Help with the cost of school clothing

If your child attends a school in Harrow and you would like to apply for a school clothing grant, you will need to contact the school directly to make an application.

The following organisations may be able to provide you with advice and support to help with the cost of school clothing:

  • If you get Income-Based Jobseekers Allowance, Income Related Employment and Support Allowance, Income Support or Pension Credit, you may be able to receive an interest free budgeting loan from the Social Fund to help with the cost of school clothing.
  • Some school governing bodies or parent's associations can help with school clothing. This help is usually provided by the school keeping a stock of second-hand clothing which it gives to pupils who fall within its criteria for help, or by running a second-hand uniform shop where the clothing can be bought cheaply by any parent.
  • Various charities may be able to provide small grants to help with the cost of school uniforms, but this may take some time and can be subject to conditions. You may be able to apply to Harrow Mayor's Fund for a small grant subject to availability via the Mayor's office. You can also view the Directory of Grant Making Trusts.
  • If you have a social worker you may be able to seek help from them.