Is your child eligible for free school meals, and if so, have you registered?

Schools receive additional funding of £1,200 from the Scottish Government for every pupil in P1 to S3 who is registered for free school meals. This is called Pupil Equity Funding, and schools use this additional money to help fund a wide range of initiatives to support achievement and provide the best possible opportunities for children’s learning.

 How do I know if my child is eligible for free school meals?

Please visit our website  to check your eligibility and download an application form.

 Even if your child does not wish to take up the option of having a free school meal every day, we would encourage you to register so that your child’s school will receive the Pupil Equity Funding allowance to support their learning.



A couple of training sessions Carers of East Lothian are hosting that East Lothian families/carers of young people with ASD may be interested in:

 Tuesday 24 April, 11am – 12pm

Education Rights – Clare Macer, Co-ordinator, National Autistic Society

For parents and carers of pre-school and school-age children with autism – information to help you get the educational support your child needs

 Tuesday 24 April, 12.30pm – 1.30pm

Transition Support – Clare Macer, Co-ordinator, National Autistic Society

For parents and carers of young people with autism (aged 14 years+) – information and advice on transition to adulthood including preparing to leave school and further/higher education

 Tuesday 29th May, 10.30am – 12pm

Workshop for parents and carers of children with additional support needs – Catherine Montgomery, Independent Social Worker and OU Association Lecturer

·         Duties and responsibilities of the local authority for children with additional support needs

·         Seeing the world through the eyes of your child

·         Exploring ways that carers might be able to support each other – building capacity and resilience

 All of these sessions will be held at MECA, Haddington Road, Musselburgh.

 Please note I am not involved in the delivery/booking of these sessions.  For further information/booking, please contact Carers of East Lothian directly on 0131 665 0135

These sessions are for carers only.

 Best wishes


 Julie Blackwood

Community Mental Health Worker (ASD)

Lothian Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service


It’s now so easy to find activities for young people with additional support needs!

Are you ready to Get Connected?

Get Connected is a website that helps you find local sport, art and youth groups in East Lothian.

  • Find accessible activities on the Get Connected MAP
  • Watch VIDEOS of what local kids have been up to
  • Meet your ‘Get Connected’ CHAMPIONS which are organisations that champion inclusion in your community

Get started and find loads of fun activities today!

We also have a Facebook and Twitter where we upload loads of useful info too.

If you do any cool activities already, let us know with the #getconnectedELC hashtag! We’d love to share your pics and videos.



‘The Great British Bake Off’!

My name is Sam and I work for a TV-production company called Love Productions – makers of ‘The Great British Bake Off’!

We are currently looking for a fresh batch of brilliant, amateur bakers who would love to enter the tent for our ninth series of the show. I wanted to find out if you would be happy to help us spread the word by circulating one of our flyers to your students parents or by posting it on your staff intranet to see if any employees are interested in the opportunity to take part?

To apply, please visit: or call / text: 07384 748 225. Applications close on Sunday 7th January 2018.

If you require a copy of our casting flyer or if you have any questions then please do not hesitate to contact me and I’ll be more than happy to help!

Best wishes,


Sam Miller

Love Productions 

59 Cotham Hill Bristol BS6 6JR

T: 0117 3072 185| E:

Allergen Information


Dear Parent/Carer, 

Please note that the allergen information regarding meatballs on the menu is incorrect.   

Week 1 Tuesday: Chicken Meatballs contain gluten 

Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience.


Kind regards

School Catering




Summer arts activities

East Lothian Council Arts Service have put together a fantastic programme of summer holiday activities for young people, across the county.

These include: multi art camps, streetdance, musical theatre, stagecraft, computer animation, outdoor theatre and more!

To find out more click on this link go to and click on Summer Holiday Arts Activities on the homepage.

Activities can be booked online at .

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