As many of you will know, from September, all children in Early Years and Key Stage One are eligible for a free school dinner. It is very important however, that if you are eligible for a free school meal that you make every effort to claim your entitlement (see criteria below). If Parents/Carers do not make their application, our school could lose a significant amount of our budget (literally tens of £1,000’s).
If you receive one of the following benefits you may be eligible for free school meals:
- Income Support
- Income based Jobseekers Allowance
- Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
- Support from Immigration and Asylum Act
- Child Tax Credit
We use the additional funding we receive based upon the number of children eligible for free school meals to provide personalised learning programmes for children throughout the school.
If Parents/Carers do not register for free school meals our services and resources will undoubtedly suffer. Please help us provide the best possible support for your child by registering for free school meals if you are eligible. Registering for free schools meals is confidential and even if you register for free meals you are not obliged to take them up.