Apply for free school meals, milk and clothing grant

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Complete this form if you

  • have a child or children
  • are a young person over the age of 16, receiving benefits in your name

attending a primary or secondary school within the City of Edinburgh Council area.

Do not use this form to apply for children in early years settings.

Only one application form is required per academic year – please do not submit multiple forms.

All children in P1 to P3 receive free school meals, but you can apply to receive free milk and a clothing grant.

Before you start

Find out if you match the conditions to claim free school meals on the Scottish Government website. If you receive one of the eligible benefits you can apply. We will ask you to upload documents to confirm which of these benefits you receive when you complete this application. You may want to scan these documents before you start the form. PDF files are best for scanned documents.

If you can’t upload the documents with your application you can send them to us later. 

Privacy statement

We, the City of Edinburgh Council, use the information you provide to process your claim for Free School Meals, Milk, and Clothing Grant.

Where allowed by law, we may pass your information to organisations such as

  • the Scottish Government
  • Department for Work and Pensions
  • HM Revenue and Customs

We may check information you have provided, or information about you that someone else has provided, with information we hold.

We may get information about you from third parties, or give them information to

  • make sure the information is accurate
  • prevent or detect crime
  • protect public funds.

These third parties include

  • government departments
  • local authorities
  • private-sector companies, such as banks and organisations that lend you money.

We will not give information about you to anyone else, or use information about you for other purposes, unless the law requires us to. 

We may use your information to identify whether you are eligible for other benefits, such as Housing Benefit and Council Tax Reduction.

We are the data controllers for the purposes of the General Data Protection Regulation.

Read our privacy policy for details.