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Orkney School Meals Price Increase

News from Orkney Islands Council

school pupilsA ten pence increase in the price of school meals in Orkney will come into effect later this month.

From the start of the next school term, Tuesday 23 April, a two-course school meal will cost £2.30 for nursery pupils, £2.40 for primary pupils (P4 – P7) and £2.50 for secondary pupils. The current prices are £2.20, £2.30 and £2.40 respectively.

This is in line with a Council decision, taken when setting the budget for 2019 to 2020, that existing fees and charges for most Council services should increase by at least 3% from April 2019.

If your child is in Primary 1-3 then you are automatically entitled to free school meals without the need to apply. However, if you would like to apply for a school clothing allowance or assistance with school meals for a child in Primary 4 or above then you must be in receipt of certain benefits.

Information on eligibility and how to apply can be found here: School Meals and Clothing Allowances

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