School uniform costs hitting parents in the pocket

A COUNCILLOR has slammed rising school uniform costs which are causing more financial strain on parents struggling through the cost of living crisis. Research from the Parent Engagement Group discovered that the average cost for a post-Primary school uniform in the North came in at an eye-watering £378. The group found that items in obscure […]

School uniform funding criteria must be changed

THE criteria for financial aid to help cover crippling school uniform costs must be lowered insists a local support group. Community Action Fermanagh (CAF) state that too many parents are denied monetary help to cover the costs of school uniforms because they are not unemployment and deemed to be earning a ‘high income’ to be […]

Uniform swap shop open to help with costs

ST KEVIN’S College will open its first uniform swap shop this Saturday to help keep costs of a new term down for families and to avoid clothing waste. Parents are encouraged to make their way to the school’s current wellbeing centre, behind Monaghan Bros. in Lisnaskea between 11am and 3pm and donate or swap their […]