Covid-19: Payment for free school meals.

Midlothian Council has now set up a BACS payment for all Secondary pupils S1-S6 entitled to free school meals; households where there are Secondary age children and younger siblings will receive payments for all children. However families with children only in Primary schools will not receive the payment but will continue to receive food.

Payment process

This will be processed as a 4-week period direct to families, the first run will be from Monday 6 April to Friday 1 May and then processed in subsequent 4-week periods. The first payment will be in parents accounts on 9 April 2020.


If you have not received your payment, please contact your school in the first instance and they will be able to offer assistance. However, during the Easter break, any family having trouble accessing their funds, leaving the house or who has received a shielding letter should contact

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