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.
Responsibility for the school uniform clothing and educational maintenance grant was transferred from Education Services to Social Security from 2016.
Applications for the 2019-2020 school year can now be submitted. The online application form can be found here or can be downloaded from the downloads section of this page. For parents and carers who are not in receipt of Income Support, proof of income, rent & interest on loans will need to be submitted alongside the application form. Forms can also be obtained from the Income Support counter on Level 1 at Edward T. Wheadon House (ETWH) or Reception at Sir Charles Frossard House (SCFH). If you have any questions, you can contact the Income Support team on 732500 or pop in to see us at Edward T Wheadon House.
In order to receive the school uniform grant before the start of the Autumn Term, applications must be submitted by Monday 19 August. However, applications can be made up until the Easter holidays. No grants will be issued before Monday 22 July to allow for applications to be processed.
- A full uniform grant, where given, is for a full academic year consists of:
Primary Secondary 2 pairs of trousers or skirts 2 pairs of trousers or skirts 2 polo shirts 2 shirts or blouses 1 sweatshirt or cardigan 1 jumper 1 PE kit - shorts and top 1 blazer 1 pair of trainers (Years 1-6) 1 tie 1 pair of shoes 1 PE kit - shorts 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 2018 and July 2019 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
Uniforms Uniforms & Sportwear Footwear Marks & Spencer Game Changers Fletcher Sports www.pmgschoolwear.co.uk
Fletcher Sports Intersport (Sports footwear only) Sew Much Fun
Shoe Zone Ltd Shoestring Sole Mates Ltd
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