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Posted 1st Jul
Note - This has been taken from here to raise awareness. All credit goes to Bristol Live / Bristol Post. This isn't the full article so please see the website if interested in reading.
Not all councils are paying out, but it's worth a check
3255565.jpgParents are getting up to £150 off youngsters' school uniforms.

The School Uniform Grant could be available towards kitting out pupils for the new academic year.

The grant is part of the Education Act 1980 and is offered by the Government to help families on low incomes.

Though compulsory in Scotland, in England it is not a statutory right and many councils have had to scrap or reduce due to funding rows.
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How to apply for the school uniform grant

If you have a council that offers it, here's how to apply

If you're on a low income and claim one of the below benefits, you'll be able to enquire about the scheme from today.

Applications typically opened on June 30 - when mums, dads and guardians can submit their forms online.

To be eligible, you have to be earning less than £16,190 a year.

To find out if your council offers it, enter your postcode into the Gov.uk page for school uniform support.

Once you've located your authority, you'll also be directed to other types of support you might qualify for around 'education and learning' such as travel relief, free school meals and help with childcare.

Who qualifies for help?

The Education Act stipulates that "local authorities must make provision for the clothing of pupils that would otherwise be unable to afford schoolwear" - however, it's not compulsory in England.

The amount you can claim depends on your local council's budget, however as a general rule, grants are available for people on a range of benefits including job seeker's allowance, income-related employment or support under the national asylum seekers support system (Nass).

You can also apply if your annual income is less than £16,190.

It's worth noting that the scheme won't be applicable if your child is enrolled at an academy as these are independently-run.

To claim the grant you must be receiving one of the following benefits:

Income support

Job seeker's allowance (income based)

Child tax credit - provided you are not entitled to working tax credit

Employment Support allowance (ESA)

State pension - this benefit must be your sole source of income

Support under Part IV of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999

Universal Credit

You must also prove that you are legally responsible for the child by sending the school admissions and benefits team a recent copy of your bank statement confirming the payment of child benefit to your account.

When should I apply?

Generally applications can only be made between 30 June and 30 September - however it's worth double checking this date with your local authority.

You'll have to re-apply per child for each academic year. Some councils will only pay the grant once.

How will I be paid?

By cheque, which must be paid into a bank or building society account in your name.

I hope this has been useful.
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My daughters primary school changed their policy last year. They now have to have a school polo with logo (purple) , PE top with logo (green), jumpers and cardis with logo and they are all over £10 each which is absolutely ridiculous. The clothes are only available from the school office and school sets the price. (we're verqtinly not in a posh area) Thankfully my daughter is leaving in 3 weeks.

Just been looking into high school Blazers for her and again they have to have a logo and are £32. Again only available from the high school and they set the price.

I think in general school uniform (asda, Aldi etc) is quite well priced but I think councils or the government need to stop schools demanding children to wear these polos or shirts with logos that you can only buy from that school because £10.99 for one is ridiculous.
Make sense of this my comment had almost 20 likes and it was removed?

stating We've deleted your comment from the following thread. Please be courteous and respectful of other site users at all times and avoid engaging in arguments. My comment actually asked that we avoid arguments lol
Surprise surprise ...single dads with shared parenting receiving NO child related benefits do not qualify.
We hear so much about the 'wage gap'......nothing about the ' parenting gap'.......country is a joke
Wow. Guys, if your kids are losing that many specialised expensive jumpers you can't be that hard up. I had ONE jumper for each school I went to, had to sew it back together after some moron cut a hole in the arm in Upper school. I would have been ashamed to face my poor hardworking Mum to ask her for a new one.

If you're hard up you need to tell your kids, don't just say "no you can't have it" explain why. Teach them money skills young, there's no money tree. Especially now money is plastic Also, teach them how to sew!

Agree 100% schools shouldn't be allowed to dictate the exact item kids wear, can get into the £100s rather than £10 for a full set from a supermarket.
Edited by: "otherside27" 1st Jul
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NIgelK01/07/2019 09:56

Well said. Always the same with a post like this.


And, maybe pass details on to youth groups etc?
Portsmouth are not running this.
Not available in my borough but a good help if you can get it
not in Warwickshire
Our council doesn't do grants but they do a Uniform.bank.
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Make sense of this my comment had almost 20 likes and it was removed?

stating We've deleted your comment from the following thread. Please be courteous and respectful of other site users at all times and avoid engaging in arguments. My comment actually asked that we avoid arguments lol
School Governing Bodies are responsible for deciding whether pupils should wear a school uniform.

