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.

Funding has been provided for the 2019/20 academic year.

Who is eligible?

Pupils eligible for free school meals can apply for the PDG grant for the September 2019/20 school year, if they are:

  • entering reception class or year 3 of maintained primary schools
  • entering year 7 or year 10 of maintained secondary schools
  • aged 4, 7, 11  or 14 in special schools, special needs resource bases or pupil referral units

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

Funding of up to £125 is available for each eligible learner with the exception of those in Year 7 where the funding is a maximum of £200.

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

If you are eligible and have not submitted an application you should submit a free school meals application for September 2019.

Payments will begin to be issued in the last week of August 2019.

TRA89472 14 August 2018