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School uniform grant

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The Uniform Grant is a means tested benefit, issued annually, intended to assist you in providing a basic school uniform for your children. The amount of grant you receive is calculated with reference to your annual household income and allowed expenses.

Applications for the 2021-2022 school year will be available from 05 July 2021. For parents and carers who are not in receipt of Income Support, proof of income, rent & interest on mortgages will need to be submitted alongside the application form. If you have any questions, you can contact the Income Support team on 222508 or email


  • Uniforms

    • A full uniform grant, where given, is for a full academic year consists of:
    • PrimarySecondary
      2 pairs of trousers or skirts2 pairs of trousers or skirts
      2 polo shirts2 shirts or blouses
      1 sweatshirt or cardigan1 jumper/PE hoodie
      1 PE kit - shorts and top1 blazer
      1 pair of trainers (Years 1-6)1 tie
      1 pair of shoes1 PE kit - shorts/skort and top
       1 pair of trainers
       1 pair of shoes
  • Guidance for Application

    • Not all applicants will be eligible for a full uniform grant.
    • It may be possible to assist with the funding of football boots, rugby shirts and football socks for secondary school pupils if these are essential items required by the school. A PE jumper or hoodie can also be issued in place of a school jumper where required. However, there is a limit to the amount of grant payable per child and these additional items may exceed the full grant. Comparing supplier prices may be advisable in this case.
    • Other than in exceptional circumstances, items of uniform that have been damaged or outgrown will not be replaced.
    • Every pupil who received a blazer between September 2019 and July 2020 will not be entitled to one this academic year.
  • List of vendors available with uniform grant

    • Listed below are the names of suppliers of school uniforms
    • UniformsUniforms & SportwearFootwear
      Marks & SpencerGame ChangersGame Changers
      Fletcher SportsFletcher Sports
       Sew Much Fun
      Shoe Zone Ltd
       ShoestringSole Mates Ltd


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