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Can I get help towards my child’s school uniform costs?

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With the average annual cost of a secondary school uniform in the UK currently standing at £340 and primary school at £255, it’s a significant expense for many families. But there’s a little-known grant – offered by local authorities – that struggling families can apply for to help shoulder this cost. 

But while the grant is available nationwide across Northern Ireland, Wales, and Scotland, it isn’t in England. Instead, it’s up to individual local authorities to decide whether they want to offer the grant so it’s a bit of a “postcode lottery” as to whether your council will offer you any extra help.



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