Cost of Living

The challenges we are all facing with the increasing cost of living is continuing (made all the more difficult by the cold weather and long winter). As a governing body, we have considered ways we can support families at this difficult time. The barriers we have identified include (but are not limited to):

  • Electronic devices/internet
  • School meal prices and wraparound care
  • School visits and residentials
  • Uniform
  • After school activities
  • School meals, food and heating at home

We are keeping these barriers in mind with any policy making, forward planning and decisions we make in order to minimise the financial strain on families.

Below is a list of links to signpost you to agencies and organisations who can support you and your family is you are in difficulty. Please remember that we are here to support you too.


School uniform is an ongoing cost for families and can put a particular strain on those with several children. Our school collects good-quality, pre loved uniform which is available to all families for a donation (or for free). Blue Cross charity shop also stock our pre loved items in case families would prefer to access this service from a shop rather than through school.

We see a lot of waste in school with hundreds of unnamed items going into recycling every year. The initial outlay for clothing labels is significant (around £50). However, they will last up to two years meaning that you will never lose a single hat, glove, coat, , t-shirt, jumper, bottle or lunchbox. The saving will easily exceed the initial cost.

You can buy the package that suits you at:

Cost of Living Support

There are a wide variety of support schemes and organisations in North Yorkshire which may be able to help or advise if you are struggling to pay for essentials.

Childcare Choices

Government help with childcare costs for parents. Whether you have toddlers or teens, you could get support:

Specified Adult Childcare credits

You can apply for if you are a grandparent, or other family member caring for a child under 12:

Hambleton Foodshare

You   can    self    refer    if    you    need            support      with     food        and            other           essential  items:

Period Products

The period product scheme is underway in our school. We can provide free period products to girls if they need them.

Privacy Policy

We regard your privacy as important and any personal information you give to us will be used in accordance with the Data Protection Act and the General Data Protection Regulations.

We do not store personal information about individuals who visit this site except where they provide contact information via our contact us page and contact forms available on various pages throughout the website.

Any information you provide will only be used for the reasons specified and it will not be shared with any third party without your consent, unless required by law.

Your contact details are kept securely and are only accessed by authorised members of staff as part of the provision of school services. If you do not wish us to keep this contact information please tell us.

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This website contains links to other websites. The School is not responsible for the privacy practices of other sites or organisations and recommends you consult the privacy information on those sites.

This policy will be reviewed and updated versions will be posted on the website.

If you have any questions about the use of your personal information, the Information Commissioner is the independent regulator for both Data Protection and Freedom of Information.