All Primary 1-3 pupils in Scotland receive free school meals. If your child is moving up to Primary 4 during in the summer, she/he is no longer automatically entitled to free school meals.
The cost for a primary school meal is £2.10 and you can top-up your child’s meal order account online at https://online.aberdeencity.gov.uk/Services/AccordPayment/PrimaryMealPayment.aspx.
From Primary 4 onwards, free school meals are available for eligible pupils whose parents or carers receive one of the following benefits:
• Income Support
• Income-based Job Seeker’s Allowance
• Any income related element of Employment and Support Allowance
• Child Tax Credit, but not Working Tax Credit, with an income under £16105
• Both maximum Child Tax Credit and maximum Working Tax Credit with an income under £6420
• Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
• Universal Credit
With the end of Primary 3 fast approaching, we require applications for free school meals for any eligible pupils. Applications should be made the first day back to the school or made directly to Aberdeen City Council during the summer holidays.
If you are entitled you can apply be completing the application that is available to download here: https://www.aberdeencity.gov.uk/services/education-and-childcare/school-life/apply-free-school-meals.
If your situation changes and you no longer qualify for free school meals for your child, please do let the school know as soon as possible otherwise you may be asked to pay back meals. If you are unsure whether your child can get free school meals, or if you have any questions please contact the school or phone Marischal College on 01224 523898.