – Year 3+

Accessories 

King’s Worcester – Senior and Sixth Form

Uniform

You will see on the above uniform designs that the Senior School will be moving to two schools ties, one for Lower Years and one for Middle Years. We will be introducing house pins, to signify house membership.

Sports Kit – Girls

Sports Kit – Boys

Sports Kit – Sixth Form

Sports Kit – Team Sports

 

New Uniform Guides

For those purchasing the new uniform or sports kit, please see below our handy uniform checklists, which offers information on optional and compulsory items.

King’s Hawford Uniform Guide/Checklist

King’s St Alban’s Uniform Guide/Checklist

King’s Senior Uniform Guide and Policy – (new uniform, Year 7)

 

King’s Senior Uniform and Sports Kit

King’s Prep Schools Uniform and Sports Kit

Second-Hand Shop

We would greatly appreciate parents returning any second-hand uniform items to the school to allow us to meet demand during the transitional period.

The second-hand uniform shop will be open at the Senior School between 3pm-5pm on the following dates, for returns and second-hand purchases.

Tuesday 3rd August : 3pm – 5pm

Wednesday 25th August : TBC

FAQs – New Uniform

Below you will find a series of FAQs to help answer queries you may have.

When will the new uniform and sports kit be available from?

The websites for the new uniform and sports kit will be available to purchase online from Monday 28th June 2021.

The new uniform will be launched for new year intakes (Nursery, Reception and Year 7 only) from September 2021 and mandatory for all pupils only from September 2023.

  • Existing pupils will be able to wear the current uniform until September 2023. However, where the current uniform is not available, you will have the option to purchase the new uniform and sports kit (from June 2021)
  • New pupils to the foundation, in Nursery, Reception, Year 7 only will be asked to purchase the new uniform and Sports Kit from Schoolblazer (our new uniform provider) and Tacklebag (our new Sports Kit provider). This will ensure that specific year groups will, where possible, have the same uniform.
  • New pupils to other joining points will be joining their peers in current uniform.
  • There will be two sports kit items (games top and games socks) which all pupils who represent the school in fixtures will be asked to purchase for September (more information on these items will be shared in due course).

Will I be able to see and try on the new uniform and sports kit?

Due to COVID restrictions the new uniform and sports kit will now be launched online. 

For the uniform Schoolblazer pride themselves on their unique online “Intelligent Sizing” system. This system guides parents in size selection to help ensure that garments fit the first time. Parents will be required to input a few simple measurements and the system will then make a suggestion as to the correct size for their child and even tell them how the next size up will fit.

The Sports kit provider, Tacklebag will offer a returns and exchange service on Tuesday 10th August from 12-2pm.

Who are the new uniform and sports kit providers?

We are delighted to share with you our smart and high quality new uniform and sports kit designs. The school uniform will be provided by leading uniform provider Schoolblazer and the sports Kit provided by Tacklebag. Schoolblazer are renowned for their quality of uniform, their online offering and high service levels. Tacklebag are one of the leading school suppliers of school kit, with long-standing relationships with sporting quality brands.

Why can't I buy the new uniform and sports kit if I'm an existing pupil?

New pupils to the foundation, in Nursery, Reception, Year 7 only will be asked to purchase the new uniform and Sports Kit from Schoolblazer (our new uniform provider) and Tacklebag (our new Sports Kit provider). This will ensure that specific year groups will, where possible, have the same uniform.

There will be occasions where stock is no longer available from the current uniform and in these situations you can purchase items from the new uniform/sports kit providers.

The new uniform will be available to purchase online from 28th June.

I notice there are no Senior School house ties, will there be any alternative to identify house membership?

You will see on the uniform designs that the Senior School will be moving to two schools ties, one for Lower Years and one for Middle Years. We will be introducing house pins, to signify house membership. These will be available to purchase in June from Schoolblazer.

FAQs – Current Uniform

When will the current uniform be available to purchase directly from King's in the Spring Sale?

The current school uniform, sports kit and accessories will be available to purchase only from King’s online from the 16th August 2021 from kswuniform.com.

What happens if we can't get the items needed from the current school uniform?

Where stock is no longer available in the current uniform, you will need to purchase the new school uniform from Schoolblazer (for uniform) and Tacklebag (for sports kit) when the website launches in June. If you require items prior to this date please complete the form below or email uniform@ksw.org.uk and we will endeavour to help source second-hand items.

Can pupils wear a mix of the current and new uniform?

Yes, Pupils can mix and match old and new uniforms until September 2023. However, we would recommend that girls do not wear the current striped shirt with the new tartan skirt.

How long will the current uniform sale be on for?

We plan to run the Autumn sale from 16th August – 6th September 2021.

Can I return or swap the current uniform when I buy direct?

The current uniform will be sold as seen.

Can I still pass old uniform back to the second hand school shops?

Yes.

We would greatly appreciate parents returning any second-hand uniform items to the school to allow us to meet demand during the transitional period.

When will the second-hand shop be open?

Summer Holiday Dates 

3rd August – 3pm – 5pm

25th August – TBC

Still have a question?

Please do complete our short form below if you have a query that we have not answered above. We will endeavour to respond within 2 working days.

Please note the second-hand uniform shop is run by King’s parents so you will need to contact the shop directly if your query relates to second-hand uniform.

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