Free School Meals and Clothing Grants

You may be entitled to free school meals and / or a school clothing grant of £100 if your child attends an Argyll and Bute school, and you meet the eligibility criteria.

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 £16,105)

No

Yes

Tax Credit Award Notice (TC602)

Child Tax Credit and Working Tax Credit (Income should not exceed £6,900)

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 £610

YesYesDecision Notice

Please note - since January 2015, all pupils in Primary 1-3 are entitled to a free school meal. Parents do not have to register for this; all pupils will receive this meal automatically.

If your child is in Primary 1-3 and attending Ulva Primary or Iona Primary, please contact the Head Teacher to discuss the local arrangements, as no lunch is currently provided.

How to apply

You can apply online, ask at your school for an application form, or download an application form below:

Apply online for free school meals and /or clothing grant >

Download an application form >

You can also pick up a copy of the form from your local Service Point: