Capital Badges Blog

The Essence of School Badges January 27 2017

School badges have been in use in a majority of schools and colleges for many years. In a conventional school setting, badges are suitable for purposes of identification, recognition of achievement and ranking. 

Badges now serve more purposes than just identification. With the rise in sexual crimes against children, it is only logical that school administrators find solutions to curb insecurity in their schools. Wearing badges can serve as a very efficient method of keeping track of all your visitors. To ensure that badges remain durable, it is advisable that you acquire metal badges. Security personnel should also wear special metal badges to set them apart from the rest of the staff.

The quality of your school badges depends on the manufacturer that you enlist. Hire the services of a professional manufacturer and acquire high quality badges for your institution.

Why choose Capital Badges? January 15 2016

Why choose Capital Badges?

lapel pin badges

With just a simple search for lapel badges, or school title badges online, you will be amazed by the hundreds of badge companies that will pop up. The challenging part after this is to find the company that will meet your specific needs.

It is important that you know exactly what you want before finding the best manufacturer and supplier of Badges online, be it lapel pins, school badges, title badges or any other type of badge. With an idea of what it is you are looking for, it will be easier for us to fulfil your requirements. We have a knowledgeable team of staff ready to help, and in the unlikely event that you can’t find what you are looking for online, your title badges can be custom designed, in a range of stunning shapes and colours, to your exact specifications.

Capital Badges, based in Letchworth, Hertfordshire, is a leading online supplier of School Badges, Title Badges, ID and Security Badges to organisations in the UK and abroad.

But what’s the need for a badge? One might ask. Well, badges have many uses, in schools and in the workplace. School title badges play an important role within the classroom. They can be used as a reward for good behavior and achievement, along with helping to identify “House Prefects” and of course “Head Boy” and “Head Girl”.

As well as title badges for schools, we also supply embroidered badges to organisations such as Brownies and Beavers and many other after school clubs. These still prove a popular choice for our customers.

Capital Badges is also the company of choice for ID cards, visitor management books, lanyards and visitor management systems, essential in schools to improve safety and accountability and invaluable too within the workplace.

Our mission statement is:

“To be the company of first choice for badges and ID products, because we actively listen to customers and strive to make their buying experience with us easy and pleasurable”

To summarise, we are always looking for ways to say “yes” to our customers, so why not call us today to find out more?

Why are Sports and Games such an Important Part of School Life? June 24 2015

Physical education, games and sports in general are now considered to be an essential part of a student's education in schools around the world.

Studies have proved that children can benefit in many ways from participating in regular sports in schools and these can include netball, football and even dancing and swimming.

Apart from the obvious health and well-being benefits, playing sports and participating in games is thought to vastly improve a student’s confidence, mental alertness and self-esteem and is also considered to be a great way to make new friends and, at the same time, encourage team building.


Sports day memories

How many of you, I wonder, have memories of School Sports Days from when you were small?

Even from a very early age, children have enjoyed the camaraderie of being part of a team and competing with other children in events such as ‘egg and spoon race’, ‘sack race’ and ‘three legged race’.

Parents and Grandparents are often invited to visit the school on Sports Day to cheer on their children and sometimes even participate themselves by joining in a parent’s race!


School sports badges and medals from Capital Badges - a great way of encouraging and rewarding sports day students

Of course, there is always a certain element of competition on Sports Day and at the end of the afternoon, a prize giving ceremony is always an exciting and much anticipated event.

What better way to motivate your budding young athletes than the prospect of being awarded a shiny medal on a beautiful coloured ribbon or even a stunning school sports badge in your school’s house colours?

Capital Badges has a vast range of school sports badges. They come in a wide selection of different colours, shapes, and finishes.

To see Capital Badges' range of school sports badges, please click here:

Likewise, if medals are your school’s prize of choice, our range is extensive. But if you can’t find exactly what you are looking for, our friendly team will be happy to assist.

To see some examples of Capital Badges' stunning range of medals and medallions, please click here:



Capital Badges Presents Its New Website April 28 2015

Here at Capital Badges we are excited by our latest step towards customer convenience and care. By using the Shopify platform, we've created a brand new website to make getting your badges and ID cards as simple as possible.

Read on to hear all about our new website and how it makes shopping with us even better for you. Once you're done, why not check it out for yourself and have a browse?

Clean, fresh design

Just as your pupils will be proud of their shiny new badges - whether they are library monitors, team captains, club members, or prefects - so we are proud of our shiny new site. We've moved things around and de-cluttered to make a crisp, welcoming environment for you to shop in. It's fully responsive, too, so you can browse happy regardless of what device you are using.

More product information

Each individual product has its own page, giving you all the information you need to decide if it is what you are looking for. On product pages you will find (depending on the item):

  • Product images
  • Product descriptions
  • Shape and size options
  • Colour options
  • Stock levels
  • Estimated delivery times
  • Similar items and related searches

Simple customisation

We offer a range of colours for many of our products. You can see a generated preview of each colour by clicking on it on the product page. If you don't see the colour you want, we have a 'custom colour' option that gives you even more choices.

What about the text? If you want custom wording on your badges, simply enter your chosen message or title into the box labelled 'Select another title' and our site will generate a preview image of the finished badge for you. Once the preview is created, you can change the colour and shape as you would with our standard models.

Easy ordering

Ordering great products for your students, visitors, or members of staff takes just a few clicks. Simply select the quantity, colour, shape, and size of the item from its product page and click the ‘Add to cart’ button. There’s even a comment box where you can request other details, or different finishes. You can check your cart at any time to see what you’ve got in it, and thanks to Shopify the entire ordering process is simple and convenient.

What hasn’t changed?

Our new website brings a better design, a simpler viewing process, and more information about our products and your options. What didn’t need to change was the quality of our products and the reasonable prices. We still have a vast range of badges, from school badges, to visitor ID cards, lanyards, fun and quirky reward badges, pins, slot punches, and clips. They come in a selection of different colours, shapes, and finishes, and you can also get in touch to discuss a custom order.

Have a look round and see the differences for yourself!