Support with the cost of school uniform

There is support available for buying school uniform for your child. 

Free school uniform bank

Sutton Community Uniform Bank provides free school uniforms for 4 - 18 year old. They are unable to provide footwear.

They are there to support families who are experiencing difficulties buying school uniforms.

You don't need to prove you are eligible to use this service. Anyone with a child or young person who needs a school uniform can contact the service. 

The Uniform Bank is based at:

The Sutton Children’s Centre 

Tweeddale Road, 


SM5 1SW. 

Donate an item

The Uniform Bank is always looking for items of branded or unbranded school uniform clothing. 

If you have unwanted items:

Alternatively, you can drop them off at one of the following children centres:

  • Green Oak, Cheam Resource Centre, 671 London Road, Worcester Park SM3 9DL
  • Tweeddale, Tweeddale Road, Carshalton SM5 1SW
  • Amy Johnson, 63 Brabazon Avenue, Wallington SM6 9ET
  • Thomas wall, 69 Western Road, Sutton, SM1 2TF

Help with school uniform costs

We don’t provide school uniform grants. You should contact your child's school to: 

  • check their uniform policy
  • find out if uniform should be order through a specific supplier
  • find out if there is any support available such as second-hand uniform sales

You may be able to buy generic school uniforms from high street shops and supermarkets.

Financial support

You may be eligible to receive help with uniform costs if you receive certain benefits. 

You can check that you are receiving all the benefits you are entitled to by: 

Find out about interest-free budgeting loans at GOV.UK.

Your local Citizens Advice Bureau may be aware of local funding that could go towards school uniform costs.

Support with the cost of living

If you are worried about money, your mental health or wellbeing, visit our cost of living support page.

Sutton Council, local charities, community groups and partners are working together to support you and those you care about with the rising cost of living.

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