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The Welsh Government funded Pupil Development Grant is available to help towards the costs of a child’s school uniform and equipment, for those on a low income. 

We are currently accepting applications for the 2022-2023 school year (based on the year group your child is entering in September 2022) until December 31, 2022.

Please submit only one application, if needed you can add multiple children to the same application (duplicate submissions may delay the processing of your grant).

Grant amount

For this school year only, the grant has been increased so that children entering year 7 receive £300 and children in all other school years, from reception through to year 11, receive £225.

Eligibility 

Any child eligible for free school meals, attending school in Wrexham, and in the following year groups is eligible for the grant:

  • Entering reception class in primary school
  • Entering school years 1 to 11
  • In a special school, special needs resource base or pupil referral unit and are aged 4 to 15 

All looked after children are also eligible, regardless of their free school meals status.

  • Children receiving free school meals due to transitional protection arrangements will not be eligible.
  • Children who are in reception class in September, and only receiving meals under the universal offer, will not be eligible.

If it has been over 12 months since you were last assessed for free school meals, (or your circumstances have changed) you will need to reapply for free school meals first.

Once you have had confirmation of your eligibility, you can then apply for this grant.

What the grant can be used for

The grant can be used to pay towards the cost of:

  • school uniform
  • school sports kit
  • uniform for wider activities (for example sports, scouts and guides)
  • equipment (such as school bags and stationery)
  • specialist equipment where new curriculum activities begin (such as design and technology)
  • equipment for out of school hours trips (such as waterproofs for outdoor learning)
  • laptop or tablet device

How will I receive the grant?

The grant is paid by BACS Transfer to your bank account.

Further questions

You can email uniformgrant@wrexham.gov.uk if you have any further questions about this grant.