Back To School, But Time To Think About Leaving

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So the nation has watched with bated breath as the UK Prime Minister made his announcement on the 4 step process to leaving what we all hope is the very last Covid related lockdown in England.

From the 8th March all schools across England are expected to welcome the return of students, with similar arrangements across the rest of the UK. For some teachers, parents and students alike the news probably comes with a mix of emotions.

Teachers: For certain they are amongst the unsung heroes of this pandemic! School staff have done an amazing job adapting to remote learning and support for those students at home, teaching the staff of key workers and vulnerable children that have continued to attend school and coping with all the extra stresses that the pandemic has thrown at them such as managing safe learning environments and testing.

If you work in a school, we salute you!

Parents: Not everyone’s a born educator, at least not when it comes to Shakespeare or quadratic equations. Whilst many parents will be concerned about the safety for their family when their children return to school, there is no doubt of the relief that will be felt across the nation as the teaching gets passed back to the teachers.

If you have been homeschooling your children, you deserve a medal!

Students: Let’s face it, if you’re a student, you’ve started to realise over the last year how much you actually like school. The mental pressure on students over the last 12 months is huge, as learning has been majorly disrupted and students have not been able to mix with their friends. For senior schools, it means returning with the caveat of regular Covid lateral flow tests and masks now being required to be worn in some classrooms.

For most, going back to school will feel amazing and probably be quite an emotional first day back

Enjoy it whilst it lasts

For a large number of students, the return to school will not last so long. Not because we’ll be back in lockdown, but because it’s time to leave the school and move on to the next adventure that life offers.

In as little as 10 weeks after students return to school, senior school students in their final years will start to leave.

We all have our memories of school, and especially that final year. But this year is different, no leavers before them have had this much disruption to their school year.

Celebrate these last few months with School Leavers Hoodies for the exceptional #classof2021

Setting up a shop or online form is easy, contact our expert team today to get your order started.

Place your order now to guarantee on-time delivery

One thing we can’t stress enough this year more than any other is to get your order placed as soon as possible. The pandemic has taken it’s toll on garment manufacture this last few months, and some lead times are taking longer than normal. Don’t run the risk of placing orders too late and then hoodies potentially not being dispatched until long after the students have departed school.

Let us help you set up your ordering process today, and certainly try to do before Easter.

Our team will do everything we can to manage your orders for on-time delivery, but as we approach peak season even for a large leavers hoodies supplier like ourselves our lead times will become longer.

We have a huge buying power when it comes to obtaining the high-quality hoodies we customise for you, smaller companies are likely to see some problems and delays in their supply chain over the next few months.

So help us to help you, start your order today!

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online Shop or form – you decide!

Choices to make when purchasing leavers hoodies

Everyone likes a choice right? If we all did things the same way life would be pretty boring.

Ordering personalised items for several people can be a challenge. Imagine how challenging that can be when the order is for a whole school class, or even the complete year group!

At the School Leavers Company our fantastic back office team like to make things simple for those ordering leavers hoodies. We offer two simple methods for placing your orders. All you have to do is decide which one best fits your requirements.

The two choices really come down to how the hoodies will ultimately be paid for. Lot’s of schools or PTA’s opt to purchase leavers hoodies on behalf of the students, meaning payment is then based on a single invoice. Other schools and organisers ask that the students to pay for the hoodies (yeah yeah, we know it’s most likely the parents that are actually making the payment), this equates to multiple independent payments.

Want to cut to the chase and just watch a quick video to get the low down? >Go here

But first – The Hoodie

Before we get into the ordering method, it’s important to note that certain decisions will need to be made about the leavers hoodies you would like the students to have. We have multiple designs both front and back to choose from. A choice of fonts. A huge range of colours. And then there’s different types of hoodie such as our classic hoodie, two tone hoodies and even full zip hoodies.

Lockdown Leavers Design REAR LD05
Lockdown Leavers Design REAR LD05
Lockdown Leavers Design REAR LD03
Lockdown Leavers Design REAR LD03
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Lockdown Leavers Design REAR LD01

Most schools prefer to fix several of these choices before orders are opened up to students. For example a lot of schools prefer to choose a specific colour of hoodie.

