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MEET THE SCHOOL LEAVERS HOODIES SUPERHEROES

Producing leavers hoodies is simple right? You give us a few sizes and names and hey presto, your hoodies arrive as if by magic.

Of course, it isn’t that simple, but because of the amazing superhero team here at the School Leavers Company, we can make it easy for you to place your order. The team are here to guide you through every step of the process to make sure that your students are happy with their leaver’s or trip memento.

Not all superheroes wear capes – some wear hoodies!

We’d like to take a moment to introduce you to our 5-star superhero’s.


Name: Rachel  
Job Title: Manager

Primary role:  Getting stuff done and being the Officer in charge of morale.
What did your school do for you when you left: Absolutely nothing 😥
If you had one, what would be your superhero power/skill and why: Wasp
She’s the moral voice among them, the one who gets stuff done, leading the way. If you’re looking for a strong backbone for your hero team you want the Wasp!
What is your vice to get you through the office day: Posh coffee and biscuit O’Clock at 10:00 and 15:00, along with a good dose of sarcasm.
What nickname would be printed on your school leavers hoodie and why: “Rach”, keeping it simple and to the point.
What do you enjoy doing most when you are not working: Spending time with my 2 cocker spaniels and riding my bike.
What’s your favourite quote: “Mistakes are a fact of life. It is the response to them that counts” – Nikki Giovanni
What’s your favourite thing about work for the School Leavers Company: Great atmosphere, the team and customers are brilliant.  What more could you want when you come to work.


Name: Jodie 
Job Title: Customer Service Advisor

Primary role: Making sure that the hoodies you order appear on time.
What did your school do for you when you left: We had a prom at the safari park.
If you had one, what would be your superhero power/skill and why: The Invisible Woman
Susan “Sue” Storm Richards – as she can be invisible and has force-field projections.
What is your vice to get you through the office day: Very important that we have coffee o’clock with a biscuit.
What nickname would be printed on your school leavers hoodie and why:
Bow, the position you’ll most often find me when out rowing.
What do you enjoy doing most when you are not working: You will find me with the girls, going for paddle up and down the river.
What’s your favourite quote: “You are braver than you believe and stronger than you seem and smarter than you think” – AA Milne
What’s your favourite thing about work for the School Leavers Company: Seeing what amazing hoodies our clients come up with.


Name: Vicky 
Job Title: Customer Service Advisor

Primary role: Helping to take the stress out of ordering leavers hoodies.
What did your school do for you when you left: My school arranged a prom for us, and we also had leavers hoodies.
If you had one, what would be your superhero power/skill and why: Teleporting
I love to travel, so with this superpower I could go anywhere in the world.
What is your vice to get you through the office day: Biscuit breaks!
What nickname would be printed on your school leavers hoodie and why:
Miss Vicky – I am told I’m the teacher in the team.
What do you enjoy doing most when you are not working: When I’m not working, and the world is normal I enjoy going to the gym and going on walks with my pooch Maxwell.
What’s your favourite quote: Stay positive, work hard, make it happen.
What’s your favourite thing about work for the School Leavers Company: The rest of the SLC team are great to work with and it’s satisfying to see the school’s orders leaving us knowing that you’ve been part of the process!


Name: Sam
Job Title: Operations Director

Primary role: I run the factory – all the print and embroidery is done in-house, giving us full control of the production process so I ensure all the leavers hoodies are produced efficiently, to the best possible standard and that they all go out on time.
What did your school do for you when you left: Way back in 2005, we all got leavers hoodies – I still have mine to this day (it’s a little bit tighter now).
If you had one, what would be your superhero power/skill and why: Flying
I wish I could fly – then I would be able to get to the beach quickly to go surfing.
What is your vice to get you through the office day: Chocolate and sugar in my tea.
What nickname would be printed on your school leavers hoodie and why:
Calthorpe – it’s my middle name.
What do you enjoy doing most when you are not working: Surfing.
What’s your favourite quote: People see me, and they see the suit, and they go: “you’re not fooling anyone”, they know I’m rock and roll through and through. But you know that old thing, live fast, die young? Not my way. Live fast, sure, live too fast sometimes, but die young? Die old. – David Brent
What’s your favourite thing about work for the School Leavers Company: The busy few months of May, June & July when we create the majority of the school leavers hoodies.


