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Financial support for pupils and students

We provide a range of support and assistance for pupils and students.
Transport for pupils and students
See what transport options are available for pupils and students in the borough.
Financial support with paying for school uniforms
Each school has its own uniform policy which is decided by the school's governing body and information about this can normally be found in the school's handbook or on their website.
Disabled students' allowances
Disabled students' allowances help pay for extra costs students may have to pay when studying in higher education, as a direct result of their disability or specific learning difficulty.
Free school meals and extra support for your child
If you get certain welfare benefits, you can apply for free school meals for your child.
Higher education student loan
Most full-time and part-time students can apply online to Student Finance England.