To be eligible for these you must be receiving a qualifying benefit. Find out if you are eligible and apply online.
If you are a council tax payer and not currently receiving Council Tax Reduction, then you should make a joint application for free meals and Council Tax Reduction.
Anyone having difficulty accessing or filling in this form, should contact the Benefits & Council Team online or 03451 55 11 55.
From Monday 22 February (phased return)
Pupils returning to school will receive a Free School Meal and should order what they want to eat for their lunch via Ipay. Direct payments to families who qualified for Free School Meal payments will stop from this date.
P4-P7 pupils who are attending school, as per the key worker or vulnerable criteria, will continue to be provided with a meal which will remain free of charge for now.
Direct payments will also continue to families qualifying for Free School Meals for P4-7 pupils.
Direct payments will continue to families qualifying for Free School Meals for S1-S6 pupils. Pupil who are in school the full day will be provided with a meal free of charge for now.
During School terms
Hot and cold food will be served in all our schools during term time and pupils will be able to choose something to eat as normal. Please be aware that some schools may change their lunch routine or timings slightly.
Parents and carers who receive benefits, whose children are entitled to Free School Meals (FSM), will get a payment of £2.30 per day (£11.50 per week) instead of a meal during the February mid-term and Easter holidays. They will also receive this payment if their child is asked to self-isolate.
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