Name: Tom
Job Title: Sales Director

Primary role: Strategic lead for sales and business development.
What did your school do for you when you left: We organised hoodies for each individual boarding house with their own design. They looked great!
If you had one, what would be your superhero power/skill and why: Flying
I’d love to be able to fly. Travel would be so easy.
What is your vice to get you through the office day: Coffee all day long. I drink way too much of it.
What nickname would be printed on your school leavers hoodie and why:
Mason – horribly unoriginal from my mates. I’d hoped for better.
What do you enjoy doing most when you are not working: Playing golf and going to the gym.
What’s your favourite quote: “You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take” – Wayne Gretzky
What’s your favourite thing about work for the School Leavers Company: Seeing all the returning customers come back year on year and reading all the great nicknames.


Name: Angus
Job Title: Managing Director

Angus

Primary role: Overall management of the company but with specific focus on the strategy, marketing and finances.
What did your school do for you when you left: I left school many years ago and unfortunately well before leavers hoodies! But we did have a leavers party.
If you had one, what would be your superhero power/skill and why: Instant Self Healing
Would be great to be able to recover from any sports injury immediately – then I could run a full triathlon!
What is your vice to get you through the office day: Coffee in the morning – the stronger the better!!
What nickname would be printed on your school leavers hoodie and why:
Goose – what most of my school and Uni friends have called me.
What do you enjoy doing most when you are not working: I love all sports so am happy to be practising any sport.
What’s your favourite quote: “One always measures friendships by how they show up in bad weather” – Winston Churchill
What’s your favourite thing about work for the School Leavers Company: It is truly satisfying to see how the SL team are able to bring happiness to so many school leavers by getting their hoodie to them on time so that they can all wear them together!


There’s a lot of people involved in making the best quality leavers mementoes. Besides those above, we have a whole team of superheroes working behind the scenes to make our fantastic leavers hoodies happen. The team includes our designers, printers, embroiderers, marketers, finance, quality and packing.


We think our leavers hoodies team really are superheroes, but don’t just take our word for it, take a look at these amazing 5-star Truspilot reviews our customers left about the service they received:

We know you have a choice when it comes to ordering leavers hoodies for your school, choosing us guarantees the best quality designs, printing and garments you can get for the price. We throw in our amazing superhero customer service for free!

Try us today and we’ll make you look like a superhero for your school.

Contact us today to place your order.

TOP 8 WAYS TO CELEBRATE ON RESULTS DAY

Top 8 Ways to Celebrate on Results Day

Celebrate whatever the result!

2021, not what we would call a ‘normal’ year! Whether you get the results you expected or not, that’s OK. It’s important to try and celebrate what you have achieved, whether that’s academically or not – you’ve survived the most difficult period in education since the second world war and you deserve to be proud of that.” 

We discussed what to expect on result day in this previous post ‘Results Day Expectations 2021’

Results day is significant not so much for the results, but for the fact that it marks a major point in life. One part of your education is ending and you are now moving onto the next part of your life story.

Here are the TOP 8 ways to celebrate this significant moment!

1. BBQ Party

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BBQ Party

It’s summer, so get together with your fellow results receivers and party in the sun*, this can even double up as a summer send-off if you and your mates are all off to different universities. (*sun is not guaranteed, this is the UK!) 

2. Shopping trip

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Shopping Trip

Celebrations call for guilt-free shopping trips. Just make sure it’s not you that’s paying for it!

3. Food, food, food

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Food, food, food

Who doesn’t love a meal out? This is YOUR day, so it’s YOUR choice where you eat and WHO is coming with you

4. Big screen extravaganza

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Big screen extravaganza

Why not get together with your gang for a cinema trip, extra-large popcorn, VIP, the complete IMAX experience? No films that take your fancy? Some cinemas are now available to hire for the day, take your gaming device and battle your mates on the big screen.

5. Theme park

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Theme park

Feel the wind in your hair and leave all that stress behind with an adrenaline-filled day at a theme park. 

6. Spa day

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Spa day

And relax! To say it’s been a stressful time is an understatement so treating yourself to a spa day is just what you need.‌

7. Hit the Beach

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Hit the Beach

Sand between your toes, waves lapping at your ankles, fish & chips, doughnuts and the sound of seagulls? Of course, the beach! Ooh – we almost forgot the ice cream!

8‌. Leavers Hoodies

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Leavers Hoodies from the School Leavers Company

So this is an idea that lasts. It gives you a warm feeling. It’s filled with nostalgia about your school days. The Leavers Hoodie is the ultimate in school leaver mementoes.

Get your leavers hoodies in time for results day this August

We are still producing Leavers Hoodies right into the summer, and they make the perfect gift for results day. Home delivery is available, or they can be delivered to school and given out on that special day in August.

Leavers Hoodies 2021

Contact us today to place your order.

Results day expectations 2021

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It’s fair to say that results day for GCSE, AS and A levels in the summer of 2021 is not going to be like a normal year. Due to the global pandemic, exam year students have faced major disruption to their learning. But without grades, students will have no clear indication to provide when looking at their next stage of education or employment. It is for this reason that Ofqual and the Department for Education (DfE) have said that In place of exams they propose that a student’s grade in a subject will be based on their teacher’s assessment of the standard at which they are performing.

Whilst that was not the news that many wanted to hear, it was likely the only conceivable way to offer a clear playing field for all exam year students and thus provide for equal opportunity. Teachers are to follow strict guidelines and criteria for the grading of students based on what the students have been taught. There was a lot learnt from the disastrous results in 2020 and there’s hope that the 2021 system will be much fairer for students overall.

The DfE has an excellent guide entitled
What you need to know about grades in 2021

Nervous about results?

If you’re worried or anxious, talk about it. Tell your family or friends, write it down or perhaps talk to a teacher. Don’t be embarrassed about your feelings, it’s safe to say that you won’t be the only one feeling this way. The main thing to remember is that it’s just anxiety – it can’t harm you, and it will pass.

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Whether you get the results you expected or not, that’s OK

Whether you get the results you expected or not, that’s OK. It’s important to try and celebrate what you have achieved, whether that’s academically or not – you’ve survived the most difficult period in education since the second world war and you deserve to be proud of that.”

Ways to celebrate

Read our blog on the Top 8 ways to celebrate your results

Top 8 Ways to Celebrate on Results Day

TOP 8 WAYS TO CELEBRATE ON RESULTS DAY

How will you celebrate this results day? Lets face it, 2021 hasn’t exactly been great, but when you collect your results this August you should celebrate – whatever the outcome. You deserve it! We take a look at the top 8 ways to celebrate on results day.

Keep reading

From all the team at School leavers Company, we wish all students the very best for their results. But remember, whatever your achievement, you are all amazing after the year you have had!

Leavers Hoodies are still available

We are still producing Leavers Hoodies right into the summer, and they make the perfect gift for results day. Home delivery is available, or they can be delivered to school and given out on that special day in August.

Contact us today to place your order.

Leavers hoodies in production

Leavers Hoodies 2021 in production

Our factory is about to enter it’s busiest period for leavers hoodie production. As summer term approaches the orders start to roll in to fulfil the end of school year rush for personalised leavers mementoes.

Depending on the garments and designs chosen, there are a number of production methods used to create the best leavers hoodies you can get in the UK.

Embroidery

A lot of schools opt for an embroidered logo on the front. Usually placed on the left chest, embroidery adds a high quality feel to the garment. At the school leavers company, we have embroidery machines that can stitch multiple garments at the same time. You can imagine it’s quite a noisy environment, but absolutely mesmerising to watch a logo starting to take shape.

Before we can start stitching the logo you supply to us it needs to be digitised so that it’s compatible with the embroidery machine, this allows the machine to know which thread colours to use on each part of the logo. It’s much more complex than that, maybe something for another blog in the future.

You can see here a couple of logo’s being embroidered directly onto the leavers hoodies.

Screen Printing

In the majority of cases, we use screen printing to produce all other customisations on our leavers hoodies. Screen printing provides the optimum quality finish and creates garments that will stand the test of time in the washing machine (assuming you follow the washing instruction correctly).

Our large workshop is able to turn around 100’s of leavers hoodies every day. You can see a speak peek into our screen printing workshop in the video below where you can see several of the 2021 special lockdown leavers designs being printed.

A word on quality

We supply a premium quality heavyweight (300gsm) hoodie. Most wholesale hoodies on the market offered by other companies are generally poor quality and lightweight (usually 250-260gsm). Our hoodies are also a 50:50 cotton/polyester mix which makes them soft, warm and snuggly. Hoodies made with a higher cotton mix tend to fade in the wash and can feel rough against the skin.

High quality leavers hoodies

Contact us today to place your order.

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!

Take a look at some of our previous blogs:

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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.

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Lockdown Leavers Design REAR LD05
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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.

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!