Applying for Free School Meals

Free School Meals Information

Good news about school meals for infants!

All children who are in reception, year 1 or year 2 will be offered a free healthy school lunch.  We believe that the school lunchtime is a great opportunity for all our children to sit down together and enjoy their healthy and tasty meal, while developing their social skills.  We therefore hope that all parents will take up this offer of a free school meal for our infant pupils.

 Registering for free meals

You may be wondering why we are telling you about registering for free school meals when we have just said that all children in reception, year 1 and year 2 will be offered a free healthy school lunch. The reason is this:

Registering for free meals could raise an extra £1,320 for our school, to fund valuable support like extra tuition, additional teaching staff or after school activities!

This additional money is available for every child whose parent is receiving one of the welfare benefits listed below. It is therefore really important to sign up for free school meals so that our school receives as much funding as possible.  The information you provide when registering will also be used to decide whether your child is eligible for free school meals from the start of year 3 until the end of year 6.

You only need to complete this form once and it will last for the duration of your child’s time at their current school.  If you would like some help completing the form you can contact us in confidence by calling Emma French our Family Liaison Officer (01637 874532).  The form is available from the Office/Reception or see download below. 

  • Income Support
  • Income-based Jobseekers Allowance
  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
  • Support from NASS (National Asylum Support Service) under part 6 of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • the guarantee element of State Pension Credit
  • Child Tax Credit (with no Working Tax Credit) with an annual income of no more than £16,190
  • Working Tax Credit run-on
  • Universal Credit.

Thank you for helping to make sure our school is as well funded as possible.