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Free school meals - nursery

If your child is in Nursery and aged 2 - 5

If your child is in Nursery and aged 2-5 and you receive any of the following:

  • 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 £6,420
  • Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • Universal Credit where the monthly earned income does not exceed £610
  • State Pension Credit
  • Incapacity and Severe Disablement Allowance

Looked after and accommodated children are also eligible.

How do I apply for free school meals?

Apply online

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 2020/2021.

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

If you submit an application form for the start of session 2020/2021 and have not received a response by Tuesday 4 August 2020, please contact this office.

Free school meal claims will not be backdated and entitlement will start from the date applications are processed by Education & Children's Services.

Contact details

Schools Division

2 High Street, Perth, PH1 5PH
Tel 01738 476200