You can see the full range of choices available on the website

The Online Shop

We’ll set up your own personalised shop where individuals can view their design, order and pay for their own hoodies – what could be easier!

Requesting to open an Online Shop:
We ask you to complete a simple form which gives us the information we need to set up your online shop. We send you a username and password which you can then share with your students.

Each student orders securely online:
Each student logs in to the online shop, they make the choices which you have agreed they can change (example: the addition of their nickname, or perhaps a choice of colour). They can then order and pay for their hoodie online. meaning you don’t have to handle any money or orders yourself.

We process your order & deliver!
The online shop will have a closing date when students need to have placed their order by. We will then send you an artwork approval form which contains all the names and options which were ordered by the students. Once you approve the artwork our factory will swing into action producing your order. Orders are shipped around 3 weeks after artwork approval.

The Online Form

With this option we create you a form that you log in to and fill in online. You can come back to the form as often as you need to until you have input all the info about the students.

Requesting an Online Order Form:
We’ll ask you to provide some basic information. We will then set-up a bespoke form for you. You will access the form via a secure login.

Complete your Order Online:
You can log in to your form as often as you need. You will need to supply details such as sizes, student names, quantities, colour choices etc. The more options you give your students, the more data you will need to collect. When you’ve finished simply press ‘Confirm Order’ which will then submit the order to our team for final processing.

We process your order & deliver!
Once we have received your Finance Approval Form we’ll process your order for delivery by courier in around 3 weeks.

A note on delivery dates!

Delivery dates can be shorter or longer depending on the time of year, as you can imagine we are at our busiest in May and June which can mean orders take longer to process. The earlier you can get your order completed the less your students have to wait to receive their hoodies. Lot’s of schools have now started to order much earlier so that their students can wear their hoodies during the last few months of school.

Our standard free delivery is based on bulk shipment direct to the school or organiser. But now you can also choose to make covid secure home deliveries available so that students can receive the garment directly to their door.

So it really is that simple!

It really is that easy to get your order in place. This short video breaks down the facts you need to know to place your school leavers hoodie order.

This video takes you through the options available for school leavers hoodies

Don’t delay, get your order started today.

Lockdown Leavers hoodies 2021

Student working from home during the UK Lockdown whilst wearing a leavers hoodie

This year’s school leavers need something to look forward to, yet with schools closed, exams cancelled and leavers proms extremely unlikely, there’s not much that students can be optimistic about when it comes to their final year at school.

When Schools reopened in September 2020 no one expected that come the start of 2021 we would still be under tight restrictions because of the covid-19 pandemic. Granted, it was far from an ordinary school year with students asked to wear face masks, bubble up into classes that cannot mix on campus and the constant risk of self-isolation when a classmate tests positive. But whilst it wasn’t school as normal it was still school with pupils able to see their friends and teachers able to teach their subjects.

School students are being homeschooled by parents and through online lessons
School students are being homeschooled by parents and through online lessons

As we write this blog at the start of February 2021 a huge majority of the ~7million UK school students are being homeschooled. Isolated from their school mates and their teachers, learning at the rate normally expected is a huge challenge. Schools and their teachers are doing an astounding job given the circumstances, providing a mix of on and offline learning together with supporting the children of key workers. Then there’s the amazing parents and carers that are trying their best to home school their families. Everyone is struggling, but everyone is doing their best, and we can only applaud that.

For 2021 there is still much to celebrate and be optimistic about, but the celebrations themselves will remain muted.

For those pupils in their last year of school, this is a particularly sad state of affairs. The final year of school is often the happiest, a time to celebrate the success of the last few years and look with optimism towards the future ahead. For 2021 there is still much to celebrate and be optimistic about, but the celebrations themselves will remain muted.

End of school celebrations such as proms is unlikely to happen this year, although creative virtual proms may be the order of the day. But how can students look back on this extraordinary year in the future? We’ve been making leavers hoodies since 1998, some say the original and the best, and who are we to disagree! But this year we felt that our leaver’s hoodies would possibly mean more than ever, so what could we do differently to mark this very different year?

