If you are Experiencing any issues placing online orders please try the following...

   • Create an account on our site. Once you have made the account, please go into 'my account' on the home page and ensure both your billing and shipping address have been saved to your account.

   • Please make sure your smart phone or device is running the latest update, if you still have any issues please create an account.
   • Although the delivery option looks like it has been selected, you do have to physically select the option again yourself.

   • If you are having an issue inputting your card details, when entering your expiry date make sure the the the box is empty and only enter the digits eg. for August 2021 enter "0821" don't include the slash. If you are using a phone that has the scan card or saved card feature we recommend not using this and typing the details in manually.

If you are still experiencing issues after trying the above please add all the items require to your shopping cart & Contact us here https://emblematic.co.uk/contact, please include the following details, Full name, Email address used to registered on the website, contact number, Device, Web browser.

Need to return an item 
See our returns policy here https://emblematic.co.uk/returns-policy

Booking a Shop appointment - (only for schools listed under Longbenton Menu on our home page)
The booking system only shows up to 2 weeks in advance and new appointments come out each hour. You are still able to order online at any time.

Any other queries, Change/Cancelling orders
If you are querying an order already placed please Contact us via our contact form here.










How can I purchase my child’s school uniform?

You can place your order online, in store or post your order form in with a cheque. Please refer to our homepage to see if your specific school is availbale to purchase in store, before making your journey.

Can I order on the phone?

We do not take any orders over the phone. If you are a trade (non-school) customer please ring for advice and guidance, but order details must still be confirmed by email.  Alternatively you can place a trade order at our Longbenton branch (weekdays only).  

Where can I see my School’s Uniform

At the top of our Homepage please click on the appropriate header from the following options, to see a full list of available schools:

  • Bedlington Schoolwear Shop
  • Longbenton Schoolwear Shop
  • Online Only Schools
  • Durham High School for Girls


Click on your school to see all uniform items available.  Please refer to your school for full guidance on compulsory and optional garments.

Can I have my own garments embroidered?

Unfortunately we are unable to embroider your own garments.

In special circumstances where a specific garment is required for a medical reason or disability, please contact your school who will be able to authorise this and make any special arrangements.

What if I need a garment in a size which is not offered as standard?

We stock standard sizes for all schools however in some cases we can embroider other sizes as necessary.  Occasionally we may have to substitute another brand.  If the size you require is not available online, contact us to discuss your requirements. In some circumstances there may be an additional charge. Please note, this may take longer to process than a normal order.

Can I have my garments named?

Embroidered names are only available for certain schools.  If your school has an optional embroidered name there will be a box to type in the name after you have selected the size.  There will be an additional cost charged for this service.  Unless otherwise specified, garments are embroidered discreetly in the garment colour thread on the side seam above the rib at the bottom.  This minimises safeguarding concerns, particularly for young children. This service is only available online, with the exception of Holystone, Churchill CC, Astley HS and Whytrig MS.

Can I order online and collect in store?

No. We are unable to offer a click and collect service (with the exception of Holystone, Churchill CC, Astley HS and Whytrig MS) . You can either visit one of our stores and purchase over the counter or order online for delivery (delivery charge may apply). 

Do I need to register to order online?

You do not need to register to place an order online. You may choose to register your details, to make ordering quicker next time. If you choose to 'Checkout as a Guest' please be aware you will be unable to check the progress of your order online. 

We do NOT store payment details.  Any personal information you provide will only be used by us, and will not be disclosed unless we are obliged or permitted to by law to do so.

What do I do if I forget my password?

If you enter the wrong password, you will be able to click the prompt ‘forgotten password’.  You will be required to enter the email address on your account to reset your password. 

How can I change my details?
You can change your details by logging into your account and selecting ‘Edit’.


If an item on my order is out of stock do I have to pay again for delivery when it is dispatched?

If an item is out of stock, we do not take an additional charge for dispatching the missing item at a later date.

How can I pay for my order?

We accept most major credit and debit cards except American Express. If you need to pay by cheque, you can post in an order form with your cheque (including postage) and your order will be dispatched once your cheque has cleared.

