If you are on a low income or benefits and have children at school then you could be eligible for free school meals for your children.
As part of a recent Scottish Government Campaign £120 million has been provided to help raise attainment with a focus on supporting those children and young people who face barriers to their learning due to the impact of poverty. The funding is called Pupil Equity Funding (PEF).
For each pupil who is registered for free school meals, their school receives £1200 pupil equity funding from the government. This money is to help your school to fund a wide range of initiatives to support achievement.
If you are eligible for free school meals, please register your child now. Even if your child does not wish to take up the option of having the free school meal every day, we would encourage you to register so that the school will receive the pupil equity funding to support learning.
Registering is easy and will only take a short time to complete. Application forms can be accessed in the following ways-
- On line at aberdeencity.gov.uk/schoolmeals
- From our school office
- From Education and Children’s Services – telephone 01224 523237