School uniform and equipment grant (Pupil Development Grant)

If your child is in reception, year 1, 3, 5, 8, 9, 10 or 11 and you receive a qualifying benefit, you may be entitled to a grant of £125.00 towards the cost of their school uniform, sports kit and equipment such as laptops or tablets.

Year 7

If your child is in year 7 and you receive a qualifying benefit, you may be entitled to a grant of £200.00 towards the cost of their school uniform, sports kit and equipment such as laptops or tablets.

Looked After Children

A grant can also be provided for a looked after child attending any school year without the parent, guardian or carer receiving a qualifying benefit.

Special schools, special needs resource bases and pupil referral units

You may be eligible for a grant if your child is in a special school, special needs resource base or pupil referral unit, and is aged 4, 5, 7, 9, 11, 12, 13, 14 or 15.

Qualifying benefits

You will only qualify for a school uniform and equipment grant if you receive at least one of the following:

  • income support
  • income based job seekers allowance 
  • income related employment and support allowance 
  • child tax credit (but not working tax credit) with an annual income below £16,190 (April 2011) 
  • pension credit (guaranteed credit)
  • Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • Universal Credit and your yearly net earnings must be no more than £7,400.

You cannot receive a school uniform and equipment grant if you are in receipt of Working Tax Credit.

How to apply for a school uniform and equipment grant

You can only apply for a school uniform and equipment grant from the local authority of where your child goes to school.  

If your child goes to a school in Denbighshire, you can apply online for a  grant.

If you are eligible for free school meals as well as the school uniform and equipment grant, you can use the same online application form to apply for both. 

Apply online

Apply online for a school uniform and equipment grant (for a child going to a Denbighshire school)

Looked after Children

Apply online for a school uniform and equipment grant for a looked after child

Information from other Local Authorities

More information

Some schools have a policy to provide help towards school uniform costs for pupils in year 8 and above, please contact your child’s school to find out if they can help.