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Get Free School Uniforms

Accessing free school uniforms has become more important than ever in the last few years. With the price rise of uniform and everyday essentials, and the ongoing cost of living crisis, it is harder than ever for so many families. We believe accessing free school uniforms should be possible for everyone that needs them.

Fortunately, there are a number of ways to access free uniforms across Brighton & Hove:

  • Via community based free uniform rails
  • Online
  • Directly via schools

Every low-cost and free uniform program runs on the basis of donation which means you might not be able to find exactly what you need when you need it. For this reason, we recommend you check with each program regularly and give your uniform search plenty of time before your kids will need it.

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Smarter Uniforms - Free School Uniforms Community Rails

We have set up rails of free school uniform in a number of community locations across Brighton & Hove. Anyone can help themselves to uniforms on these rails.

If you are looking for free school uniforms, pop into one of these community venues and talk to a staff member who will show you where the rail is. You can browse our rails and select the pieces you need, for free!

You may want to check with the rail host before you travel to find out what they currently have available.

Our Community Rail Hosts

Bristol Estate Community Room

Phone: 01273 675741
Address: Bristol Estate Community Room, 146a Donald Hall Rd, Brighton and Hove, Brighton BN2 5DJ

Opening Hours:
Tuesday - Thursday: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Crew Club

Phone: 01273 608607
Address: 26 Coolham Dr, Brighton and Hove,
Brighton, BN2 5QW

Opening Hours:
Monday - Friday: 10:00 am – 8:00 pm

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Old Boat Community Centre

Phone: 01273 540779
Address: Old Boat Corner Community Association Ltd, Carden Park, 172 Carden Hill, Brighton and Hove, Brighton BN1 8GN

Opening Hours:
Monday - Sunday : 9:00 am – 5:00    

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Whitehawk Library

Phone: 01273 290800
Address: 179A Whitehawk Rd, Brighton and Hove, Brighton BN2 5FL

Opening Hours:
Monday: 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Tuesday - Friday: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Saturday: 9:30 am – 4:00 pm

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Whitehawk Family Hub

Phone: 01273 293545
Address: 178 Whitehawk Rd, Brighton and Hove, Brighton BN2 5FL

Opening Hours:
Monday - Friday: 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

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Moulsecoomb Family Hub

Phone: 01273 293545
Address: Hodshrove Ln, Brighton and Hove, Brighton BN2 4SE

Opening Hours:
Monday - Friday: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

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Hangleton Community Centre

Phone: 01273 292962
Address:  14 Harmsworth Cres, Brighton and Hove, Hove BN3 8BW

Opening Hours:
Monday: 9:00 am – 2:00
Tuesday: 9:30 am – 1:00
Wednesday: 9:00 am – 2:00
Thursday: 9:30 am – 1:00 
Friday: 9:00 am – 2:00    

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Facebook Groups

There is an excellent Facebook group anyone with children in Brighton & Hove schools can join. On this page, you can buy, swap and sell school uniforms from every local school.

Brighton and Hove - Buy, Swap, sell school uniform

School Facebook Pages

Join your school’s Facebook page and check out what the school and parents are posting about.

Freegle page


Freegle is a fantastic digital marketplace for local residents to share free items. It is a great hub to give away anything you no longer need, including school uniforms.

On Freegle you can give away, request and get a large range of products, furniture, clothes and more all within our Brighton & Hove community.


Contact your school directly about any supplies they may have available to pass on.