Free school meals and clothing grants

If you are receiving any of the following benefits:

  • Income support/Universal Credit
  • Income-based Job Seeker's Allowance
  • Income Related Employment and Support Allowance
  • Child Tax Credit (depending on your annual income)
  • Working Tax Credit (depending on your annual income)
  • Housing Benefit
  • Council Tax Benefit
  • Support under part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999

your child could be entitled to either free school meals/milk or a clothing grant of £100, or both. Free milk is not available to pupils attending secondary schools.

Pupils entitled to a free meal are also entitled to a free breakfast if the school runs a breakfast club.

Pupils aged between 16 and 18 who receive any of the benefits listed above in their own right, can also claim free school meals.

Application form

Download a clothing grant and free school meals application form

Application forms can also be obtained from your school (during term time) and from Kilmarnock and Cumnock Area Registration offices (during school holidays).

Primary 1 - 3 free school meals

Since 5 January 2015, all children in primaries 1 to 3 are entitled to a free school meal. This is a great opportunity for children to sit down with their classmates and enjoy a nutritionally balanced two course meal sourced from our local suppliers.

Having a school meal will enable your child to enjoy the social interaction of eating in an environment where they can try different foods every day, and it can also help to increase their concentration for their afternoon classes. Staff will be in the dining halls every day to help and encourage your child, ensuring they have an enjoyable dining experience.

Please note that morning break and breakfast clubs are not covered by this meal entitlement so pupils will still have to bring money or have credit on their ParentPay accounts.

Contact Information

Registration Services
Burns Monument Centre
Kay Park, Kilmarnock
Telephone: 01563 576695
Telephone: 01563 576696
Facilities and Property Management
Opera House
8 John Finnie Street
Telephone: 01563 576403
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