Is it safe to use my card on your site?

Emblematic Ltd use SagePay to process your payment to offer maximum security fraud protection.   Our website is checked on a weekly basis for security threats.

How do I know that my order has been submitted?

Once your order has been placed, you will be re-directed to a confirmation page.  You will also receive an email confirming your order details – this may take up to 10 minutes. 

Can I cancel or change an order once it is placed?

Once your order has been placed you cannot change it online.  If you have made a mistake please contact us as quickly as possible.  If your order has not been processed then we will make the necessary amendments for you.  Unfortunately if your order has been embroidered or dispatched we will not be able to amend or cancel it.

How do I add to my order once it is placed?

Unfortunately once your order is placed, you are unable to change it online.  Any additional items will need to be placed on a separate order. 




Why has VAT been added to my order?

Customers are charged VAT on applicable items as determined by HMRC.  Where garments are to be worn by someone under the age of 14 (and are clearly identified as such by a school logo) then no VAT is payable.  Where garments are not for a First/Primary/Middle school (as identified by the school logo) then VAT applies to certain sizes.  The size at which VAT applies varies between manufacturer and garment and is determined by the manufacturer and HMRC.  VAT is determined by the garment and not by the child.  Where items have no logo, it is not possible that it can only be worn by someone under 14 years; therefore VAT applies on adult sizes.  VAT is payable on purchases that are not worn, for example: bags, name tags and postage.

When will I be charged for my order?

We take payment at the time your order is placed. 

How long will my order take to be processed?

As we are a very seasonal business, order timescales do vary throughout the year. During winter months orders take approximatley 3-7 days to process.  When garments are out of stock they may take slightly longer.  In circumstances where we cannot fulfil your order, because we are delayed by our supplier, we will contact you by email and provide as much information as possible. During the peak summer period we aim to dispatch within 5 working days but please allow up to 28 days.

Can I track the progress of my order?

We will email you with updates on your online order. The status of your order will be indicated in the email as one of the following:

Processing - Your order has been recieved and is now processing.




Batch Processing - Your order has been recieved and is now processing.

- Your order has reached our warehouse and items are currently being picked.

Production - Your order has reached our factory and is in the production queue waiting for the logos to be embroidred.

Part Complete - Your order has been partially dispatched.

Complete - Your order has been dispatched and will be with you soon.


Please note- Schools that are stocked in our Longbenton store, Bedlington store, Polam Hall store or Warehouse will only recieve Processing and Complete emails. All orders from our www.studentuniform.co.uk website will be updated with the extra stages as your items are made to order in our factory and take approximatley 28 days to process.






Why do I need to order by a specific date?

Timescales for delivery vary depending on how the uniform is stocked for your school. We highly recommend you place your order by the date specified on your indivial school unifrom page.

What happens if I order after the recommended date?

If you have missed the deadline please order as soon as possible as we continue to process orders all year round. We endeavour to process as many orders as possible in time for the start of the school term.  Please do not ring to chase your order within 2 weeks of ordering, it will be processed as soon as possible.

Can I purchase items without a logo from an Emblematic shop?

We do not have sufficient room on the shop floor to carry quantities of non- logo items.  Please ask a member of staff if you require a non- logo item and we will check availability with our stores department.  Unfortunately we do not carry blank items at our Bedlington or Polam Hall branches. 

Voucher/Coupon Codes at checkout?

We do not have Coupon/Voucher codes for our website in general, however your school may provide one under special circumstances. If you are entitled to a code one will be provided by the school. If you have received a code and are struggling to use it online please make sure you are logged into our website. If you still have problems with your code please call and one of oyr IT members will be able to assist.



Do I have to pay for delivery?

There are 2 delivery options available.  The charge for Home delivery is determined by the number of items on your order.  The first item is charged at £2.99 and 2 items or more are £4.99 Fixed.  Royal Mail orders are dispatched by 2nd Class post.  We also offer an option to choose courier delivery by DPD.  This costs £4.99 (inc VAT) for any number of items (up to a maximum of 30kg – which you are highly unlikely to exceed!).  DPD can be more cost effective if you are ordering multiple items, but additional benefits include: a text message & email advising when your order is going to be delivered, and an option for you to go on and change your delivery to a more convenient time.

