When do children wear winter uniform?
Winter uniform is usually worn during winter and spring terms.
Can children wear summer uniform in the autumn?
Yes, if there is a prolonged spell of warm weather, your child can wear summer uniform until the October half term. After that your child must wear winter uniform.
Where can I buy the uniform?
All our school uniform items are available through our supplier, Stitch Design. The easiest way to order is online at the Stitch Design website at:
You simply register, place your order and pay, and it will arrive within two to five working days at your home address. If you can’t order online, you can pick up an order form from the Friends of Bishop Gilpin (FOBG) notice board, to post, or to place an order over the telephone on 01256 771 999.
Some items are standard school uniform and can be found in high street stores and supermarkets (M&S, John Lewis, Tesco, etc.).
How do I know what size I need to buy?
We have samples of most of the items to view in school. If you would like to check for size and quality please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
How do I return/exchange an item?
Please contact Stitch Design directly on 01256 771 999 to arrange an exchange or a refund. The postage for the return is at your own expense.
I received an item that is faulty. What can I do?
Stitch Design checks all items prior to despatch but occasionally errors are made. If you receive any item that is incorrect or faulty please contact Stitch Design directly on 01256 771 999 to arrange an exchange.
Why and how is Friends of Bishop Gilpin (FOBG) involved in uniform sales?
Friends of Bishop Gilpin (FOBG) has been running the school uniform shop for several years. It is done on a voluntary basis – to help the school with the administration and also to raise money. In 2012 uniforms raised about £3,000. FOBG mostly provides items that carry the school logo.
As part of the switchover to direct ordering we have reviewed all our prices. Where possible we have reduced the prices while still keeping a revenue stream for FOBG. So every time you order uniform you are also helping the school.
What do I do if I have a question about uniform?
If you have a question about an order or a question about uniform policy please email email@example.com or ask at the school office.
What are the house colours and where do I find out what house my child belongs to?
The school office will be able to advise you of your child’s house and colour. The house colours are:
- Mercury – red
- Saturn – green
- Neptune – blue
- Jupiter – yellow.
My child has sensitive skin and I would like cotton knitwear.
Please telephone Stitch Design on 01256 771 999 to order 50:50 (acrylic:cotton) knitwear.