Introducing the Lockdown Leavers designs for the class of 2021
Introducing the Lockdown Leavers designs for the class of 2021

Introducing the Lockdown Leavers Hoodies

Introducing the lockdown leavers hoodie designs. A selection of special designs to remember the class of 2021. Our designers have come up with five new unique designs which maintain the classic hallmarks of our normal leaver’s hoodies but with a choice of design elements which will remind people that 2021 was far from a normal year.

Watch the vibe of Lockdown Leavers Hoodies video

These designs, of course, won’t be for everyone, some will prefer to go with a normal design and block out all knowledge that 2021 even happened. But for those looking to celebrate leaving school in a lockdown year, look no further than these special designs.

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  • Lockdown Leavers Design REAR LD02
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  • Lockdown Leavers Design REAR LD05

However the school year ends, we wish all 2021 school leavers the very best of luck!

What will leavers parties be like in the New Year if COVID is still around?

Many pupils leaving schools and colleges this year were not only caught up in the confusion surrounding exams and predicted grades, but they also missed out on all the end of year celebrations, including leavers proms, graduation ceremonies, sports days and a whole lot more.

Obviously, everyone hopes that for next year’s pupils leaving primary and secondary school that the situation will be very much different and that the traditions enjoyed by so many school leavers in the UK in the past can return. However, it is worth being prepared and thinking about leavers parties now.

Virtual events

During the national lockdown, many schools came up with innovative ideas for school leavers to celebrate their time at their school, including virtual proms and graduation ceremonies. While these will never replace the real thing, they were at least a way of marking the occasion. Many pupils who were initially reluctant to take part in virtual events ended up enjoying the experience and getting on board with the occasion, with many schools also using it to fundraise.

Some pupils who were already disappointed by the way their school experience had ended believed the virtual events wouldn’t live up to expectations, but with a little bit of imagination and persuasion from friends and family, pupils from all across the country embraced the virtual events and dressed up in their party gear, prepared speeches and even enjoyed some dancing around their homes. Teachers and parents also got involved and joined in, applauding and celebrating what for many was an emotional end to their school education.

Leavers hoodies

One tradition that was still able to continue was for pupils to be able to purchase, or be presented with, a leavers hoodie and pupils leaving schools and colleges next year can also be sure of getting their leavers hoodies 2021. These mementos are worn with pride for many years and are a symbol of unity among a year group. Designs available include two-tone to zip-through and are available in sizes from junior up to adult. Leavers hoodies 2021 are available in a variety of colours for school leavers in the UK, with many opting for their school colours, or house team colours.

School leavers clothing and mugs

Other ideas for school leavers in the UK include other clothing such as T-shirts, polo shirts and rugby shirts. Schools can even order a US-style varsity jacket featuring the school logo.

There are also non-clothing items for leavers, including leavers’ mugs. These are printed using a dye-sublimation process, which ensures the design is permanent and 100% dishwasher and microwave safe. As well as the school logo, pupil names can also be printed, making it a truly special item to treasure for years to come.

Whatever 2021 brings, one thing that is certain is that thousands of school children up and down the country will be celebrating the end of their primary, secondary or college education and that deserves a souvenir, whatever the circumstances.

Early bird prices when ordered before Christmas!

We know what you’re thinking. You’ve heard of us, but want to be absolutely sure we are the original and the best leavers hoodies company before you begin browsing. We understand.

We’re proud of our superior brushed poly/cotton blend, and of our ingenious solutions-driven attitude to everything including generating better online ordering systems. We are the original leavers hoodies company from 1997. You’re here! You’ve come to the right place.

We create and distribute top quality school and uni leavers hoodies. All of our hoodies are customised in our Shropshire factory. Not only that the British Standards Institute awarded us certifications celebrating our attention to quality and our environmentally friendly practises. Now more than ever we understand how important it is to gather quality mementoes you can cherish.

