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Help with buying school uniform

The rising cost of school uniforms can be a struggle for parents and carers. Many of our schools now allow you to buy cheaper, unbranded uniform items, or offer uniform swaps through their own recycling schemes. Please check with your school on what support they can offer.

There are also charities in Gateshead who support residents with the cost of school uniform, such as the Gateshead West Pre-loved School Uniform Scheme (opens new window).

The scheme accepts donations of all good quality uniform that can be reused, whether school branded or not. The service is donation based, so residents only pay what they can, if they can.

For more information on help with the cost of childcare, visit Help paying for childcare.

For more information on help with the cost of living, visit Help and financial support for residents.