Free School Meals for children in Primary 1, 2 and 3

Children in P1, 2 and 3

We received the following information from East Lothian Council today and your child will be bringing a letter home with a section to fill in.  We’d be really grateful if you could return it to school tomorrow.  This will allow us to organise catering arrangements.  Thank You.  PLease click on this link if you would like to download a copy of the letter.  Free School Meals for Children in P1

New rules come into force on 6 January 2015

From the 6 January 2014 all pupils in Primary 1, 2 and 3 will be entitled to a free school meal (but not free school milk). People 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
• Employment support allowance (income related)
• Child tax credit but NOT working tax credit with an annual income less than £16,010
• Child tax credit AND working tax credit with an annual income less than £6,420

Parents who don’t want their child to take up their free school meal should let their school know as soon as possible.

Anyone wanting further information should contact Education on (01620) 827764 or 827562 or email