Free School Meals and Clothing Grant

You may be entitled to Free School Meals and a Clothing Grant of £120 per child when attending Primary School and £150 per child when attending Secondary School if you meet the criteria below.

Applications for Free School Meals and School Clothing Grants for the new school year starting August 2023 can be submitted from 1st July 2023. 

*Applications for the Clothing Grants for Academic Year 2023/24 must be submitted by 31st March 2024.

Primary 1 to Primary 5

All children in primary 1 to 5 receive universal free school meals. You are not automatically entitled to meal payments during holidays, any additional payments or a clothing grant - you must meet the income-based eligibility criteria and apply for these via the link below.

Check the table below to see if you qualify:

Benefit  Clothing Grant  Free School Meals  Evidence Required 
Income Support, Jobseekers Allowance (Income Based) or Employment and Support Allowance (Income Related) Yes Yes Current letter of confirmation from Department Work & Pension
Council Tax Rebate or Housing Benefit (25% Reduction For Single Occupancy is not included) Yes No Written notification from Council
Child Tax Credit but not Working Tax Credit (Income should not exceed £18,725) No Yes Tax Credit Award Notice (TC602)
Child Tax Credit and Working Tax Credit (Income should not exceed £8,717) Yes Yes Tax Credit Award Notice (TC602)
Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999 No Yes Letter of confirmation

Universal Credit

* Monthly take home pay for period must be under £726

Yes Yes Decision Notice

If your child is in Primary 1-5 and attending Ulva Primary or Iona Primary, please contact the Head Teacher to discuss the local arrangements, as no lunch is currently provided.

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