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PUPIL EQUITY FUND

You may have read in the press about additional funding which we are due to receive. The allocation of money is based on the number of children who are registered for free meal Entitlement (FME).

We feel there may be some people who are eligible to apply for FME but for various reasons they have not applied ,for example , all children in Primary 1-3 are given free school meal therefore there is no need to apply. The more register children on FME the more money we will be allocated !

Free meal Entitlement is calculated each year , therefore , it is important that people complete an application from each year , especially for children moving into Primary 4.

If you feel you meet the criteria please complete the from by using the link:

https://www.scotborders.gov.uk/fsm or ask at receptions for a paper copy. If you require assistance completing the from then please get in touch and we will be happy to help.

Yours sincerely

Mrs Gordon

Free school meals criteria:

. Receive Income Support , Job Seekers Allowance (Income Based) or Employment and Support Allowance (Income Related)

. Child Tax Credit (But not Working Tax Credit) with an annual Income Less than 16 ,105

. Maximum Working Tax Credit and maximum Child Tax Credit with Income below 6,420

Support under Immigration and Assylum Act 1999 (part vi)

Universal Credit.