Free School Meals

 

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

 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.  Qualification for Free School Meals will automatically qualify you child for Pupil Premium.

  • Income Support
  • income-based Jobseekers Allowance
  • income-related Employment and Support Allowance
  • support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • the guaranteed element of State 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

Children who get any of the above benefits in their own right (ie they get benefits payments directly, instead of through a parent or guardian) can also get free school meals.

Children under the compulsory school age who are in full time education may also be able to get free school meals.