Free School Meals Information

 

Free school meals – who qualifies?

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.

Pupil Equity Fund

Schools receive £1200 funding from the Scottish Government for each pupil between P1 and S3 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 in the link 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.

The information above regarding Free School Meals is taken from the following East Lothian Council link 

https://www.eastlothian.gov.uk/info/210557/schools_and_learning/11899/free_school_meals_and_clothing_grants/3

Information on how to apply for free school meals and clothing grants is published on the Council website under the ‘Schools and Learning’ section: https://www.eastlothian.gov.uk/info/210557/schools_nurseries_and_learning/11899/free_school_meals_and_clothing_grants/4

There is also a link to the ‘apply for free school meals or a clothing grant’ area under Council Tax and Benefits section on the website, under “are you eligible for help?” https://www.eastlothian.gov.uk/info/210559/council_tax_and_benefits

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