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Free School Meals

Free School Meals

All schools in Clackmannanshire provide a lunchtime meal for their pupils. In certain circumstances these can be provided free of charge.

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 Seekers Allowance
  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
  • Maximum Working Tax Credit and Maximum Child Tax Credit with an income below £6,420
  • Child Tax Credit where NO Working Tax Credit is payable and income is less than £16,105 (as assessed by Inland Revenue)
  • An asylum seeker in receipt of support under part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • You may also be eligible if you are in receipt of Universal Credit

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 - entitlement

Children in nursery aged from 2 years old upwards are eligible for a free school meal under the same eligibility criteria as school children where they attend nursery over the middle of the day (see above). Note that only ABC Nursery currently offers full day provision to 2 year olds.

In addition to the entitlements detailed above there are additional entitlements for nursery children with a parent or carer in receipt of

  • State Pension Credit or
  • Incapacity and Severe Disablement Allowance

Children who are, or have at any point since their 2nd birthday, been looked after, or the subject of a kinship care or guardianship order are also entitled to a free meal where they attend nursery over the middle of the day.

Application form

An application form is available from all schools, local CAP offices and reception staff in Kilncraigs.

You can also view or download a Clothing Grant/Free School Meals application form from this page.

Submission of application form

Please note that application forms will be accepted in person at Kilncraigs or your local CAP office.

When submitting an application form, proof of income will be required (refer to the notes section of the application form).

Applications can be submitted at any time during the year.

The award of free school meals cannot be back dated beyond the date the application was approved.

Registering entitlement to free school meals also entitles your child to free milk at morning break and free breakfast (in participating schools).

For Further Information Contact

Education
Kilncraigs, Greenside Street, Alloa, FK10 1EB
Tel: 01259 452499 / 450000
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