Some schools offer free delivery to school.  This option will only show if it is available for your school.  Please note this is not available for all schools. 

How long will my delivery take to arrive once dispatched?

Royal Mail 2nd Class parcels:

  • 3-5 working day delivery, including Saturdays (from dispatch, as notified by email) (Currently during the COVID Pandemic deliveries are currently taking longer, please allow upto 7 Working Days for Royal Mail Deliveries)
  • If you miss a delivery you will receive a Royal Mail card through your door with details of where/when you can collect or how you can organise re-delivery



  • Parcel delivery in the UK before close of business the following working day (from dispatch, as notified by email)
  • Notified with 1hr delivery timeslot
  • Customer option to reschedule your delivery or have your goods delivered to a neighbour (details available from your DPD email/Text Message)


Once your parcel has been dispatched it can no longer be changed.  Emblematic are unable to alter any delivery times or methods after your parcel has been dispatched, you must contact Royal Mail or DPD directly. 

Can I request the date and time of my delivery?

We are unable to offer delivery on a specific day due to fluctuating stock levels.  If you choose to pay for DPD courier you will be notified with a time slot for delivery by DPD.  If this is unsuitable  DPD advise how you can contact them to alter your delivery to a more convenient time.

Can I send my order to an address outside of the UK?

Unfortunately we are unable to deliver to addresses outside of the UK.



What if I need to return an item?
See our returns Policy here https://emblematic.co.uk/returns-policy


 What do i do if i receive incorrect or faulty items?

In the unlikely event that you receive school unifrom items which were not what you ordered, or which are damaged or defective, please contact us here https://emblematic.co.uk/contact as soon as possible. We will ask that you return the items back to us via our free returns service and send you out replacements.




Can I order garments for a business?

Yes.  We are unable to process trade orders through the website, however it is possible to view a catalogue of products by clicking on the link at the very bottom of our homepage.  For advice and guidance on trade orders please contact us at orders@emblematic.co.uk or call into our Longbenton branch. Monday-Friday Unfortunately we are unable to take trade orders on  at our Bedlington or Durham sites.  A trade price list is available on request.

Where can I read your Terms & Conditions?

Our full terms and conditions can be found….

If you would like to contact us or need further assistance, please get in touch through our Contact Us page.



Please note that ORION is currently adjusting their sizing to more accurately match with industry standards.  As we currently have a mixture of old and new stock we will adjust your order depending on stock availability.  Whilst we will take care to ensure you receive the correct size, there may be instances in which you find they are not a perfect comparison to your existing garments.  If necessary please see our instructions for free returns and replacements which can be found at the bottom of our homepage. 






Pay later in 30 days 

Frequently Asked Questions 

Who is Klarna? 
Klarna is a Swedish payment service provider that takes end-to-end responsibility for your payment. Klarna is the provider of smooth payments to more than 
200,000 online stores. Over 85 million consumers worldwide have trusted Klarna to securely handle their payments. 

How does Pay later in 30 days work? 

Once your order is confirmed, you'll receive an email with payment instructions within two days from Klarna. You'll then have 30 days to try on your order and only 
pay when you’re happy. Complete the payment online, at your convenience, with no extra cost. You can pay via credit or debit card in Klarna.app or by logging into  

Am I eligible for Pay later in 30 days? 
To use Pay later in 30 days you must be at least 18. Whilst this option is widely promoted, Pay later in 30 days is subject to your financial circumstances. When 
choosing Pay later in 30 days, our assessment will not affect your credit rating. 

How can I increase my chances of being accepted for Pay later in 30 days? 
Klarna is unique and offers Pay later in 30 days based on a number of factors such as the order value, previous order history and item availability. If you are 18 or 
over, you can improve your chances of being offered Pay later in 30 days by ensuring you provide your full name and accurate address details and shipping to your 
registered billing address. All orders are assessed individually. Just because you have had Pay later in 30 days before does not mean it will be offered for every 
order and in turn, as it is denied does not mean it will be denied for all future orders. 

