Primary 7 Young Scot Card Information

Every year we support Renfrewshire Council in the organisation of providing every Primary 7 child with their Young Scot card.

This year in particular it is important that the young people are able to have access to a card as the Scottish Government has announced that all young people will have access to free bus travel with their card later in the year and they have emphasised this as a right for young people. Other benefits of the card include

  • Discounts to save young people and families money e.g. 10% off at Co-op stores
    • Young Scot Rewards points for positive contributions to communities
    • Voluntary proof of age allowing young people to do such things as open bank accounts or buy age restricted goods
    • The ability to take part in democratic processes such as participatory budgeting and help decide what worthy local projects should receive funding. Our Council has committed to ensuring young people have a say in how funds are spent.
    • Discounted travel for 16,17 and 18-year-old cardholders on buses and trains and eventual free bust travel for all young people

Your child will bring home a consent form today that must be returned to allow them to receive this card.  A photographer from Renfrewshire Council will come into the school on Thursday  27/5/21 to take their photograph that will be printed on the card.

More information on about the Young Scot Card can be found by clicking on the following link:



Best Start Grant

Best Start Grant


The Best Start Grant School Age Payment is a £250 payment made around the time a child normally starts Primary 1.

It is open to people who get tax credits or certain benefits and are a parent or carer of a child born between between 1 March 2016 and 28 February 2017.

People are encouraged to apply online at or by calling 0800 182 2222

5-Family-Payments-flyerIf eligible you can also apply for Scottish Child Payment and other Best Start Grant payments at the same time.


Primary 7 information from St Andrew’s Academy

Dear Parent/Carer and P7 student,


We had tried to host a P7 information meeting on Tuesday of this week but, unfortunately, a number of parents/carers were unable to access this event. We had hoped to re-schedule this to Monday coming at 5pm. Despite support from IT colleagues at the council, testing this morning has shown that some people may still not be able to get in on the software systems that are available to us. We would rather not have people trying for a second time to get in and being unsuccessful.

We will record the presentations and make these available to all P7 families next week. We will also provide a way for any families to submit any questions that they have to the school.

I am sorry for any inconvenience and disappointment caused.

Please be assured we will do all that we can to make sure that your child has a successful transition to St Andrew’s.


Kind regards,


Kevin Henry


St Andrew’s Academy.

Telephone – 0300 300 0181

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