If parents are in receipt of Income Support, Income based Job Seekers Allowance, support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999, Guaranteed Pension Credit, Child Tax Credit (with an exemption certificate PPA) or Working Tax Credit (with an exemption certificate PPA) and an annual income of less that Ł15,050 the Authority will consider one application per year for a grant towards the cost of purchasing essential clothing to enable their children, up to the age of 16, to attend school.
The school clothing grant will be given in the form of a cheque.
Application forms may be obtained from Head Teachers or Main Reception, Floor 2, Tayside House. Secondary schools should include information regarding the application by parents for an Education Maintenance Allowance for pupils over the statutory leaving age of 16.
Educational Maintenance Allowances (EMA)
The EMA is an allowance of up to Ł30 per week which can be paid to eligible young people who stay on in education after their 16th birthday. It can be paid for a maximum of 2 years.
The young person has to complete a Learning Agreement which is a contract between the young person and their educational establishment.
EMA may be granted at the discretion of the Authority to any person who:
remains in full-time education beyond the statutory leaving age and has completed S4
is aged between 16 and 19 years (inclusive)
is either a resident of Dundee City or attending a Dundee School
is following a recognised full-time course of study.
Application forms are available in schools or from Main Reception, Tayside House from the beginning of June. All applications should be submitted by 30th June. Late applications will be accepted, however these may not be processed in time for the start of the session. All applications will be processed in date order.
A statement of the Authority’s Policy on free school meals and milk should be included to the effect that free school meals are available to pupils whose parents are in receipt of Income Support, Income based Job Seekers Allowance, Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999, Guaranteed Pension Credit, or in receipt of Child Tax Credit NO Working Tax Credit and have an annual income of less than £15.050.
The Education Committee has agreed to provide transport for all secondary pupils attending their delineated area school and living over three miles from that school and, in addition, to those pupils whose journey between home and delineated area school is deemed to be unduly hazardous. Vacant seats on contract transport may be made available to pupils not normally entitled to free transport. Parents who have made successful placing requests for their children at other schools of their choice have to make their own transport arrangements. Forms of application for free transport are issued by the Education Authority, usually through the primary school of the primary 7 pupil, or the secondary school when the permit is being renewed. Pupils living in Dundee are served by local buses. Parents are asked to impress on their children the importance of good conduct on buses.
The Authority insures against its legal liability for (a) accidental personal injury or (b) loss or damage to property of third parties. Parents are advised that no insurance cover is maintained for circumstances in which the Council does not have a legal liability. Parents may wish to consider their own insurance arrangements.
Note : The Harris Academy Parent, Pupils and Teacher Association organises comprehensive insurance to cover pupils against accident at home or in school. You will receive a letter from the P.P.T.A. giving details of the scheme.
The School Pupil Records Regulations 1990 grant access by parents and pupils to manually maintained records held on pupils. Parents and pupils wishing to avail themselves of this service must submit their request on a form available from the Head Teacher.