Private Education Awards 2022

Page 16 LUX 2022 Private Education Awards School uniforms play an enormous role in setting students apart, with private schools demanding the best quality at all times. The team at Number 57 Schoolwear are Coventry’s specialist supplier of school uniforms and several elite sports equipment brands, serving as the school outfitter for the Coventry School Foundation. In the Private Education Awards 2022 from LUXlife, the team achieved incredible success. We dig a little deeper to discover more about how they did it. Number 57 Schoolwear Ltd Best School Uniform & Sport Equipment Shop - West Midlands May22327 More than 2,000 students from Nursery to 6th Form rely on the Number 57 Schoolwear team to provide their uniforms as well as staff kit, sports equipment, tour kits and formerpupil memorabilia. As the school outfitter for the Coventry School Foundation, made up of Bablake and King Henry VIII independent schools, the team have committed themselves to offering something that is the best of the best. This passion for quality is driven from the heart of the business. Founded and run by Helen Zgraja, an ex-Bablake parent, she knows the importance of what she sells and the challenges that parents face when searching for new uniforms. What she offers is a onestop-shop where everything a pupil might need can be found at a high quality and competitive price. Serving such a tight-knit community means that staff know the unique requirements for every year group and working with young people gives them an eye for judging a pupil’s size that saves a great deal of time. The school uniform purchase experience is one which can be dull and tiring. The team at Number 57 Schoolwear are committed to transforming it into one which is not only enjoyable, but makes a student feel like an essential part of the Coventry School Foundation community. Buying a uniform for the first time, or even simply moving to a new school, can be overwhelming for many. Instead of creating an environment which is serious and formal, the aim for every customer who visits Number 57 Schoolwear is to leave with a smile on their face. There’s nothing like walking into school confident that you have everything you might need. Because children grow so quickly, Number 57 Schoolwear has made a point of its ‘Return, Recycle and Reuse’ scheme. This allows customers to return any outworn or outgrown items in return for 15% discount of a replacement. The returned items are professionally cleaned and repaired where needed and sold in one of several secondhand pop-up events throughout the year. As the cost of living begins to impact individuals across the length and breadth of the UK, such initiatives will prove a welcome addition to many parents’ lives! 2022 will see Number 57 Schoolwear phasing in a new uniform for the Coventry School Foundation. With new products and services on offer, the team are set to be very busy for the foreseeable future. The news of the immense quality on offer from the team, alongside their renowned customer service, has also opened doors for the team to explore opportunities outside of the Coventry School Foundation. The hope is that 2022 will see Number 57 Schoolwear expand to offer the same unrivalled service to other independent schools. When people think of school uniforms, they think they are old-fashioned and out of date. Far from it, the Number 57 Schoolwear team consider it a way to promote pride, self-confidence, and a feeling of belonging within the student body. Wearing a school uniform creates a sense of community and equality. Everyone deserves an equal start and that’s precisely what the team at Number 57 Schoolwear provide. Company: Number 57 Schoolwear Ltd Name: Helen Zgraja Email: [email protected] Web Address: