School costs

If you are finding it difficult to budget for school uniforms, your local authority can help!

Sefton Council SWOP scheme

This is a charitable initiative that help families in need with school uniforms. OVH have partnered with The Big Help Project Community Shop at Carr Meadow Hey, Bootle, to offer clothing and access to SWOPS school uniforms from this community shop.

Other support for school children

If you have dependents who are in full time education then you may have an entitlement to free school meals. To check if you are eligible for this please contact your local authority, who maybe able to help with a claim.

As well as your local authority, your child’s school may be able to give advice and support relating to further help that may be available, including help with travel costs, uniform, educational related costs or student finance.

Sefton – sefton.gov.uk/schools-learning/grants-and-funding.aspx

Liverpool – liverpool.gov.uk/schools-and-learning/grants-and-funding/

Wirral – wirral.gov.uk/schools-and-learning/funding-and-financial-support/

Cheshire East – cheshireeast.gov.uk/schools/

Cheshire West – cheshirewestandchester.gov.uk/residents/education-and-learning/