FREE SCHOOL MEALS – HOW TO APPLY
Some families on certain benefits may be eligible for Free School Meals. These benefits include: Income Support, Income-based job seekers 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 £16190, Working Tax Credit run-on, Universal Credit. Parents and carers can now apply for free school meals online via the Citizen Portal, using the link below. Your eligibility will be checked online, and the portal will let you know whether your child is eligible for free school meals. If your child is eligible you will receive a confirmation message, and the school will be notified directly. If you are not eligible you will be presented with a message stating this.
Please note, if you have already completed a primary or secondary school place application via the portal, you do not need to re‑register when applying for free school meals. Please use the login details that you have already set up.
Apply for free school meals online
Free milk is available for children under 5. Milk can be ordered and paid for through School Milk Services for children aged 5 and over. For more information please contact School Milk Services directly via their website: www.schoolmilkservices.co.uk.
The school is part of the Government’s Fruit and Vegetable scheme which provides free fruit and vegetables each day to all infant pupils. Children in years 3-6 may bring in a piece of fruit to have at break time. We hope that parents will support us in this drive to encourage healthy eating habits for life. In line with creating the optimal conditions for learning, children are encouraged to drink water (no juice or squash etc) throughout the day and we ask parents to provide spill proof bottles.