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PE Days 2019-20

Please find details of PE days below:

  • P1EC – Mon and Tues
  • P1HD – Mon and Tues
  • P2CF – Weds and Thurs
  • P2/3RS – Thurs and Fri
  • P3IL – Mon and Thurs
  • P3/4NM – Tues and Fri
  • P4/5FM – Mon and Weds
  • P5JS – Thurs and Fri
  • P5/6TG – Mon and Thurs
  • P6JDW – Tues and Weds
  • P7AG – Tues and Thurs
  • P7LS – Mon and Weds

Best Start Foods (Healthy Start Vouchers)

Dear All,

Please see the information below regarding the replacement for the UK Government’s Healthy Start Vouchers in Scotland.

What is Best Start Foods?
Best Start Foods is a new payment that will replace  Healthy Start Vouchers in Scotland. The new payment will replace the paper vouchers with a new payment card, giving you more flexibility in how you use it.

What can I buy with the card?
You can use the card to buy any of the healthy foods listed below:

  • Fresh eggs
  • Milk plain cow’s milk and first infant formula
  • Fruit/vegetables – fresh, frozen or tinned (those with added salt and sugar are excluded)
  • Pulses (e.g. peas, lentils and beans) – dried, fresh, frozen or tinned.

How much will I get?
You will get £17.00 every four weeks during pregnancy and for any children between one and three years old, this payment increases to £34.00 for any child under one.

What is the card?
The Best Start Foods card is a Mastercard provided by our card supplier. It can be used in a similar way to normal bank cards using contactless or Chip & PIN.

Where can I use it?
You can use your Best Start Foods card in supermarkets and local shops. As long as the shop sells the healthy foods listed on your card, and takes bank card payments, you can use your Best Start Foods card there.

Who can get it?
You can apply for Best Start Foods if you live in Scotland and get certain benefits or tax credits and are pregnant or the parent or carer of a child.* If you are under 18 you may be eligible for Best Start Foods during pregnancy and up until your child turns one without any benefits.


* Income support, Income-based Job Seekers Allowance, Income-related Employment and Support Allowance, Child Tax Credit (CTC) up to a maximum income of £16,190 per annum, Universal Credit (UC) with an income limit of £610 per month, both maximum Child Tax Credit and maximum Working Tax Credit and income under £7,320, or the four week run, Pension Credit, Housing Benefit –
weekly income of £311 and under.
To check if you are entitled to any of these benefits, call Citizens Advice Scotland
on 0800 085 7145 for a free Financial Health Check.

Clothing Grants/Free School Meal Grants – Applications open on 18th June

School Clothing/Free School Meal Grants

Applications will be accepted at Kilncraigs from Tuesday 18th June as follows:

  • Tuesdays and Thursdays 9.30-11.30am and 2-4pm

Please ensure you bring along proof of your qualifying benefits to enable us to proceed with your application.

If your child attends one of our primary, special or secondary schools, you may qualify for a school clothing grant. From August 2018 this will be £100 per child.

School clothing grants will not be paid to children attending nursery schools, nursery classes or other pre 5 centres.

To qualify for a school clothing grant you must be in receipt of Child Benefit and one of the following benefits:

  • Income Support
  • Income-based Job Seekers Allowance
  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
  • Maximum Working Tax Credit and Maximum Child Tax Credit with an income below £6,420
  • Child Tax Credit where NO Working Tax Credit is payable and income is less than £16,105 (as assessed by Inland Revenue)
  • An asylum seeker in receipt of support under part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • You may also be eligible if you are in receipt of Universal Credit

Pupils who are eligible for an Education Maintenance Allowance (EMA) (over 16 years of age) are not eligible for a school clothing grant.

How to apply

Application forms have now been issued to all schools and are available from CAP office or Kilncraigs. If you prefer you can fill in the application form online, save and print it off.

Completed application forms can be handed in to any CAP office or Kilncraigs.

When submitting an application form, proof of income will be required (refer to the notes section of the application form).

Applications for school clothing grants for the 2018/19 academic session can be made until 31 December 2018 and are only awarded once per school year.

Please note grants are no longer paid by cheque.

School clothing grants will only be paid directly into the applicant’s bank account, or a member of the immediate family residing at the same address. Payments cannot be paid directly into a Post Office Account.


(All text and links taken from Clackmannanshire Council website here)