Free School Meals

Did you know… just registering your child for Free School Meals means that the school gets extra money?

The Government is giving money to schools to help children from lower income families do their very best. This funding is called a ‘Pupil Premium’.

For every child registered our school gets £600 this year.

To see how we plan to use this money click here. If you are registered for Free School Meals you could also get [explain any other benefits that the school or local authority may make available to pupils registered for Free School Meals e.g. help with costs of school trips].

Please register before Christmas to make sure your child and others in their class don’t miss out.

How does it work?

  1. First, check if you qualify – it is not just if you are unemployed, so please look at the list on the next page.
  2. Registering is really quick and easy – if you think you qualify, contact the school office who will help you to register.
  3. If you want your child to have a free, healthy meal at lunchtime that’s great – they also get the free meal (saving you more than £350 a year), extra benefits and the school gets £600 extra.
  4. If you don’t want your child to have the school meals they can still continue as normal – as long as you qualify and are registered the school still gets £600 extra.

No one will know you have registered and it will not affect any other benefits you are claiming.

Please talk to us about registering your child today.

To download a form – Click Here.

 

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Sunday, 22 October 2017