School uniform

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

Read Welsh Government guidance on school uniform to help governing bodies implement or change a school uniform and appearance policy.

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

Contact your secondary school for details.

Pupil Development Grant 

The Welsh Government Pupil Development Grant (PDG) helps to fund a child’s school uniform and equipment, plus items for outside school activities, where families are on low incomes.

Funding has been provided for the 2020/21 academic year.

Who is eligible?

Pupils eligible for free school meals can apply for the PDG grant for the September 2020/21 school year, if, in September 2020, they are:

  • entering reception class or year 3 of maintained primary schools
  • entering year 7 or year 10 of maintained secondary schools
  • aged 4 or 11 years in special schools, special needs resource bases or pupil referral units

Funding is also available to all looked-after children of compulsory school age.

In a change from the previous arrangements, the local authority in which the looked-after child attends school is responsible for using the grant.

Pupils with no recourse to public funds entering reception or years 3, 7 or 10 in the 2020-21 school year are also entitled to assistance under this funding.

You do not need to apply for the PDG if your child already receives free school meals

Pupils who receive free school meals due to transitional protection arrangements do not qualify for this funding.

If you are eligible and have not submitted an application you should submit a free school meals application for September 2020.

Payments will begin to be issued in August 2020.

TRA122270 15/07/2020