Free School Meals
How do I apply for free school meals?
You can now apply for Free School Meals online using the following website:
Please apply if you are eligible as your child will receive a healthy lunch and school will receive £1345 per year to raise attainment within the school via Pupil Premium – you can still send your child with a packed lunch if you prefer.
If your child is in Year 2, please apply for Free School Meals if you want them to continue to receive a school lunch in September.
Children are entitled to receive free school meals if they or their parents or guardians receive any of the benefits below;
Universal Credit, provided they have an annual net earned income not exceeding £7,400 (£616.67 per month)
Income-based Jobseeker's Allowance
Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
Support under Part 6 of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
The guarantee element of Pension Credit
Child Tax Credit, provided they are not also entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual gross income of no more than £16,190, as assessed by HMRC
Working Tax Credit run-on - paid 4 weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit
All children in Reception, Year 1 or Year 2 in a state-funded school are being offered a free healthy school lunch (Universal Infant Free School Meal).
I don’t currently claim free school meals – what does this mean for me?
If you think you might be eligible for free school meals, you can submit a claim by following the link to the Application Form above. The Information you provide will be used to check if you are in receipt of a qualifying benefit and, if you are on Universal Credit, that your earnings do not exceed the threshold. If you claim Universal Credit, your earnings will be assessed from up to three of your last Universal Credit assessment periods.
If you require any further help please contact the school office.