Free School Meals

Free School Meals

 

Your child may be able to get free school meals if you get any of the following:

  • Income Support
  • Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance
  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
  • Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • The guaranteed element of Pension Credit
  • Child Tax Credit (provided you’re not also entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual gross income of no more than £16,190)
  • Working Tax Credit run-on - paid for 4 weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit
  • Universal Credit - if you apply on or after 1 April 2018 your household income must be less than £7,400 a year (after tax and not including any benefits you get)

 

To check your eligibility please use the web address below, or pop in to school where Mrs Rouse will help you with any paperwork.

 

https://www.gov.uk/apply-free-school-meals

 

Free School Meals online Application Form

 

All children in Reception, Year1 and Year 2 are entitled to free school meals under the Government Universal Free School Meal Scheme.  Even though these meals are free for all, if you meet the requirements (low income / benefits) we still strongly advise you to apply for Free School Meals as your child will then also be entitled to Pupil Premium funding. Pupil premium funding allows your child to attend after school clubs and breakfast club free, as well as very heavily subsidised trips and visits. Pupil premium money also goes to pay for additional teaching and nurture support in school. For more information please look on our Pupil Premium page in the academy infomation tab.