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Universal Uniform Ltd (T/A The Schoolwear Company Ltd): Conditions of Use & Sale                                                                                                                                                                               

Welcome to TheSchoolwearCompany.co.uk.  The company and its affiliates provide access to the TheSchoolwearCompany.co.uk website (the "website") and sell our products to you subject to the conditions set out on this page.

Delivery & Payment Information

Mainland UK 5-7 working days

  • Order Value £0.00-£49.99 = £3.95
  • Order Value £50.00-£69.99 = £4.95
  • Order Value £70.00 plus = FREE
  • Free Collection from our shop (ample free parking) in Cheltenham.  You will receive a call to advise when your order is ready for collection, so please wait for this to avoid a waisted journey.  Directions to The Schoolwear Company, Unit V1 Kingsville Road, Kingsditch Trade Park, Cheltenham GL51 9LXL, Mon-Fri 9-5.


Europe Usually 7-10 working days, up to 21 working days maximum

  • Order value £0.00-£10.99 = £6.99
  • Order Value £11.00-£19.99 = £9.99
  • Order Value £20.00-£39.99 = £14.99
  • Order Value £40.00-£74.99 = £24.99
  • Order Value £75+ = £39.99


Airmail Tracked service + £5.00 to above.

Rest of the World 7-28 days

  • Order value £0.00-£10.99 = £8.99
  • Order Value £11.00-£19.99 = £11.99
  • Order Value £20.00-£34.99 = £16.99
  • Order Value £40.00-£74.99 = £26.99
  • Order Value £75.00 + £39.99


Airmail Tracked service + £5.00 to above.

Airmail Tracked & Signed For service available to select destinations, choose at checkout and the website will calculate your shipping price.

All of our clothes where possible are offered in standard and non standard leg lengths. Should you decide to buy goods of a non standard length to suit your child, then please note that unless faulty these goods are non returnable as they have been made to your own specific sizing requests. There can be no exceptions to this rule. We advise that all of our customers measure very carefully before ordering non standard leg lengths. Altered items returned to us, clearly advertised as non returnable, will be returned back to the customer at their own expense. Delivery timescales for alterations is 7-14 days, however if you need them urgently, please call us on 01242 285999 to discuss this.

Please read these conditions carefully before using the The Schoolwear Company website. By using the TheSchoolwearCompany.co.uk website, you signify your agreement to be bound by these conditions.

Our rights to cancel orders.
We reserve the right to cancel any order for any reason. Possible reasons for cancellation include, but are not limited to the following:

Potentially fraudulent order. Before shipping orders, we run a check to make sure they are legitimate. If the check fails, we may cancel your order.

Incorrect pricing. Despite our efforts, a small number of the products in our catalogue could be mispriced or their weight wrongly recorded. Rest assured, however, that we verify prices and weights as part of our dispatch procedures. If a product's correct price is lower than our stated price, we charge the lower amount and send you the product. If a product's correct price or the shipping cost is higher than our stated price, we will, at our discretion, either contact you for instructions before dispatch and/or additional payment, or cancel your order and notify you of such cancellation.

Non-Payment .If payment is not received within a reasonable amount of time (currently 30 days) after the order has been placed, we may cancel an order without notice.

Conditions Relating to Your Use of TheSchoolwearCompany.co.uk

1. Your Account

You may use the TheSchoolwearCompany.co.uk without setting up an account. However, if you do wish to set up an account, you are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your account and password and for restricting access to your computer to prevent unauthorized access to your account. You agree to accept responsibility for all activities that occur under your account or password. You should take all necessary steps to ensure that the password is kept confidential and secure and should inform us immediately if you have any reason to believe that your password has become known to anyone else, or if the password is being, or is likely to be, used in an unauthorized manner.
TheSchoolwearCompany.co.uk reserves the right to refuse access to the website, terminate accounts, remove or edit content, or cancel orders at our discretion. If we cancel an order, it will be without charge to you.

2. Privacy

The Schoolwear Company Ltd is registered with the Data Protection act (Reg. No PZ8738382) to ensure that all of our customer information is protected at all times and your privacy maintained. We would like to notify you by email of new offers that we may have. Please let us know if you do not wish to receive such emails. The Schoolwear Company Ltd will not pass on any customer information to third parties. Acceptance of this Privacy Notice governs your visit to TheSchoolwearCompany.co.uk.

3. Access to TheSchoolwearCompany.co.uk

We will do our utmost to ensure that availability of the website will be uninterrupted and that transmissions will be error-free. However, due to the nature of the Internet, this cannot be guaranteed. Also, your access to the website may also be occasionally suspended or restricted to allow for repairs, maintenance, or the introduction of new facilities or services. We will attempt to limit the frequency and duration of any such suspension or restriction.

