Cost of the School Day at Ardler Primary School, Dundee. Schools taking action on Uniforms

Cost of the School Day at Ardler Primary School, Dundee. Schools taking action on Uniforms


My name’s Jane Allen. I work at Ardler Primary School as the School and Family Development Worker. So it’s about maximising their income and ensuring that they’re getting all the benefits that they’re entitled to. The good thing about the clothing grant is that it is £100, it goes straight into the bank account. And families can choose to use it how they want for school uniforms. We have promoted it on our Twitter page, class dojo, we’ve written letters out… I would mention it at meetings to parents. If I meet in with a parent I would ask them oh have you applied for the Clothing Grant yet?’ And if they have then that’s great, but if not then do you maybe need some support to apply for it? Do you want me to show you where you do it? I helped out a family in the school. They had a barrier to filling out the form, so they came into the school and I showed them how to do it. You fill out your details about your children, about your income. And then families would have to scan in evidence, to support their application as well. The family received the Clothing Grant, and they were then able to go out and buy school clothing for all their children. It was nice to see the children with their new school uniform on. Their new shoes, they were cozy because they had a jumper on, they had a coat. So, it was nice to see. And the children are always really proud on the first day of school because they have their uniform on.

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