Free School Meals

Eligibility for Free School Meals

A parent may wish for the school to check their child's eligibility for Pupil Premium or continued free school meals (from Key Stage 2/Year 3).

You will need to supply us with your name, address, national insurance number or asylum support service number. In addition, you will need to provide your child's name and date of birth.

Eligibility Criteria

Parents/guardians in England do not have to pay for school meals if they receive any of the following:

  • Universal Credit. Pupil Premium funding and free school meals will only be allocated to pupils with a family income of less than £7400 (net) per year.

Pupil Premium is an important payment for schools and a really good opportunity for eligible parents to get even more support for their children in schools.

If you have any questions or would like to know more about Pupil Premium funding and how it is being used to benefit your child, please speak to the Mrs Davey, Mrs Chauhan or Mrs Fellowes.

If you think your child may possibly be eligible for free school meals, even if you don't want your child to eat school meals, please call into the office to collect a claim form. Every child who is eligible generates valuable income for the school.

Useful Websites

The Department of Education website is also a good source of additional information:

The School Run - Pupil Premium Explained (External Website)

Pupil Premium Information for Schools (External Website)