Welcome to the New Starter Hub
The New Starter Hub has all the information you’ll need to make shopping for Back to School a breeze! Explore this page to find out about booking an appointment, shopping online, grabbing some great deals, and much more.
Whether you’re buying for a new starter, or looking for some Back to School offers - we’ve got what you need.
Did you know?
It saves to shop early!
Shop before the August rush and benefit from…
Shop in June and July and get up to 30% off selected essential and accessory items.
Entry into our
25 lucky winners will be selected at random to win back the cost of their basket total! Make sure to book an appointment for June or July to be entered in!
We always offer no-quibble returns, but on the run up to September we've extended our returns period so you can shop with confidence and exchange any purchases if your child has a growth spurt.
No time to shop in-store, no problem. During Back to School, we extend our opening hours to weekends too. Check your local store opening times for
Booking an appointment
It's easy, simply fill out the form below. Our store appointments not only make shopping for uniforms a breeze but mark the start of your child’s new school journey.
Booking an appointment with us means we can kit your child out with their new uniform and sportswear in one simple shop.
It's encouraged that you to book 1:1 appointment in advance at your local store. We will be able to accept walk-ins but please be aware that without an advance booking, there may be a wait to see one of our team.
How to book
- Select which school your child will be attending.
- Select from our list of stores that supply your school.
- Choose a day and time that suits you, and follow the booking steps.
- Provide your details, this helps us make sure your appointment is quick and easy.
- You will get an email confirmation, please save the email if you need to cancel/change your appointment.
Book your appointment
Step 1: Find your school
Step 2: Select your store
Step 3: Is student a new starter?
Prefer to shop online?
Click one of the buttons below to get started, or if you still need a helping hand our FAQ section below should answer any questions you may have.
We have a great range of size guide charts and sizing videos so you can shop for your child's uniform with complete confidence! Take a look at all our sizing tips and guidance on our Size Guide page to see how simple measuring at home can be!
We've put all our years of experience and knowledge into some top tips for uniform shopping - whether you're a new starter or have shopped with us before!
Frequently asked questions
How do I change my password?
Go to the My Account page and click the "Change Password" link. Type in your current password, enter a new password and confirm the new password, then click the "Save" button.
How do I change my email address?
Go to the My Account page and click the "Edit" link. Select "Change Email", type in the new Email Address and your current password, then click the "Save" button.
Can my account have multiple children?
Yes - if you did not add more than one student when creating your account, you can do so on the "Managing Students" page via the "My Account" page. There is a limit of 10 students per account.
One of my students has finished school. How do I remove a student from my account?
You can remove students from your account on the "Managing Students" page via the "My Account" page. Find the student you want to be removed from your account and move them over to the "Graduated Students" section.
Can I change the school my student is assigned to?
Yes - you can edit the school a student is assigned to on the "Managing Students" page via the "My Account" page. Find the student you would like to edit and click the pencil icon.
Can I order for more than one student in the same purchase?
Yes - you can order for as many students as you like within the same purchase. My students go to different schools.
Can I purchase from both schools in the same order?
You can order for students from different schools at the same time. The only difference is the order will no longer be able to be Delivered to School.
If the account is set up in my student's name, will my credit/debit card still be processed?
Yes, the name on the account does not need to match the name of the person making the payment.
We recommend checking your child’s measurements before buying, using our top tips to ensure the best fit. To get the most accurate measurements, where possible measure over the undergarments most likely to be worn, rather than over outer clothing.
Please Note: All of the sizes of our garments are given in inches.
- Height – This is best done barefoot, with feet together flat on the ground and back against a wall; measure from the top of the head to the ground.
- Neck – Place the tape measure where the shirt collar would normally sit around the base of the neck. Leaving a little extra room is very important so that the collar is comfortable, so make sure not to pull too tightly.
- Chest – Take the tape measure through the underarms, around the fullest part of the chest.
- Waist – Measure the natural waistline, not pulling too tightly to ensure comfort.
- Hips – Standing straight with the heels together, take the tape measure around the fullest part of the bottom.
- Inside leg – This time shoes on; measure from the inside leg to where the trouser is normally worn on the shoe. If you’re unsure, trousers should sit approximately 5cm from the ground.
How to book an appointment
- Select which school your child will be attending
- Select from our list of stores that supply your school
- Choose a day and time that suits you, follow the booking steps
- Provide your details, this helps us make sure your appointment is quick and easy
- Once confirmed please print your confirmation
- You will get an email confirmation, please save the email if you need to cancel/change your appointment
Attending your appointment
- One parent, one child per appointment where possible
- Wearing a face mask is recommended
- Arrive 5 minutes before start time
- On arriving, check-in with our concierge at the front door
- Use hand sanitiser, available on entry and exit
- One of our experienced team will guide you through your school’s uniform needs and help you get the right sizes
How much does delivery cost?
Home delivery costs £4.99 for orders.
If your school offers a weekly delivery, this will also be free of charge.
When will my delivery arrive?
If all of your items are in stock delivery will be within 7 working days. If you have placed an order that includes a pre-order item then we will hold your full order until we can despatch in one go. Should your pre order item(s) exceed 3 weeks to arrive into stock we will despatch your in stock items and any pre order items will follow as soon as they become available.
Does my delivery to home need to be signed for?
Yes, however, we are able to leave the parcel with a neighbour or in a safe place.
When I select 'Deliver to School', where do I collect my order?
Deliveries are usually made to the school's main office, your parcel will be labelled with your student's name. For more information please contact your Schools main reception.
Do you offer an exchange service?
Web/phone orders - We do not offer an exchange service for orders being returned by post. All returned items will be refunded via the original payment method and you will need to place a new order.
In-store orders - We do offer an exchange service if purchased in-store and returned back to store.
If the garments do not fit, can I return them?
Yes, we offer a 28 day Returns Policy, however we have an extended returns period for any purchases from 30th May 2022 returned on or before 12th September 2022. Items which are not in their original packaging or have any tags removed will not be eligible for a refund.
How do I return my order placed online for a refund?
Please include your returns form in your parcel and go to the Royal Mail link to print off a free tracked returns label. This can also be printed at the Post Office. Once we have received your parcel, you will receive a confirmation email.
How long does it take to process my refund?
Please allow 2 working days for the parcel to reach us and a further 14 working days (depending on the time of year) to process your return and refund.
How do I return my order placed in-store for a refund or exchange?
Please visit our store during the opening hours and they will issue your refund or exchange.
Can my child’s School return the items for me?
No, it’s the parents/guardian's responsibility to return the items.
What should I send the items back in?
Please use the same packaging you received the items in. If this isn’t possible please ensure the items are packaged in a secure bag and the pre-paid sticker covers your address label to avoid the parcel being returned back to you.
Click & collect
Our ‘Click & collect’ service is currently unavailable.
Offers & competitions
- This prize draw includes all Monkhouse orders made in-store and online in June & July 2022.
- Your Order ID will be entered into the draw and if you are drawn as the winner you will receive a full refund for that order.
- To be entered into the prize draw, your Back to School shop must be purchased between 1st June 2022 - 31st July 2022.
- There are a total of 25 prizes only to be won.
- The winners will be drawn at random by 20th August 2022.
- No minimum spend is required.
- Customers can be entered into the prize draw multiple times if more than one order/ in-store purchase is placed, however, you can only win back the cost of 1 order/purchase.
- Your prize (a full refund for your purchase total) will be refunded by 30th September 2022.