Allowances towards the cost of distinctive school clothing are made to pupils attending secondary schools. Allowances are payable at the commencement of each of the child’s first five years in the secondary school. Distinctive School Clothing is currently provided for children where the parent or carer are in receipt of:
• Income Support
• Income based Jobseekers Allowance
• Income related Employment Support Allowance
• Child Tax Credit or
• Assessable net income related to the scale of allowances determined by the local authority.
Each school has its own procedure for assistance in this matter and parents should check with the relevant school for details.
Welsh Government School Uniform Grant
The Welsh Government School Uniform Grant helps eligible pupils acquire School uniform. The scheme is targeted specifically at pupils entering year 7 of secondary school who are eligible for free school meals. Also pupils aged 11 at the start of the school year in special schools, special needs resource bases and pupil referral units who are eligible for free school meals.
The grant is £105 per eligible child
Applications must be made on a Financial Assistance form which can be downloaded or obtained from the Operation Team, Schools Department, Community Services or the relevant school.
Afon Taf High School
Bishop Hedley High School
Cyfarthfa High School
PenyDre High School