4. License for website access

TheSchoolwearCompany.co.uk grants you a limited license to access and make personal use of this website, but not to download (other than page caching or printing of catalogue pages) or modify it, or any portion of it, except with express written consent of The Schoolwear Company Ltd. This license does not include any resale or commercial use of this website or its contents; any collection and use of any product listings, descriptions, or prices; any derivative use of this website or its contents; any downloading or copying of account information for the benefit of another merchant; or any use of data mining, robots, or similar data gathering and extraction tools.

This website or any portion of this website including all images, may not be reproduced, duplicated, copied, sold, resold, visited, or otherwise exploited for any commercial purpose without our express written consent.

You may not frame or use framing techniques to enclose any trademark, logo, or other proprietary information (including images, text, page layout, or form) of TheSchoolwearCompany.co.uk and its affiliates without express written consent. You may not use any meta tags or any other "hidden text" utilizing TheSchoolwearCompany.co.uk's or its affiliates' names or trademarks without the express written consent of The Schoolwear Company Ltd. Any unauthorized use terminates the permission or license granted by TheSchoolwearCompany.co.uk.

You are granted a limited, revocable, and non-exclusive right to create a hyperlink (bookmark) to the Welcome page of TheSchoolwearCompany.co.uk as long as the link does not portray TheSchoolwearCompany.co.uk, or their products or services in a false, misleading, derogatory, or otherwise offensive matter. You may not use any The Schoolwear Company or TheSchoolwearCompany.co.uk logo or other proprietary graphic or trademark as part of the link without our express written consent.

5. Your conduct

You must not use the website in any way that causes, or is likely to cause, the website or access to it to be interrupted, damaged or impaired in any way.
You understand that you, and not TheSchoolwearCompany.co.uk, are responsible for all electronic communications and content sent from your computer to us and you must use the website for lawful purposes only.

You must not use the website for any of the following:
•for fraudulent purposes, or in connection with a criminal offence or other unlawful activity
•to send, use or reuse any material that is illegal, offensive, abusive, indecent, defamatory, obscene or menacing; or in breach of copyright, trademark, confidence, privacy or any other right; or is otherwise injurious to third parties; or objectionable; or which consists of or contains software viruses, political campaigning, commercial solicitation, chain letters, mass mailings or any "spam"
•to cause annoyance, inconvenience or needless anxiety

6. Reviews, comments, communications and other content

Users of this website may send communications; and submit suggestions, ideas, comments, questions, or other information, as long as the content is not illegal, obscene, abusive, threatening, defamatory, invasive of privacy, infringing of intellectual property rights, or otherwise injurious to third parties, or objectionable and does not consist of or contain software viruses, political campaigning, commercial solicitation, chain letters, mass mailings, or any form of "spam." You may not use a false e-mail address, impersonate any person or entity, or otherwise mislead as to the origin of any content.

7. Copyright, authors' rights and database rights

All content included on the website, such as text, graphics, logos, button icons, images, audio clips, digital downloads, data compilations, and software, is the property of The Schoolwear Company Ltd and is protected by United Kingdom and international copyright, authors rights and database right laws. The compilation of all content on this website is the exclusive property of TheSchoolwearCompany.co.uk and its affiliates and is protected by United Kingdom and international copyright and database right laws. All software used on this website is the property of TheSchoolwearCompany.co.uk.
You may not systematically extract and/or re-utilise parts of the contents of the website without TheSchoolwearCompany.co.uk's express written consent. In particular, you may not copy images, utilise any data mining, robots, or similar data gathering and extraction tools to extract (whether once or many times) for re-utilisation of any substantial parts of this website, without TheSchoolwearCompany.co.uk’s express written consent. You also may not create and/or publish your own database that features substantial (eg our prices and product listings) parts of this website without TheSchoolwearCompany.co.uk’s express written consent.

8. Copyright claims

TheSchoolwearCompany.co.uk and its affiliates respect the intellectual property of others. If you believe that your work has been copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, please contact us.

Conditions Relating to the Sale of Products to You

This section deals with conditions relating to the sale of products by TheSchoolwearCompany.co.uk to you.

9. Our contract

When you place an order to purchase a product from TheSchoolwearcompany.co.uk, we will send you an e-mail confirming receipt of your order and containing the details of your order. We aim to have all goods available from stock. Should there be any issues relating to availability or delays you will be notified by email within 7 working days.

10. Returns

Under no circumstances will we accept returns that smell of smoke, have been used, are marked in any way or have pet hairs on them. All goods must be returned in the condition they were delivered with any sealed packaging intact.
Items which are not covered under our Faulty Goods Policy are returned at your own cost and you must obtain proof of posting. We recommend using a Recorded or Special Delivery service to ensure that the cost of the goods you are returning is covered in the event of postal loss or damages in transit. All monies will be refunded within 30 days of receipt of the returned item(s).

