About Us

The Pencil Case is a fabulous, award-winning independent shop based in the heart of Cowbridge, South Wales.  Developed particularly with children and young people in mind, we stock a wide range of colourful and contemporary stationery and gifts alongside badged and plain school uniform, ballet, gymnastics and dancewear and uniform for Scouts and Guides.

Owned by mum-of-two Sally Stephenson, The Pencil Case opened in March 2014 and has been a huge success.  We were delighted to win ‘Best New Start Up of the Year’ at the South Wales Business Awards 2014 and we were finalists in the ‘Best New Business’ category at the Cardiff Life Awards 2015.

Stationery heaven!

Pens, pencils, novelty erasers, notebooks, files and folders, colouring pens and pencils, pencil cases, art and craft supplies, stickers, stationery essentials… everything you need for school and home.

We are the only stockist in South Wales outside Cardiff of the premium Leuchtturm 1917 brand of notebooks and diaries.



School uniform

We are official school uniform stockists for:

    •       Cowbridge Comprehensive School

    •       Llancarfan Primary School

    •       Llanfair Primary School

    •       Llangan Primary School

    •       Llansannor & Llanharry C/W Primary School

    •       Pendoylan C/W Primary School

    •       St David's C/W Primary School, Colwinston

    •       Y Bont Faen Primary School

    •       Ysgol Iolo Morganwg

We also stock plain primary and secondary school uniform - shirts, skirts, trousers, shorts, gingham summer dresses, PE kit, socks and tights.

If you would like us to stock your school’s uniform, please get in touch

Ballet, dancewear & gymnastics

Everything for dancers of all ages - ballet shoes, tap shoes, jazz shoes, character shoes, leotards, cardigans, tights, socks, legwarmers, headbands, bun nets, ballet bags, dance-themed stationery and gifts…

The only official uniform stockist for:

    •       The Moya Vahey School of Russian Classical Ballet

    •       The Vale School of Dance

We also have a small range of gymnastics leotards and leggings in stock, with a wide range available to order.

Birthdays & special occasions

Looking for ‘something different’?  You’re in the right place!  We can help you find the perfect present for children (and adults) of all ages.  

If you just can’t decide, our popular gift vouchers allow the birthday girl or boy to choose something special for themselves. 

We have a wide range of greetings cards in both English and Welsh, including birthday cards for every age from 1 to 100!  Not forgetting helium balloons, badges, stylish wrapping paper and gift boxes for the finishing touch.

Planning a birthday party?  We have a range of ready-made party invitations, or why not make your own with our blank cards and envelopes in a range of colours?  Decorate them with stickers and your own designs to make a truly unique invitation!  Our range of pocket money priced stationery is also ideal for party bags.

Keep up to date 

We have new products arriving all the time, so follow us on social media to keep up to date with all our exciting news and developments:

  /ThePencilCaseCowbridge     @ThePencilCaseCo    The_Pencil_Case_Cowbridge