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Children whose families are on lower incomes and qualify for certain benefits can apply for a grant of:

  • £225 per learner
  • £300 for learners entering year 7 (to help with increased costs associated with starting secondary school)

All compulsory school years from reception to year 11 are now eligible.

All looked after children qualify for the grant, whether they receive free school meals or not. Learners who receive free school meals due to transitional protection arrangements do not qualify.

Families are only entitled to claim once per child, per school year.

The 2022 to 2023 scheme is now open and will close on 30 June 2023. The above amount includes an extra payment of £100 for this year only. 

To apply for this grant please contact your local authority.

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