Will a credit search take place against me? 
Klarna may run so-called unrecorded enquiries (or soft credit searches) that do not affect credit scoring and are only visible to you and Klarna, but not visible to 
other lenders. Neither Klarna nor Emblematic run credit searches against you that could impact your credit rating. 

Why have I not been offered Pay later in 30 days? 
Although Pay later in 30 days is widely promoted it is not always universally available. The Pay later in 30 days method is automatically generated by algorithms 
that are dependent upon a number of factors including amount of order, the online store, previous order history and item availability. Alternatively, you are able to 
complete your order by paying by credit or debit card at the checkout. 

What are my payment options with Klarna? 
You can pay with debit or credit card immediately in the checkout or take advantage of our Pay later in 30 days payment option, where you can pay for the goods 
once you have received them via credit card or debit card. You can always monitor your outstanding payments in the Klarna app.  

What happens if I cancel or return my order?  
As soon as Emblematic have accepted your cancellation/return, then Klarna will cancel the statement or refund your payment. The return will be reflected in the 
Klarna app immediately.  

What happens if I don’t pay for my order? 
Payment is due 30 days after the item is shipped. To help you pay on time, we'll alert you two days before payment is due – you'll receive a push notification from 
the Klarna app or email reminders to pay – and, if very late, we’ll also send you a text or letter, too. Your credit score will not be impacted by using Klarna’s ‘Pay 
later in 30 days’ products even if you have failed to pay on time.  

I have been asked to go to the Klarna site. Is this correct? 
If you have chosen to Pay later in 30 days, Klarna will send you an email with further details on how to pay. Your email will contain a link to Klarna where you can 
settle your payment with your credit or debit card. You are always able to view payments instructions in the Klarna app. 

What do I need to provide when I make a purchase? 
If you want to make a purchase with Klarna you need to provide your name, address and email address. For some orders you may need to provide your mobile 
number or date of birth, too. All information will be sent to your email address, including payment reminders and links to your online statements. It's very important 
that you give us the correct details, as otherwise you will not receive the payment information. 

Is my payment information safe? 
Payment information is processed securely by Klarna. No card details are transferred to or held by Emblematic. All transactions take place via connections 
secured with the latest industry standard security protocols. 

Can I pay before the due date?  
You can pay for your order at any point after you receive the email from Klarna with the details of your payment on. Just follow the instructions on this email or in 
the Klarna app to pay for your order. 

Have you received my payment? 
If you pay by card, Emblematic will confirm your order right away. If paying by Pay later in 30 days, Klarna will send you a payment confirmation to the email 
address that you have used for your order. If you have made a payment but not received the payment confirmation, you can always check the status of your order 
and payments by logging in to the Klarna app or www.klarna.com/uk. 

What happens to my statement, when I've returned the goods?  
Once Emblematic has received the return (partial or full) and you have received their confirmation of this, an updated statement will be sent to you by Klarna if 
you've made a partial return. With a full return, your statement will be closed. You are always able to monitor the status of your order in the Klarna app. 

I've received a statement, but I've not yet received my goods.  
You have 30 days to pay, so you don’t need to pay right away. If your due date is near and there is no sign of your goods, please call Emblematic to check on 
delivery. You can also contact Klarna’s Customer Service so that we can postpone the due date on your payment or put the order on hold in the Klarna app while 
you wait for the goods to arrive.  

I have cancelled my order. How long will it take until I receive my refund?  
As soon as the store has registered your cancellation or your return, the refund will be processed within 5 business days. 

I have asked for a refund. How will I be refunded?  
If you have paid for your order with a card, the refund will be made back to the same card. If you have not paid the statement yet, then the refund will reduce the 
statement or cancel it completely. 

I haven’t received an email with my statement/payment information. 
If you do not have your statement number to hand you can log into the Klarna app or at www.klarna.com/uk, where you will find all of your orders and be able to 
make payments. 
I still have questions regarding payment, how can I get in touch?  
Visit Klarna app Klarna’s Customer Service page for a full list of FAQ’s, live chat and telephone options.