Help With Costs - Free School Meals and Clothing Grants

West Lothian School pupils who are eligible for extra help with the costs of uniforms, lunches and staying on at school can submit an online application to ensure they will receive their entitlement at the start of the new academic school year from 15 August.

Online applications for this session are now open via the West Lothian Council website for those pupils who are entitled to Education Maintenance Allowance (EMA) and Free School Meals/School Clothing Grants.

Educational Maintenance Allowance (EMA) is an allowance of £30 per week, depending on household income.

You can find details on eligibility and relevant application forms for the above benefits via the West Lothian Council website. Please visit: Help with school costs

For more information on school transport: School Transport

For more information on Education Maintenance Allowance: Education Maintenance Allowance

For more information on School Clothing Grants and Free School Meals: WLC Free School Meals (opens new window)

For more information on Free School Meals during holiday periods: 

Families and Young People Advice Service

At Inveralmond Community High School, we work closely with FYPAS.

Some of the things they can provide advice or support on include; advice on benefit entitlement and income maximisation. They can also provide information on any grants available that can support with the cost of the school day - Free School Meals, School Clothing Grants, School Clothing Bank referrals, Education Maintenance Allowance (EMA) as well as advice on disability benefits.

Please call or email using the details below and they will get back to you - Remember to mention Inveralmond CHS to ensure your enquiry is allocated correctly. or call 01506 283 000 option 4. Face to Face appointments are also available in school.