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School Uniform Grant / Pupil Development Grant (Access) in Conwy County Borough Council


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Who qualifies for help with school clothing costs in the County Borough of Conwy and how to apply.
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Who qualifies for a School Uniform Grant/Pupil Development Grant (Access) in the County Boroughof Conwy and what is the criteria?

The Welsh Government provide funding for a Pupil Development Grant (Access) and the rates for  2019/20 are as follows -

£125 for pupils entering Reception in a Primary School

£125 for pupils in Year 3 in a Primary School

£200 for pupils in Year 7 in a Secondary School

£125 for pupils in Year 10 in a Secondary School

Pupils aged 4, 7, 11 and 14 in special schools special needs resource bases or pupil referral units.

A Pupil Development Grant (Access) is to help purchase a school uniform and sports kit, equipment for out of school hours trips, including outdoor learning ad equipment for activities within the curriculum, such as design and technology.

The School Uniform Grant for Years 8, 9 and 11 (Local Education Authority) is £28 for the period 1st September, 2019 – 29th September, 2019.  This Grant will be removed from the 30th September, 2019.

Pupil Development Grant for pupils in Reception, Year 3, Year 7 and Year 10 will be available from Conwy County Borough Council for parents/guardians whose children attend a school within Conwy County Borough and receive anything from the list below.

School Uniform Grant Years 8, 9 and 11 will only be available for the period 1st September, 2019 to 29th September, 2019 from Conwy County Borough Council for pupils who live with their parents/guardian within Conwy County Borough and receive anything from the list below:

  • Income Support*
  • Job Seekers Allowance Income Based*
  • Employment Support Allowance Income Based*
  • Child Tax Credit provided that you are not entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual household income, as assessed by HMRC that does not exceed £16,190.
  • Working Tax Credit ‘run on’ – the payment someone may receive for a further four weeks after they stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit
  • State Pension Credit Guaranteed Element
  • Universal Credit with a net earnings limit of £7,400 April, 2019*

(*Pupils who receive Income Support, Job Seekers Allowance Income Based, Employment Support Allowance Income Related or Universal Credit in their own right are also eligible)

Pupil Development Grant (Access) is available for  looked after children in every school year directly from the Education Department who can be visited at -

Education Services
Coed Pella,
Conway Road
Colwyn Bay
LL29 7AZ.

 

or apply in writing directly to:

Head of Education Services
Education Services
Conwy County Borough Council
PO Box 1
Conwy
LL30 9GN

Grants will be paid by BACS transfer to your bank account or by cheque payment and they may be payable in respect of more than one child.

 

How to apply

If you wish to apply, please print and complete the application form (PDF) and return to:

Revenue and Benefits Assessment Service
Conwy County Borough Council
PO Box 1
Conwy
LL30 9GN

If you require a paper form, or any help in completing the form; or have any other questions, you can contact a member of the team or visit one of our offices within the County.

Education Benefits Information for Parents and Guardians (PDF)

 

What happens to my information?

Conwy County Borough council collects your personal information to provide you with services relevant to your request.  This information will not be shared with any other third party unless the law requires us to do so.  For further information about how we handle personal information, please view our privacy policy at www.conwy.gov.uk/rbas/privacy.

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