Kirkhill Primary School

Free School Meals for Primary 1-3

Free School Meals for Primary 1-3

As of the 5th of January 2015 all Primary 1-3 children will be entitled to a free school meal.

This Scottish Government funded initiative will entitle all Primary 1 to 3 children to a free school meal at lunch time only – you will still need to provide your child with money for any other service provision in school such as morning break or breakfast. The meal is completely optional and all the choices provided are healthy and nutritious and meet all the requirements of the Scottish School’s Health Promotion and Nutrition Act.

There is no application form involved for a child in Primary 1-3 to have a school meal however you will still need to apply for clothing grants where applicable. If your child has a medically confirmed special diet an application form (available on request from school) must be completed and returned to the Head Teacher.

This initiative does not cover children in Primary 4 to 7, who, if entitled still need to apply for Free School Meals following the usual process.

If your School does not provide a meal service and your child is in Primary 1 to 3 you will be entitled to re-imbursement. This will be based on the economic daily rate for every day that your child has been in attendance at school. It will be claimed on your behalf by the school then payment will be made directly to you.   

All Highland Primary Schools have been awarded the bronze Food for Life Catering Mark, for more information on school meals and to view school meal menus please visit – www.highland.gov.uk  

Clothing Grant and Free School Meal Application Form- http://www.highland.gov.uk/info/899/schools_-_grants_and_benefits/10/free_school_meals_and_assistance_with_clothing