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Recycling school uniform for children in Chippenham.

Easing the financial burden for families.

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About Us

Welcome to Chippenham Uniform Exchange!
We are a not-for-profit community interest organisation helping Chippenham families with the cost of school uniform. Our aim is to create a single unified scheme for reusing preloved items of school uniform in Chippenham, Wiltshire. We enable Chippenham families to dispose of outgrown school uniform ethically for the benefit of the community instead of throwing it away into landfill.
Families can pass on to us any items of school uniform no longer needed which can then be accessed at very low cost through pop-up shops or provided for free to families who find themselves in financial hardship.
The scheme is available to all families with school-aged children in the Parish of Chippenham.

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Join the uniform recycling revolution!

We should all be thinking about our personal impact on the environment... Did you know that every year pupils create 7kg of school uniform waste? This equates to over 47 tonnes of uniform waste in Chippenham each year! Where does yours go?

You can donate outgrown items of school uniform at our community donation points or at any of our pop-up shops and uniform drives.

We accept all items of school uniform including logo items, PE kit, shoes and coats.

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Save money. Help the planet. Buy preloved.

Recycling school uniform avoids waste and also saves CO2 emissions and raw materials used in the production and transportation of new items. It also significantly reduces the financial cost of buying all the school uniform that a child needs, which can be as much as £300 per child per year.

We aim to make good quality preloved school uniform accessible to all Chippenham families.

Preloved school uniform is available from our pop-up shops or can be requested directly at any time.

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ONLINE REQUEST FORM

To request uniform: complete the online form below OR download the request form, fill in the details and email it to  request@chippenhamuniformexchange.org.uk  

We endeavour to process requests for uniform within 7 days.

 You can use this service when your child starts school or whenever they grow or change schools.  All items are offered for FREE with a suggested voluntary donation.

Please refer to our Terms & Conditions for further information.

Help Us

Support Chippenham Uniform Exchange

There are many ways you can help to make the scheme successful...

  • Find items of school uniform that are no longer needed and take them to a donation point.

  • Encourage your school, organisation or work place to get involved. Arrange a uniform drive, be a donation point, put up posters, send out flyers or promote us through your newsletters and social media.

  • Get your next set of school uniform from us.

  • Donate to us via BOPP.

  • Sign up to Easyfundraising (it's free!).

Thank you!

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Online Uniform Request Form

Please complete all sections of the form.  ONE FORM PER CHILD
Your name Your role Organisation (if applicable) E-mail Child's name Home postcode Child's age Child's gender School
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What we've achieved so far

Our social objective is simple: we seek to ease the financial burden of purchasing school uniform whilst also reducing waste and protecting the environment.
6,403

Items of school uniform donated

156

Items of uniform repaired for reuse

13

Pop-up shops held

314 

Uniform request forms received

376

Families helped

1625

Items recycled

£13,000

Uniform costs saved

325 kg

Textile waste saved from landfill

4,387,500

Litres of water saved

5,850 kg

CO²e saved 

Our thanks

Chippenham Uniform Exchange is made possible by grants from Chippenham Borough Lands Charity and ChippenhamTown Council and the support of local organisations and schools. Thank you!