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

You will be sent a payment within three weeks of us processing your award.

If your child is going into year seven or nine in September, you will receive your cheque by the end of August.