FREE SCHOOL MEALS for KS2 children
for free meals could raise an extra £1,320 for your child’s school known as
Pupil Premium, to fund valuable support like extra tuition, additional teaching
staff or after school activities. This
additional money is available from central government for every child whose
parent is receiving one of the welfare benefits listed in the form and the
funding remains in place for 6 years even if you later stop claiming free
school meals. It is therefore important to sign up for free school meals, so
that your child’s school receives as much funding as possible to invest in the
education of your children.
Free school meals are offered to children whose parents receive:
- Income Support
- income based Employment & Support Allowance
- income based Jobseekers Allowance
- support under part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
- the Guaranteed element of State Pension Credit
- Child Tax Credit provided your annual income as assessed by the Inland Revenue does not exceed £16,190 and provided that Working Tax Credit is not included.
We are not allowed to recognise any other benefit other than those mentioned above.
Should you feel you might qualify, please contact the School Office for an application form (or download and print this one) and return this with your proof of entitlement (original up to date copies must be produced and we are unable to authorise for free school meals without the necessary paperwork).
You only need to complete this form once and it
will last for the duration of your child’s time at their current school. Therefore, if you believe you may be
eligible, please do complete the form, as you will be helping to make sure your
child’s school is as well funded as possible.