Free School Meal Eligibility
Did you know ... just registering your child for the Pupil Premium Grant (PPG) means that the school receives extra money to provide your child with extra individual support?
If you are in receipt of either
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
Call 0300 555 2855
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Our school will receive £1,320 per year if you register which will be spent on your child in the following ways:
Free school meals from Reception through to Year 6.
Dedicated teacher / teaching assistant time if they are falling behind.
Access to our family support worker if required.
About this form
From September 2014 all children who are in reception, year 1 or year 2 in a state-funded school will be offered a free healthy school lunch. Children in other school years will also be offered a free school lunch if their parent is receiving any of the welfare benefits listed overleaf.
Registering could raise money for your child’s school
Registering for free meals could raise an extra £1,320 for your child’s school, to fund valuable support like 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 in the form. 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.
How the information in this form will be used
The information you provide in this form will be used by the council to confirm receipt of one of the listed welfare benefits. Once this is confirmed, this helps to decide how much money your child’s school will receive each year.
The information will also be used in relation to children in year 3 or above to decide whether they are eligible for free school meals.
You only need to complete this form once and it will last for the duration of your child’s time at their current school.
Thank you for completing this form and helping to make sure your child’s school is as well funded as possible.
We are committed to ensuring that the personal and sensitive information that we hold about you is protected and kept safe and secure, and we have measures in place to prevent the loss, misuse or alteration of your personal information.
We will use the information you provide to assess entitlement to free school meals. The information may also be shared with other Council departments to offer benefits and services.