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PRELOVED AT DOLLAR (formerly The Thrift Shop) sells good-quality, preloved uniform from its shop, located under the Prep School building.

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Opening Times

PRELOVED AT DOLLAR will be open on:

  • Saturday 13 January 9am-12pm

  • Wednesday 24 January 3pm-4pm

  • Wednesday 7 February 3pm-4pm

  • Saturday 24 February 9am-12pm

  • Wednesday 28 February 3pm-4pm

During term-time, the shop is generally open on the 2nd Saturday of each month from 9am to 12:30pm, and the 4th Wednesday of each month, from 3pm to 4pm (subject to school holidays). Any additional open dates are communicated here and on our Facebook page www.facebook.com/groups/883307579164528

Note: Stock levels depend on donations and it is highly unlikely you will fulfil the full uniform requirement in one visit.

Items For Sale

The shop sells the following, good-quality ‘pre-owned’ items:

  • School Uniform – Blazers, Kilt Skirts, Pinafores, Ties, Hats, Scarves, Winter Jackets
  • School Sports Kit – Rugby Shirts, Hockey Tops, Tracksuits, Mid Layers, Quint Tops, Skorts, Hockey Sticks.
  • Rugby boots, CCF boots, Astro trainers, Dollar school bags

And new items:

  • Dollar Academy accessories – Golf Umbrella, Golf Balls, Christmas Baubles, Keepsake Bears

We also accept the above uniform items that are not in a saleable condition for the purpose of recycling them and having them made into Keepsake bears to retail. Any item donated for this purpose should be labelled “for Kitty”.

Items No Longer Taken:

  • Dress Kilts and Accessories
  • Jumpers or Cardigans
  • Boys Long Trousers
  • Footwear including socks
  • White Shirts and Blouses
  • Cricket Kit
  • Tour Kit
  • Painting Aprons
  • Pac-a-mac jackets and trousers

 

How Preloved at Dollar Operates

PRELOVED AT DOLLAR is staffed and operated by a group of parent volunteers. We always welcome new volunteers – pop in and chat to us on one of our open days or contact us via prelovedatdollar@gmail.com for more information.

 

Pre-owned items are accepted for sale by the shop provided they are current, clean and in good conditionAll blazers must be dry cleaned. We reserve the right to recycle items deemed unfit for sale.  The price allocated to an item is dependent upon the condition and is determined by our volunteers. The amount received for an item of value £10 or more is split between the seller (80%) and the shop (20%). Items of value under £10 are considered donations to the shop.

Items are held for a maximum of two years.  After this time, unsold items are withdrawn and recycled with proceeds going to various charities.

 

You can set up an account by emailing us at prelovedatdollar@gmail.com. You will then be allocated an account number, please make sure you provide your bank details as payment is made by bank transfer only.

You must then attach your name and account number to any items you wish to sell and either hand them into the shop on open days or deposit them in the drop box, located in the main school library all year round.

If an item on your account sells for £10 or more then, 80% of this money will be transferred directly to your bank account. We aim to transfer money on a timely basis normally within 1 month of the sale. During school holidays this may take longer as we need to wait for the next shop open day in case of returns.

All items are sold as seen, but buyers may return an item at the next shop open day if they are unsuitable. We cannot accept returns after this, as the seller will already have been paid for the item. We can however resell it for you.

Payment for purchases can be made by credit/debit card or Apple Pay.

Preloved at Dollar Profits

Shop profits are used to fund various projects and items requested by the school, to enhance both the curricular and co-curricular activities of as many pupils as possible

In the last school year, PRELOVED AT DOLLAR (formerly The Thrift Shop) funded £18,222.62 worth of items, including:

  • SkyTrak Full System Golf Simulator
  • Marimba
  • 3D Terrain Map Kits
  • Playground world map
  • Sublimation printer
  • Cricut maker
  • Digital equipment for the Prep and Junior School, including a drone with camera, green screen, Oti-Bots Ai robot, Blue Bot programmable robot class pack and a rugged robot
  • Gardening resources for the new Prep and Junior School polytunnel
  • Books for Prep School
  • Books to gift to Junior School pupils transitioning into Form 1 of the Senior School