Cost of Living Crisis Support
We have the Families and Young People Advice Service working with the school who can provide advice and support around money, debts, housing, benefits or energy. For further information please read this flyer (PDF) [636KB] (opens new window) or contact the school to speak with Jenny Fraser.
Free School Meal Entitlement and School Clothing Grant - Going online
Uptake of Free school meal entitlement can save a family at least £330 per year.
We want to make sure that any family that may be entitled to free school meals or the school clothing grant, are aware of this.
Applications will be processed by Education Services within 7 days of receipt and clothing grants paid within approximately 14 days of receipt.
For information about accessing Free School Meals during the school holidays please follow this link:
FSM Holiday Information (opens new window)
Families in receipt of the following will be eligible for Free School Meals and a Clothing Grant:
Income Support / Pension Credit
Income-based Jobseekers' Allowance
Any Income-Related element of Employment and Support Allowance
Working Tax Credit and/or Child Tax Credit with an annual income of £6,900 or less
Universal Credit where "take-home pay" does not exceed £610.
Families in receipt of the following will be eligible for a Clothing Grant only
Working Tax Credit and/or Child Tax Credit with an annual income of £16,105 or less
Universal Credit where "take-home pay" does not exceed £1,342.
All applications should be made via an online application form.
This can be found at www.westlothian.gov.uk/mealsandclothing (opens new window)
If you are experiencing issues with the online form please contact Education Services for help on: EducationBenefits@westlothian.gov.uk or T: 01506 281 952.