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