Help with school costs

Apply for free school meals. Free transport and other transport help, uniforms and other school clothing costs.


  1. Apply for free school meals

    Check if your child can get free school meals - and find out how to apply on your local authority’s website

  2. Get help with school uniform costs

    Get financial help from your local council or your child's school to pay for school uniform and games kit.

  3. Help with home to school transport

    Find out if your child is eligible for help with the cost of home to school transport

  1. Subsidised transport for 16 to 19 year olds in education

    Find the discounts and concessions that are available in your area for travel to school sixth form or college through your local council website

  2. Apply for school transport for a child with special educational needs and disabilities

    If your child can't walk to school because of their special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) your local council must provide transport

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Guidance and regulation

  1. Free school transport

    Free transport from your local council - eligibility, rules for children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND), how to apply

  2. School uniform

    What happens if your child doesn’t wear their school uniform, what to do if you think your child's being discriminated against or you think the uniform should change.

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