Applications for free school meals are now open for the 2019 -2020 session. Full eligibility criteria and the application form can be found here:
The City of Edinburgh Council will shortly be writing to families entitled to an automatic award for free school meals. You should get an award automatically if all of the following three conditions apply:
- You got an award for the previous school year
- You get Housing Benefit and the children you're applying for are on your claim
- You get Income Support, income-based Job Seeker's Allowance or any income-related element of employment and support allowance.
Otherwise, you need to apply every year. Clothing grants are not auto-awarded - parents will be asked to confirm their bank details first.
In addition, awards will be offered to parents who now get Universal Credit.
Parents in receipt of Working Tax Credit must produce their 2019-20 award notice for assessment. Parents can apply by visiting www.edinburgh.gov.uk/schoolgrants and downloading the fillable PDF form.
If you cannot access the application form you can pick up a paper copy from school reception.
If you are having any difficulty with completing the application process, please contact us through the Family Funding Request option and we will do our best to help.