Application for clothing grant / free school meals

Applications for free school meals and clothing grants for pupils due to start school in August 2019 can be submitted from mid June 2019

Please note: the closing date for applications for clothing grants for the school session 2019/10 was 31st March 2020

1. Your Details (Parent or Guardian)
2. Will I qualify?
Please refer to the table below to see what you may qualify for

Please note: all pages of evidence must be scanned and attached to this application or your application will not be processed


Clothing Grant 

Free School Meals 

Evidence Required 

Income Support, Jobseekers Allowance (Income Based) or Employment and Support Allowance (Income Related)



Current letter of confirmation from Department Work & Pension

Council Tax Rebate or Housing Benefit (25% Reduction For Single Occupancy is not included)



Written notification from Council

Child Tax Credit but not Working Tax Credit (Income should not exceed £16,105)



Tax Credit Award Notice (TC602)

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



Tax Credit Award Notice (TC602)

Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999



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.

Please provide proof by attaching a current award letter confirming your entitlement to the above benefit
Please upload confirmation of your entitlement
Files must be less than 8 MB.
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Select what you would like to apply for
3. Children’s Details (please list all children of school age)
1st Childs Details
4. Bank/Building Society Details (must be provided for Clothing Grant Applications)

Bank / Building Society details must be provided for all clothing grant applications as we can no longer make cheque payments

(Please note: the structure of Argyll and Bute's payment system is unable to accommodate payments to the Post Office)

5. Declaration

I declare that the information provided by me is a true and accurate statement of my circumstances. I acknowledge that false statements will render my application invalid and may result in prosecution.

I will notify you of any change in circumstances as this could affect my entitlement to free school meals

Please enter the date that you are making the application

a) Application for grants for pupils aged 16 or over (i.e. pupils who are aged 16 or over after 1 March 2019) will have their grant paid once confirmation of their return to school has been received.

b) Application for grants for pupils aged less than 5 years (i.e. pupils whose 5th birthday is after 28th February 2019) will have their grant paid once confirmation of their attendance at school has been received.

c) Only one Clothing Grant payment of £100 per pupil will be made per school year (i.e. August – June).

d) Payment of Clothing Grant will be made within 28 days of application* other than a) and b) above. *Please note that the first payrun for 2019/20 session will be made on 18 July 2019 -  please allow 3-5 working days from this date for payment to show in your account.

e) School will be notified of your child’s entitlement to Free School Meals within 5 days of approval of application.

Please note that Clothing Grants applications for session 2019/2020 must be submitted by 31 March 2020.  Clothing Grant applications received after this date will not be processed.


Your personal data

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