Useful Links, Information and Grants

COVID-19 information on NHS inform channels – how to access for those whose first or preferred language is not English.

People whose first or preferred language is not English can get information about coronavirus (COVID-19) in Arabic, Chinese, Hindi, Polish, Romanian, Slovak and Urdu on NHS inform. Spanish and Punjabi translations will be added shortly. All the translations are published here: – please keep checking for updates. People living in Scotland who don’t have any symptoms but are looking for general information can call the coronavirus helpline. If you’re a non-English speaker you can still use this service. Phone: 0800 028 2816, tell the call handler that you need an interpreter, give the name of your preferred language and you will be connected to Language Line interpreter. You will not have to pay for this.

LINKnet Update

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:

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:

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.

Those entitled to free school meals can access the relevant documents here. If you require a translated version, please complete the enquiry form at the bottom of the Digital Learning Page.

City of Edinburgh Council Website
Information on all Edinburgh Council services.

Inclusion in Edinburgh Schools

Free School Meals and Clothing Grants
Information on eligibility and application for Free School Meals and Clothing Grants.

City of Edinburgh Council Schools Page
Information about schools in Edinburgh, including term dates, applications for schools, support in schools, uniform and school meals.

Early Years Information
Information related to nursery and Primary 1 education.

Active Schools
Information about Active Schools, their role and the clubs that they offer.

Education Scotland
Information and advice for parents about education in Scotland, as well as support and resources.

Multicultural Family Base Edinburgh
Information about the support that can be offered by the Multicultural Family Base.

Parenting Across Scotland
Information ranging from school term dates, pre-school education, post-school education, relevant parenting publications and other useful organisations.

Information for both children and parents about bullying and help for those affected by bullying.

Respect Me – Anti-Bullying Service
Information for both children and parents about bullying and help for those affected by bullying.

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