Free School Meals
Could you be entitled to receive Pupil Premium funding?
The current entitlement for Pupil Premium applies to parents who are in receipt of Income support, income-based jobseekers allowance, support under Part V1 of the Immigration & Asylum Act 1999, Pension Credit, Income Related Employment and Support Allowance, or Child Tax Credit only - with an assessed income of below £16,190. This entitlement applies to all pupils regardless of where they live.
This funding entitles Key Stage Two children to free school meals and children across the school to a range of benefits. Registering is a totally confidential process, it does not mean that your children are 'singled out' in any way or that they must receive the meals on a daily basis. Children may still prefer to take a packed lunch but have the option of a hot meal.
School funding from central government via the County Council has been reduced and therefore the formula which generates funds for schools has changed. The benefit to the school is that funding will better reflect the economic situation that families find themselves in at this time and we would urge those who are eligible to register.
Further information and Application Forms are available from the School Office.
Universal infant free school meals
All children in Reception classes, Year 1 and Year 2 are entitled to receive a Universal Infant Free School Meal (UiFSM) each day if they choose to regardless of family income.
We ask that all parents of children in Years R-2 register their child with the school office for their child to receive a UiFSM. If your child decides that the no longer wish to take these meals then the school requires ONE FULL WEEKS NOTICE.
Whilst registered for a UiFSM your child does not have to take the hot meal offered each day and may choose from the current published menu.
The UiFSM is a completely separate to the Pupil Premium funding. Please apply for Pupil Premium funding if you are in receipt of benefits whether your child is in KS1 or KS2.
Further information is available from the school office on both the UiFSM and Pupil Premium Free School Meal schemes.