11. Faulty Goods

If within reasonable time a product is found to be faulty, you will be offered either a refund or replacement. These goods should be returned to us so that we can submit them to the relevant manufacturers for a manufacturers report. Please call us to obtain a returns code before returning any item. This will help us to deal with your enquiry promptly. A refund or replacement will only be offered if the manufacturers report deems the item faulty. We will also reimburse you for the cost of returning the item should it be determined as faulty.
All returned items are quality checked and acceptance of the returned item as faulty is determined by the result of the manufacturers report.
Please note that general wear and tear is not covered by our faulty returns policy. Goods damaged in the post are also not covered under this section. Please see our 'Goods damaged in transit' policy.

12. General Returns/Cancellation

We will accept returns for a full refund within 7 days beginning the day after the day on which you received the goods. Items returned after this period and up to 28 days from the delivery will be allowed either an exchange (1) or a credit note (2). Returns cannot be accepted after this period has expired. Postage and packaging charges will apply for the sending of exchange items or future orders purchased with a credit note (3). General returns are not eligible for a refund of the postage and packaging charge for the cost of returning the item to us.
Problems with deliveries

13. Lost parcels:

All our parcels are clearly labelled with a delivery and return address label. Unless you have chosen one of our signed for services(4) we cannot track your parcel. If your parcel is undelivered within the period stated in our delivery information from the date of your order, you should first contact your local sorting office to see if they are holding it.
If your parcel has still not arrived or been returned to us within a 14 working days (UK) or 28 working days (International), we can either redispatch the item(s) or issue a credit note(2) to the full value of your order.
We can only issue a refund for a lost item if it is returned to us (please also see our policy on returned parcels below).
14. Goods damaged in transit:

If your parcel is damaged in transit we will replace the item free of charge. We will require proof of the damage and a written statement so that we can proceed with a compensation claim.

Returned Parcels

15. Insufficient address details:

Parcels which cannot be delivered due to incorrect or insufficient address details (6) provided on your order and are returned to us incur a £5 handling charge. You will also be eligible for the cost of us resending the parcel(3). Parcels will only be resent once the charges have been met. Failure to comply with these charges will result in the order being cancelled and items refunded minus the original postage and packaging charge and the £5 handling charge.

16. Uncollected Parcels:

Royal Mail and Business Post will leave a note if you are not there to receive the parcel. It is your responsibility to call either company to arrange a redelivery or collect the parcel. Parcels returned to us marked as 'Not called for' will incur a £5 handling charge. You will also be eligible for the cost of us resending the parcel(3). Parcels will only be resent once these charges have been met. Failure to comply with these charges will result in the order being cancelled and refunded minus the original postage and packaging charge and the £5 handling charge.
(1) The exchange item(s) cannot exceed the cost of the returned item
(2) Credit notes are valid for 6 months from the date of issue. You will not be eligible for change in cash should you not use the whole credit
note. Change will be issued as a new credit note.
(3) Charged at our standard rate of £3.95 (subject to change) for UK customers. International customers please call us for a quote.
(4) Royal Mail First Class Signed For or Express Delivery service (UK customers) or Airmail Signed For (International Customers)
(5) We cannot make a claim until 15 days have passed since the sending of the parcel. Parcels marked as 'Addressee gone away', 'Not known at this address'; (6) 'Insufficient/incomplete address' are counted under this classification

17. Refused Parcels

Should you need to refuse a parcel for any reason, please contact us in advance to obtain authorization. Business Post parcels refused, will be charged to us at cost of £20.00. If prior authorization has not been given, this charge will be deducted from the cost of the retuned items.

18. Pricing and availability

We list availability information for products sold by us on the website, including on each product information page. Beyond what we say on that page or otherwise on the website, we cannot be more specific about availability. Pre-ordered items will always specify an approximate delivery time. Pre-orders are subject to receiving payment at the time of the order in order to reserve the item for you. Please note that dispatch estimates are just that. They are not guaranteed dispatch times and should not be relied upon as such. As we process your order, we will inform you by e-mail if any products you order turn out to be unavailable.
Despite our efforts, a small number of the products in our catalogue could be mispriced. Rest assured, however, that we verify prices as part of our dispatch procedures. If a product's correct price is lower than our stated price, we charge the lower amount and send you the product. If a product's correct price is higher than our stated price, we will, at our discretion, either contact you for instructions before dispatch or cancel your order and notify you of such cancellation. We reserve the right to correct incorrect payment charges to our advertised prices if necessary.