What better way to celebrate a new era than organising your original school leavers hoodie early bird for 2021? We’re rewarding all early birds who order before Christmas with brilliant prices. Read on to discover more about our iconic merchandise and early bird prices. There’s nothing worse than missing out.

One last piece of housekeeping before we begin with our early bird prices. Make sure you factor in our delivery lead times. As you can imagine we become very busy with orders, and we always deliver on time! Delivery dates during busy periods are dependent upon our capacity. Bear in mind our delivery lead times can be from two to three weeks. And what better way to solve all these headaches than by ordering early and taking advantage of our fantastic prices?

Early Bird Prices!

Our early bird prices refer to a single printed design on the front and back of the hoodie. Please note embroidered designs for the front of the hoodie are £2.25 extra. Please go ahead and choose from our 20 fantastic colours, mix and match sizes and hoodie styles. We have loads of options online for you, detailing all the extras such as nicknames and sleeve prints. If you need a sample to help you with sizing use this link: https://www.schoolleaverscompany.co.uk/request-a-sample.html

For the junior early bird prices we’re offering 4-9 junior hoodies for £23.55 each; 10-20 hoodies for £18.55 each; 21-35 hoodies for £17.55 each and 36+ for £16.55 each. 

We are also offering adult sizes for these styles. For the school leavers early bird prices we are offering 10-20 leavers hoodies 2021 for £24.25 each; 21-35 hoodies, early bird price of £21.25 each; 36-70 hoodies for £19.25 each; 100-149 leavers hoodies 2021 for £17.25 each and 150+ hoodies for £16.25 each. All early bird prices listed include VAT and bulk delivery. You can add home delivery for an extra £3.75 per hoodie.

Our focus is making sure you get to wear one of the best uni leavers hoodies and leavers hoodies 2021 from the original school leavers hoodies company! Ordering early guarantees your order so you avoid the mad rush. 

Gather that important design information and order before Christmas for total peace of mind. Once you order, all you have to do is relax and wait for yours to arrive!

Home delivery now available for leavers hoodies at School Leavers Company!

School Leavers Company now offer optional safe and secure home delivery for school hoodies

The year 2020 has been a challenging year for everyone, but it’s been especially difficult for students, navigating the world and their studies during a global pandemic. It is a time to celebrate any positives we can get and what better celebration than the opportunity for school leavers hoodies? Not only that, the availability of home delivery for your leavers hoodies, with direct delivery to every student’s own home address!

Why order school leavers hoodies?

You’ve made it through your school years and you’re proud of your high school, your mates and your resilience during a tough time. You’re a school leaver, ready to take on the world and begin the exciting next chapter of your life. 

Why not remember this time of possibility, potential and the thrill of what could come next with a stylish and comfortable keepsake? You can have a front, rear and sleeve design if you like and, of course, you can have a name or nickname printed on the back to personalise it and make your hoodie one of a kind.

About the company

School Leavers Company was established back in 1997 and are the original inventors of the leavers hoodie. Fantastic quality hoodies, reliable customer service and fun and attractive designs make School Leavers Company hoodies a must-buy! In fact, if you have an idea of your own design, we are extremely flexible and can help you transfer this on to a hoodie. You can also go for school leavers T shirts, perfect for summer or sports.

Variety of products

It’s not only hoodies that we specialise in. There are also sweatshirts, T-shirts, varsity jackets, zipped hoodies and polo shirts. There are solid colours or two-tone colours available and the available designs range from a small badge on the upper chest to a large torso-wide brand. There is something for everyone!

Of course, it’s not only school leavers who can order their hoodies. Any club, group, class or age can benefit from our luxurious hoodies. Junior hoodies are available for year 6 and below, meaning primary school leavers are catered for too. Any logo or phrase can be used too, meaning you can order a set for every member in your club or on your trip.

Home delivery

With everything going on in the world right now, home deliveries are a blessing. Thankfully, School Leavers Company is offering home delivery with your order, meaning that every student will receive their own personalised hoodie, delivered straight to their own individual home address.

Your personalised hoodie will be precious and treasured for years to come – and so easy to get your hands on. Order your school leavers hoodie today to capture your memories in style!