We've been receiving calls from parents asking us about a grant of £150 towards school uniforms, following an update by the government and some articles in national newspapers.

We're sorry, but the council, in line with many other local authorities, doesn't offer the grant. We therefore can't give you advice, or tell you how to apply for help. 

You should contact your child's school in the first instance to find out if they can support you with the cost of uniforms. They should be able to offer you advice, whether you're suffering from financial hardship due to COVID-19 or other reasons, or if you're on certain welfare benefits.

It's at the school's discretion whether they offer support to buy uniforms, and isn't a decision that the council is involved in.