School Essentials Grant

Information for parents/carers:

School Essentials Grant

The School Essentials Grant is available to children and young people eligible for means-tested free school meals, Children Looked After and those who are classed as No Recourse to Public Funds in year groups Reception to Year 11.

Some families may not be aware that financial support is available to help with the cost of school essentials like uniform (including coat and shoes), PE kit, and stationery.

Eligible families can apply for a grant of:

  • £125 per learner
  • £200 for learners entering year 7 (to help with increased costs associated with starting secondary school)

Families are only entitled to claim once per child, per school year.

The 2023 to 2024 scheme will remain open until 31 May 2024. Please check your eligibility for this support and apply via this link.

If you have any issues with the application process, please email: