Did you know … just registering your child for Free School Meals means that we all get extra money?
If you have Free School Meals, you will be allocated up to £240 of the Pupil Premium funding for your child to help to pay for those little extras or to help out, for example:
- Towards the purchase of school uniform.
- Educational Trips and activities
- Attendance at After School clubs
- Help with in school tuition costs for playing musical instruments
Register now to make sure we don’t miss out.
The Government is giving money to schools to help children from lower income families do their very best. This funding is called a ‘Pupil Premium’.
How does it work?
- First, check if you qualify – it is not just if you are unemployed, so please look at the list at the bottom of
- Registering is really quick and easy – download the PDF application form below.
- If you want your child to have a free, healthy meal at lunchtime that’s great – they will receive a free meal
(saving you more than £400 a year), and the school receives extra funding.
- If you don’t want your child to have the school meals they can continue as normal – as long as you
qualify and are registered, the school still receives extra funding for every child registered.
No one will know you have registered and it will not affect any other benefits you are claiming.
Do you qualify?
You can register your child for Free School Meals if you get any of these benefits:
- Income Support
- Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance
- Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
- Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
- The Guarantee element of State Pension Credit
- Child Tax Credit, provided they are not entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual income (as assessed by HM Revenue & Customs) that does not exceed £16,190
- Working Tax Credit ‘run-on’ – the payment someone may receive for a further four weeks after they stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit