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Thornleigh Salesian College
Sharples Park
Bolton, BL1 6PQ

contact@thornleigh.bolton.sch.uk

T: 01204 301 351
F: 01204 595 351


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School Clothing Allowance

What is School Clothing Allowance?

It is a benefit paid to help meet the cost of essential school clothing for children who attend full time school (but not private schools) and are in Years 7 and 9.

Do I qualify?

To qualify you or your partner must be getting one of the following:

  • Income Support
  • Income Based Job Seekers Allowance
  • Income Related Employment and Support Allowance
  • Guarantee element of Pension Credit
  • Support under part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • Child Tax Credit only (but no award of Working Tax Credit) and have an annual income, as assessed by the HM Revenues and Customs, that does not exceed £16,190.

How do I apply?

If you or your partner would like to make a claim this can be done by;
Telephoning 01204 331590 or
Sending an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or
By visiting one of our local offices.

You do not need to make a separate claim if you are already getting or have applied for Housing Benefit / Council Tax Benefit or Free School Meals. We will use the information and evidence you have already provided to confirm your entitlement.

How much will I get?

The amount you may receive will depend on which school year the child is in: Year 7 – £30. Year 9 – £25

What evidence is required?

You need to provide an up to date document showing that you are getting one of the above qualifying  benefits. If you do not have any proof or require further information please contact us for advice on 01204 331590 or visit our website www.bolton.gov.uk

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