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

Eligibility for assistance with school uniform

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

In 2019, we provided 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.

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