19. International Customs

When ordering goods from TheSchoolwearCompany.co.uk for delivery overseas you may be subject to import duties and taxes, which are levied once the package reaches the specified destination. Any additional charges for customs clearance must be borne by you; we have no control over these charges and cannot predict what they may be. Customs policies vary widely from country to country, so you should contact your local customs office for further information. Additionally, please note that when ordering from CharacterToys.co.uk, you are considered the importer of record and must comply with all laws and regulations of the country in which you are receiving the goods. Your privacy is important to us and we know that you care about how information about your order is used and shared. We would like our international customers and customers dispatching products internationally to be aware that cross-border deliveries are subject to opening and inspection by customs authorities.
Conditions Relating to Both Your Use of TheSchoolwearCompany.co.uk and Sales to You

20. Children

TheSchoolwearCompany.co.uk does not sell products for purchase by children. We sell children's products for purchase by adults. If you are under 18, you may use TheSchoolwearCompany.co.uk only with the involvement of a parent or guardian.

21. Electronic communications

When you visit TheSchoolwearCompany.co.uk or send e-mails to us, you are communicating with us electronically. We communicate with you by e-mail or by posting notices on the website. For contractual purposes, you consent to receive communications from us electronically and you agree that all agreements, notices, disclosures and other communications that we provide to you electronically satisfy any legal requirement that such communications be in writing. This condition does not affect your statutory rights.

22. Losses

TheSchoolwearCompany.co.uk will not be responsible for any losses you suffer as a result of us breaching these conditions if the losses were reasonably foreseeable to both you and us when you commenced using the website, or a contract for the sale of goods by us to you was formed. We will not be responsible for any business loss (including loss of profits, revenue, contracts, anticipated savings, data, goodwill or wasted expenditure) or any other indirect or consequential loss that is not reasonably foreseeable to both you and us when you commenced using the website or when a contract for the sale of goods by us to you was formed. TheSchoolwearCompany.co.uk does not limit in any way our liability by law for death or personal injury caused from our negligence or breach of duty or caused by our gross negligence or willful misconduct.

23. Alteration of Service or Amendments to the Conditions

We reserve the right to make changes to our website, policies, and these Conditions of Use & Sale at any time. You will be subject to the policies and Conditions of Conditions of Use & Sale in force at the time that you use the website or that you order goods from us, unless any change to those policies or these conditions is required to be made by law or government authority (in which case it will apply to orders previously placed by you). If any of these conditions is deemed invalid, void, or for any reason unenforceable, that condition will be deemed severable and will not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining condition.
24. Events beyond our reasonable control

We will not be held responsible for any delay or failure to comply with our obligations under these conditions if the delay or failure arises from any cause which is beyond our reasonable control. This condition does not affect your statutory rights.

25. Cookies

What are Cookies?

Cookies are tiny text files stored on your computer when you visit certain web pages. At TheSchoolwearCompany.co.uk we use cookie to keep track of whatou have in your basket, and to remember you when you return to our site.

To order products on TheSchoolwearCompany.co.uk, you need to have cookies enabled. If you don't wish to enable cookies, you'll still be able to browse the site and use it for research purposes. Most web browsers have cookies enabled, but see Managing cookies for help to turn them on should you need to.

Please note that cookies can't harm your computer. We don't store personally identifiable information such as credit card details in cookies we create, but we do use encrypted information gathered from them to help improve your experience of the site. For example, they help us to identify and resolve errors, or to determine relevant related products to show you when you're browsing.

We're giving you this information as part of our initiative to comply with recent legislation, and to make sure we're honest and clear about your privacy when using our website. We know you'd expect nothing less from us, and please be assured that we're working on a number of other privacy and cookie-related improvements to the website.

26. Waiver

If you breach these conditions and we take no action, we will still be entitled to use our rights and remedies in any other situation 6where you breach these conditions.

27. School Donations.  Where a donation percentage has been agreed with schools, this will be paid on a quarterly basis by BACS in arrears.  Payment values under £50.00 will be carried forward to the next accounting period.  This also applies to donations requested at the checkout for individual schools, which will be paid as before where the sum is equal to or larger than £50.00.

28. £50.00 School referral fee.  The £50.00 referral fee is payable by cheque or BACS when the referred school confirms in writing the appointment of The Schoolwear Company as an authorised suppliers,  The referred schools must not be an existing customer of The School Wear Company.

29. Klarna Payments:

In order to offer you Klarna’s payment methods, we might in the checkout pass your personal data in the form of contact and order details to Klarna, in order for Klarna to assess whether you qualify for their payment methods and to tailor those payment methods for you. Your personal data transferred is processed in line with Klarna’s own privacy notice.

2. Our details

TheSchoolwearCompany.co.uk is the trading name for Universal Uniform Ltd.  This website is owned and operated by Universal Uniform Ltd. Our details are as follows:

Universal Uniform Ltd
Unit V1 Kingsville Road
Kingsditch Trade Park
Glos GL51 PLX
Tel: 01242 285999

Company Registration Number: 08608367
Vat Registration Number: 168 8546 54UK
Data Protection Registration Number: PZ8738382

You can contact us by visiting www.theschoolwearcompany.co.uk