PLEASE NOTE: AVAILABLE UNIFORM IS ONLY FOR EXISTING STUDENTS NOT FOR SEPTEMBER 2020 STUDENTS
PLEASE CONTACT THE SCHOOL FOR FURTHER INFORMATION
Harris Federation Update 2020
Covering Uniform supplied by Hewitts for the following:
Harris Primary Academies, Benson, Haling Park & Kenley
Harris City Academy Crystal Palace
Harris Invictus Academy Croydon & Harris Academy Purley
Dear Parents/Guardians of children attending the above Harris Academies,
You may well be aware that Hewitts of Croydon will no longer be supplying uniform for Back to School 2020 for New pupils starting in September 2020 despite being a well respected long standing local supplier.
We were told we wouldn't be allowed to sell any of the uniform after May 30th even to existing pupils despite having stock.
- However, We will still continue to supply uniform for existing pupils as the uniform hasn't changed (Subject to availability)
- But NOT Pupils starting school this September (Unless item not changed)
Hewitts made the very difficult decision to withdraw from the tender process partway through as the Harris Federation were forcing all their existing suppliers to enter into a one way contract despite all the above Academies we supplied wanting us to continue to sell the uniform
We made this difficult decision because we felt Parents of pupils starting in September 2020 & existing pupils were going to be forced to pay more now to cover possible world exchange rate rises & factory price increases for the next two years which we were not prepared to implement now as it goes totally against our principles.
There are many other factors, clauses & conditions we were told had to be adhered to which are totally unrealistic and commercially bad practice.
We would have loved to continue to supply your uniform.
We Thank You for your loyalty over the years & hopefully one day we will again supply the uniform if things change
Harris Federation telephone number is 0208 253 7777 for any queries