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Free School Meals/Clothing Grants 2019/20

Applications for Free School Meals/Clothing Grants 2019/20

Children in P1-P3 receive free school meals

Applications for free school meals/clothing grants must be renewed annually.  Free school meal claims will not be backdated and entitlement will start from the date applications are processed by Education & Children's Services.

If your child is in P4 or above, you can claim free school meals and a school clothing grant for your child(ren) if you are receiving:

  • Income Support (IS)
  • Income based Job Seeker's Allowance (IBJSA)
  • Any income related element of Employment and Support Allowance
  • Child Tax Credit (CTC), but not Working Tax Credit, and your income is less than £16,105.
  • Child Tax Credit (CTC) and Working Tax Credit (WTC) and your income is less than £6,900
  • If you are between 16 and 18 years old and receive any of these benefits in your own right, you can claim free school meals for yourself.
  • Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • Universal Credit where the monthly earned income does not exceed £610

For more information on Child Tax Credit and Working Tax Credit visit the Inland Revenue website.

How do I apply for free school meals and a school clothing grant?

Apply online on the PKC website, MyPKC.

Alternatively, application forms are available from any Perth & Kinross Council school or from Pullar House, 35 Kinnoull Street, Perth.

Supporting evidence from Jobcentre Plus must be dated within 6 weeks of the date of your claim and Tax Credit Award Notices (TC602) must relate to financial year 2019/2020.

A photograph of your evidence taken from your smart phone is acceptable.

If you submit an application form for the start of session 2019/2020 and have not received a response by Monday 12 August 2019, please contact the Council at ecsschools@pkc.gov.uk  or on 01738 476200.