Pupil Development Grant

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.

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.

When to apply

2020/2021 School year

This grant is now available for pupils who are in reception, year 1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 9, 10 or 11 during the 2020/2021 school year. The closing date to apply for a school uniform and equipment grant for the 2020/2021 school year is 30 June 2021.

2021/2022 School year

Applying for a grant for a pupil going into reception, year 1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 9, 10 or 11 during the 2021/2022 school year opens from 15 July 2021. Applications for the 2021/2022 school year made before 15 July 2021 will be disregarded without any notification.