Your child will be able to get free school meals if they’re in:
- reception class
- year 1
- year 2
Tell your local authority if you also get any of the benefits below. Your child’s school can get extra funding if you do.
Once they go up into year 3, you will have to start paying for their dinners. The current cost of a school dinner is £2.50. Your child can choose to stay for a school meal only on specific days or all week – we do not mind!. We do not require any notice to either start staying for a dinner or to cancel school dinners. All we ask is that you let the school office know of any change so that we can ensure that your child is getting the correct meal arrangement.
Your child might be able to get free school meals if you get any of the following:
- Income Support
- income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance
- income-related Employment and Support Allowance
- support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
- the guaranteed element of Pension Credit
- Child Tax Credit (provided you’re not also entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual gross income of no more than A?16,190)
- Working Tax Credit run-on – paid for 4 weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit
- Universal Credit
Children who get paid these benefits directly, instead of through a parent or guardian, can also get free school meals.
A successful application generates Pupil Premium which school receives as additional government funding. This extra money is used to benefit our pupils. It is used in many different ways – buying additional resources for instance. Feel free to call into the school office for more information on how to apply.
From 1st September 2016, our cashless school meals system will be run by School Comms, a company we are now using for our communication with parents. If your child has to pay for a school dinner and/or pays for his/her snack, you need to download the app and activate your account as soon as possible. Please click on the links below for more information.