Universal Infant Free School Meals for Reception, Years 1 and 2
All children attending school in Reception, Year 1, and Year 2, will be entitled to free school meals, regardless of income or eligibility for benefits. By receiving free school meals you can save up to £400 a year and ensure your child is eating a healthy, balanced meal every day.
When a student is on our Free School Meals register, the school receives extra money for that student which has to be spent only on the education of free school meals students. This extra money is called the Pupil Premium and its purpose is to ensure that children from low income families are not at a financial disadvantage during their education as a result of home circumstances.
Is my child eligible for Pupil Premium?
In order for the school to receive the Pupil Premium funding a Parent/Carer must be claiming one of the following benefits:
• Income Support
• Income-Related Employment and Support Allowance
• Income-Based Job Seekers Allowance
• Child Tax Credit (but no Working Tax Credit is being received by the claimant or his/her partner and the combined annual income as assessed by HMIR on a TC602 form is not above £16,190)
• The Guaranteed Element of Pension Tax Credit.
Applying is easy and can be done in your own home – the parent receiving benefits needs to insert their name, date of birth and National Insurance Number by using the link below or complete the form below and bring it into the school office.