Generally, school uniforms should be available in high street shops and other retail outlets, rather than from just one supplier. Schools should also offer arrangements so that no family feels unable to apply for a place for their child because of the cost of the uniform.

If you're a parent and you have a question about school uniforms, you should contact the individual school for details of their uniform policy and any sports kits.


Thats what comes up
My daughters primary school changed their policy last year. They now have to have a school polo with logo (purple) , PE top with logo (green), jumpers and cardis with logo and they are all over £10 each which is absolutely ridiculous. The clothes are only available from the school office and school sets the price. (we're verqtinly not in a posh area) Thankfully my daughter is leaving in 3 weeks.

Just been looking into high school Blazers for her and again they have to have a logo and are £32. Again only available from the high school and they set the price.

I think in general school uniform (asda, Aldi etc) is quite well priced but I think councils or the government need to stop schools demanding children to wear these polos or shirts with logos that you can only buy from that school because £10.99 for one is ridiculous.
Most areas not included!
nadhaw01/07/2019 10:57

My daughters primary school changed their policy last year. They now have …My daughters primary school changed their policy last year. They now have to have a school polo with logo (purple) , PE top with logo (green), jumpers and cardis with logo and they are all over £10 each which is absolutely ridiculous. The clothes are only available from the school office and school sets the price. (we're verqtinly not in a posh area) Thankfully my daughter is leaving in 3 weeks.Just been looking into high school Blazers for her and again they have to have a logo and are £32. Again only available from the high school and they set the price.I think in general school uniform (asda, Aldi etc) is quite well priced but I think councils or the government need to stop schools demanding children to wear these polos or shirts with logos that you can only buy from that school because £10.99 for one is ridiculous.


Agree my sons school jumper is £15 he lost one a few days ago i will not be replacing it with a logo one if it isn't found as it was left in the class room with his name on it so it has been taken and the only ones in the lost property are full of holes and stains
My council doesn't have a uniform fund they give out £20 for kids going into 2 highschools in the borough if your on low income which i find abit ridiculous what about everyone else
nadhaw01/07/2019 10:57

My daughters primary school changed their policy last year. They now have …My daughters primary school changed their policy last year. They now have to have a school polo with logo (purple) , PE top with logo (green), jumpers and cardis with logo and they are all over £10 each which is absolutely ridiculous. The clothes are only available from the school office and school sets the price. (we're verqtinly not in a posh area) Thankfully my daughter is leaving in 3 weeks.Just been looking into high school Blazers for her and again they have to have a logo and are £32. Again only available from the high school and they set the price.I think in general school uniform (asda, Aldi etc) is quite well priced but I think councils or the government need to stop schools demanding children to wear these polos or shirts with logos that you can only buy from that school because £10.99 for one is ridiculous.


I agree.
My son is starting secondary school in September and the school blazer with the logo is a ridiculous £52!
School trousers with the logo are also compulsory at a cost of £27 each. Not to mention the tie, and full PE kit which also require the school logo.
Not in Bradford
nadhaw01/07/2019 10:57

My daughters primary school changed their policy last year. They now have …My daughters primary school changed their policy last year. They now have to have a school polo with logo (purple) , PE top with logo (green), jumpers and cardis with logo and they are all over £10 each which is absolutely ridiculous. The clothes are only available from the school office and school sets the price. (we're verqtinly not in a posh area) Thankfully my daughter is leaving in 3 weeks.Just been looking into high school Blazers for her and again they have to have a logo and are £32. Again only available from the high school and they set the price.I think in general school uniform (asda, Aldi etc) is quite well priced but I think councils or the government need to stop schools demanding children to wear these polos or shirts with logos that you can only buy from that school because £10.99 for one is ridiculous.

Would be interested to know if this school is an academy.
I was advised that a school near me had done this due to the amount of debt they had. I always take these things with a "pinch of salt" but at the time I was a LG employee and they worked at the school, so I have no reason to doubt them.
Not in West Sussex
Some local authorities only pay if a child is moving from primary to secondary education, it's an unfair system that needs to be standardized so everyone's the same.
nadhaw01/07/2019 10:57

My daughters primary school changed their policy last year. They now have …My daughters primary school changed their policy last year. They now have to have a school polo with logo (purple) , PE top with logo (green), jumpers and cardis with logo and they are all over £10 each which is absolutely ridiculous. The clothes are only available from the school office and school sets the price. (we're verqtinly not in a posh area) Thankfully my daughter is leaving in 3 weeks.Just been looking into high school Blazers for her and again they have to have a logo and are £32. Again only available from the high school and they set the price.I think in general school uniform (asda, Aldi etc) is quite well priced but I think councils or the government need to stop schools demanding children to wear these polos or shirts with logos that you can only buy from that school because £10.99 for one is ridiculous.


