Category: Community

Free school meals & clothing grants, Session 2019-20

Fife Council can provide free school meals and a school clothing grant of £100 per child if households are on a low income.  We would encourage anyone who is entitled, to apply, regardless of whether they intend to take it up – the school’s funding is supported by this.

For further information and to complete the online application, please use the link below.

Online application

It’s worth noting that MyFife cards remove any stigma associated with free school meals for young people as the smartcards are loaded with credit and no one is paying with cash.


Education Maintenance Allowance

Applications for the Education Maintenance Allowance (EMA) for Session 2019-20 are now open.

The EMA is a weekly payment of £30 for young people who are planning to continue in post-compulsory education.  Payments are awarded based on the taxable household income of families.

Applications can be made and further information – including eligibility criteria – found on Fife Direct’s Education Maintenance Allowance site.

Look what happened in May

With our senior pupils out on Study Leave you would think that things would be quieter in the school – this wasn’t the case during a busy May.

We welcomed the P7s to Bell Baxter for a day of “getting to know the school” activities; our S2 Business classes worked together to raise an incredible £784.90 as part of Mental Health Awareness Week, and we had a team win the Creative Spaces Challenge.

Well done to pupils and staff!

Check out the film on the Bell Baxter HS YouTube channel.

Professional football contract signed by U19s goalkeeper

Congratulations to Ben Swinton (S6) who signed his first professional contract with Dunfermline Athletic Football Club last week.

A product of AM Soccer and the school’s football teams, this honour caps an amazing season for Ben who won the Fife Cup and League trophies with the school; Ben added a victory in a national cup competition.

This hard working young player will join his teammates at Dunfermline during the summer.  Good luck!

ICT Acceptable Use Policy – P7 pupils

To ensure that our new S1 pupils can access the school network as soon as they arrive at Bell Baxter, we are encouraging P7 parents and carers to read and complete the school’s acceptable use policy for ICT: see below for link.

The policy sets out the expectations of pupils when they are using IT facilities within the school.  Parents, carers and pupils should carefully read the policy and submit the form acknowledging that they understand its contents and agree to our expectations;  pupils’ responsibilities will be covered again in class.

Thank you.

ICT acceptable use information and form