Latest Information from the Council for Parents/Carers

Education Maintenance Allowance

Young people who are in receipt of EMA and who are unable to meet their agreed attendance requirements due to Coronavirus / Covid-19 will continue to receive their EMA payment as per the existing payment schedule. Young people awarded an EMA after 01/03/20 will be eligible for payments without a signed learning agreement, backdated to the start of lockdown. Any payments prior to this will be subject to the normal approval from schools. For further information please see our website: https://www.edinburgh.gov.uk/ema

School allocations for P1 and S1 places in August 2020

We aim to deal with all late placing requests received up to 03/05/20, including second choice applications, and write to you in the last week of May 2020. Applications received after 03/05/20 will not be dealt with until the end of June 2020. For further information please see our website: https://www.edinburgh.gov.uk/schoolplaces2020

Free School Meals / Clothing Grants

Applications for 2020/21 for the term starting in August 2020 have not yet opened. We will update our website and put a message on social media as soon as applications open. For information please see our website: https://www.edinburgh.gov.uk/food-clothing/free-school-meals-school-clothing-grants

Additionally, if you require any other support or information, please email Tynecastle’s Pupil Support Officer: yvonne.mcgregor@tynecastle.edin.sch.uk