Paying for School Meals

01484 221928 freeschoolmeals@kirklees.gov.uk or the school office.

Free School Meals / Pupil Premium

As you may be aware, since September 2014 all children who are in Reception, Year 1 or Year 2 are offered a free healthy school lunch (Universal Free School Meals).

Children in other school years will also be offered a free school lunch if their parent qualifies under the Free School Meals scheme, qualifying details are listed below.

Registering for the Free School Meals Scheme also raises extra money for your child’s school, to fund valuable support such as extra tuition, additional teaching staff or after school activities. This additional money is available from central government for every child whose parent is receiving one of the welfare benefits listed below. It is therefore important to sign up for Free School Meals, even if your child is in Reception, Year 1 or Year 2, so that your child’s school receives as much funding as possible. School Milk is also free if your child is eligible so it is vital that you apply to receive these additional benefits.

At the end of October 2016 school will provide a free school Uniform Polo Shirt and Cardigan/Sweatshirt to those children who are registered for Free School Meals from the funding received. Please ensure you have made your application by the beginning of October to qualify for this.

Free School Meals Scheme Qualification:

A child whose parents or carers receive one or more of the following:

  •  Income Support
  •  Income Based Job Seekers Allowance
  •  Income Related Employment and Support Allowance
  •  Child Tax Credit, but are not entitles to a Working Tax Credit and your annual income  (as assessed by Her majesty’s Revenue and Customs) is less than £16,190
  •      Support under Part V1 of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  •  Guaranteed element of State Pension Credit
  •  Universal Credit

You can apply for free school meals at: 

Online: freeschoolmeals@kirklees.gov.uk

On the phone: 01484 221928 or 221000

No one will know you have applied and it will not affect any other benefits you are claiming. Once your application is processed, you will receive a letter telling you the start and end date of your Free School Meal entitlement. A copy of this letter is sent to your child's school to let them know, and nowhere else.


 


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