If you are a parent or guardian who lives within the Thurrock Borough, pays council tax to this borough and has a child attending secondary school, you may claim for a uniform grant if your child is entitled to Free School Meals.
To qualify you must be in receipt of one of the following benefits:
You cannot apply for a uniform grant for a child attending primary school.
Uniform Grants can be paid twice for pupils in Secondary School. This can be paid in Years 7 and 9 or 10, or in Years 7 or 8 and 10. A payment will not be made two years in a row. It is your responsibility to advise the Awards & Benefits Team of a change in your circumstances.
Each Uniform Grant is worth £65 per child. This is paid by either BACS (directly into your bank account) or by crossed cheque in the name of the applicant with the entitled eligibility, and will be sent directly to your home address.
If your child is not currently receiving free school meals please be aware you may need to supply evidence to support your claim if we are unable to check your entitlement via our free school meals Eligibility Checking System (ECS). We will contact you if we require benefit evidence.
Year 6 pupils can put in a claim for Uniform Grants once the end of the academic year has passed. Awards and Benefits will accept forms during June and July in order to return payments before the beginning of the next academic year, usually in August.
Uniforms grant applications made throughout the year will be processed by Awards and Benefits, before being passed through our finance procedures and sent out to your address. Please be prepared to wait up to three weeks from the initial date of application for your uniform grant to the date of payment.
To apply for a uniform grant, download and print the form below (please see how to access PDFs):
Completed forms should be returned to:
If you have any queries please contact the Awards and Benefits Service, telephone 01375 652511, or if you child is excluded from school, the Pupil Referral Unit, telephone 01375 413779.