School clothing grant

(11 Posts)
Rifleponyandme Wed 10-Aug-16 01:17:47

When is the deadline to apply for a school clothing grant and how do i apply

Rifleponyandme Wed 10-Aug-16 08:55:13

Bump

SilverDragonfly1 Wed 10-Aug-16 09:00:11

If you ring your council, they should be able to give you all the info.

SilverDragonfly1 Wed 10-Aug-16 09:01:07

This will tell you if your council offers help

www.gov.uk/help-school-clothing-costs

Noonesfool Wed 10-Aug-16 09:01:31

Depends on the school Rip - it's not, as far as I know, a statutory "thing" in the UK. But most schools will set aside some pupil premium money to help with these costs.

I would email the school asking for their process. You may not get a response until the start of term though, although there may be admin staff in before then. If the school has an INSET day before the children are in then pop in, if you haven't had a response.

MeAndMy3LovelyBoys Wed 10-Aug-16 09:06:45

Does anyone know if the grant covers the whole cost or part of the cost of the uniform?

TheSnowFairy Wed 10-Aug-16 09:44:24

My school covers the whole cost for children on free school meals, and pupil premium children's circumstances are looked at on an individual basis.

dementedpixie Wed 10-Aug-16 09:48:32

In our area you get £70 clothing grant (just checked my local authority website)

Noonesfool Wed 10-Aug-16 09:51:37

Blimey. I had no idea about the government thing.

Interesting

SharonfromEON Wed 10-Aug-16 09:51:44

Our area don't do it..

dementedpixie Wed 10-Aug-16 09:59:10

Seems to differ by local authority though as our neighbouring council offer only £50

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