Free School Meals
As you are aware the government is offering free school meals to all Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1 pupils. However if you meet the threshold for an entitled free school meal, regardless of which year your child is in, it is important that you still apply. This registration determines the school’s pupil premium grant. The school uses this funding to employ additional teaching staff to support individual pupils learning.
Your child may be able to get free school meals if you receive any of the following:
- Income Support
- income-based Jobseekers Allowance
- income-related Employment and Support Allowance
- support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
- the guaranteed element of State Pension Credit
- Child Tax Credit (provided you’re not also entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual gross income of no more than £16,190)
- Working Tax Credit run-on - paid for 4 weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit
- Universal Credit
- Children who get any of the above benefits in their own right (ie they get benefits payments directly, instead of through a parent or guardian) can also get free school meals.
or have this above entitlement but chose to take sandwiches it is still essential that you register for a free school meal. The application form and more information can be found on http://www.warwickshire.gov.uk/freeschoolmeals