Free School Meals

7th October 2020

 

Have your financial circumstances changed because of the COVID crisis?

We know that this is a tough time financially for lots of families. There are now 3 million more households receiving Universal Credit than there were at the start of the year.

If you are claiming one of these benefits you may be entitled to free school meals for your child, which could save you a lot of money.

  • Income Support
  • Income-based Jobseekers Allowance
  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
  • Support from NASS (National Asylum Support Service) under part 6 of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • the guaranteed element of State Pension Credit
  • Child Tax Credit (with no Working Tax Credit) with an annual income of no more than £16,190
  • Working Tax Credit run-on
  • Universal Credit
 
Did you know that the government gives the school Pupil Premium funding - an additional £1,300 funding for every child in ANY YEAR GROUP, whose parents get of any of these benefits?
 
If you think you may be eligible please apply (even if your child is in Reception or Yr 1 or 2, or never has a school meal) so that the school can claim this extra funding. It will be used to support your child's education. 
 
It's easy to find out whether you qualify... click here to go straight to the website where you will get an immediate answer. If you would like help with your application please contact the school office.