Free school meals and clothing allowance applications open

Free school meals and clothing allowance applications open
10 July 2020

Orkney Islands Council would like to announce that the free school meals and clothing allowance applications for 2020/21 are now open.

You can be apply for both online here.

For anyone who is unable to access the online application form they can call 01856873535 and a paper copy form will be posted to them.

You are eligible if you receive any of the following benefits or support:

  • Income Support.
  • Income-Based Job Seekers Allowance.
  • Income-Related Employment and Support Allowance.
  • Universal Credit where the monthly earned income does not exceed £610.
  • Child Tax Credit only – income must be under £16,105.
  • Child Tax Credit and Working Tax Credit – income must be under £7,330.
  • Support under Part VI of Immigration and Asylum Act 1999.

Although children attending nursery for full days and children in P1-P3 are automatically entitled to receive free school meals, we are encouraging parents/carers to apply if they are in receipt of any of the qualifying benefits, in the event that schools are unable to return full time in August.


School Place, Kirkwall, Orkney, KW15 1NY

Telephone: 01856 873535

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