Additional Funding Available to Schools


Forms and guidance available at above link or at the school.

Dunbar Primary School receives £1200 funding from the Scottish Government for each pupil between P1 and P7 who is registered for free school meals. This is called Pupil Equity Funding and schools use the money to help fund a wide range of initiatives to support achievement.

If you are eligible for free school meals (see eligibility criteria below), please apply for your child(ren). Even if your child does not wish to take up the option of having the free school meal every day, we would encourage you to apply so that the school will receive the Pupil Equity Funding to support learning.

We want to ensure that you are not missing out on any potential entitlements. One important area is free school meals. Access to free school meals is an important part of the health and wellbeing of students at Dunbar Primary School . If your son or daughter is entitled, we are happy to support you to overcome any problems you might have with the application process. Please contact Mrs Albano at John Muir Campus (01368863773) or Mrs Kelly at Lochend Campus (01368860997) to discuss.

Anyone wanting further information should contact Education on (01620) 827782 or 827827 or email

Is your child eligible for free school meals?

Children in P1, 2 and 3: All pupils in Primary 1, 2 and 3 will be entitled to a free school meal (but not free school milk).

Parents/Carers receiving the following benefits should continue to complete a free school meal application form to ensure they are not charged for school milk:

• Income support
• Income based job seekers allowance
• Universal Credit (from the 1 August 2017 you will only be entitled to Free School Meals if you are in receipt of Universal Credit and your monthly earned income is less than £610)
• Employment support allowance (income related)
• Child tax credit but NOT working tax credit with an annual income less than £16,105
• Child tax credit AND working tax credit with an annual income less than £6,420

Parents who do not want their child to take up their free school meal should let their school know as soon as possible.

Free school meals ensure that children receive a free, balanced and healthy meal during the school day if they need it. This service is delivered discreetly so that it is not obvious to other children that your child is receiving this service.

Click on link below to download form and guidance.


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