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How to buy your uniform

How and What Do I Need To Buy?

Ideally we like our customers to start early! There are things you can buy now that your child isn’t going to grow out of such as; Ties, bags, stationery, socks, water bottles etc. We recommend you buy 2 ties – we sell lots of ties throughout the year! It is generally the first thing they lose.

We work closely with all our schools and are members of the Schoolwear Association. This ensures that we can advise you which items you need and what you don’t. We try to include this information on our website.  So, for instance, if a garment is compulsory from October to March our staff will tell you this.  We also put this information on our Website. 

In the case of quantities – this is down to how often you like to wash.  We conveniently sell shirts in packs of 5 so you have one a day if that’s what you prefer.  The number of PE kits you need will depend on how sporty your child is and how often they do PE.  However, we carry stock all year round, so you can always start with a basic amount and add to it when you need to.  We do recommend 2 ties and 2 pairs of PE socks as these are the things we sell more of all year round as these are the things that get lost or damaged the most.  (Although kids have an uncanny knack of losing 1 PE sock at a time!)  

Our Take Two Service

Order online as usual.  Decide which extra garments you need.  At the Checkout stage choose your Take Two option (This is a chargeable service) – so if you have 1,2 or 3 of the garments in your basket that you require in multiple sizes choose 3 or less items. If you are unsure of 4 or more of your items, choose the 4 or more items. Write your extra required sizes in the order notes box. Our Take Two orders are delivered by our own staff.  They will ring you to arrange a time when your child will be present.  They will bring the separate sizes in separate bags.  You simply try them on your child whilst the driver waits outside.  You keep the size you require and hand back the size you don’t require there and then.  

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Our New Starter Appointments

To book an appointment simply head to our website and book for your preferred time and date.  Appointments run from June to the end of August.  They are released on a week by week basis.  VIP club members and customers who have bought early bird packages have priority for the appointments and will be able to book before anyone else.

For customers who haven’t purchased an early bird package you will be given the option of buying your uniform there and then or putting it away to be paid for at a later date.  

Our Uniform Packages

New for 2021 is our new Early Bird Package available to buy on-line.  You can buy anytime from March.  You will be able to choose from 2 packages – a basic package and an enhanced package and pay for it in 3 equal instalments.  You don’t have to chose sizes at this point, just quantities.  You can then book an appointment in July, select your sizes and take your uniform having already paid for it! All early bird customers get access to our VIP Customer Club and exclusive early bird discounts.  

When purchasing your uniform package, we offer a number of ways to save for your uniform.  You can order early, put it away and pay it off bit by bit. You can join our savings club by calling in or ringing us.  Or you can buy savings vouchers on-line.  You will receive regular reminders to repeat this but can opt out at any time.  

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Our Payment and Delivery Options

We have multiple payment methods such as Card, PayPal or you can pay on collection. You are able to open a savings club account with Impressions and add onto it whenever you like. To get started you can buy a Savings Club Voucher Here. You can add on to your account over the phone, in store or by purchasing more vouchers (we will manually add these on to your account for you).

When you purchase off our website you can choose how to receive your order, this could be a home delivery, a local collect of we even offer a School Drop Off (this is an option for a short period of the year). We have our own delivery drivers who will deliver any parcels within a 5-mile radius of any of our shops in Standish, Leyland and Golborne. If you are further away, we will use a currier service such as Royal Mail.

Why not to leave your Uniform Shopping until last minute…

The end of August are our busiest 2 weeks of the year and you will undoubtedly have to queue. 

We cannot guarantee everything will be in stock.  Whilst we do our best to have surplus items in stock at all times we cannot always predict sales as they are often dependent on stock availability at other suppliers or retailers.  

Some garments are made to order.  The order times for these garments vary from 6-16 weeks for re-order.  

We fit for growth to last you 12 months.  Another couple of weeks isn’t going to make that much difference.  It is a scientifically proven fact that your child will not grow a foot in 2 weeks!  


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