School uniform

The governing body of each school decides on the uniform policy or dress code and appearance policy.

The Welsh Assembly Government has published Guidance for Governing Bodies on School Uniform and Appearance Policy to help governing bodies in implementing or changing a school uniform and appearance policy.

The financial support towards the costs of school uniform previously available to year 7 students eligible for free school meals was provided by the Welsh Government.

This scheme ended at the end of the 2017/2018 financial year.

Most Newport secondary schools have committed to developing a school uniform recycling scheme aimed at year 6 pupils moving to year 7, where used uniform in good condition can be passed on.

Please ask your secondary school for details.

June 2018: Pupil Development Grant - Access 

On Friday 8 June 2018, the Cabinet Secretary for Education in Wales, announced a new Pupil Development Grant - Access, to support pupils at the beginning of primary school and on transition  to secondary school. 

We will update this page as soon as more information is available.