Assistance with school uniform

You don't need to apply for assistance with school uniform, as we identify pupils who are eligible for this in June each year.

Uniform assistant grant vouchers have been issued to eligible pupils for the 2021/22 academic year are being posted to eligible parents and carers in July 2021.

Eligibility for assistance with school uniform for the start of the 2021-22 academic year

Assistance with school uniform costs is available to pupils starting years 7 to 10 who are entitled to receive free school meals at non-academy schools.

Assistance is only provided once per year; however, you may be entitled to further assistance in exceptional circumstances.

Academy schools

Contact your child's school in May of each year asking what assistance may be available if your child attends an academy school.

Contact School Services for further information.

Amount of assistance available for the start of the 2021-22 academic year

We will provide school uniform assistance in the form of vouchers to the value of:

  • £100.00 for pupils starting Year 7
  • £50.00 for pupils starting Years 8, 9, or 10

Redeem school uniform vouchers through our approved school uniform suppliers.

Information for school uniform suppliers

See our guidelines for accepting school uniform assistance vouchers if you're a school uniform supplier.

Assistance with uniform for 2022-2023 academic year

The assistance with uniform for 2022-2023 academic year is currently under review and we will update the page at the earliest opportunity.

Also see

Benefits appointments

Contact us for an appointment to get benefits advice in person at West Offices.

Make an appointment

School Services

West Offices, Station Rise, York, YO1 6GA

Telephone: 01904 551554