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Free School Meals

Free School Meals

If you have submitted a Free School Meal/School Clothing Grant application by 7th July and have not been contacted by the Council with a query, please assume your application has been successful.

Pupils who are under 16 will automatically receive a School Clothing Grant payment by 23rd July as follows:

  • Primary school pupils will receive £120 per child
  • Secondary school pupils will receive £150 per child

If you have not received a payment by then please contact Education services at the following address freeschoolmeals@clacks.gov.uk or phone 01259 452428.

Free School Meals and Clothing Grant online application form (2022/23) - payments will be made July 2022. Note that a new application needs to be done every year.

All pupils in P1 to P5 receive a free school meal as well as those families on qualifying benefits. 

Where a pupil is in P1 to P5 and parents meet the eligibility criteria, the parent should apply for free school meals in order to receive free breakfast club, holiday food payments and the Family Bridging Payments. Those that are eligible will also receive a clothing grant payment.

To check whether or not you are eligible for a free school meal and clothing and footwear grant, please refer to the criteria below. 

Do you qualify?

If you are in receipt of Child Benefit and one of the following benefits you may be able to claim free school meals for your child:

  • Income Support
  • Income-based Job Seeker’s Allowance
  • Any income related element of Employment and Support Allowance
  • Child Tax Credit, but not Working Tax Credit, with an income of less than £17,005
  • Both Child Tax Credit and Working Tax Credit with an income of up to £7,920
  • Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • Universal Credit with a monthly earned income of not more than £660

Pupils are eligible in their own right to apply for free school meals if they are aged 16-18 and in receipt of one of the benefits noted above.

Nursery Children

We cannot pay a grant for children attending nursery. Parents of children at nursery should not apply for a free school meal.

Application form

For Further Information Contact

Education
Kilncraigs, Greenside Street, Alloa, FK10 1EB
Tel: 01259 450000
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