Free School Meals

As a parent of one of our students, you may be entitled to free school meals on a daily basis.  This could represent a daily amount of £2.20, making approximate savings to you of £418 per school year.

This saving will benefit you as a family but would also help you support your school, providing £430 per annum, per student in the school budget.

We are happy to help you ahieve this saving and an application form can be found at the bottom of this page.

A pupil whose parent/carer receives any of the following benefits is entitled to a free school meal:

  • Income Support (IS)
  • Income Based Job Seekers Allowance (JSA(IB))
  • Employment and Support Allowance (Income Related) (ESA (IR))
  • Child Tax Credit (CTC), provided you do not also receive Working Tax Credit and have an annual income, as assessed by the Inland Revenue, that does not exceed £16,190*
  • Guarantee Credit element of State Pension Credit
  • Support under Part 6 of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999

Children who receive IS or IBJSA in their own right are also entitled to free school meals.

Guidelines for applying for Free School Meals:

  • THIS APPLICATION MUST BE COMPLETED BY THE PERSON IN RECEIPT OF THE BENEFIT
  • Either download the application form at the bottom of this page
    or
  • Contact Student Services at school for an application form to be sent by post
  • Complete the application form in full
  • Return completed application form to Student Services (by post or in person/with student)

     

The application will be processed and should further information be required, you will be contacted by a member of the team.  Anyone not qualifiying will be notified in writing.

  1. Free School Meal - Application Form