Parents/guardians who live within the Thurrock Borough, pay council tax to this borough and have a child attending secondary school, may claim for a uniform grant if they are entitled to Free School Meals.
No, only families that are entitled to Free school Meals can apply for uniform grants.
Yes. If your household address is in Thurrock and you pay your council tax to Thurrock, you can still claim for a uniform grant for any child attending school outside of the borough.
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 paid two years in a row.
No. There are no exceptions for children of primary school age.
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.
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 you do not have a bank account, you can still claim for a grant. You can nominate someone who is willing to cash the cheque through their account. The cheque will be sent to your home address but made to the nominated person.
You can download an application form from our Pupil Support - Uniform Grants page.