Frequently Asked Questions

All Sure Start Children’s Centres and Libraries across Kirklees act as collection points for all donations. Go to our collection point page for more details. The contributions will be collected by a Uniform Exchange volunteer and they will be cleaned and repaired before distribution.
To make a school uniform request for your family, please ask at your primary school, local Children’s Centre reception for a form. They will help you fill it out and return it. Your request will be returned to your local children’s centre or library once completed. You can also download the form, fill it and and return it yourself by going to our free school uniform page.

There is no qualification process or awkward questions asked when requesting school uniform, it’s on a first come first served basis.

All the items we receive go through a rigorous quality checking process before it comes to you. We aim to send out a school uniform that’s in very good condition for your child to wear.
We do recommend you wash the items again, as some things especially coats don’t get a chance to be washed before they are needed for a request.

Everything we have collected is based around items a child would require during the school year. This extends to coats, hats, gloves, scarves, swimwear, shoes, trainers, football boots, sports kits, bags, tights, socks, underwear, however these are subject to availability.

Yes we supply school logo items, however we are limited in stock and supply on a first come first served basis.

Unfortunately due to our irregular working hours we would prefer it if you collected your items from local schools, libraries, children’s centres and council buildings.

Yes we supply both primary and secondary schools, we collect a wide range of sizes from Age 2 up to large adult sizes. However we are limited in stock for over age 14, we supply on a first come first served basis.

Yes we would be happy to take any old school uniform. We would reuse any generic items such as buttons off cardigans etc and then the rest would be recycled through Oxfam Wastesaver.

We currently only supply school uniform to Kirklees based families or families out of the area sending their children to Kirklees schools. We hope in the future to broaden our borders to include other council areas.