Second-Hand Uniform Sales

The PA also runs the College's Second-Hand Uniform Sales.

The  shop will accept good condition clean items of Shiplake crested uniform and sports kit. (Generic items that are easily available on the high street are not accepted.)

Due to the introduction of the new sports kit by 2015, we will not be selling current sports items. We are willing to accept donations of any sports kit, however, to be sent to children in developing countries in due course.

Items will be offered for sale at as close to 50% of RRP, based on their condition. or unworn items please state the amount that you wish them to be sold for otherwise the 50% of RRP rule will apply.

For Sale 50–50
50% of the sale price will be donated to the PA with the other 50% being paid by cheque or cash for smaller amounts to the beneficiary. All items must be clearly and securely labelled. 

If you do not require any re-numeration for your items all monies received will be donated to the Parents' Association. 

Please bring all items for sale to the Reception.

Sale Dates 2014-2015

Second-hand uniform will be available to purchase on the following dates:

  • Saturday 8th November 2014, 10.00am-3.00pm (at the PA Christmas Fayre)
  • Friday 13th March 2015, 3.30pm-5.30pm (alongside the Year 10 Parents' Conference)
  • Saturday 20th June 2015, 10.00am-12.00pm (primarily for new Year 7 and Year 9 parents)

Parents unable to make these dates wishing to view the items available should contact Reception on 0118 9402 455 in advance to arrange a time to visit.


We expect all pupils to be well turned out with the correct uniform, regular haircuts, polished shoes and a neat and tidy appearance. In the Sixth Form pupils are allowed the privilege of wearing smart business attire to reflect their growing maturity, however this privilege brings with it responsibility and Sixth Formers must set a good example to our younger pupils.


Shiplake College uses the online retailer Schoolblazer to supply uniform and sports kit to boys and girls. This allows parents to order anytime and from anywhere at their convenience. Go to www.schoolblazer.com for further details and to place your order.

The benefits of the Schoolblazer service include:

  • 24 hour/365 days availability of all school uniform and sportswear
  • Our system offers a step by step process with 'intelligent sizing system' to ensure that garments fit first time
  • Delivery (by Parcelforce) to your home or place of work within 8 working days of order (normally 3-4 days)
  • Free, simple, returns
  • Free nametag application using sewn on woven nametags
  • Secure credit card facilities
  • Complete fresher’s pack for new pupils available for simplicity
  • Simple, easy to navigate website
  • Telephone orders and helpline available Mon-Fri 9am-8pm, Sat 10am-4pm

Uniform Guides

The uniform and sports kit guides can be downloaded below:

New Sports Kit for 2014

The Headmaster wrote to parents on Friday 2nd May announcing a change in sports kit items, to be introduced from September 2014. Please note that this will be a phased transition and therefore any Shiplake sports kit currently owned may be worn throughout the 2014-2015 academic year. The only exception is the Reversible Sports Shirt, to be worn for all main sports fixtures and House events. All boys must own at least one of these by September 2014. All pupils in the College must then be exclusively wearing the new designs and items by September 2015. All regular school uniform items have remained unchanged.