Support for Families

Universal Free School Meals

The Scottish Government funds universal free school meals for all children in primary 1 to 5. 

However, this does not automatically entitle you to receive the meal payments during holidays, free milk, clothing grant or child bridging payment.

Please take a minute to look at the income-based eligibility criteria listed below.  If you meet any of the requirements we would highly recommend you apply using the link below:

Eligibility for free school lunches

Your child can get free lunches in school if you get:

·         Universal Credit (where your monthly earned income is not more than £625)

·         Income Support

·         income-based Job Seeker’s Allowance

·         income-based Employment and Support Allowance

·         support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999

Your child is also entitled to free school lunches if you get:

·         Child Tax Credit, but not Working Tax Credit, and your income is less than £16,105

·         both Child Tax Credit and Working Tax Credit and have an income of up to £7,500

If you require any help in completing the forms please contact the school office who will be happy to assist.

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