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Universal Free School Meals
Pupils in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 now qualify automatically for free school meals. However, it is important that low income parents (see criteria below) still complete the application for Early Years Pupil Premium. Pupil Premium is used to fund educational interventions for the students of low income families. Please send completed forms (click here for form) to the school office.
Free School Meals (Criteria taken from www.gov.uk website)
If your child is in year 3 and above and you fulfil any of the categories below, your child will qualify for free school meals. Please complete the Free School Meal Application form. Completed forms should be sent to the school office. It is generally sufficient just to complete the first page of the form.
Your child may be able to get free school meals if you get any of the following:
Children who get paid these benefits directly, instead of through a parent or guardian, can also get free school meals.
Your child may also get free school meals if you get any of these benefits and your child is both:
If your child is eligible for free school meals, they’ll remain eligible until they finish the phase of schooling (primary or secondary) they’re in on 31 March 2022.
Your child will be able to get free school meals if they’re in a government-funded school and in:
Tell your local authority if you also get any of the qualifying benefits. Your child’s school can get extra funding if you do.