How it works

Buy, sell or donate your uniform

We have pre-loved school uniform for:

Annecy Catholic Primary School, Chyngton Primary School, Cradle Hill Primary School, Seaford Primary School and Seaford Head School.

Buy from our online shop.
Donate, trade-in and pick up your order from our uniform exchange or from your school.

Browse

Look at our online stock list and select your items

Purchase

Pay online at the checkout.
Are you eligible to access free uniform?

Collect

Your items can be collected from one of our selected pick-up points

Trade in your old primary school uniform for a voucher to exchange for uniform from our online shop or pop-up shop.

Our limited funds are used to buy Seaford Head uniform to ensure families have access to this uniform at an affordable price or free. You can drop your Seaford Head uniform into the reception at Seaford Head school for us to pick up and process.

We gladly accept donations of used uniform to support families.

If you would like to sell your Seaford Head school uniform or trade in your primary school uniform, please leave a note in the bag with a contact name and email address and drop off at the reception at your school in Seaford. We will contact you to arrange payment once we have assessed the uniform.

Annecy, Cradle Hill, Chyngton. Seaford Primary and Seaford Head schools all have collection points for donated uniform or visit us at a uniform exchange (see below).

We can also take old uniform which needs mending. We will collect donated items from each school. Any repairs will be made by our wonderful fixers before adding to our online shop. We will do our best to ensure that any material from uniform which is beyond repair will be upcycled. It will be recycled as a last resort.

Trade-in your old uniform

You can drop your unwanted uniform to:

the reception of Annecy, Chyngton, Cradle Hill, Seaford Primary, and Seaford Head schools –

If you would like to sell your Seaford Head school uniform or trade in your primary school uniform, please leave a note in the bag with a contact name and email address and drop off at the reception at your school in Seaford. We will contact you to arrange payment once we have assessed the uniform.

or visit us at a uniform exchange:

Mercread Youth Centre every Wednesday during termtime – 1pm → 5pm at our preloved school uniform exchange and activity cafe.
or
Seaford Repair Cafe on the 4th Saturday of each month – 12:30pm → 3:30pm

where you can donate, sell or exchange your old uniform and pick up your order. We will assess the uniform and pay or issue a voucher code based on condition.

We have free preloved shoes and coats available at the exchange. We welcome donations of unwanted shoes and coats to pass on.

View trade-in price list here

Pick up points

Visit our school uniform exchange shops at:

  • Orders can be picked up from your school – order by Wednesday morning for your order to be delivered to your school by pick up time on Friday of the same week.
  • Mercread Youth Centre every Wednesday during termtime – 1pm → 5pm at our puzzle and activity cafe.
    or
  • Seaford Repair Cafe on the 4th Saturday of each month – 12:30pm → 3:30pm.

    Please specify your pick up point when ordering.

Free uniform

Families who need support can access free uniform by getting a 100% discount code from their school which can be used as payment in the checkout section of the website. Alternatively you can contact us and we’ll do our best to help you.

Frequently asked Questions

What condition are the uniforms in?

We do our best to ensure the uniform is in good condition. There may be signs of age which you would expect to see after regular washing. Any quality repairs are made by our fixers before we add them to our shop.

What items of uniform do you accept?

We accept local school jumpers, shirts, T-shirts, skirts, trousers, summer dresses, blazers, kilts, ties, Seaford school colours PE kit including PE shoes.

We will take donations of school shoes, trainers, tights and coats to pass on at the school uniform exchange.

Can I choose my own items of uniform?

Please add any style preference at the checkout and we will do our best to match it. If you are picking up from us, we can bring along different styles for you to choose from where possible.

Do you also sell sports clothes and shoes?

We currently only stock Seaford schools PE kit. We hope to expand to include local sports clubs in the future.

What do you do with the money you make?

We sell the uniform at a minimal price to cover our costs. If the project makes a profit, it will be used to fund projects for young people in Seaford.

Do I need to be receiving universal credit to be eligible for free uniform?

No. Families needing extra support can contact their school for a 100% discount code to use at the checkout or please contact us.

Can I return items.

Yes. We offer a 14 day FREE returns policy

​If you would like to return your item for any reason, all you need to do is email us at uniform@sharingskills.co.uk within 14 days of receiving your order to advise of your return.

(Please tell us which items you are returning and your reason for return for each item. E.g Too big, too small, not liked, poor quality etc)

You will then need to return the order to us at one of our pick up / collection points for a full refund. 

How do you upcycle materials?

Some materials will be passed on to our fantastic Repair Cafe volunteers or Sussex Volunteer Crafters who create wonderful things for communities locally and further afield. If materials can’t be upcycled, they will be used to make cleaning cloths and dusters or will be recycled as a last resort.

Why are you charging for the uniform when other projects are free?

Your old uniform still has a value. We hope our trade-in scheme will keep more school uniform in circulation for longer.

We need to move towards a circular economy where materials continue their life for as long as possible before they are re-used or reinvented to keep our valuable resources in circulation instead of being sent to landfill. A circular economy also provides local jobs and keeps money in the local economy.

More that 300,000 tonnes of textile waste end up in landfill each year… let’s do something about that!