All pupils in Primary 1 to 3 will receive Free School Meals. However, these pupils should still be included on application forms if they wish to apply for Free School Milk and/or a Clothing Grant.

Application forms are available on our website at www.shetland.gov.uk/education/ClothingGrants.asp. Paper application forms are also available on request from Children’s Services, Hayfield House on 01595 743845. Completed application forms can be e-mailed to childrensservices-finance@shetland.gov.uk or posted to: Children’s Services, Hayfield House, Lerwick, Shetland ZE1 0QD.

Letters should have been sent to all parents who were in receipt of a Clothing Grant and/or Free Schools Meals in 2017/18.

Families may be eligible to receive a Clothing Grant & Free School Meals/Milk if they fall into one of the following criteria:

Benefit(s) Received Acceptable Supporting Evidence Award
Income Support All pages of your current Tax Credit Award Notice (TCAN) or your most recent Income Support letter Free School Meals/Milk & Clothing Grant
Job Seekers Allowance

(Income related element only)

All pages of your current Tax Credit Award Notice (TCAN) or your most recent Job Seekers Allowance letter Free School Meals/Milk & Clothing Grant
Employment & Support Allowance

(Income related element only)

All pages of your current Tax Credit Award Notice (TCAN) or your most recent Employment & Support Allowance letter Free School Meals/Milk & Clothing Grant
Universal Credit – less than £610 per month All pages of your current Tax Credit Award Notice (TCAN) or your most recent Universal Credit letter Free School Meals/Milk & Clothing Grant
Support under Park IV of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999 Letter of confirmation from Home Office Free School Meals/Milk & Clothing Grant
Child Tax Credit only with an annual income of less than £16,105 (not working Tax Credit) All pages of your current Tax Credit Award Notice (TCAN). Free School Meals/Milk & Clothing Grant
Both Child Tax Credit and Working Tax Credit, with an annual income of less than £6,420 All pages of your current Tax Credit Award Notice (TCAN). Free School Meals/Milk & Clothing Grant
Working Tax Credit and Child Tax Credit with an income greater than £6,420 but less than £16,105. All pages of your current Tax Credit Award Notice (TCAN). Clothing Grant

If you do not fall into any of these categories but feel you would benefit from Free School Meals due to exceptional circumstances or because you are facing hardship, please complete the application form and you will be contacted to discuss your circumstances.