Free School Meals for KS1 Children
There is currently no charge for school dinners for children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 - although this may change after the General Election in May 2017. This scheme is called Universal Free School Meals.
Parents will remain free to choose whether their child has a school dinner or packed lunch from home.
Free School Meals due to income
It is important for children to have a good nutritious meal at lunch time. If you receive any of the benefits below, you may be eligible for Free School Meals for your child even if they are in Nursery, Years3, 4, 5 or 6.
Your child will get free school meals if you receive any of the following:
•Income based Job Seeker’s Allowance
•Income related Employment and Support Allowance
•Guarantee element of State Pension Credit
•Child Tax Credit but not the Working Tax Credit and have an annual income (as assessed by HM Revenues & Customs) that does not exceed £16,190
•If you are supported under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
•Working Tax Credit during the four-week period immediately after your employment finishes or after you start to work less hours per week
To apply for free schools meals please complete the online application form. Click here to access the form.
Alternatively, download, complete and return the following form to Mrs Brown in the School Office. Click here to access the application form.