We encourage children in Prep School to take pride in their appearance and to value the sense of identity that their school uniform provides.
Prep School uniform is provided by our official supplier:
Brookes Outfitters and Tailors
3 Market Place
Mrs Brookes seeks to offer an excellent service so appointments can be booked with her by telephoning 01833 638103. Orders can also be placed via Brookes online.
Sportswear should be ordered from PlayerLayer.com (type in Barnard Castle School to the ‘Teams, Unis, Schools’ section). Please also note that in addition to the compulsory PlayerLayer kit, optional sports items may also be purchased from the PlayerLayer website.
Standard items (marked ‘other’ in the uniform list) can be purchased from any retailer.
While pupils who are new to the school are encouraged to visit Brookes Outfitters for a fresh uniform, Barney Friends’ volunteers run a very useful as-new shop for replacements and spares. Parents are welcome to buy and sell via the Second-hand Uniform Shop. Anybody wishing to sell good quality second hand uniform may leave bags at the shop or in the Senior School General Office at any time, clearly marked with their child’s name and, if possible, their school number. Parents have the option to donate their items, with all the money made kept by the shop and given to charity at the end of the year. Parents can alternatively opt to receive 70% of the selling price, which is refunded onto the termly school bill. In this instance, the remainder is kept by the shop for charity.
The shop also offers a rugby boot exchange – it costs £2 to exchange for a clean, old pair or £5 if you have none to give in.
The shop is located in Longfield Lodge. It is open every Friday from 3.00pm-5.00pm. Payment can be made by card, cash or cheque and parents of boarders may add the cost to their school bill. Unfortunately, the shop is unable to offer any refunds.
All uniform items and equipment must be clearly marked with the pupil’s name and initials (plus school number for boarders).
Precise games kit requirements will vary according to the season and to the sports which any individual pupil may be playing. If parents are in doubt, they are urged to seek advice from games staff.
All rugby and hockey players are strongly advised to wear shin pads and a mouth guard – advice should be sought from your dentist. The school provides an opportunity to purchase mouth guards at the beginning of the Michaelmas term from TitanGuards, through our partnership with them. Follow the link here for further information. Football players must wear shin pads.
Preparatory School Uniform List