THE NEARLY NEW SHOP
RII, NEAR THE PARADE GROUND CAR PARK
LOWER ENTRANCE, NORTH ROAD
Term-time Opening Hours
15.30-16.30: Friday afternoons during term time
10.00-12 noon: The first Saturday of each half term
We are rather low on stock, particularly sports' kit. Usually at this time of year, parents sort through obsolete or outgrown uniform; please drop this in to us! Call in to the shop during the times above or alternatively call Katherine or Jo and we will try to meet you at a mutually good time. Details about how to label your clothes are on this website or if you wish to donate items, (a big thank you); we’ll sort out the labels for you.
The Nearly New Shop has taken more than ever this year – thanks to you. Please keep supporting us both with clothes and your custom. The contribution to the Parents’ Committee Fund is significant, which has helped to fund some amazing projects within the School community.
The nearly new uniform shop is run by Katherine Spencer, Jo Metcalfe and Ian Cooper of KES Parents with sales of nearly new uniform and games kit being held throughout the year. The sales include all current uniform requirements for the Pre-Prep, Junior and Senior Schools, with the full range being sold in most sizes. During the winter months, the sales also include excellent quality adult and children's ski wear
You can also bring along items to the shop to sell. KES Parents will then arrange for you to receive 50% of the sale price, with the remaining 50% being contributed to the KES Parents' funds which help to provide those very special 'extras' for pupils across all three schools. Donated items are very gratefully received and 100% of such sales are contributed towards the KES Parents' funds.
The shop relies on the generosity of parent volunteers to help run the sales, with parents giving just two hours of their time when they can. In return you will meet other parents, enjoy the friendly chat and banter and drink as much tea and coffee as you like!
More information is included below, but if you have any further questions about the sales, or would like to volunteer, do contact Katherine and Jo who are both parents and experts in all things nearly new!
Tel: 07977 546917 or email: Katherine@orange.net
Tel: 01225 310381 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
What can I buy?
Full school uniform:
Blazers, grey trousers and shorts, ties, kilts, pinafores, jumpers, cardigans, sweatshirts, summer dresses, polo shirts, sun hats, DT aprons. Also a large range of unworn new white shirts and blouses.
Full games kit for PE, Rugby, Netball, Football, Swimming, Hockey, Tennis:
Rugby and football boots, trainers (including running spikes), games socks, tracksuit bottoms, joggers, hoodies, shin pads, cricket bats, pads and spikes, hockey sticks, tennis racquets and also wet suits.
All uniform sold is current and in good, clean condition. Items are generally half the John Moore Sports retail price, if not less. Please note all items are sold as seen.
We are aware that some parents may be unable to attend the sales or may need replacement uniform urgently. Do contact Katherine or Jo who can arrange a mutually convenient time to meet you to address all emergencies!
What can I sell?
The shop is grateful to receive all items of current uniform in good, clean condition. You can bring items to the shop during opening times or alternatively contact Katherine or Jo who could meet you at drop-off or pick-up times when mutually convenient.
Please attach a paper (not card please as very difficult to pin!) label (minimum size 6 x 6cm) to each item you wish to sell detailing your name (parent not pupil), your address and contact details, the item name and size. Please use safety pins (not dress pins or sellotape).
Items will be priced using the shop's standardised pricing system (half the John Moore Sports retail price) with 50% of the sale proceeds credited to your fee account on the next available fee invoice and the remaining 50% going towards the KES Parents' annual fund.
Please note that if an item is considered to be of unacceptable quality (badly marked, stained, ripped or frayed), or the item has not sold in four years, it will be removed from sale and, where possible donated to a charity or cloth bank. Unfortunately it is not always possible to notify everyone if their item has been removed from sale.