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Student Finance Wales now processing all applications

Student Finance Wales, based in Llandudno Junction, is now responsible for processing, assessing and paying student finance for all applications.

For details on how to apply for student finance visit Student Finance Wales.

If you have a query about your student finance account, you should now contact Student Finance Wales on 0300 200 4050.

The Student Finance Wales Facebook and Twitter pages can also provide information and regular updates.

Free School Meals and Free Milk

The Authority will ensure:-

The provision of a mid-day meal in all primary and special schools with a choice of course wherever possible.

The provision of a mid-day meal in all secondary schools on a cafeteria basis with an individual pricing system.

Free school meals will be provided for pupils whose parents receive Income Support, Income Based Jobseekers Allowance, Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999, Income-related Employment and Support Allowance, Child Tax Credit, provided they are not entitled to Working Tax Credit and their annual income does not exceed £16,190, Guarantee element of State Pension Credit, Working Tax Credit 'run-on' - the payment someone may receive for a further four weeks after they stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit or Universal Credit.

Free school milk is provided for primary school children from the ages of 3 to 6 years old in those schools which elect to join the Welsh Assembly Government funded schemes.

Details of the scheme are available from the Headteacher of the school your child attends.

Facilities will be made available at all primary and secondary schools for children who wish to bring their own mid-day meal.

Please apply using the on line form below. For further information please contact benefits@flintshire.gov.uk or 01352 704848.

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Free School Meals (apply online)

Please note the annual income amount recieved is reviewed around Feb/March every year.

 

Uniform Grants

Please note that the Flintshire school uniform grant for Years 8 to 11 ended with effect from 1 April 2015. 

School Uniform Grant (Year 7)

You may be eligible for a grant to help with the purchase of school uniform for your child.

How much is available?

A grant of £105 per eligible child.

Who is eligible?

Pupils who live in Wales entering Year 7 of secondary schools who are eligible for free school meals and pupils in special schools, special needs resource bases and pupil referral units who are aged 11 at the start of the school year and who are eligible for free school meals.

To apply, please download and complete the form below and return it to the address on the form. Alternatively, please contact your child’s school or email: benefits@flintshire.gov.uk

School Uniform Grant Application Form

School Trips

You may be entitled to some financial support towards the cost of your child’s residential school trip. Please contact your child’s school or look on the school’s website for further details.

Education Maintenance Sixth Form Grant

Education Maintenance Allowances (EMAs) provide means-tested financial support for young people aged 16 - 19 in full-time education.

This benefit is administered by the Welsh Assembly Government.

For up to date information, including how to apply, please visit:

Student Finance Wales or contact the relevant High School or College.