Free School Meal Entitlement
Some students will be eligible for a free school meal. This gives a daily allowance of money for food in the Dining Hall, currently £2.30. The money goes directly on to the child’s meal account daily and only they know it is there.
Valid Free School Meal claims also attract additional funding to the school. Every student who is registered for free school meals also qualifies for the Pupil Premium. This, in turn, brings additional funding to the school of nearly £1000 which is spent on ensuring that disadvantaged students get the best possible experience out of school.
Your child can get free meals in school if you get:
- Income support
- Income based Jobseekers Allowance
- Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
- Child Tax Credit (providing you are not also entitled to Working Tax Credit), with a gross annual household income of no more than £16,190 (as assessed by HMRC)
- Guarantee Element of State Pension Credit
- Support under part 6 of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
- Working Tax Credit run-on (the payment received for 4 weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit)
- Universal Credit, with a net annual household income of £7,400 or less (after tax and not including any other benefits you receive).
To apply for free school meals, simply complete this application form.