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Uniform swap shop

What is the uniform swap shop?

School uniform swap shop

School uniform swap shops are set to open in local co-ops and community venues across Hinckley and Bosworth this summer to help families prepare for the new school term.

The council is encouraging families to donate good quality school uniforms no longer required, as part of a new summer scheme to support residents in saving money on school uniform costs, as well as cutting down on clothes being sent to landfill. 

The Uniform Swap Shop will run within local Co-ops, Ratby Library (who is already running a successful swap shop) and community/independent venues across the borough from Tuesday 9 July to Tuesday 27 August.

Families who have clean, useable plain coloured clothing in good condition, or have a school uniform with a logo that they no longer need, can drop them into their nearest School Uniform Swap Shop venue. 

This includes:

  • School coats
  • Jumpers/blazers
  • Trousers, polo shirts/shirts
  • Dresses
  • Skirts
  • P.E. kits (not personalised), including bags and shoes
  • School shoes
  • Book bags

Clothing will be displayed in the local venues and there will be collection boxes for items donated.

Families can then access free-of-charge school uniform for their children from their local venue. 

View the list of uniform swap shop venues: Venues involved in the swap shop scheme

Last updated: 08/07/2024 11:10