Free School Meals
Is your child eligible to free school meals?
Once your child enters Year 3 they are no longer eligible to receive free meals under the government's Universal Infant Free School Meals (UIFSM) programme.
Either you will have to provide a packed lunch or you will have to pay for a school meal - currently priced at £2.35 per day.
If you or your partner are in receipt of qualifying benefits you could be entitled to Free School Meals - not only is this a potential annual saving of £446.50 to you, but it could also mean an additional annual payment to school of £1,300 to improve education and assist vulnerable pupils.
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What are the qualifying benefits?
You will be entitled to apply for free school meals and/or pupil premium for your child if you or your partner receive one or more of the following benefits:
Income-based Jobseekers Allowance
Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
The guaranteed part of State Pension Credit
Support under part 6 of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
Child Tax Credit (providing you are not entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual gross income of no more than £16,190, as assessed by the Inland Revenue)
Working Tax Credit run-on (paid 4 weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit)
To apply for Free School Meals please CLICK HERE: