Parents Reminded Of School Uniform Grant

Parents of school age children have been reminded that a grant scheme is available to help pay for uniforms.

Pupils in Primary, post-primary and special schools are covered by the Education Authority's Clothing Allowance Scheme.

There are four different levels of assistance available, ranging from £22 to £56.

Parents can go to NI Direct to find out if they are eligible for assistance.
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The Clothing Allowance Scheme does not apply to pupils at nursery schools, nursery units or reception classes.

The eligibility criteria are similar to those used for free school meals and seeks to support families who are on benefits or on low incomes.


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