We want to make sure that we are providing your child with the best education and support we can. Healthy school food has obvious health benefits and can help pupils establish healthy habits for life. Healthy school food can also help to improve pupils’ readiness to learn.
For every eligible pupil registered with the Free School Meals Service, the school will receive funding called Pupil Premium which is used to help support children in schools. So that schools and pupils can continue to benefit from this extra funding, it is important that parents who meet the entitlement criteria continue to register their claim.
You are entitled to free school meals if you receive:
- 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)
Children who get paid these benefits directly, instead of through a parent or guardian, are also entitled to free school meals.
You can get more information concerning eligibility for free school meals by calling the school office on 01782 234890 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org