The Welsh Government has just announced their school uniform grant for the coming school year. The grant is available for children who are currently entitled to free school meals* and going into one of the following year groups in September 2021:
Reception, Year 1, Year 3, Year 5, Year 7, Year 8, Year 9, Year 10, Year 11**
The grant is for £200 for Year 7 and £125 for all other year groups. The money should be spent on school uniform, coat, shoes, sports kit etc. and receipts should be kept until August 2022 for spot checks on spend. The grant can also be used to assist with purchasing laptops or tablets to help children when learning from home.
Parents of free school meal children will need to log back into their Swansea Account (where they applied for free school meal payments during Covid) to apply for the funding*** https://account.swansea.gov.uk/
Applications can be made from 13 July 2021 and take up to 7 days to process.
*note that not all children in receipt of free school meals are entitled to the uniform grant. Some children have their meal protected by the Welsh Government’s transitional protection scheme, as their income would be above the new free school meal threshold applied to Universal Credit. You can find more information here www.swansea.gov.uk/freeschoolmeals
**all Looked After Children (LAC) are entitled to the grant from Reception to Year 11
***asylum seekers will automatically get the money added to their Home Office ASPEN card
If you need assistance please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 01792 636611.
ALL students are required to wear a blazer, blue shirt, jumper, tie and black footwear. We have attached a copy of the school uniform policy for your information. The blazer, jumper and tie can be ordered from our approved supplier Bergoni email@example.com Please make sure you place your orders as soon as possible to avoid any disappointment.