School uniforms

We provide help towards the cost of school uniforms and sports kit if you meet the two criteria below:

1. You receive any of the benefits below :

  • Income Support
  • Income based Jobseeker's Allowance
  • Income related Employment Support Allowance
  • support under the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • Guaranteed Pension Credit
  • Child Tax Credit - as long as your letter shows you have an income of less than £16,190 and do not get Working Tax Credit
  • Universal Credit - your earned income must be less than £7,400 a year

2. Your child is in:

  • year seven or
  • year nine

Applying for help with school uniform

  • if you already receive housing benefit or council tax support, your help towards school uniform will be given automatically and you don’t need to apply
  • if you have already applied for free school meals, we will look at the help with school uniform at the same time and you don’t need to apply separately
  • if you don't receive housing benefit or council tax support, you need to apply for help with school uniform

Apply for help with school uniform

Payments

We will send you a letter with a unique code and details of how you can obtain your voucher.