Hundreds of pupils will be given a free school tie when they start at the new Levenmouth Academy in August.
Fife Council is spending £10,000 to help kit out students in the official uniform, with £7,560 of it being spent on free ties for everyone.
The remaining £2,440 will ensure children from families experiencing financial problems receive funding for a whole uniform.
Levenmouth area chairman, Councillor Tom Adams, described the move as “hugely positive” for the area.
“It means every kid is going to school equal from the very start,” he said.
“It’s a brilliant initiative and I think each area that gets a new school should look at this and do it for themselves.”
The money for the scheme will come from the Levenmouth area committee’s community planning budget.
Agreement followed consultation with the new school’s liaison group.
Levenmouth Academy will open after the summer holidays and will mark the amalgamation of Kirkland and Buckhaven high schools.
Pupils have been involved in naming the new school and designing the uniform in a bid to ensure the merger goes as smoothly as possible.
Levenmouth area manager Dave Paterson said: “The school management team are keen to show tangible support to encourage pupils to wear the full school uniform to further embed the new identity.”
Mr Paterson revealed a blazer in a senior size costs £30 and pointed out parents would also have to buy other items.
“This can add up to a significant cost for a household budget.”