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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.