School uniform is a big expense so here are a couple of tips and links to see if help is out there.
With UK families spending around £52 million each year on new items it’s no wonder you may be feeling the crunch.
Grants used to be available but upon searching we believe many councils have stopped this but it’s still worth you checking – please do follow this link to see if you can claim.
You may be able to get help with school uniform costs.
It is each school that will decide its uniform and they must not discriminate based on sex, race, disability, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief.
Remember the head teacher can discipline your child for not wearing the school uniform. Your child can be suspended or expelled if they repeatedly ignore the uniform rules.
Talk to the head teacher if your child isn’t wearing the uniform, because you can’t afford it.
If you’re on a low income, you might be able to get help with some of the costs of sending your child to school, including school meals, transport and uniform.
If you get benefits such as tax credits or Employment and Support Allowance. If you’re not sure, ask staff at your local education authority (LEA).
Your LEA is the local council that deals with education in your area – you can find your LEA on GOV.UK.
You can apply for free school lunches if you get any of these benefits:
Apply for free school meals from your local education authority (LEA). You can find your LEA on GOV.UK.
We hope this helps…..