Buy asda cardigans and get the logo printed ebay has many embrodery business message them send you old cardigan and new and only pay for embrodery(cheeky) done
my kids school jumpers are 15 quid each and my twins lose about 5 a year lol
NIgelK01/07/2019 11:01

Dont get your point tbh?


What's so hard to understand?

Youth wear the uniforms, and a focal point in communities can be a Youth Club.

Parents may find out about this deal at the clubs when paying costs etc.

If you still don't get it, I hope you can get adult size school clothes - go back to school.
Misleading - Need to be receiving benefits under a certain amont.
jaade01/07/2019 12:21

Misleading - Need to be receiving benefits under a certain amont.


Its states on a income under a certain amount OR in receipt of benefits
Not in Worcestershire
Save a few clicks for anyone living under Lancashire County Council:

We will only consider offering assistance with school clothing in very exceptional circumstances.

We will generally only consider applications for assistance where the applicant is eligible for free school meals and one of the following grounds is also satisfied:

- Where a pupil is the victim of severe family dislocation, especially where there is a need for the pupil to be moved and have to change school.

- Where a pupil’s household has been affected by fire or flood and their school clothing is damaged or lost.

- Where a pupil is the subject of a statement of special educational needs or education, health and care plan and where the terms require a change of school during the academic year.

- Where a pupil’s medical condition warrants additional support.

We will also consider applications for assistance where there are other exceptional circumstances.

A low income in itself would not generally be considered as an exceptional circumstance.

Edited by: "leehardacre" 1st Jul
Surrey County Council do not provide school uniform grants, but if you are on a low income you may be able to get some funding through your child's school as some schools have discretionary funds.
Shocked by school demanding polo shirts and trousers with logo?! I remember only the sweater needing the school logo, everything else could be bought generic...

And since when did polo shirts replace a normal one? Nothing better than fighting the class clown and coming off worse until you get a good hold of his shirt and rip it open bursting away the buttons... causing everyone to laugh while he starts blubbing. Must be to save the school's embarrassment of explaining to parents why their cherub has a safety pin holding his shirt together at home time. Ah the joys of primary school
TheAngryMob01/07/2019 12:19

What's so hard to understand?Youth wear the uniforms, and a focal point in …What's so hard to understand?Youth wear the uniforms, and a focal point in communities can be a Youth Club.Parents may find out about this deal at the clubs when paying costs etc.If you still don't get it, I hope you can get adult size school clothes - go back to school.



I don't get why you quoted me? I was agreeing with the op on hoping people didn't go on about freebies and benefits etc. It's great for people who are eligible.

Perhaps you should go back to school and learn to read?
Edited by: "NIgelK" 1st Jul
nadhaw01/07/2019 10:57

My daughters primary school changed their policy last year. They now have …My daughters primary school changed their policy last year. They now have to have a school polo with logo (purple) , PE top with logo (green), jumpers and cardis with logo and they are all over £10 each which is absolutely ridiculous. The clothes are only available from the school office and school sets the price. (we're verqtinly not in a posh area) Thankfully my daughter is leaving in 3 weeks.Just been looking into high school Blazers for her and again they have to have a logo and are £32. Again only available from the high school and they set the price.I think in general school uniform (asda, Aldi etc) is quite well priced but I think councils or the government need to stop schools demanding children to wear these polos or shirts with logos that you can only buy from that school because £10.99 for one is ridiculous.



Complain to the CMA.
16 hrs work & child tax credits, HB and almost full CT support, maybe some absent parent maintenance - surely you protect the most vulnerable on DWP not those raking it in with minimal work... if you have that income and can’t afford a school uniform you need Social Work investigating why your kids Child Tax Credits aren’t priority spent on them.
Edited by: "seaniboy" 1st Jul
I've just emailed Leicester City Council. My daughter starts year 7 and it is compulsory to purchase a school approved IPAD at a cost of £250! and no you can't use your personal one at home!
leehardacre01/07/2019 12:35

Save a few clicks for anyone living under Lancashire County Council:We …Save a few clicks for anyone living under Lancashire County Council:We will only consider offering assistance with school clothing in very exceptional circumstances.We will generally only consider applications for assistance where the applicant is eligible for free school meals and one of the following grounds is also satisfied:- Where a pupil is the victim of severe family dislocation, especially where there is a need for the pupil to be moved and have to change school.- Where a pupil’s household has been affected by fire or flood and their school clothing is damaged or lost.- Where a pupil is the subject of a statement of special educational needs or education, health and care plan and where the terms require a change of school during the academic year.- Where a pupil’s medical condition warrants additional support.We will also consider applications for assistance where there are other exceptional circumstances.A low income in itself would not generally be considered as an exceptional circumstance.


Child Tax credits aren’t low income that’s why, DWP is low income, it’s about enforcing Personal Responsibility.

And those in dire circumstances, get a little extra support. Just like Child Tax Credits takes them out that already.
Edited by: "seaniboy" 1st Jul
NIgelK01/07/2019 12:53

I don't get why you quoted me? I was agreeing with the op on hoping people …I don't get why you quoted me? I was agreeing with the op on hoping people didn't go on about freebies and benefits etc. It's great for people who are eligible. Perhaps you should go back to school and learn to read?


If you'd explained your three word comment,I wouldn't have needed to speak as if you hadn't have gone to school :-p
TheAngryMob01/07/2019 13:28

If you'd explained your three word comment,I wouldn't have needed to speak …If you'd explained your three word comment,I wouldn't have needed to speak as if you hadn't have gone to school :-p



Hmmm seems like you need to learn to count too My comment was brief but self explanatory.
I don't qualify for this, which I don't have a problem with. I also don't have a problem with supplying uniform for my kids to wear to school, I would prefer to have generic clothing, rather than logo'd clothing, but again, it isn't a big deal. Bearing in mind my kids are very young, not teenagers, what infuriates me is that they go to school in their nice stuff, which they then don't come home with. It isn't in the lost property bin, which means someone has got it somewhere!
NIgelK01/07/2019 11:01

Dont get your point tbh?


"Don't get it" other words are superfluous, as they add no context.

If you'd said something similar to "Why quote me", as you kinda said in your second comment, I could have replied along the lines of being merely building on your initial positive comment.

This has taken the thread a bit off track, can we just get on with the main topic?
Tameside council don’t do it - you put your postcode in on gov.uk website and it comes up with the council, click on it then it says apply for school meals and bus passes for children going to school over 3 miles from home. Some individual schools in the Tameside area offer vouchers towards uniform.
TheAngryMob01/07/2019 14:01

"Don't get it" other words are superfluous, as they add no context.If …"Don't get it" other words are superfluous, as they add no context.If you'd said something similar to "Why quote me", as you kinda said in your second comment, I could have replied along the lines of being merely building on your initial positive comment.This has taken the thread a bit off track, can we just get on with the main topic?



Fine by me. Still don't know why you originally quoted my first comment though and your go back to school remark. Not sure why you involved me at all.
They don’t do it in North Tyneside either thanks
Edited by: "Geordie_tom" 1st Jul
nadhaw01/07/2019 10:57

My daughters primary school changed their policy last year. They now have …My daughters primary school changed their policy last year. They now have to have a school polo with logo (purple) , PE top with logo (green), jumpers and cardis with logo and they are all over £10 each which is absolutely ridiculous. The clothes are only available from the school office and school sets the price. (we're verqtinly not in a posh area) Thankfully my daughter is leaving in 3 weeks.Just been looking into high school Blazers for her and again they have to have a logo and are £32. Again only available from the high school and they set the price.I think in general school uniform (asda, Aldi etc) is quite well priced but I think councils or the government need to stop schools demanding children to wear these polos or shirts with logos that you can only buy from that school because £10.99 for one is ridiculous.


You're absolutely right.
Wow. Guys, if your kids are losing that many specialised expensive jumpers you can't be that hard up. I had ONE jumper for each school I went to, had to sew it back together after some moron cut a hole in the arm in Upper school. I would have been ashamed to face my poor hardworking Mum to ask her for a new one.

If you're hard up you need to tell your kids, don't just say "no you can't have it" explain why. Teach them money skills young, there's no money tree. Especially now money is plastic Also, teach them how to sew!

Agree 100% schools shouldn't be allowed to dictate the exact item kids wear, can get into the £100s rather than £10 for a full set from a supermarket.
Edited by: "otherside27" 1st Jul
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