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Need to buy school uniform? Check if you can get a grant of up to £200 to help with the cost

We've searched through council websites to find which offer it – check to see if you're eligible and what you could get.

16 August 2022

Families in England could pay £50/yr less for school uniforms from next year

The cost of buying school uniform for children in England will fall from next year, after new statutory guidance was published today (19 November) meaning schools must try to keep prices down and keep branded items to a minimum.

19 November 2021

Cost of school uniform set to fall in England due to new law

Under the Education (Guidance about Costs of School Uniforms) Bill, which was rubber stamped by Parliament this week (on 29 April), the Government will set statutory guidance schools will be required by law to consider when developing their uniform policies.

30 April 2021

All Scottish councils will offer £100 school uniform grants

All eligible families will be able to receive a grant of at least £100 to cover the cost of school uniforms

11 September 2018

Chancellor pledges measures to help boost switching

George Osborne has pledged to save families up to £470 a year by boosting competition and cutting red tape

30 November 2015

Schools urged to provide more affordable uniforms

Parents should be able to buy school uniforms at the best possible price, the Competition and Markets Authority says

15 October 2015

Schools urged to keep uniform costs down

The LGA says families do not have endless cash for new uniforms and it's calling on schools to keep costs to a minimum

31 August 2012