• Radley College, Abingdon, Oxfordshire, OX14 2HR
  • Telephone: 01235 543000, Fax: 01235 543106





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New Boys Clothing

The following information is intended for new parents. Forms should be completed only after parents have received the New Boys Pack.

Sportswear, Daywear and Shop

Please do not order any clothing until your son has a confirmed place in the school ie. after results for the Academic Scholarship, 13+ Funded Place or CE.  You will not be able to order a Gown or Tie until your son’s Social has been confirmed.


Sportswear is supplied by Radley College and should be bought from our ‘Pop Up’ shop at Radley.  A list of required Sportswear can be found on the New Boys Form page and there is also a link to the relevant Order Form on the right of this page.  Once completed, this Order Form should be returned to shop@radley.org.uk.  If you can’t get to the ‘Pop Up’ shop then please place your order by completing this form and returning it to:  The Admissions Office, Radley College, Abingdon, Oxfordshire, OX14 2HR by 1st July 2018.  Please also see Sports Equipment.


Daywear is supplied by Shepherd and Woodward. A full list of Daywear is as follows:

  • 1 Gown (social specific)
  • 1 Social tie
  • 4 Sock bags
  • 1 Plain dark grey suit
  • 1 Blazer
  • 1 Navy blue or grey pullover (V necked)
  • 2 Pairs of dark grey trousers
  • 7 Pairs of plain dark socks
  • 2 White formal shirts
  • 6 Formal weekday shirts
  • 6 Pairs boxer shorts/pants
  • 1 Pair black leather shoes (not suede)
  • A selection of casual clothes for the weekend

You can buy Daywear by ordering on line at www.shepherdandwoodward.co.uk/radley or by visiting their High Street shop in Oxford. However, it would probably be most time-efficient if you bought daywear from our ‘Pop Up’ shop in the Mansion at Radley:  Monday 25th - Saturday 30th June 9.30-4pm.


POP UP SHOP:  Pop Up’ shop in the Mansion at Radley:  Monday 25th - Saturday 30th June 9.30-4pm.

Come and try on and place orders for Daywear and Sportswear. No appointment is necessary but it would be helpful if you could email or call Derek Copson (Shop Manager) at shop@radley.org.uk or 01235 543108 to let us know the day that you intend to come. Thank you.

Name Tapes

Radley will order school name tapes and will arrange for all his daywear (from Shepherd and Woodward) and his sportswear to be named and ready for his arrival at Radley in September.  We will also send a good quantity of name tapes to you for any other clothing that he is bringing to Radley.

Leisure Dress

After lunch on Saturday and after morning Chapel on Sunday boys may wear leisure dress. Casual footwear (e.g. deck shoes) is advisable.  The current school rules define permissible leisure dress more precisely and boys have to obey the spirit of the regulations, which are aimed at comfort rather than expensive showiness.


Parents should ensure that all clothes and duvets are suitable for machine washing and tumble drying (ideally, polycotton). Hand washable items cannot be laundered at school. There is a dry cleaning service for suits, gowns, jackets etc. for which there is an extra charge. There is no extra charge for laundry, the cost of which is included in the basic fees.

Shop: Pocket Money/Cashless Cards

We operate a ‘cashless card’ system (EPOS) for purchases of food and drink in Shop and the Clocktower Court Coffee Shop.  Your son will automatically have £80 credit on his account and this can be topped up by you if required later in the term.  Shop also accepts cash and, from parents, credit cards.

In terms of pocket money, the norm for a new boy is approximately £40 per term and this money should be placed with the Tutor's Social bank, either in the form of cash or by cheque made out to ‘Radley College A/C’.

When your son is at Radley he will be able to buy replacement items of clothing through Shop or you can continue to go via Shepherd and Woodward.

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