Our Uniform Exchange encourages people in the Cynon Valley to recycle and donate old school uniform rather than putting it in the bin, so that other families living locally can use it.
In partnership with Citizens Advice Rhondda Cynon Taff and Cynon Taf Housing, we run collection points for unwanted uniforms over the summer holidays, and will get them to the children who want them the most, free of charge.
How do I get free school uniform?
Throughout the year, you can get school uniform from:
Citizens Advice RCT, First Floor, The Library, Knight Street, Mountain Ash, CF45 3EY
Monday, 9.30 – 12.30
Tuesday, 10.00 – 15.30
Wednesday, 13.00 – 16.00
Friday, 9.30 – 12.30
If you can’t get there, please contact Citizens Advice RCT on 03444 772020 and we can arrange a delivery. You can also ring this number to check if the items you need are in stock.
There is no qualification process when requesting school uniform, it’s on a first come first served basis.
All the items we receive will go through a checking process before being given back out. We aim to send out a school uniform that’s in very good condition for a child to wear. We do recommend that people receiving items wash them again, as some things don’t get a chance to be washed before they are needed.
We cannot guarantee having everything you need, and some items, especially ones with specific school logos, will be limited in stock.
What can I donate?
During the summer holidays, you can donate any school uniform items as long as they are in good condition, with no holes, tears or stains. Please give them a wash first and remove any name tags if possible so we can distribute them immediately.
We collect any RCT primary or secondary school uniform. We want your school trousers, skirts, ties, shirts, polo shirts, jumpers, cardigans, blazers, PE kits, summer dresses, shoes, coats, trainers, swimwear, football boots and bags – with school logos or without.
Unfortunately, we can't re-distribute uniform which has been personalised with an embroidered name.
Where can I donate?
During the Summer Holidays, bring your uniform to our collection point:
St Fagans Community Hall, Windsor St, Trecynon, Aberdare, CF44 8LL
Open 10am – 12noon weekdays;
9-11am Sunday mornings
or leave it in our Uniform Exchange bin