Financial assistance for families with meeting the cost of school uniforms

Within its consultation on the Council's budget for 2014/15 and 2015/16, the Executive proposed that the Council ceases to provide financial assistance to families with meeting the cost of school uniforms, with the responsibility for this being transferred to school and academy delegated budgets.

A final decision to cease this assistance, from 1 April 2014, was made by Council on 20 February 2014. The Schools Forum has considered this matter, and is supportive of the transfer of responsibility, for providing financial assistance, to schools and academies. ALL maintained schools and academies are now asked to review their policies to incorporate financial assistance for uniform costs. A guidance note has been written to support this. The guidance note can be found here


Action

Published: 24/02/2014
Audience: Headteachers, Finance Managers and Governors of maintained schools and academies
Contact: Andrew Redding

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