Free School Meals & School Milk - Pupil Premium

We would urge parents whose children are eligible to receive free school meals to apply.  It is important to apply as this registers your child for the Pupil Premium; funding available to schools for children who qualify for free school meals via the eligibility criteria.  In addition, your child will receive free school milk.

Our school meals meet nutritional standards by including high quality meat, poultry or fish, at least two portions of fruit and vegetables in every meal as well as bread, cereals and potatoes.

We follow guidelines as to how to sensitively administer the service; no child is singled out and we are not informed about the individual circumstances of children.

All children in Foundation 2 and Years 1 and 2 are entitled to a universal free school meal; a government scheme. If your child qualifies for a universal free meal and would also qualify for free school meals under the eligibility criteria below, please still apply.   

If you don’t apply, the school will miss out on funding which could go towards equipment, resources, trips or uniform discounts.

If your child prefers to take a packed lunch or make other arrangements, you will still need to register for free school meals for your school to receive the Pupil Premium funding.  

Eligibility criteria

Parents or guardians are entitled to get free school meals or milk for their children if they receive any of the following:

  • Income Support
  • Income based Jobseekers Allowance
  • Guaranteed Pension Credit
  • Child Tax Credit with a total annual taxable income of less than £16,190 and are not receiving Working Tax Credit
  • income related Employment and Support Allowance
  • Universal Credit
  • have successfully obtained asylum status

Apply

You can apply by completing the attached form.  You can also apply online here

You will receive an immediate response to your application via email. This will tell you if you are eligible and you will be sent a letter of confirmation.

School Milk

Free milk is available for all children under 5 years and for children entitled to free school meals (all ages). If you wish to pay for your child to have milk, you should order direct with Fresh Pastures. They can be contacted by visiting here

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