School Shop


Where to find The School Shop:

We are located on the College campus - adjacent to The Sanatorium, east of Founders House opposite the Sahara Field.

Trading Hours:

Mondays to Thursdays: 07h30 to 16h30
Fridays: 07h30 to 16h00
Saturdays: 08h00 to 12h00

Annual Closure:

The School Shop will be closed from the 16th December 2021 to the 3rd January 2022 (inclusive dates); re-opening on Tuesday 4th January 2022.

Contact:

Jerome / Melony / Marvina / Warren
Tel.: 021 659 1970
Fax.: 021 689 5708
E-Mail : info@schoolshop.co.za

Interaction:

In the Shop there is a suggestions/complaints/compliments book – please feel welcome to use this for any feedback and encourage others to do so. It helps to know what issues need attention and if you’ve experienced good service, it gives the staff a boost.

The Shop also runs a book with the name of anyone waiting for anything – if the pupil or parent’s name is not in this book, it is assumed there is no back-order; so please ensure that if there is ever anything you need that is not in stock, this must please be noted in the book.

Participating Schools:

The School Shop also stocks the uniforms of Western Province Prep School, Micklefield and Herschel Girls Schools.

The shop also stocks the uniforms of Western Province Preparatory, Micklefield and Herschel schools.

The Shop has agreements with the schools to sell all branded items and a range of products including:

  • All new uniforms and clothing
  • Sports clothing and equipment
  • Memorabilia, supporters kit, branded gifts etc.
  • Swimwear, towels, tog-bags and kit-bags
  • All touring team or group's merchandise
  • Other items eg. tennis balls, grips, everyday sporting accessories, school stationery
  • College second-hand items

History:

The Bishops Shop opened its doors on 25th September 2001. This important initiative was in response to continuous pressure from parents and staff following the need for improved service and convenience for parents in the procurement of school uniform, other school clothing, sports equipment and general items of use.

Bishops has an agreement with The Shop that includes a market related monthly rental for the premises they occupy and a 25% share in the net profit of the shop.

The revenues from second-hand items sold from The Shop form part of the payments The Shop remits to the school. All saleable used clothing that is no longer required by Bishops College learners should be delivered to The Shop – the proceeds from the re-sale of these items are used by the school to fund scholarships and bursaries, so there is no reimbursement to College parents ie used clothing is handed in for re-sale as a donation.

All funds received from The Shop are placed in the Bishops Scholarships and Bursaries Fund, administered by the College Council Investment Committee.

The agreement between Bishops and The Shop has been reviewed and renewed several times over the years. The governed cost price mark-up, the overall pricing policy and the competitive selling prices offered by The Shop (tested against other school shops and retailers of school uniforms) are monitored by the Bishops Business Manager.

The School Shop business owners are Paul Burton and Peter Kilpin.

The Shop provides us with one of the most convenient and pleasurable school shopping services that one may encounter. We know this to be true because we have visited many and we are the envy of almost all schools.

September 2021