Uniform information from Whittakers
Please see the letter below from our school uniform supplier, Whittakers, setting out their plans for purchasing uniform over the coming months.
How to purchase school uniform
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, our business will look very different this summer, as will almost every other retail business in the UK. Our shop in Swinton is currently closed whilst we await government information on when we may re-open. In the meantime, you can still place orders for uniform on our website: www.whittakersschoolwear.co.uk
As a business, we will be taking social distancing very seriously. This will mean that there will be two ways to purchase your uniform this summer:
- Option 1 – Place your order online at www.whittakersschoolwear.co.uk (Vouchers are not accepted online)
Ordering your uniform online means that you don’t have to leave your home. On our website you will need to click on the ‘SHOP’ tab and then click on ‘SWINTON’. You will then be able to locate your school uniform. Please try to order as soon as possible, to avoid not having your uniform in time for the start of term in September 2020.
- Option 2 – Make an appointment to shop in store – 123/125 Chorley Road, M27 4AA
To ensure the safety of both our staff and our customers through social distancing, we will be operating a strict APPOINTMENT ONLY service in the shop. This means that we will not be allowing customers entry to the shop unless a prior appointment has been made.
We are still in the final stages of completing our booking system. You will be able to make your appointment from 22 June 2020 by downloading the Booksy app (available through app stores on both Apple and Android phones) and searching ‘Whittakers Schoolwear Swinton’ or, you can visit our website and click on the ‘BOOK APPT‘ tab.
If you would like to visit the shop, please make your appointment as soon as you can after 22 June 2020. We will have extended opening hours over the summer, including evenings and Sundays. If you find that all appointments have been taken, and the shop is fully booked, you will have no option but to order your uniform online.
Anyone who turns up to the shop without an appointment will be turned away. We do understand that this is not ideal, but we must protect our dedicated staff and our loyal customers.
We would like to wish all of our customers good health and we are really looking forward to providing you with all of your school uniform this summer!