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Distinctive school clothing grant

Allowances towards the cost of distinctive school clothing are made to pupils attending secondary schools. Allowances are payable at the start of each of the child’s first five years in secondary school.

Distinctive school clothing is currently provided for children where the parent or carer is in receipt of free school meals. This is determined on the qualifying date 13 weeks before the start date of the September term.

The grant will be automatically awarded if your child is eligible for free school meals unless their eligibility is transitionally protected. Please contact the individual school for details of how and when the grant will be issued.

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