Get your hands on free school uniform
Figures published by the Children’s Society earlier this year show parents are spending an average of £287 a year on primary school uniform and £422 on secondary.
With the cost-of-living crisis putting the squeeze on families up and down the country, this is simply unaffordable for many people. So, what do you do if you can’t afford school uniform?
Uniform swap shops
Uniform swap shops are an initiative that’s growing in popularity across the UK. Whether you’re struggling to find the money to pay for new items of school clothing or you’re making the effort to be as green as possible, they’re worth checking out.
Simply take in school uniform your child has grown out of and swap it for items in the right size.
We’ve made a list of swap shops (and other events/organisations offering free school uniform) up and down the country. Or just search online to find one in your area.
From Wednesday 20 August until 2 September, 10am – 5pm, you can get new and high-quality second-hand school uniform for free at an event at Whitehawk Library, Brighton.
Colchester and surrounding areas
Bath and North East Somerset
Huddersfield and surrounding areas
Newcastle and surrounding areas
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