Free School Meals

Did you know … just registering your child for Free School Meals means that the school gets extra money?

Register now to make sure we don’t miss out

The Government is giving money to schools to help children from lower income families do their very best. This funding is called a ‘Pupil Premium’.

How does it work?

1. First, check if you qualify – it is not just if you are unemployed, so please look at the list below.

2. Registering is really quick and easy – if you think you qualify, contact Mrs Grunbaum at the school’s reception who will help you to register.

3. If you want your child to have a free, healthy meal at lunchtime that’s great – they will get the free meal (saving you more than £350 a year), extra benefits and the school gets extra funding.

4. If you don’t want your child to have the school meals they can continue as normal – as long as you qualify and are registered, the school still gets the extra funding.

No one will know you have registered and it will not affect any other benefits you are claiming.

Do you qualify?

You may qualify for Free School Meals if you get any of these:

• 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.

Click here to download a Free School Meals application form